Texas’ running back situation became a bit more confusing on Thursday. Four-star Jaydon Blue announced he was optioning out of his high school senior season. Whether or not his commitment will be affected is yet to be seen.
Even with the Blue situation, Stan Drayton has been looking for a second running back in the class. Names such as Tre’von Citizen and JaMarion Miller have emerged but another smaller school back could be heading to Austin.
On Friday, three-star De’Anthony Gatson released his top five schools, with Texas making the cut. Gatson announced Colorado, Iowa State, Minnesota, Texas, and USC are still in the race. The Longhorns extended their offer on May 11. No crystal ball predictions have been inserted.
Gatson weighs in 5-10 and 198 pounds. The Newton native rushed for 1,974 yards and 29 touchdowns during his junior season. He was named the District 12-3A-II Overall MVP at the end of the year. On the receiving end, Gatson caught six passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
On the 247Sports composite, Gatson is ranked the No. 42 running back in the country. Nationally, he breaks the top 600 at No. 561 and is No. 84 within the state of Texas.