Just when you thought the Texas Longhorns were done having new prospects land on the radar for the class of 2012, plans have changed in a big way.
Texas got in touch with Dalton Santos during the weekend.
Dalton Santos, a four-star linebacker from Van who is currently committed to Tennessee, has been offered by the Longhorns and will make an official visit to Texas next weekend.
Hookem.com initially reported the interested between Texas and Santos on Sunday afternoon, and Santos' father Albert Santos confirmed the report less than a half hour later.
“We were told about the offer through Van head coach Jared Moffatt on Saturday,” Albert Santos said. “We spoke with Coach (Stacy) Searels and Coach (Manny) Diaz over the weekend.”
Santos initially committed to Oklahoma State but then de-committed from Cowboys before committing to Tennessee late in the summer. Santos has since considered Arkansas, TCU and Texas A&M in his recruitment.
Now the Longhorns are making a strong push toward the finish line.
“Mack Brown, Coach Diaz and Coach Searels will all be in Van on Wednesday,” Albert Santos said. “We will be officially visiting the University of Texas next weekend.”
Santos' offer list includes the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma and Georgia in addition the schools already mentioned.
Texas coach Mack Brown will make an in-home visit on Wednesday. Tennessee and Arkansas coaches are also expected on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound inside linebacker prospect is ranked as the No. 13 inside linebacker recruit in the country and the No. 44 overall prospect in Texas, according to 247Sports.