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Vincent Taylor, James White miss junior day

One expected visitor who didn’t show up on Sunday was Vincent Taylor (San Antonio/Madison), but that wasn’t the defensive lineman’s fault.

Taylor and his father were driving home Saturday night from a trip to Texas Tech when a tire blew on Interstate 10 near Kerrville.

“We didn’t get home until two in the morning, so I wasn’t able to make it to Texas,” Taylor said. “I was upset knowing I had my mind set on going to Texas for their junior day to meet all the coaching staff.”

Taylor said he has yet to speak with any Longhorns coaches. He hopes to reschedule and visit Austin for the second junior day on Feb. 25, though it’s possible he could be out of town that day.

“I’m going to try to take in at least one of their spring practices,” he said. “I think it would’ve been one of the schools that offered me because they’ve been after me pretty hard. We’ll just have to see.”

Taylor enjoyed his trip to Texas Tech and will find out on Monday if the Red Raiders will offer him.

Two other big-name Texas target were not able to attend on Sunday. Pearland Dawson running back James White decided to skip the event but told HornsNation he’ll try to make it on the 25th.

Offensive lineman Kent Perkins (Dallas/Lake Highlands) was unable to make it to Texas’ junior day because of a family emergency, according to his coach Scott Smith.

Smith said that Perkins is going to either try to come down for an unofficial visit next week or wait until the second junior day to come to Austin.

"He had a family situation/emergency, that kept him from being able to go down,” Smith told HornsNation’s William Wilkerson. “I already talked to Stacy [Searels] and Darrell [Wyatt], so they know what the deal was."