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Monday, February 27, 2012
OU is 'very high' on list of Deon Hollins Jr.

By Max Olson

Deon Hollins Jr. (Fort Bend, Texas/Marshall) would've thought about committing to Texas had UT coaches given him an offer this weekend.

Instead, Hollins Jr. is starting to read the writing on the wall. The linebacker/defensive end was planning to speak with Texas coaches Sunday night, but he opted to hold off.

"When I saw (Deoundrei) Davis commit and Daeshon Hall and Torrodney Prevot get offered, I didn't even call because both said they were heavy Texas leans," he said.

Hollins Jr. isn't moving on or giving up his hopes of landing a Longhorn offer. If Texas coaches land Prevot and still want him, he'll listen.

But for now, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound defender will keep exploring his options, and one big one that offered last week contacted him Sunday night: Oklahoma.

"OU is very high on my list," Hollins Jr. said.

Despite that, he isn't sure he'll be able to make it to the Sooners' junior day on Saturday. He said he will "try his best" to make it to Norman, Okla., but he's already looking to visit TCU.

Hollins Jr. also spoke with Washington defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi on Sunday night and has continued to stay in touch with the Huskies. He now holds offers from 19 schools.