Top In-State OL Harris Sewell Has Moved on From Texas
Texas Longhorns Recruiting Tracker: Check back often as we keep you up-to-date on Longhorns news as Texas looks to improve on an already impressive class Under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Longhorns recruiting momentum is hitting full-force, and as a result, recruits who were once thought to be unattainable, are now beginning to take a hard look at the makings of what Sarkisian is building in Austin. Stick with Longhorns Country for all of the latest updates in recruiting below: The Longhorns will miss out on arguably the top offensive lineman in the state of Texas, in Permian (Odessa, TX) product Harris Sewell after he removed the Longhorns from consideration, a source close to Sewell told LonghornsCountry. Sewell had put Texas into his top-5 finalists when it was released back in April, alongside Texas A&M, Clemson, Oklahoma and Alabama. Sewell has official visits scheduled for Texas A&M and Clemson planned this summer, per reports. Lamar (Arlington, TX) offensive lineman Isaiah Robinson released a list of finalists, this week, putting the Longhorns amongst 12 other schools. Auburn, Baylor, California, Grambling, LSU, Oklahoma State, Prairie View A&M, USC, TCU, Tennessee, and Texas A&M all made the cut for Robinson. One of the nation's top defensive backs has the Longhorns in his top eight group. Javien Toviano (Arlington, TX) dropped is top eight schools on Tuesday evening. Along with Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, and Alabama made the cut. One of the nation's top running backs has set an official visit to Texas. Tashard Choice, the Texas running back coach, has formed a strong relationship with Baxter in his short time on the Texas coaching staff. The Longhorns are battling Texas A&M, Arkansas, Florida, and Miami for Baxter's signature. One of the best all-around backs in the Southern footprint is considering Texas down the stretch of his recruitment. Along with Texas, Auburn, Georgia, Clemson, LSU and Tennessee made the cut. Cobb has since focused on spring football before shifting gears back to recruiting on Monday. One of the top defensive backs in Florida has Texas in his top group. Announced Saturday afternoon, Makari Vickers has a list of heavy hitters still in the mix as he dropped his top eight schools. Vickers was in town for the first time in April, visiting Austin over multiple days. One of the top available transfers on the market will take an official visit to Texas, per Max Olson. The Athletic reports James Madison's Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey, an FCS All-American who registered 116 tackles, including 9 tackles for loss and 2. "Who doesn't want to play football in Texas?" he told Orangebloods. Tucker-Dorsey, who has one year of college eligibility remaining, has announced transfer offers from Texas A&M, Auburn, Ole Miss, UCF and Texas since announcing his intent to hit the transfer portal on May 17. The standout linebacker is looking to make a decision relatively soon. Texas has a date scheduled to host one of its top offensive line targets for an official visit. Ian Reed, the local standout out of Vandegrift High School, confirmed official visit plans to Austin for the weekend of June 24th on Tuesday evening via social media. Reed has a top 10 including the Longhorns, Texas A&M, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and others. Texas initially targeted Reed with an offer in January, a day before he was back on campus. The Texas Longhorns offered one of the top tight end prospects in the country for the 2023 class on Monday, in Fairmont Preparatory Academy's (Anaheim, CA) pass-catcher Collins Acheampong. Acheampong also holds offers from Michigan, Washington, Miami, Oregon, UCLA, USC, LSU, and Utah, among many others. Arguably the top defensive target on the Longhorns 2023 board, Texas linebacker Target Anthony Hill has set four of his five allotted official visit dates. As of now, the Longhorns will be one of the teams receiving an official visit, alongside Oklahoma from June 3-5, Alabama from June 10-12, and USC from June 17-19. Hill has already been to Austin multiple times throughout the last few months, and the Longhorns were included in the release of his Top-6 Schools this spring. Hill does plan to take an unofficial to College Station to see Texas A&M from July 29-31. Texas is a finalist for one of the best in Alabama. In addition to UT, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee and Clemson made the list of finalists. UT is the most recent of the scholarship offers into Osborne's recruitment, pulling the trigger via Bo Davis just 10 days ago. In the 2022 cycle, Texas signed his close friend and fellow Husky defensive lineman Justice Finkley, a member of the SI99 rankings. Texas made the cut for the top defensive duo in Alabama on Sunday. Almost all of the programs overlapped between the pair, including UT and Texas A&M in addition to in-state powers Alabama and Auburn. The pair have taken considerable recruiting visits together and have discussed becoming a package deal to date. One of the top players in the class