The Longhorns are reportedly interested in the recruitment of defensive tackle Bryan Barnes, but the recruitment will likely require the signing of another player, according to multiple sources.
Barnes is currently the No. 5 ranked recruit in the country by 247Sports and has a 247Sports Composite ranking of No. 94 overall.
He was a consensus four-star prospect entering the 2017 class and has already committed to the Longhorns.
Sources told 247Sports that the Longhorn coaching staff is interested in Barnes and he’s a “great fit” on the defensive line.
However, the recruiting process is more than just a recruiting push for Barnes.
Barnett will likely have to clear the NCAA’s hardship waiver to join the Longham program as a graduate transfer, according the report.
Barnard, a four-year starter, led the nation with 24 tackles for loss last season, including four for a loss in the Cotton Bowl against South Carolina.
He also recorded five sacks, 12 quarterback hurries and seven pass breakups.
Barnets defensive line coach Jason Witten recently took over the Longhams defensive line program and has been a leader in helping Barnes develop.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Barnes, who originally committed to Texas as a linebacker, will now have to make his way to Texas.