Texas Football: 5-Star CB Kobe Black canceled A&M visit last weekend

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The top remaining defensive priority for Texas football in the 2024 recruiting class this fall is the elite five-star Waco (TX) Connally cornerback Kobe Black. Texas has a need at cornerback in the 2024 class, and there isn’t a bigger target to fill that need than Black.

Texas has long been considered the favorite in the race to land a commitment from Black. The Texas A&M Aggies have made a spirited push late in this recruitment. But it doesn’t look like Texas A&M has made a sizable dent in Texas’ lead with Black.

5-Star Texas football CB priority Kobe Black skips official visit last weekend to Texas A&M

Texas A&M had its shot with Black last weekend when he was scheduled to take an official visit to College Station to see the Aggies host the No. 11 Alabama Crimson Tide at Kyle Field on Oct. 7. But a report from Gerry Hamilton and Justin Wells of Inside Texas/On Texas Football on Oct. 10 indicates that Black didn’t make the official visit to College Station to see Texas A&M last weekend.

Instead of visiting Texas A&M, Black made the short trip up I-35 to see Texas face the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas at the Texas State Fairgrounds on Oct. 7.

This is the first time that Black has taken a gameday visit to see the Longhorns play this fall. And it doesn’t sound like it will be the last.

Inside Texas reported on Oct. 9 (paid content) that Black and his family intend to make a gameday visit to Austin for a contest at DKR later this season.

Black still waiting to publicly announce a decision timeline

The narrative of Black being on the verge of setting a public decision timeline this fall feels like a constant for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Black has repeatedly told the media since early in the 2023 offseason that he plans to continue the recruiting process until December.

But if he makes it to Austin for a gameday visit in the next few weeks, that could give the Longhorns the inside track to shutting down this recruitment before signing day in mid-December.

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