3 Auburn commits Texas football should flip after Bryan Harsin firing

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Given the offer and visit date that Texas set with the fast-rising three-star Mableton Pebblebrook (GA) defensive back Tyler Scott earlier this week, it looks like this staff is still inclined to add at least one more DB commit in the 2023 class.

As a side note, I presume that Texas offered Scott to play at cornerback since there are already two safeties committed to the Longhorns 2023 class.

Yet, there is an intriguing potential flip target out there among athletes that could play at a multitude of positions on the defensive side of the ball. The departure of Harsin from Auburn this week could open the door for programs like Texas to get in contact with the talented and versatile four-star Fairburn Langston Hughes (GA) safety/athlete Terrance Love.

The 6-foot-3 and 195-pound Love is an athletic recruit that plays both defensive back and wide receiver for Langston Hughes. He’s also played some snaps in a hybrid linebacker role in high school.

He has the size and ranginess on the field necessary to play boundary safety or in a nickel-type role. Or, he could bulk up and play more of a coverage sam linebacker role similar to what Texas is doing now with sophomore Morice Blackwell Jr.

According to a report from Christian Clemente of 247Sports on Oct. 31 (paid content), Love gave “no comment” after the firing of Harsin. Given that piece listed the recruit reactions after Auburn parted ways with Harsin, that didn’t do anything to reaffirm Love’s commitment to the Tigers.

If Texas is still looking at recruits that could play either as a hybrid linebacker or defensive back (i.e. former Oklahoma State commit Jelani McDonald), Love could be worth an offer.