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June 30, 2004

Cameron Sexton names a new top five

Most recruiting fans around the Lone Star State are well aware that the biggest area of need for the Texas Longhorns in their 2005 class is the position of quarterback. After not inking a true signal caller in the past two hauls, Mack Brown and staff openly declared in February that signing one quarterback was a must this year and they would try to ink two QBs if the right prospects were available.

Texas took a big step towards filling that hole in June when Tuscola (TX) Jim Ned standout Colt McCoy gave a verbal commitment, allowing the UT coaches and fans to breathe a little easier. As for the potential second quarterback in the class, the staff has decided to focus in on only a couple of prospects that are considered among the best players in the entire country. At least for now. Rivals100 members Ryan Perrilloux and Mark Sanchez each picked up offers from Texas earlier this year, while other prospects such as Laurinburg (NC) Scotland County's Cameron Sexton have made their way to Austin with hopes of joining the fold.

The highly-sought after Sexton took part in a Texas summer camp in early June and he recently had a chance to catch up with the UT coaches to see where he stands in terms of garnering a potential invite.

"They said nothing has really changed. They're not going to offer now," Sexton said. "They said that may change at the end of summer but I don't think that's really going to matter. It was nice for them to be interested early on but I don't think anything's going to happen between us.

"It's mostly because they haven't offered and plus Texas is that far away. I'll probably start zeroing it down after the summer is over and cutting some schools down. Right now I'm still pretty open and if something changes with them, then I guess my opinion could change too."

At the top of Sexton's current list are Florida State, Clemson, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. All have offered except N.C State.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Sexton will take an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech on July 6 and he's also planning to visit FSU on July 10-14 and North Carolina on July 17. Carolina isn't currently in his top five but Sexton said he's going to work out in Chapel Hill and take it from there.

"They want me to come throw so I'm going to do that and I guess we'll see what happens," he said.

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