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Texas among finalists for 4-star WR Teddy Knox

The pursuit of a slot receiver in the 2021 class for the Texas Longhorns received some positive news on Thursday afternoon when The Woodlands wide receiver Teddy Knox included the Horns among his top seven schools.

The other finalists are Alabama, Baylor, Georegia, Louisville, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.

Texas offered Knox last summer and new wide receivers coach Andre Coleman remains in pursuit of the 5’10, 167-pounder, who holds 20 offers thanks to 10.4 speed in the 100m and a verified 4.42 40-yard dash. Coleman’s biggest competition might be a familiar face — former Texas cornerbacks coach Jason Washington, who is now at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs currently hold all three 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Knox.

Normally, recent visits would provide an indication of interest level, but with the coronavirus pandemic necessitating a recruiting dead period that started on March 13 and was extended through July 31 on Wednesday, those visits haven’t been possible.

So consider it a positive that Texas is still in the mix for a potentially key slot receiver target at a position that recently featured the commitment of Aledo’s JoJo Earle to LSU. The Longhorns also extended an offer to McKinney North speedster JJ Henry earlier this week.

Ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, Knox is the No. 190 player nationally and the No. 30 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

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