It looked like four-star Cedar Hill, Texas receiver William Cole was all set for official visits to Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri to finish out his recruiting process. Now, Texas may be making a late push into the race.
According to Cole's coach, Joey McGuire, transcripts have been sent to the Longhorn coaching staff. It is unclear to McGuire whether or not Texas has made an official offer to Cole, but he mentioned that the coaches are trying to get the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder to Austin later this month.
"I talked to Texas, sent them the ACT score, and the transcripts," McGuire said. "They like him, I do know that. They just haven't told me they've officially offered him.
"I do know that they really want him to come on a visit. I believe the date they want him in on is Jan. 19."
The only snag to the visit on Jan. 19 is that Cole already has an official visit planned to Arkansas on that date.
"It's going to be a deal where if he chooses to go to Texas, he's going to either have to cancel that trip or rearrange some things," McGuire said about Cole's trips. "The one I know for sure is this first trip, this weekend, to Kansas.
"I just don't know how he'll fit the rest of it in with his schedule right now."
McGuire says that at this point, it's unfair to say that Cole has a favorite.
"I think right now he's just interested in taking visits and kind of seeing what every school is like," McGuire said. "I don't think it's a deal where he's more interested in one school or another by any means. I just think he wants to find out as much as he can about all the schools that are showing interest in him."
Missouri was the only other official visit planned for Cole on Jan. 26. He was also considering trips to Oklahoma State and Nebraska.