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Texas Spotlight: Five commits who still could flip

Recruits that have been committed to teams since before the start of the season have had a pretty good sample size at this point to size up the programs that they’re planning on playing for next year. As a result, some of those players could be looking elsewhere, and in some cases, have taken visits to other schools that have offered them. Here is a look at five Texas players that could be reconsidering their options during the second half of the college season.

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Joshua Moore
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Moore seems to be looking around after Nebraska has struggled so far this season. One of the selling points in his recruitment was the opportunity to run track as well for the Huskers, but with the hiring of a new athletic director and speculation that a coaching change could follow, that might not be enough to keep him in the fold. Moore is taking an official visit this weekend to Alabama and his brother, fellow Rivals250 prospect Jordan Moore, has long been committed to Texas A&M. Moore told that his official visit to Lincoln was a very positive one, but possible changes to the staff and official visits elsewhere make his recruitment one to keep an eye on.

DaShaun White
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White picked the Aggies over Oklahoma in a narrow decision before the season, and at the time of his announcement said that he had planned on shutting down his recruitment. While Kevin Sumlin has seemed to quell some of the concern that his job is in danger this season, the Sooners still only have one linebacker committed and White is scheduled to take a visit to Norman at the end of the month. Meanwhile, Texas has thrown its name into the ring and came through with an offer earlier in October. Despite his initial intentions, it seems as though White still has some thinking to do.

Craig Williams
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Although Missouri’s fortunes haven’t been much better than Baylor’s this season, Williams snuck up to Columbia for a visit with Kam Scott and several others earlier this season. The Tigers have a number of Texas prospects committed, while Baylor already has two other four-star running backs in their class that are of a similar profile to Williams. Baylor’s rushing attack hasn’t featured much variety in terms of getting different players involved and hasn’t incorporated its backs in the passing attack either, two things that should be of importance to Williams. Other schools like Houston and Minnesota could still be in the picture as well.

Joshua Landry
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There have been rumblings that the Longhorns could still be interested in Landry. Tom Herman’s staff has yet to pick up a commitment from another defensive lineman to replace Ron Tatum after his flip to Oklahoma this summer. Texas already has commitments from Lamar Rivals250 recruits Al’Vonte Woodard and D’Shawn Jamison, and has a bit of a tradition recruiting the school hard. Landry also picked up an offer recently from Arizona, so he also could be keeping his options open.

Julon Williams
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Williams' stock has been on the rise this season as the quarterback of a pretty entertaining Converse-Judson team this season. He’s been committed to Houston since early September, but is slated to take an official visit to Utah this weekend. As with others on this list, Williams has acknowledged that Texas has stayed involved with him, while Virginia has also taken a shine to the program at Judson as well. Williams visited UVa during the offseason. With the Cavaliers’ successful start to the season, he might be inclined to give the program a second look.