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Welcome to the Daily Dose, a daily collection of random musings surrounding Longhorns athletics and recruiting. In this edition we'll take a look at the five out-of-state offensive linemen that Texas has offered in 2015, and look at UT's chances with each. Christian Gaylord (Baldwin City, KS/Baldwin) The three-star offensive tackle was offered by Texas a few weeks ago, but don't expect him to de-commit from Nebraska anytime soon… or at all. Charlie Strong and Joe Wickline are extremely high on him and are keeping in contact. But Gaylord grew up a Cornhuskers fan so it doesn't appear likely that he'd give up his childhood dream of suiting up for the Big Red. Gaylord, the No. 35 tackle in the country, also has offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State and Oklahoma State. Mitch Hyatt (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) The five-star Clemson commitment is one of the most sought-after recruits in the country, and with good reason. But it's going to be tough to pry him away from the Tigers. His uncle Dan Benish played at Clemson early in the 80s so he grew up around Death Valley. Hyatt has only been committed to Clemson for a little over a month. Even if Texas were to become a serious contender, the Longhorns would have to try to nestle their way in between the likes of Auburn, Georgia, and Ohio State, which were all schools that figured to be in the running for his commitment. George Brown Jr. (Cincinnati, OH/Winton Woods) The three-star offensive lineman was previously recruited and offered by Charlie Strong at Louisville, and that offer has carried over to Texas. Brown got that official word from Strong himself on Jan. 9. It wasn't just another offer for Brown, either, despite having over 40 offers for his choosing. He told Ohio recruiting analyst Bill Greene that he'd like to visit Texas at some point. Brown seems to be open to the idea of going to school out-of-state as he's visited the likes of Michigan State, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, USC and UCLA. If Texas can get him on campus, you never know. The Longhorns were able to get fellow Ohioan Jordan Hicks years ago. Keenan Walker (Scottsdale, AZ/Chaparral) Sources tell me that Strong is extremely high on Walker, who hails from one of the top high school programs in the country, and one Texas has had success with over the years. Chaparral is the same school former offensive lineman Austin Sendlein and quarterback Connor Brewer. Strong's toughest competition for Walker could very well be Texas A&M, who Walker has told Scout that he is really high on in the past. In state schools like Arizona and Arizona State are going to be tough to beat too. The key like any out-of-state offer is getting him on campus. There's a good chance of that happening if Walker chooses to come to the Lone Star State where he'd be able to kill two birds with one stone. Josh Wariboko (Oklahoma City/Casady School) The four-star OT committed to the Sooners almost a full 18 months before signing day, which, in a sense, only made other programs across the country ramp up their recruitment of him. But don't expect Wariboko to change his verbal pledge from Oklahoma. He told Sooners Illustrated's Bob Przybylo on Feb. 24 that he was "100 percent with [OU]." His younger brother, Max Wariboko, visited Texas' first junior day on Feb. 22 but don't expect that to have any influence on his brother.
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