The Longhorns continue to entertain the idea of adding another offensive lineman to their 2013 class.
One of the players getting a long look is Houston Stratford tackle Christian Daimler, who attended Texas’ first camp on June 3. He left Austin hopeful that he’d hear from Texas down the road.
“When I got to the camp it was the most professional camp that I have been to,” he said. “They get after it. It was a lot of fun going up against the competition they had because not every camp brings that type of competition.”
Daimler, an imposing figure at 6-foot-7 and 275 pounds, isn’t struggling for offers. He already has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, UNLV and Louisiana-Lafayette. But he would love for Texas to join the mix.
“It would mean a lot,” Daimler said. “Growing up and seeing Texas play and all of their tradition, it would be an honor to get an offer from Texas.”
He said the Texas coaching staff told him that they would keep evaluating him and he is hopeful that an offer will come.
“An offer may come. It may not,” he said. “Things change all the time. I think it is a possibility that an offer could come but it would probably come at the end of the summer.”
Daimler knew that a strong showing at camp would be vital if he wanted Texas to continue to look his way, and that’s something he believes he did.
“I actually think I did really well against them,” he said. “It was cool getting to play with guys like Jake Raulerson. If he saw me doing something wrong he would tell me. And I would do the same for him. It was real cool to get along with those guys and to compete against them.”
In addition to Texas, Daimler also camped at Oklahoma State last week. He was scheduled to be at Texas A&M on Saturday and will be at Oklahoma’s satellite camp in Houston on June 12.
He’s also visited Louisiana-Lafayette and Colorado in the past, and was very pleased with the Buffaloes.
“They are bringing in a bunch of good new recruits,” he said. “They didn’t have that great of the season but they are really building up. I think they will be a good team in the next couple of years. Louisiana-Lafayette won the New Orleans Bowl last year and could be pretty good in the future.”