Thursday, January 17, 2013
Is Texas leader for ESPN 300 prospect?
By William Wilkerson
When Texas switched up its recruitment of one ESPN 300 prospect, everything changed in the way he looked at the Longhorns.
The Texas coaches are now recruiting four-star recruit Andrew Billings (Waco, Texas/Waco) as a defensive tackle after previously recruiting him as an offensive lineman.
Since turning to recruiting Andrew Billings as a defensive tackle, Texas has shot up the prospect's list of preferred programs.
“Oh, they probably went to third in the bunch to ... they went up from third, I’ll tell you that much,” Waco High coach Marty Herbst said.
Billings has remained one of the Longhorns' top targets in 2013, and Texas is in a great position to land his commitment when he announces on a Waco radio show sometime after he is finished with his visits.
According to Herbst, Billings has two visits left: TCU this weekend and Baylor the following weekend.
“After that last visit he will make his decision on local ESPN radio,” Herbst said.
If reading between the lines, it seems the Longhorns are his leader right now.
“He visited Texas a couple of weeks ago and had an official visit before the holidays,” Herbst said. “He really, really, really liked it. A couple of coaches have visited here and talked to him since then. He is really impressed with everything. They are way up on his list. But he is an 18-year-old kid and you never know what could happen.”