Digest'Em

Welcome to Digest'Em, LonghornDigest's weekly notebook of Longhorn-related recruiting news from over the weekend. We'll release this every Monday but wanted to get this out a little early this Easter Sunday.

Talk about it in our forum and, if there's a recruit out there you'd like to hear more from, let us know.

Read Digest'Em after the jump:

New leader for Wheeler?

Locksley talks Texas, top schools

UT making up ground with Hemphill

Arkansas TE has change of heart with UT

Nation's No. 6 center enjoys UT

Top 2016 TE drops big hints

2017 prospect high on UT

Quick hitters

New leader for Wheeler?

Four-star middle linebacker Anthony Wheeler (Dallas/Skyline), the No. 4 MLB in the country, has a new leader.

Actually, he's got two teams atop his list with Texas evening things up with Oklahoma after his visit to UT's spring game on Saturday, he told LonghornDigest.

"I really liked going back down to Texas just to spend more time with the new staff and Coach [Charlie] Strong," he said. "I thought the team looked good and the defense played a solid game. They looked as if they were coming together playing as a team."

In addition to the Red River rivals, Wheeler (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) also has offers from Alabama, Baylor, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.

Locksley talks Texas, top schools

Four-star quarterback Kai Locksley (Baltimore, MD/Gilman) released his top 10 on Saturday.

In no order, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Locksley listed Miami, Ohio State, Texas, Oregon, Florida State, Ole Miss, Maryland, Auburn, Baylor and Virginia Tech.

Here's what he had to say about Texas to national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn:

"I'm pretty familiar with coach (Charlie) Strong and his family. I've pretty much known them since I was six years old. Texas has had guys like Vince Young come out of there, and he was able to thrive and win championships, and Texas football, you can't get any bigger than that, so I would love to compete at that level."

Locksley said he hopes to make a decision no later than his season opener, which is in late August. He is one of the top three quarterbacks on Texas' board.

UT making up ground with Hemphill

Texas has made big strides since it re-offered 2016 WR Reggie Hemphill (Manvel, Texas) at the beginning of the month.

That relationship mending/building continued on Saturday at Texas' spring game, which included Strong talking with Hemphill and his family all alone while the team warmed up before the game.

"He was just telling me that I had a spot here and asking me what number I wanted," Hemphill said.

For what it's worth, Hemphill wants to wear No. 5. He also gave LonghornDigest his top 5 of Texas, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Baylor in no particular order.

Arkansas TE has change of heart with UT

One of the first offers of the day went to three-star 2015 tight end C.J. O'Grady (Fayetteville, Ark.).

He grew up a Razorbacks fan so naturally he didn't like the Longhorns as a kid. But that changed after he got the offer from tight ends coach Bruce Chambers.

"Getting an offer from Texas means a lot to me," O'Grady said. "I know they are a huge school. I used to hate them but after meeting the coaches and seeing the facilities I can see myself going to this school."

O'Grady, the No. 22 TE overall, also has offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Boise State, Louisville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and Wake Forest.

He released a top three of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas last week.

Nation's No. 6 center enjoys UT

Three-star 2015 center Tyler Moore (Galena Park, Texas/North Shore) came to Texas knowing that he'd probably commit if he got an offer from the Longhorns.

While that didn't happen he feels confident that one could come after the coaches see him this spring.

"They said during the spring that they would offer if they see what they like," Moore said.

He told LonghornDigest last week that Charlie Strong has told him he'd visit North Shore personally. Texas has a commitment from his teammate Tristian Houston.

Moore had Texas slightly behind OU prior to Saturday because he'd visited the Sooners already. But that changed after his trip to Austin.

"They pulled even with OU," he said. "I think that's definitely going to be a hard decision. It might come down to who offers first."

Moore didn't find any negatives in the trip.

"It's hard to see a negative among all those positives," he said. "I really loved the atmosphere and just how the coaches treated me up there. It's definitely a plus."

Top 2016 TE drops big hints

Class of 2016 tight end Marquise Guinn (Carthage, Texas) knows how to time things just right for maximum effect.

With the Longhorns struggling early on in their spring game, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Guinn sent out the following tweet: "I'm looking to call this place my home in two years!! #HookEm"

That peaked the interest of a fan base starving for tight end production, which Charlie Strong has promised in his new offense.

"I've always like UT," he said. "That's one place that I am really, really, really trying to get to."

He's been extremely productive for one of the top programs in the state in his two-year varsity career. Guinn caught 25 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns as one of only two non-senior starters for a Carthage team that won its fourth Texas 3A state championship in six seasons.

Guinn, who doesn't have any offers but is already receiving attention from plenty of schools in the midlands region, got a glimpse of the tight ends Saturday and liked what he saw… to a point.

"I would like to see the tight ends catching more balls, targeting the tight ends a little bit more," he said. "But other than that, I liked it."

One of the other things Guinn wants to see Texas do a better job with is its quarterback play.

"The only thing I really don't like about it is the quarterback situation," he said.

Guinn did get a chance to speak with Jerrod Heard, who many are pegging as the future quarterback at Texas.

"He said he was trying to get the starting position after he learns the offense and stuff," Guinn said.

Guinn also saw some really positive things in the coaching staff.

"I really like what Charlie Strong is doing," he said. "The way he is building things with Joe Wickline. I like his offensive line."

2017 prospect high on UT

Class of 2017 center Jack Anderson (Frisco, Texas) was easily one of the youngest recruits in attendance, but far from the least known.

Anderson, who started every game for Frisco as a freshman, has seen his stock rise in recent weeks. He's already visited Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas Tech.

His visit to Texas was everything and then some.

"The visit was overall really good," he said. "Loved the facilities, fans and atmosphere."

The only downside for Anderson had to do with all the recruits on hand.

"Wish there weren't as many kids there and more coaches talking to kids," he said.

He'll have plenty of time to get one-on-one time with Texas' coaches. Offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Joe Wickline told him he'd be by to see him this spring.

Quick hitters

Three-star quarterback Quinten Dormady (Boerne, Texas) to our Annabel Stephan: "The spring game was great! It was good to see game situations."

He also said the coaches told him they'd be by to see him this spring.

Three-star defensive tackle Josh Uluocha (Stafford, Texas) to Stephan: "The spring game was great. I love the atmosphere and energy in Austin. I absolutely loved it."

Did not make it: Kingsley Keke, Holton Hill, Nick Brossette.

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