Kourtzidis confirms will visit Texas


Florida State tight end commit Christo Kourtzidis (Orange, Calif./Lutheran) has decided make a visit to Texas this weekend.

His father, Akis Kourtzidis, confirmed to HornsNation on Wednesday night that Christo will be in Austin on Friday and Saturday, but that he remains verbally committed to the Seminoles.

Texas’ pursuit of the nation’s No. 26 tight end prospect began within the last week, and UT co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite made an in-home visit to Kourtzidis on Tuesday.

“The visit will give us more information,” Akis Kourtzidis said. “Right now we don’t know much, all we know is what Applewhite has said. It’s a very highly recommended university. He’s very excited to see it.”

Kourtzidis has been committed to Florida State since June but took an official visit to Cal last month and has offers from Oklahoma, Florida and Nebraska among others.

Akis Kourtzidis admitted UT’s late interest has been “a little bit of a curveball” and that he’s unsure where his son stands in terms of a scholarship offer, though that should be cleared up this weekend.

“Nothing has really changed with Florida State, to be completely honest,” Akis said. “We just want to see what Texas has to offer.”

The Longhorns do not have a tight end commit for their 2012 recruiting class, and that appears to be a focus for UT coaches with only a few weeks left before National Signing Day. Vincent Hobbs (Mesquite, Texas/Horn) is also being pursued and plans to visit Austin this weekend.