Texas Football: Priority 5-Star CB Kobe Black delays commitment date

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The wait will go on a bit longer for priority Texas football five-star cornerback recruit and Waco (TX) Connally product Kobe Black to announce his decision. Black was initially set to announce his commitment during a ceremony at Connally High School on Nov. 29.

Mike Roach of 247Sports reported on Nov. 27 that Black will delay his decision date beyond the previously scheduled Nov. 29 ceremony. Black reportedly is expected to make a decision before the Early Signing Period on Dec. 20. But there is no exact timetable for his commitment date.

5-Star Texas football CB target Kobe Black won’t commit on Nov. 29

Black didn’t originally name a group of finalist schools when his Nov. 29 decision date was reported last week. But the three schools reportedly in contention for Black are the Texas A&M Aggies, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Texas.

Texas has long been considered the favorite in the race to land a commitment from Black. He has had multiple successful visits to Texas since the last offseason, including an official trip in June.

Oklahoma State and Texas A&M have both made attempts to close the gap on Texas’ lead in this recruitment. He’s visited Oklahoma State multiple times for gameday in Stillwater this fall. Kobe’s brother, Korie Black, plays cornerback for Oklahoma State.

Texas A&M, meanwhile, had an official visit scheduled with Black to get to College Station for a gameday this fall. But he canceled the official visit to College Station a couple of months ago. Black also canceled an official visit that was scheduled with the LSU Tigers to see Baton Rouge this fall.

Black expected to visit for the Big 12 Championship Game this weekend

It’s noteworthy that Black is expected to make the short trip up I-35 to Arlington, TX, and AT&T Stadium to see No. 7 Texas face No. 19 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 2.

Black remains Texas’ top cornerback priority in the 2024 class heading into signing day next month.

Cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph and the Longhorns currently have three cornerbacks committed to the 2024 class after flipping Marrero (LA) John Ehret four-star Wardell Mack from the Florida Gators on Nov. 12.

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