Texas football has ‘well-founded confidence’ with 5-Star CB Kobe Black

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The top priority among recruits in the 2024 class that remain uncommitted this fall for Texas football is the elite five-star Waco (TX) Connally cornerback Kobe Black. Earlier this week, it was announced that Black will make his decision during a ceremony at Connally High School on Nov. 29.

Black’s decision is one that the Longhorns’ faithful have long awaited on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class. We’ve heard various reports that Black was getting closer to a commitment since the summer. But the long-awaited commitment from Black is now a little over one week away.

Texas is one of the top schools in the race to land a commitment from Black heading into his late November decision date. The Texas A&M Aggies, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and LSU Tigers have also generated at least some buzz in this recruitment in the last few months.

Texas football still holds the pole position with 5-Star priority CB Kobe Black heading into late November decision date

Texas has long been considered the favorite in this recruitment as he’s maintained great relationships with the Longhorns’ staff and had multiple successful visits to Austin since the spring last offseason. And it sounds like Texas has maintained its spot in pole position in this recruitment heading into Black’s decision date.

Horns247 reported on Nov. 20 (paid content) that Texas has “well-founded” confidence heading into Black’s late November commitment date.

Texas maintains its lead over the field in Black’s recruitment this fall

Oklahoma State and Texas A&M tried to make late pushes in this recruitment in the last few months. Texas A&M was originally scheduled to host Black in College Station for an official visit this fall. But Black wound up canceling his official visit to Texas A&M a couple of months ago.

Moreover, Black visited Oklahoma State for multiple games in Stillwater this fall, as his brother Korie Black plays cornerback for the Pokes. But that late push from Oklahoma State, with his brother Korie, doesn’t look to have closed the gap enough to overtake Texas as the presumed leader.

Texas holds every forecast from the major recruiting services for Black’s decision

Every 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction, including from 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong, projects Black’s commitment to Texas. Every forecast from On3 and Rivals experts also projects Black’s commitment to the Longhorns over Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

All signs point to Texas as the overwhelming leader in the race to land a commitment from Black heading into his Nov. 29 decision. If Texas can close out this recruitment and get Black’s commitment on Nov. 29, he would be the second blue-chip cornerback to commit to the Longhorns in the 2024 class this month after Texas flipped four-star Wardell Mack from the Florida Gators on Nov. 12.

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