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.

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Mack interested in UT

Lockhart wants to visit Texas

Martin ready to commit?

Has Texas found its kicker?

Wooten intrigued by Longhorns

Mack interested in UT

There's been plenty of fodder over the last couple of weeks about the strength of five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack's commitment to Texas A&M.

He took down a background picture on his Twitter page of an 18-wheeler with his picture on it and an Aggies logo, and it also no longer says he's a Texas A&M commitment on his Twitter profile like it did.

So HornsDigest reached out to the No. 2 DT in the country to get the latest and here's what he had to say.

"I'm still committed to them. I am looking at a couple of things right now though," Mack said.

Without even bringing up the Longhorns, Mack responded with this when asked if he could elaborate on what specifically he was looking at.

"Just some things in the process and some schools," he said. "I can't tell you all the school but Texas is one of them."

Apparently the Longhorns are going full-steam ahead in their pursuit of Mack, and have two of their most charismatic members going after him in 2015 DE commitment Charles Omenihu and defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

They've helped persuade Mack so much that he said he'd visit "at some point."

That's obviously good news for a Longhorns program that will need help up the middle with the likes of Desmond Jackson and Malcom Brown's time in Austin coming to a close very soon.

Texas has offered seven DTs in 2015.

[Wilkerson]

Lockhart wants to visit Texas

While a number of top prospects used the spring to fly all over the place and visit a bevy of their college choices, Ennis defensive end James Lockhart only made one visit, to in-state school Texas A&M.

"It was a good spring, though I really didn't do much traveling," Lockhart said. "I loved my visit to A&M. It wasn't my first time being there, and every time I go there, I feel special. I enjoyed it, the whole coaching staff are enthusiastic about their jobs, and they let the players know how it is. I always have a great time, and they treat my family and me with great respect.

"As far as my overall recruiting process, it's starting to pick back up more," Lockhart said. "We start spring ball now and it should be a good experience for me."

As a player who truly loves the game, throwing on the pads can't come quickly enough for the pass-rusher.

"I'm really excited, man," Lockhart said. "Our head coach told us Monday that we'd just jump right into it and go full pads. I'm ready to do something physical."

And teams are ready to see Lockhart display his physical nature. This week, he said Baylor, Texas A&M, Alabama and Ohio State were expected at Ennis, with Texas coming either this week or next.

"Just about every school I can think of is coming by," Lockhart said. "I'm really excited and fired up about it."

Unlike a lot of players who go into spring ball needing to impress those college coaches to earn an offer, Lockhart has offers from just about everybody. He said that advantage allows him to focus solely on football.

"My mindset is just to get better," Lockhart said. "The coaches are coming out, and I'm happy and blessed. But I'm going to going to practice to try as hard as possible to get better, to try to learn, to take mental reps when I'm not in and perfect my technique."

At a recent combine, Lockhart measured 6-foot-3 and 252 pounds, and he's been clocked in the 40-yard dash in the 4.7-second range. That size and athleticism has led colleges to recruit him for all manner of systems. Texas, for instance, views Lockhart as a strong-side end, somebody who can set the edge in the run game. But Alabama is recruiting him as a 'Jack' linebacker for its 3-4, with the option to spin him down to the defensive line in pass-rushing situations.

Lockhart's versatility has made him arguably the top defensive end in the state and a prime target for a number of schools. And that includes Texas, a place that he hasn't visited since the coaching change.

"I really do want to go to Texas," Lockhart said. "The timing just hasn't worked out. Yesterday was my prom, so the weekend of the spring game, I had to go out with my mom and dad and go prom shopping, so that came up.

"I really want to go. I haven't been down there since Coach Strong got down there," Lockhart said. "I met him when he came by my school, and they're still interested … I actually talked to Texas yesterday. They said they're actually going to send the DC and the d-line coach this spring."

It doesn't hurt that the Longhorns have already landed one of the state's top ends in Rowlett's Charles Omenihu, who Lockhart called "a good friend."

"He texted me a few hours ago and told me that the d-line coach is really fired up about me, and that they want to get me down there for a visit," Lockhart said. "They'd love for me and Charles to come, and they've said there's a chance for us to play early.

"They said we could get some playing time as freshmen, then as sophomores, the position could be ours," Lockhart said. "They have a lot of older guys at end currently."

Lockhart said the visit to Austin likely wouldn't occur sometime in the next 3-4 weeks while spring ball is going on, but said he would probably make the trip during the summer, along with possible trips to Arkansas, LSU and Alabama. (Flaherty)

Martin ready to commit?

