Weekend recruiting notes


AUSTIN, Texas -- The Longhorns improved their chances with four-star defensive end Torshiro Davis (Shreveport, La./Woodlawn) over the weekend. But it is still going to be an uphill battle to get him to switch his commitment from LSU.

Davis, the No. 8 defensive end and No. 70 player overall in the Class of 2012, took his official visit to Texas with around 20 other recruits. His host was Tevin Jackson.

When asked how much his trip helped Texas’ cause, Davis replied “A little bit.”

Davis came to town with his mother and said his favorite part about the visit was getting to better know the other recruits.

A large contingent of the players were Texas commitments and they stressed to him how great of an addition he would be to a class that is already ranked No. 1 in the ESPNU Class Rankings.

Whether this trip, which also included defensive end Mario Edwards, the nation’s top player, did enough to get Davis in that train of thought remains to be seen. He’ll visit LSU and Alabama in January, with LSU likely to be his last trip.

Cole enjoys visit

This weekend left no doubt in Timothy Cole's mind that he made the right choice in committing to Texas.

Cole, a four-star linebacker from Brenham (Texas), felt right at home in Austin.

“It was great. I enjoyed myself,” Cole said. “The coaches and everyone just showed me a good time. I am looking forward to making Austin my future home.”

Cole said the weekend started by going to the sports banquet on Friday night. He also joined the other recruits for a meal at Mack Brown’s house and a tour of the facilities.

“They made it seem like we were already there,” Cole said. “I appreciated that.”

Cole was hosted by sophomore linebacker Demarco Cobbs.

Bluiett misses official visit

Longhorns defensive end commitment Caleb Bluiett (Beaumont, Texas/West Brook) was not able to make it down for his scheduled official visit over the weekend because his mother was sick.

“Family comes first so I had to stay up here with my mom,” Bluiett said.

Bluiett, a four-star recruit and the No. 25 defensive end overall, said he planned on rescheduling his official for Jan. 20.

He stressed that he is as solid as ever with his commitment to Texas.

“I am very solid,” Bluiett said. “I can assure you that I don’t want to change my commitment one bit.”