Even LBJ got involved in Texas recruiting

January, 31, 2012
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The excitement around recruiting in Texas couldn't be higher, right? Yes, recruits are followed on Twitter and friended on Facebook and announce their decisions on nation TV, but ...

Have the Longhorns (or any other school for that matter) called on a former U.S. President to persuade a prospect?

As Ivan Maisel writes, former president Lyndon Johnson tried desperately to get Joe Washington to sign with the Longhorns.

LBJ was known for his power of persuasion, failed and the Port Arthur, Texas product signed with Oklahoma.

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