It appears that the Longhorns are losing out on their chances of landing four-star running back Kameron Martin (Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial).

Martin, who grew up a Texas fan and still has UT stuff hanging in his room, is leaning toward Florida State now… in a big way.

In speaking with Martin on Sunday it became clear that Texas is going to have to get on board quickly if they intend on offering him after he told HornsDigest that he intends on committing this summer after he makes a few visits.

Martin is fully aware that Texas' staff is focusing on the 2015 class right now and is still getting a handle on things, and he respects the process. But Florida State is coming after him hard and it's hard not to buy what the defending national champions are selling.

I will say that I believe Texas can make things interesting if it does offer soon. The Longhorns haven't offered a running back in 2016 yet and have only offered 11 players in that class.

As a sophomore Martin rushed for 1,047 yards and 14 touchdowns to earn 21-5A Second Team All-District honors. [Wilkerson]

Has Texas found its kicker?

If the Longhorns do take a kicker in 2015 it will likely be Andrew Galitz (Rowlett, Texas). The two sides met at Texas' spring game where they showed mutual interest in each other.

"They said that they would offer a punter and that I was at the top of their list," Galitz said. "They were just waiting to see me this spring. They said they were really interested in me and want to keep in touch."

Galitz was recently seen in a Youtube clip smashing 60 and 65-yard field goals so would it matter to him if he was only recruited as a punter?

"That's fine," he said. "They also said I could compete for the field goal position right now but said I'd start right off the bat if I came in as a freshman for punting."

Galitz actually didn't kick field goals for Rowlett last season because their was a senior in front of him. But he had a 67-yard average on his kickoffs and a 36-yard average on his punts.

Going back to that Texas visit, Galitz came away more impressed than he thought he would and really likes the Longhorns right now.

"I loved it . It was probably one of the top colleges that I went to this spring," he said. "They are in my top three schools that I would like to go to along with Texas A&M and LSU."

Galitz went on to say that he liked Texas' campus the best, then Texas A&M's out of all the places he visited this spring, which included Oklahoma and LSU too.

According to Galitz, Texas A&M told him they were looking at five kickers and were going to offer the one they thought looked the best this spring.

"LSU told me they were looking to offer a punter, that I was one of their main guys and that they really wanted me to come to their camp," Galitz said.

The Longhorns have a leg up on the competition (no pun intended) in that Galitz's teammate is 2015 UT commitment Charles Omenihu. [Wilkerson]

Wooten intrigued by Longhorns

When 2016 Marble Falls quarterback Brennen Wooten made his way to Austin for the Texas Spring Game, it marked his third visit over the Longhorns' 15 spring practices. But that level of familiarity didn't stop him from enjoying himself.

"It was a great atmosphere," Wooten said. "I think that they struggled a little bit on offense just because everything's new to them. You'll see them grab a hold of it in the summer. I feel like that team can be really good."

As a quarterback, Wooten spent those practices, and the spring game, with an extra eye on that position. And while the spring game was somewhat marred by inconsistent play at that position, Wooten said he thought the Longhorns would be good at that position moving forward.

"Watching Swoopes this spring, I definitely see a guy that can be a very good quarterback," Wooten said. "I think David Ash is also a very good quarterback, and I think he can help the team.

"We'll see what happens," Wooten said. "I don't know if a transfer or David or Tyrone will take the job. But whoever will help that team and help them be very good."

The spring game wasn't just about watching football, as Wooten took the time to visit with quality control assistant Riley Dodge and with assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson. He said they didn't have long conversations, but added that Watson is planning to swing by Marble Falls on Tuesday.

"He said he just wanted to say hello, and that he didn't want to go into the game without saying hi," Wooten said. "We just chatted a little bit. He told me what all he would show at the game, how especially with the new staff, he didn't want to show too much. Just little stuff like that."

While Wooten made it to three Texas spring practices, the Longhorns are far from his only suitors at this point. UCLA, Oklahoma State, Baylor, LSU and Notre Dame have all expressed interest in the 2016 signal-caller, among others. Several of those schools will head out to see Wooten throw this spring, with offers potentially to come.

"I think this spring is huge for me," Wooten said. "Going into my junior year, this is a big-time recruiting time for me. A lot of colleges are going to be coming here to watch me play, so it's a huge time for me to show them what I can do." (Flaherty)