As rumors regarding the future of Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown continue to swirl in Austin, it's business as usual for the staff as National Signing Day approaches for the 2014, and the big news on Friday is that Oklahoma State wide receiver/running back commit Tyreek Hill is on a surprise official visit in Austin, according to multiple reports.
The 5'8, 185-pounder now has a Texas offer. Committed to Oklahoma State since September 30, Hill is ranked as the No. 3 junior college player nationally, the top all-purpose back in junior college, and the best junior college player in the state of Kansas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, all of which makes him a consensus four-star prospect.
One of the fastest track athletes in the country after recording a 10.19 100m time in high school, Hill has game-breaking speed from the running back position, along with make-you-miss ability that looks like it is straight out of a video game.
The Cowboys recruited him as a wide receiver in order to get him in space and also because he's on the small side for a collegiate running back, raising questions about his ability between the tackles. There is evidence of Hill's ability to get behind his pads and break some arm tackles, but it's hard to say whether that will translate to the next level.
Texas is entering Hill's recruitment because sophomore offensive weapon Daje Johnson has been suspended twice already in his two years on campus and the 2014 prep all-purpose back take, Newton (Texas) star athlete Kevin Shorter, suffered a spinal cord injury this fall that has put his football career in jeopardy.
With the Horns so recently entering the picture with Hill, it's hard to say whether or not Texas has a chance to flip him from Oklahoma State. Even with the instability surrounding the Texas program, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy probably isn't particularly happy that his prized commit is in Austin, however.
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