Is a door opening for Texas with 5-Star WR Evan Stewart?

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Coming out of the first day of the Early Signing Period, the 2022 Texas football recruiting class is looking really good. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian landed five commitments on the first signing day this week, highlighted by two key blue-chip prospects that are now a part of the 2022 class.

Sark and the Longhorns still have some key targets left on the board after the first signing day. And it appears that the coaching staff is going to continue to push with the elite five-star Frisco-Liberty wide receiver and Texas A&M Aggies commit Evan Stewart until his signed National Letter of Intent officially comes through.

A former Texas pledge, Stewart gave his commitment to the Aggies a few weeks ago. While this was a big miss for the Longhorns, it looks like the coaching staff is still pushing for Stewart until he puts pen to paper. And considering the fact that he hasn’t signed with the Aggies as of yet, Texas is likely still pushing as hard as they can to flip him.

Texas football still working on 5-Star Evan Stewart since he has not signed yet with Texas A&M

While it doesn’t sound like there is much coming from the Stewart camp right now, this is definitely one to watch this week. I wouldn’t read too much into the reason why he hasn’t signed his LOI yet with Texas A&M, but this does serve as an opportunity for Texas to continue to stay in contact with him.

What I am sure of is that all of the momentum that the Longhorns have generated on the recruiting trail of late for the 2022 class would’ve at least caught Stewart’s eye. How much of a consideration that will be for him to even think about flipping his commitment from Texas A&M to Texas is all speculation right now. But the success for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail of late should do nothing but help them with elite prospects such as Stewart.

All in all, the longer that Stewart remains unsigned with the Aggies, the more opportunities Texas will have to make their pitch to him. I don’t know when he is planning on signing, but the longer it drags out the longer you figure it would favor other programs trying to pitch him to flip from Texas A&M.

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Texas currently has two wide receivers committed in the 2022 class in four-star Spearman (TX) product Brenen Thompson and three-star Grand Prairie product Savion Red. It is likely that the Longhorns are going to try to bring in at least one more wideout in this 2022 class.