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Texas’ Top Targets Heading Into National Signing Day

With four decisions expected to go their way, National Signing Day should be a good day for Texas.

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For Coach Tom Herman’s first year, Texas has a really solid class. It’s pretty small, but they’re still waiting on a few guys, and they’ve filled some huge needs. Quality over quantity, right? Herman can really start to work his magic for the next recruiting class, but we’ll see if he can get a few huge wins on signing day this year.

CURRENT CLASS NATIONAL RANK: 25TH

A fantastic signing day last year catapulted the Longhorn’s 2016 class into the top 10. While a top 10 finish is unlikely this year, signing day is once again shaping up to be a very big day for Texas.

TOP TARGETS REMAINING

Name Hometown POS POS Rank Stars Leaning
K’Lavon Chaisson Houston, TX WDE 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ TEX
Chevin Calloway Dallas, TX CB 17 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ARK
Taquon Graham Temple, TX WDE 15 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ TEX
Stephen Zabie Austin, TX OT 23 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ TEX
Jordan Pouncey Winter Park, FL WR 106 ⭐⭐⭐ TEX

The biggest name to watch is K’Lavon Chaisson. Baylor and LSU were the favorites to land the 4-star defensive end early on in the recruiting process, but Texas has come on strong in recent months and are considered the heavy favorites. Chaisson will make his decision official at 11:35 AM tomorrow

Before Chaisson reveals where he’s going though, Stephen Zabie will make his decision at 8:00 AM in the morning. Early thought to land at Texas A&M or OU, Texas is now the favorite to sign the 4-star tackle.

The lone target left for the Longhorns not favored to sign with Texas is Chevin Calloway. Texas has never been considered a favorite to land the 4-star corner behind Baylor, Iowa, and Arkansas, so it’s doubtful Texas will be able to make a flip late here. Calloway will make his decision at 11:00 AM in the morning.

Taquon Graham has already committed to Texas, but a late scheduled visit with Oklahoma had to make the Longhorn faithful a little nervous. Graham cancelled the visit so it seems likely that he’ll fax in his NLI to Herman’s office in the morning, but it’s definitely something to watch for.

If anything interesting happens tomorrow, we’ll be here to cover it, and check back after NSD as we’ll cover the 2017 class and how it address the Longhorn’s needs.

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