The recent firing of the now-former USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton is something that could impact the 2022 Texas football recruiting class. Thanks to the west coast connections that new Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian on his staff, this program could try and target some key USC commits to to flip to their 2022 recruiting class. That could even be something that extends to the 2023 class.
Sark and the Longhorns have a good thing going in the 2022 class, with 21 commits currently. That includes 14 blue-chip commits in the 2022 class. But the Longhorns have yet to land the first commit in the 2023 class at this point in time.
Firing of Clay Helton at USC could open the door for Texas football HC Steve Sarkisian in the 2022 class
Prior to his departure earlier this week, Helton had 10 commits in the Trojans 2022 class. USC doesn’t have any decommitments announced either in the last couple of days since the rumblings of this news first started to come about. That is pretty surprising that no one has decommitted in the midst of a big in-season head coach firing.
Yet, this can still be something that Sark and the Longhorns try to push for to help round out the 2022 class. Since USC doesn’t have any commits in the 2023 class yet, there’s nothing to really target in terms of commitments to flip this fall.
Texas can try to look into the 10 commits that remain in the mix for the 2022 class. And there are some interesting targets for the Longhorns to try to flip. Here’s a look into three prospects to watch in particular for the Longhorns.