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April 17, 2012
With 13 commitments and a relatively small class expected in 2012, the Texas Longhorn coaches continue to zero in on a handful of uncommitted players who have received scholarship offers from the UT staff.
One player who remains high on UT's list of priorities is Alief Taylor's Torrodney Prevot. The Longhorn coaches wasted no time in reaching out to the blue-chip defensive end once the spring contact period began on Sunday, and the UT staff is hoping to stay in touch on a weekly basis.
"Coach (Oscar) Giles called late Sunday night," Prevot said. "I wasn't by my phone so I called him back and we talked. We set up a calling schedule. I'll call him every Wednesday or something."
Prevot had been hoping to attend the Texas spring game on April 1, but instead decided to stay home after a trip to LSU the day before zapped his energy. He's hoping to make his way to Austin in the near future for an unofficial visit.
"Me and coach Giles thought of a date, around May 10," Prevot said of a possible visit. "It's still kind of up in the air right now."
This Friday, Prevot will make his way to College Station for a Texas A&M scrimmage. At this point, Prevot has a few schools that have jumped out and grabbed his early attention.
"It's the same ones as before - LSU, Texas and Texas A&M," Prevot said. "I've only visited those schools, so I don't know about any others right now. I might go to Oklahoma State this summer.
At one point in the process, Prevot had been contemplating a decision sometime in the spring or summer. He's now looking to slow things down a bit and take the process into the fall.
"I'm thinking of taking my visits and then committing early during the season," Prevot said. "I want to take my official visits, really map out the schools, see what they're offering, see how it is at the school."
Texas Tech stopped by Alief Taylor's spring practice on Monday and Giles is supposed to be there from Texas on Tuesday. Prevot said the extra attention won't change his practice habits and his main focus is simply to improve his overall game.
"I still play the same game, but some teammates try to move around faster, get into it more," he said. "I'm really just trying to improve more on my technique and using my hands a lot more. It's more repetition. And our coach has gone to some camps to learn techniques with the hands."
After the spring season concludes, Prevot will turn his focus towards summer workouts and some possible camp visits. The Longhorn coaches have "sent like 100 letters about their camp" and Prevot said he plans to attend.
"Actually, Texas is one of my top schools so far," Prevot said. "Austin is just a great place. They have a lot of events in Austin, so many things you can do as a college student."
The 6-4, 220-pound Prevot is ranked No. 9 in the Lone Star Recruiting Top 100. He recorded 53 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior.