Montrel Meander is a consensus three-star recruit who committed to WSU shortly after his official visit to Pullman on Jan. 18, but it appears his verbal is hardly set in stone: The Amarillo, Texas, native is in Austin for an official visit with the Texas Longhorns after reportedly picking up an offer from Mack Brown's staff on Friday, according to SB Nation's Wescott Eberts.
Interestingly, Eberts is reporting that the Longhorns are recruiting Meander as a wide receiver. We don't know if that's currently on the table at WSU, or if Mike Leach would consider promising Meander a shot on offense. What we do know is that 247sports recently upgraded Meander to a four-star safety recruit, and it appears his stock is rising quickly with signing day on Wednesday. It could be a wild sprint to the finish for WSU.
Should we be worried he'll flip to Texas? Here's what Meander and Palo Duro H.S. teammate Charleston White -- a WR commit to WSU -- had to say to their local paper after they announced their verbals:
"I want to be a part of a turnaround and wouldn't mind at all playing for Coach Leach," Meander said.
"It's beautiful up here," White said. "The chance to play in college with my best friend and teammate from high school makes it very special. This is huge load off both of our minds."
It doesn't appear White is with Meander on this trip or has a Texas offer, so read into that what you will.
Another interesting angle: Remember the very public hissy fit that high school coach in Texas threw after the Cougs pulled Myron Turner's scholarship offer? Connecting the dots, it appears Turner's scholarship went to Meander, who now looks like he might be trying to parlay that commitment into a bigger offer.
Welcome to big-time recruiting, y'all.
We should be flattered that Texas wants one of our recruits, right? Right?