of 2024 is now a Texas target. USC offered one of the top rising-junior recruits earlier in the week as coaches stop by to evaluate talent at IMG Academy. Ricks could be one of the country's most recruiting non-quarterbacks in the cycle when all is said and done. Elite wide receiver Jalen Hale of Longview High School has narrowed his list to six schools. Hale finished his junior season with 50 catches for 1,154 yards and 14 touchdowns and was a Texas 7-5A-I first-team all-district selection as a junior. Texas has come calling for one of the top class of 2023 defensive line recruits in the country. Woods, who announced a final four of Alabama, Clemson, Florida and Oklahoma at the end of March, confirmed to Sports Illustrated's John Garcia, Jr. In fact, an initial trip to Austin now appears possible as Woods sets up official visits. "I’ve never been out there, but I’m going to talk to my family about possibly making that one of my visits," Woods said. Texas remains in the hunt for a top defensive line target. "The d-line coach (Bo Davis), I really like him," Mitchell told 247Sports. Texas A&M, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Rutgers, Miami, LSU and Auburn also made the cut for Mitchell. The Texas Longhorns' quest to rebuild the trenches took another positive step forward on Friday when they landed in the top-5 for talented Wakeland (Frisco, TX) offensive lineman Connor Stroh. Stroh also listed Arkansas, Texas A&M, Florida and Auburn in his top group alongside the Longhorns. He also holds offers from Tennessee, Stanford, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Florida State, SMU, Indiana, Baylor, California, and Cincinnati, among others. After the conclusion of the Orange-White Spring Game on Saturday night, the Longhorns received some exciting news. 2023 Aldine Eisenhower (Houston) receiver Ryan Niblett announced on social media that he has committed to Texas. Niblett will get to learn under the wing of new Texas receivers coach Brennan Marion, who Steve Sarkisian has repeatedly called a "technician" at teaching receivers. Baxter has taken multiple trips to UT, including one with his parents to kick off the month of April. "I watched them practice, I sat in meetings and I was with Bijan (Robinson) and Roschon (Johnson). Florida, Miami, Texas A&M and Arkansas round out the top group for one of the top running back recruits in the class of 2023. One of The Longhorns' top linebacker targets in the 2023 class, Derion Gullette, released his top-12 finalists on Friday, listing the Longhorns amongst the final group. Alongside the Longhorns, Gullette listed Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Oregon, USC, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, North Carolina and Miami in his group. A do-it-all talent for Marlin (TX) High School, Gullette played both linebacker, wide receiver, and punter. In 2021 on defense, Gullette finished with 125 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble return for a touchdown, and two interceptions. Gullette was named the 8-3A-I Co-MVP in his Junior Season. One of the best in Texas has trimmed his list and the Longhorns remain in play. Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff defensive back Malik Muhammad announced a move from more than 40 scholarship offers down to just six. Muhammad also included Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, Miami and Michigan among his top choices. One of the top pass catchers in the class of 2023 is down to a handful of programs with a commitment date set. The rising-senior standout had more than two dozen offers to choose from but appears set to pick one of the five programs. Texas had him on campus last summer, when he was presented with the scholarship offer from the program. Texas is still in the hunt for one of the best from the Northeast. Jayden Bonsu, a defensive back projection out of Jersey City (N. Texas is still in it for one of the nation's top pass rushers. Along with the Longhorns, Ohio State, Penn State, Georgia, North Carolina, Pitt, Clemson, Maryland and South Carolina made the cut. Umeozulu, who is committed to the Under Armour All-America Next Game, was originally targeted by Texas with an offer in February. One of the top class of 2024 recruits will return to Austin this weekend. Colin Simmons, the Duncanville (Texas) standout pass rusher with two dozen scholarship offers to his name, announced plans to be back at Texas for another visit. The rising-junior recruit has been to Texas A&M, Arkansas and TCU of late, but did see Austin in person in January. Texas has plenty of in-state targets, especially in the trenches, and one of the most important cut his list on Wednesday. Harris Sewell, rising-senior recruit at Odessa (Texas) Permian, trimmed more than 20 scholarship offers to just five and the Texas Longhorns are still very much in the picture, he announced. Sewell also has Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama and Clemson in the mix for his services. Texas originally got involved for Sewell more than one year ago, offering in February of 2021. The Texas Longhorns are in need of help and depth at all levels of the defense, but particularly at linebacker, where DeMarvion Overshown sits as the only reliable option. And on Monday, UCLA linebacker transfer Caleb Johnson revealed to 247Sports that he has narrowed his choices down to Miami and the University of Texas. Johnson was once a member of the 2019 recruiting class for the Horns, signing a letter of intent and enrolling at the 40 Acres. Johnson then transferred to Fullerton College, and eventually ended up at UCLA, before making his way back to the transfer portal. The Longhorns are still in the mix for one of the best in the state. Temple (Texas) athlete Mikal Harrison-Pilot, who can play skill positions on offense or defense at 6', 190 pounds, cut his list of more than 40 scholarship offers down to a dozen. Texas made the cut along with TCU, Houston, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Cal, Oregon, Michigan, Florida State and Baylor. Harrison-Pilot recently visited Stanford and Cal, but spent time in Texas before that point. At this point, there appears to be no timetable for a decision. On Wednesday, elite 2023 running back Javin Simpkins announced his top five schools. Along with the Longhorns, Simpkins included Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Louisville and UCF. One of the top offensive tackles in the 2023 class, Chase Bisontis, narrowed his list of schools down to eight schools on Saturday night, including the Longhorns amongst the finalists. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Don Bosco Prep (NJ) star also included Texas A&M, Ohio State, Rutgers, Miami, Georgia, LSU, and Michigan State in his list of finalists. Bisontis also holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, USC, Tennessee, Wisconsin and many more. On Thursday, 2023 Fort Worth (Texas) native linebacker S'Maje Burrell has shifted directions, cancelling his upcoming visit to Ohio State and now coming to Austin. This is the second consecutive visit for Burrell who made the short trip to Austin just last weekend. Credit to the coaching staff for bringing him back for a second straight weekend. There is a new Texan being targeted by Steve Sarkisian's coaching staff. On Tuesday evening, Houston native Josh White announced he had earned a scholarship offer to continue playing college football in Austin. Texas isn't alone in courting the former Houston (Texas) Cy Creek standout, as White has also announced offers from USC, Baylor, TCU, Nebraska, Miami and Colorado since the transfer portal news went public. White, who saw action in 10 games as a true freshman in 2020, should have three seasons of eligibility remaining due to the pandemic year NCAA athletes were granted. On Saturday, elite 2023 receiver Jaquaize Pettaway announced his top 10 schools, including the Texas Longhorns. Along with the Longhorns, Pettaway included Oregon, Georgia, Ole Miss, TCU, Oklahoma, LSU, Houston, Cincinnati, and Ohio State.
Texas is still in the mix for 2023 linebacker recruit Liona Lefau. On Friday, the Kahuku (Hawaii) High School standout cut his list of some two dozen scholarship offers down to a top eight. "I loved my time in Austin when I went up last summer," Lefau told 247Sports' Blair Angulo. Visits appear to be the next step in arguably the top prospect in Hawaii's recruitment and a return trip to Austin would help the Longhorns potentially make the next cutdown among contenders. As a junior in 2021, Lefau helped Kahuku High to an undefeated state championship run. David Hicks is already a well-known recruit in the college football world and Texas is still involved with the in-state star. The Allen (Texas) High School star recently connected with Fan Nation's Brian Smith for more on his interest in Steve Sarkisian's program. "I feel like the coaches at Texas are really cool," Hicks told Smith. Hicks added that his best relationship on the UT staff is with defensive line coach Bo Davis. The pass rusher could visit Oregon, Oklahoma and others in the coming weeks. A commitment is likely to come at the Under Armour Next All-America Game in January. Vandegrift High School (Austin, Texas) talent Reece Beauchamp has announced his commitment with the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday. Beauchamp will be added to a 2022 receiving class including Brenen Thompson and transfer receiver Isaiah Neyor (Wyoming). “It’s been a long and tough process, but after lots of thought and prayer I’ve decided to commit to the University of Texas. Here's what Isidore Newman head coach Nelson Stewart had to say about the upcoming visits via 247Sports: “He’s excited to watch practice, he’s excited to watch meetings. The Longhorns will take all the help they can get on defense as the team continues to add future talent for coach Steve Sarkisian. And on Sunday, the Horns moved one step closer toward adding a piece to the linebacker corp, as 2023 linebacker S'Maje Burrell of North Crowley (Fort Worth, TX) announced on social media that Texas is one of 11 schools he's considering. Along with Texas, Burrell is considering USC, Oklahoma, Baylor, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Utah, Texas Tech, and Florida State. Burrell announced on social media Tuesday that he'll be making a visit to the Forty Acres on March 26. One of the best in Texas still has the Longhorns in the mix. Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston High School tight end Lafayette Kaiuway updated his list of contenders on Wednesday morning and several in-state programs made the cut, including the Horns. The 6'5" talent was last in Austin in late January, before the NCAA dead period kicked in for the entire month of February. Kaiuway will attend the Under Armour All-American camp in Dallas this weekend. Sunday's visit from TCU transfer prospect Ochaun Mathis looks to have gone about as well as possible, according to the former Horned Frog pass rusher. Considering programs like USC, Ole Miss, Penn State and Nebraska along with UT, only one of those options offers him the chance to reunite with a former collegiate head coach in Gary Patterson. The two posed together to wrap up a photo shoot on Sunday, capping a visit Mathis called "unforgettable" on his personal Twitter account shortly thereafter. As a junior at TCU in 2021, Mathis racked up 45 tackles, including four tackles for loss and two sacks en route to All-Big 12 honors for the second year in a row. Elite edge rusher Ochaun Mathis will take an unofficial visit to Texas on Sunday. Mikal Harrison-Pilot, of Temple (Texas) High School, is slated to be back in Austin on March 24, per On3's Texas site. Harrison-Pilot, who last visited UT at the end of January before the dead period kicked in, is also scheduled to visit Houston and Oklahoma this weekend. The Longhorns offered the rising-senior, who can play any offensive skill position and anywhere in the back seven on defense at the next level, back in June 2021. The NCAA's quiet period is here, meaning prospects visits are back on, and Texas will be busy hosting many of the best in-state and beyond in the coming weeks. Arguably one of the top priorities within Lone Star State lines, Javien Toviano of Arlington (Texas) Martin, will be among the blue-chip prospects slated to spend time in Austin here soon. Toviano, who was offered by national champion Georgia on Monday evening, will be at LSU this weekend to kick off his unofficial visit slate. As a junior, Toviano helped Martin High on both sides of the ball, primarily as a productive running back and of course as a standout in the secondary. Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and UCLA rounded out the top five the Folsom (Calif. Texas originally offered the 2023 talent in June, while he visited Texas for the first time under Steve Sarkisian. As a junior, Flores exploded with 1,157 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns on 81 catches over a 15-game season. The Longhorns have yet to add a wide receiver in the class of 2023 to date. One of the nation's top uncommitted running back recruits will soon see the 40 acres. "I'm going to Texas and Texas A&M at the end of March," he told Inside the Knights' Brian Smith. Baxter, who did not include Texas in his top 12 from late November, was initially offered by Steve Sarkisian's staff in mid June 2021. In 2021, Baxter was named the Offensive Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel following a season in which he rushed for 1,718 yards and 26 touchdowns for the Eagles. A former SEC running back commitment and Texas have talked more and more of late. Jerrick Gibson, a former Georgia prep star now playing running back at IMG Academy, is fresh on the market following a decommitment from Florida of late. "I talk to Coach Choice every Monday, that's my dog," Gibson told Sports Illustrated. Gibson, who says he will take his time in making a commitment the second time around, also has a Georgia Tech offer, one of which came from Choice before he joined Steve Sarkisian's staff at UT. The Texas Longhorns landed a late-night commitment just after midnight on Valentine's Day morning, with talented 2024 defensive back/athlete prospect Aeryn "Bubba" Hampton pledging to the program. Hampton became the second commitment of the 2024 class for the Horns, joining Aledo defensive back Jaden Allen, who is the younger brother of 2022 signee Bryan Allen. Hampton played on both sides of the ball last season for Daingerfield hauling in 44 catches for 1, 029 yards and 12 scores, to go along with 22 carries for 300 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, as well as 74 tackles and nine interceptions on defense. Hampton took also took five of his interceptions back for scores on his way to being named District 10-3A Division II Co-Utility Player of the Year. On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns reached out to FCS All-American safety Darius Joiner who entered the transfer portal on Tuesday. “We talked about the situation they have going on at Texas,” Joiner said. Elite 2023 defensive back Braxton Myers released his top schools on Monday. Texas continues its push for the most famous football recruit in the land. Multiple reports say UT sent multiple assistant coaches into New Orleans (La. The 2023 NFL legacy has had numerous coaches making the stop in the area to see his work on the basketball court and/or to check in with his head coach Nelson Stewart. Manning visited UT during the summer and fall and has a high affinity for Steve Sarkisian and the offense that is to be run in Austin for years to come. There is no set timetable for a decision from Manning, who does not seem to be in a rush to make a final call in the process. Texas has made the list of finalists for elite Tyler Legacy defensive lineman Jordan Renaud, who released his top-8 on Thursday afternoon. Alongside the aggies, Miami, Florida State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, TCU, Michigan, and Alabama are amongst the finalists for the 6-foot-4, 250-pound 2023 recruit. Renaud also has offers from Florida, Baylor, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee among many others. Latavious Brini, Georgia graduate defensive back who saw starting reps for the bulk of the Bulldogs' national title run in 2021, told Whole Hog Sports the Longhorns are on the shortlist of potential transfer visit destinations he is expecting to see in short order. After entering the transfer portal a week ago Thursday, the 6'2" Brini has taken a visit to Arkansas and former UGA assistant coach Sam Pittman. Brini, who is expecting the 2022 college football season to be his last, appeared in 12 games this year, registering 38 total tackles, including 2. Texas has been busy on the recruiting trail from the traditional sense as well as in the transfer portal, and another important target will be on campus Wednesday. According to On3, coveted Wyoming transfer wide receiver Isaiah Neyor will be in Austin on Wednesday. Neyor has great size at 6'3" and he is coming off of a banner 2021 for the Cowboys, hauling in 878 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Texas offered the Fort Worth (Texas) Lamar product, who has at least two seasons of eligibility remaining, just before the New Year. The most talked-about recruitment in the nation appears to be headed well into the New Year but Texas hasn't slowed in its efforts for the class of 2023 NFL legacy quarterback. Of course the Longhorns aren't alone as Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss and several others continue to court the New Orleans native, with many college football coaches attending Manning's basketball games at Isidore Newman High School. Texas is expected in later this week, according to 247Sports, as quarterbacks coach AJ Milwee will be making the trek to New Orleans to see Manning work on his athleticism and overall basketball game. “Arch isn’t in any hurry,” Newman head coach Nelson Stewart said. Manning has never released a group of top schools, and he likely won't, so any predictions or forecasts on where the decision could be headed down the line is quite premature. Texas has a red hot recruiting class coming to Austin but the transfer portal will play a major role in building out the 2022 roster for Sark and co. The biggest splash of the offseason has already gone Texas' way, with Quinn Ewers transferring from Ohio State, but getting the new arm weapons in the passing game is a clear priority. One of the most productive college players on the move made a stop in Austin over the weekend and there is a connection or two to Sark's staff. Jahleel Billingsley, who has played tight end at Alabama for the last several seasons including two under Sark and then tight ends coach Jeff Banks, is reportedly now heading for a reunion with his former coach, committing to Texas on Sunday. Accompanied by his family on a visit over the weekend, the hybrid pass-catcher made his decision quickly. At Alabama the tight end broke out under Sarkisian in 2020, hauling in 18 passes for 287 yards and three scores. The junior, who technically has two seasons of eligibility remaining, has averaged 15-plus yards per catch in college and will bring an element to the UT offense not yet seen under the current administration. JANUARY 6, 12:32 PM UPDATE: The Texas Longhorns offered an elite 2023 secondary player on Thursday, in John Paul Catholic II (Tallahassee, FL) defensive back, Makari Vickers. Vickers was offered by Texas running backs coach Tashard Choice, who just recently joined the staff. Vickers also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and many others. DECEMBER 28, 11:00 AM UPDATE: On Monday, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to elite defensive lineman Jared Verse. Verse recently entered the transfer portal after a season at the University at Albany. Along with the Longhorns, Verse has received offers from Florida, Oklahoma, USC, and Tennessee among many others. The Texas staff has been traveling across the country visiting recruits. In addition to Sark, the Longhorns brought along special teams coach Jeff Banks, safeties coach Blake Gideon, secondary coach Terry Joseph and defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski to make the pitch. Perkins listed Texas, Texas A&M, LSU as his top three schools. One of the best in Texas is back on the recruiting market. Cameron Williams, of Duncanville (Texas) High School, announced his intentions to back off of a longstanding commitment to the Oregon Ducks. Williams took his official visit to Austin in late June, less than two months after earning the offer. Texas will be receiving a visit from one of the most talented wideouts in the 2022 class in Green Oaks (Shreveport, LA) native Decoldest Crawford. Crawford began preparing for the visit just hours after his de-commitment from LSY on Tuesday, with the official date still yet to be determined. Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 178 pounds, Crawford finished his career at Green Oaks with 119 catches, 2,013 yards, and 17 touchdowns. Alongside the Longhorns and Tigers, Crawford also holds offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Missouri, Ole Miss, Penn State, USC, and many more. One of the best in Texas -- or even America -- is back on the recruiting market. Kelvin Banks, the in-state star offensive tackle long committed to Oregon, has backed off of the pledge. Banks, who is likely to be considering Texas, Texas A&M and others, is ranked as the No. In search of a major playmaker for the 2023 class, the Texas Longhorns have hit the recruiting trail hard in recent weeks. On Sunday, some of that work paid off, with one of the top players in the 2023 class, Longview (TX) wide receiver Jalen Hale, adding the Longhorns to his list of finalists. Alongside the Longhorns, Hale listed Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, USC, Florida, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M among his finalists. The Texas Longhorns have officially completed their visit with the former No. Ewers, who reclassified to the 2021 class and enrolled early with Ohio State entered his name into the transfer portal last week. Per reports, Ewers is now currently on a visit to Texas Tech and will visit TCU on Monday. In search of a significant amount of help along the offensive front, the Texas Longhorns have been hitting the recruiting trail hard for a few key prospects at all positions on the line. Oddly enough, Texas QB commit Maalik Murphy specifically referenced all three of these offensive linemen, along with Bowie (Arlington, TX) tackle/guard Devon Campbell, to Longhornscountry.
Greene is a wide body playing against the nation's top competition and clearing pathways anyway. Dewberry announced his final three on Thursday night including the Oklahoma Sooners, Texas A&M Aggies and Longhorns. It's not speculation or even scoop, but from the elite linebacker recruit himself. In addition to Texas, where he has spent considerable time this fall, Texas A&M and LSU also remain under consideration. Texas still has a top 10 recruiting class of 2022 despite losing several commitments at the end of November. On Thursday, the Texas Longhorns extended an offer to elite 2023 cornerback Daylen Austin. Austin currently holds offers from Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Michigan State, and USC. 2022 Texas QB Target Devin Brown has officially found a new home, after committing to Ohio State on Wednesday afternoon. Brown will immediately begin to compete with his former fellow 2022 classmate Quinn Ewers, who reclassified and enrolled early with the Buckeyes this past spring. Alongside the Buckeyes and the Rebels, Brown was also heavily considering the University of Texas as a destination and had offers from Arizona State, Arizona, USC, Michigan State, and Notre Dame. Texas Longhorns coaches Steve Sarkisian, AJ Milwee and Terry Joseph will reportedly be making their way to Louisiana on Thursday to visit with the Longhorns top target in the 2023 class, Isidore Newman (New Orleans, LA) quarterback Arch Manning. LSU's Jake Peetz and Ole Miss offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby will also travel to meet Manning on Wednesday. This will be the second time that Sarkisian has visited Manning in New Orleans after Sark took a visit to Isidore Newman for one of Manning's games in October. The Longhorns have long been thought to be in a good position with Manning, with Texas and Georgia reportedly the two favorites for his per Brooks Austin of Dawgs daily. One of the reasons for that good position is Milwee, who serves as the Longhorns quarterbacks coach, and has an excellent relationship with Manning. Manning will not make a decision until next spring at the earliest, in a process that could very well last into the Summer. Since the departure of Lincoln Riley, the Sooners have had many decommits and transfers leave the program. One of those commits, Xavion Brice, met with Texas special teams coach Jeff Banks on Tuesday afternoon. Brice scored 12 touchdowns and three interceptions during his senior year at Seguin High School (Arlington, TX). Texas has lost multiple verbal commitments of late, but could it bounce back with a flip of its own? Several UT pledges have been hinting at a flip since the weekend and a top target spent time connecting with Maalik Murphy, Justice Finkley and other future Longhorns early Monday morning. Kobie McKinzie had been committed to Oklahoma for nearly two years before issuing a decommitment late Sunday night as the Lincoln Riley to USC news became official. A Lubbock (Texas) Lubbock-Cooper standout linebacker, McKinzie was once committed to local Texas Tech as a young high school player. The senior, listed at 6'3", 225 pounds, initially picked Texas over double-digit options back in August. Texas now stands at 20 football commitments in the class of 2022 cycle. Alabama raided Texas in the 2021 recruiting cycle, signing seven from the Lone Star State. Jamarion Miller, the Tyler (Texas) Legacy running back who had been committed to Texas football since June, flipped his pledge to the Crimson Tide. Miller took an official visit to Tuscaloosa in October and announced his decision to leave the Longhorn recruiting class was final. Texas now sits with just one running back on board in the class of 2022 in SI99 recruit Jaydon Blue. Texas Longhorns 2022 quarterback target Devin Brown has de-committed from USC, just one week before the end of the 2022 season, and less than one month from the early signing period. Brown visited the 40 Acres for the Longhorns 57-56 loss to Kansas and has been a major emphasis for the Longhorns despite the presence of Maalik Murphy on the commitment list. Evan Stewart, from a perception standpoint, may be the most important recruit in the country for Texas football. The in-state wide receiver, who is also a track star, was once committed to the program and has frequented campus since decommitting. Stewart told 247Sports he may need more time to make a final decision. There is no timetable for a final decision relative to the Early Signing Period opening December 15. Could a delay in this recruitment be good or bad news for UT? Despite the loss to Kansas, the recruiting visitor weekend was huge at Texas for the overtime game, and more information continues to come out following the trips for many of the top names in attendance. There is no doubt the offensive line is where some of the top targets remain for Steve Sarkisian and company, and at least from a social media perspective, the time Kam Dewberry spent in Austin went over well. The massive linema has been active in the week gone by, including interactions with UT coaches and assistants, before providing a look at his photo shoot on Friday. The Humble (Texas) Atascocita offensive lineman is one of the best in the country, ranking as its No. The weekend in Austin was his final official visit, he reports. Early National Signing Day is December 15, the first day recruits can sign a National Letter of Intent. Some poked fun at a video recorded by SI99 linebacker Harold Perkins laughing at the Texas vs. After the visit, Perkins told On3 that he wasn't tied to the current success of the program on Saturdays. The Cypress (Texas) Cy Park star, ranked as the nation's No. Texas A&M and LSU are viewed as the primary competition for Perkins, who appears to be in no rush to make a final decision. The Texas Longhorns are in desperate need of offensive line help in the upcoming 2022 recruiting class, and on Monday, one of their top targets, Malik Agbo announced the plans for his decision. The Todd Beamer (Federal Way, WA) offensive tackle not only confirmed his decision plans, however but also confirmed the Longhorns amongst his finalists. Agbo was in Auburn visiting the Auburn Tigers this past weekend. In the class of 2022 alone, within state lines, elite offensive linemen Devon Campbell, Kam Dewberry, and Cameron Williams will each be among the visitors at the 40 Acres. Williams is a longtime Oregon football commitment, but he has been considering a few other programs along the way. Any combination of Longhorn signees from the top remaining offensive line prospects within state lines would be big individual wins on the trail, but also address perhaps the biggest non-quarterback need in the college football recruiting class of 2022. One of the top tight-ends in the 2023 class Walker Lyons announced his top 11 schools on Thursday. 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. 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. 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. As a three-sport athlete, Hicks possesses unique quickness and physical dominance to establish success in the next level. Arch Manning will focus on his high school football team for the rest of 2021. "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. At this point it shouldn't surprise to see the family doing its due diligence before making the critical verbal commitment decision. "I think he's just really being mature about it," Stewart added. 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. 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? 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. The top offensive line prospect in the Lone Star State will soon see Austin. According to Nick Harris of 247Sports, Devon Campbell will visit Texas on an official basis in two weeks, when the Kansas Jayhawks are in town. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Want the latest in breaking news and insider information on the Longhorns? Sign up for the daily LonghornsCountry. Want to join in on the discussion? Click here to become a member of the Longhorns Country message board community today!
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