According to Hookem.com, a 24/7 Sports site covering University of Texas athletics, the Texas Longhorns are no longer recruiting top-rated wide receiver prospect Ricky Seals-Jones of Sealy, Texas.
LSU is among those schools angling for Seals-Jones’ services, along with Texas A&M, Baylor, Southern California, Oregon and others.
Seals-Jones (6-5, 230) was originally committed to Texas, but withdrew his commitment earlier this year. He suffered a dislocated knee Sept. 3 making a tackle in the third quarter of Sealy’s game against Houston St. Pius. Seals-Jones suffered no permanent damage but is expected to miss several games.
According to the report, Seals-Jones’ injury had nothing to do with Texas’ decision to break off his recruitment.
Seals-Jones is rated as the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver prospect by ESPN and Scout and the No. 1 athlete prospect by Rivals and 24/7 Sports. He is ranked as the nation’s 10th-best prospect overall by ESPN and Scout, No. 11 by 24/7 Sports and No. 24 by Rivals.
LSU has 22 commitments for 2013, among them three wide receiver prospects: junior college prospect Quantavius Leslie, Chuck Baker and Rickey Jefferson, younger brother of former Tiger quarterback Jordan Jefferson.
In addition, 2013 wide receiver signee Avery Johnson (younger brother of former Tiger cornerback Patrick Peterson) was academically ineligible this year but is expected to enroll in January. Johnson is currently playing at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy.