One of the top tight-ends in the 2023 class Walker Lyons announced his top 11 schools on Thursday.
Ole Miss currently sit in prime position to land Lyons. Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns will continue recruiting Lyons going into the near future.
As the Longhorns look to bounce back at home against Kansas this weekend, plenty of top recruits in the class of 2022 and well beyond will be in attendance.
In the class of 2023, a familiar name will be back at DKR, in the form of Rueben Owens.
The junior out of El Campo (Texas) High School is of course a one-time Texas football commitment who Steve Sarkisian and company would love to get back into the fold. The running back originally committed to UT in February, but backed off of the pledge in June.
Owens burst onto the scene with a gaudy 2020 campaign and he has been even better as a junior, already over the 2,000-yard rushing mark in 10 games. Not only has he scored 36 touchdowns to this point, but he’s averaged 13.3 yards per carry along the way.
Texas A&M, Alabama and others are also pursuing arguably the top running back in the 2023 cycle.
NOVEMBER 7, 3:00 PM UPDATE: On Saturday, one of the top defensive lineman in the 2023 class David Hicks Jr. included Texas in his top 11 schools.
As a three-sport athlete, Hicks possesses unique quickness and physical dominance to establish success in the next level. Texas A&M currently leads the race to land Hicks.
NOVEMBER 3, 8:15 AM UPDATE:
Arch Manning will focus on his high school football team for the rest of 2021. He took his last unofficial game visit over the weekend, to Clemson, wrapping up a busy fall of trips to college campuses.
The 2023 recruit’s head coach at New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman, Nelson Stewart, connected with Fan Nation sister site All Clemson for more, all but confirming the timeline for the phenom’s college commitment.
“I think ideally you’d like to maybe get it done by the spring but he’s not holding himself to any sort of timetable,” Stewart said. “I think he’s not going to rush anything. I think for him, it’s all about the process of really being thorough and really all about the right fit. Like he always says, when you know, you’ll know.”
At this point it shouldn’t surprise to see the family doing its due diligence before making the critical verbal commitment decision. A lot can and will change in the coming months.
“I think he’s just really being mature about it,” Stewart added. “He’s not gonna rush and he’s gonna be sure he makes the right choice for himself. He takes his role seriously. And commitment is something that he’s just had. It’s a commitment to attend the university and it’s not something that he takes lightly.”
Plenty remains to be seen in the most hyped recruitment in recent college football history, one Ole Miss is of course in the thick of. Manning has now taken unofficial game visits to Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss and now Clemson. Schools like LSU and SMU have been linked to the junior, too, though his camp has never put out a list of favorites.
Don’t expect Manning, who doesn’t use social media and has a private Instagram account, to drop a conventional list of favorites.
With the timeline pretty firm into next year, Manning won’t make a call until all the coaching carousel dust settles beyond December, where he will have a better idea of exactly who he is likely to play for at the next level.
Does the timeline help or hurt Steve Sarkisian and Texas’ chances at the generational talent?
NOVEMBER 2, 5:00 PM UPDATE
On Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to recent TCU decommit Matthew Golden.
This is the second player separating with the Horned Frogs since the departure of head coach Gary Patterson. In 2021, Golden caught 63 catches for 1,125 yards with 9 touchdowns (10 games).
NOVEMBER 1, 4:20 PM UPDATE
The top offensive line prospect in the Lone Star State will soon see Austin.
Nick Harris of 247Sports, Devon Campbell will visit Texas on an official basis in two weeks, when the Kansas Jayhawks are in town.
The Arlington (Texas) Bowie standout is ranked as the No. 1 interior offensive line recruit nationally by Sports Illustrated, checking in as the No. 22 overall recruit in the class of 2022.
Campbell has already taken official visits to Alabama, Oklahoma and USC this year and LSU looks to be in position to receive the final multi-day say from the Texan. Those programs, along with UT, make up the senior’s top five, originally released this summer.
Steve Sarkisian’s staff re-offered Campbell, who also plays defensive line at times on Friday nights, not long after taking the job, in late January of this year.
OCTOBER 23 4:00 PM UPDATE: The Longhorns have offered 2022 elite receiver Antonio Williams.
South Carolina and Ole Miss currently appear to be the favorites to land Williams currently.
OCTOBER 21 1:00 PM UPDATE: 2023 DL Recruit Kelby “Showtime” Collins names Texas in his final eight schools.
Other schools in the running are Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Texas A&M, Georgia, Auburn, and South Carolina.
October 18, 2:00 PM UPDATE: On Sunday, 2023 prospect Ashton Cozart included the Texas Longhorns in his top six schools.
The Texas native receiver is also considering Alabama, TCU, Oklahoma, Miami and Texas A&M. Cozart has been watching from afar and seems to be impressed with Longhorns receiver Xavier Worthy.
October 15, 8:00 PM UPDATE: On Friday, elite defensive end Khurtiss Perry narrowed his list down to five schools.
The 2022 Alabama native included the Tide, Clemson, Aubur, Central Florida along with the Longhorns.
October 12, 12:00 PM UPDATE: On Tuesday, elite offensive tackle Malik Agbo announced his official visit date this upcoming week.
Agbo will take in the Oklahoma State matchup set for Saturday morning in Austin. Amid recent struggles on the offensive line, head coach Steve Sarkisian and Kyle Flood will do everything in their power to persuade Agbo to choose the Longhorns.
Agbo is also currently considering LSU, Oklahoma, Auburn, Florida and Miami.
SEPTEMBER 30, 12:00 PM UPDATE: The Texas Longhorns extended an offer to 2024 ATH Derrick McFall on Thursday.
As quarterback and cornerback, McFall possesses unique speed and will continue to garner interest in the near future.
SEPTEMBER 29, 12:00 PM UPDATE: On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns extended a scholarship offer to elite 2023 cornerback Caleb Downs.
The three-sport athlete has received many offers including Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame and numerous others. In 2020, Downs recoreded 57 tackles, 14 pass breakups and four interceptions.
SEPTEMBER 25, 6:00 PM UPDATE: On Saturday, elite 2024 quarterback Dylan Raiola announced that he had received an offer from the University of Texas.
Raiola currently holds numerous offers including Georgia, Baylor, Florida State and now the Longhorns to name a few. The prospect was present during Saturday’s big 70-35 Texas win over Texas Tech.
SEPTEMBER 22, 4:00 PM UPDATE: Elite 2023 edge rusher Matayo Uiagalelei is set to visit the Forty Acres this upcoming weekend.
As the younger brother of Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco product remains a prime target for Texas going into the near future. Uiagalelei will be in attendance for the Texas Tech game on Saturday.
SEPTEMBER 21, 7:00 PM UPDATE: On Tuesday, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to elite 2024 linebacker Colin Simmons.
Simmons currently holds offers from Marshall, Michigan State and Southern Methodist University. The stock of Simmons is steadily rising as he continues to receive offers.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2:00 PM UPDATE: On Tuesday, elite 2023 linebacker Anthony Hill Jr. revealed his top 12 schools including the Texas Longhorns.
Alongside the Horns, Hill also named some other prestigious universities including Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan and LSU.
SEPTEMBER 8, 1:23 PM UPDATE: The Texas Longhorns have landed amongst the finalists for arguably the top offensive line prospect in the 2023 class, Southeast Polk (Des Moines, IA) offensive tackle, Kayden Proctor.
Alongside the Horns, Proctor also named Iowa, Iowa State, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU, Florida and Texas A&M in his final grouping.
SEPTEMBER 6, 3:11 PM UPDATE: The Longhorns are once again in the mix of finalists for another talented pass catcher, in St. James (LA) wideout Shazz Preston, who named Texas in his top-4 on Monday.
One of the top pass catchers in the state of Louisiana for the 2022 recruiting class, Preston has been compared to Oklahoma State’s Tylan Wallace, due to both his ability to play multiple receiver positions and his ability to win one on one contested battles in the air.
Alongside the Horns, Preston also listed LSU, Alabama, and Georgia in his top-4.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2:30 PM UPDATE: On Monday, Alabama native defensive lineman Justice Finkley announced his commitment date.
Finkley is set to make the decision on Thursday, September 9th and will most likely come down to Texas and Alabama.
September 4, 7:30 PM UPDATE: On Saturday, elite 2023 receiver Johntay Cook announced that he’s down to 12 schools including the Longhorns.
Cook included some other prominent universities including Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma. Expect to continue seeing Cook rise the ladder of the 2023 recruiting class.
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