One of the top talents in Louisiana has taken a significant step in his recruitment.
On Wednesday, 4-star Amite (La.) wide receiver Devonta Lee Tweeted his top 12 and the Texas Longhorns are in the mix.
Joining Texas in Lee’s top group are Miami, Auburn, Texas A&M, Florida State, Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU.
Top 12 pic.twitter.com/yg1CfqmFQm
— Devonta Lee (@DevontaleeLee) March 28, 2018
An elite prospect with 17 offers to date, Lee’s cut left schools such as Baylor, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Louisiana Monroe on the outside looking in.
However, at this point, Lee’s recruitment appears to be a two-horse race between LSU and Alabama, which each own five of his Crystal Ball projections. For teams such as Texas, that means emerging as a legitimate option as the 2019 cycle continues means getting Lee on campus in the near future is a must.
To this point, Texas does hold one wide receiver pledge from 5-star Cuero (Texas) product Jordan Whittington.
Here is an evaluation from 247Sports on Lee’s elite skill set:
“Lee is a physical, aggressive wide receiver. He has a great body and frame for a high school receiver and he could draw some attention as an H-Back or flex-out tight end due to his size and skill set, too. He has shown he will fight for the football and he will go up in coverage and make the tough catches. He can catch the ball across the middle or down the field. His route running needs improvement and he can improve his speed and explosiveness as well.”
A 6-foot-2, 212-pound prospect, Lee is ranked as the nation’s No. 66 player, No. 13 wide receiver and the No. 4 player in Louisiana, per the 247Sports Composite.