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DE Taylor checks in; no offer yet

Defensive tackle Vincent Taylor (San Antonio/Madison) was able to chat with his Texas recruiter, Duane Akina, on the phone Tuesday night. As expected, he did not receive an offer.

Taylor said the conversation went well and Akina reiterated Texas’ interest in sending coaches to one of Madison’s spring practices later this month.

There was some speculation that Tuesday’s call might be the big one that made Taylor a Longhorn, it was actually just a much-needed chance for him to catch up with UT coaches.

On Sunday, Taylor and his parents weren’t able to make it to the Orange-White spring game until the second quarter. They had a good reason for missing all the pregame recruiting activities.

“One of our tires blew out like 50 miles from Texas’ campus, so I never got a chance to talk to them,” he said.

He missed out on that opportunity after the game, too, because his family decided to immediately leave town right when the spring game ended.

The 6-foot-2, 267-pound tackle wants to give Texas his verbal commitment, but it’s possible his offer won’t come until at least one of the two defensive linemen who already hold UT offers -- Torrodney Prevot and Justin Manning -- reaches a decision.