While there is a bit of a lag in the news cycle on the recruiting trail right now for the Texas football program post-spring camp, that won’t last all that long. The highly anticipated summer visit season is just around the corner for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff. And that is likely to deliver one of the busiest points of the calendar year on the recruiting trail for Texas.
The main goal for Sark and the Longhorns staff this summer on the recruiting trail will be continuing to build the foundation of the 2023 class in the manner they planned dating back to last summer. And the focal point of the 2023 class this summer, without a doubt, is going to be the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning.
Texas has a clear-cut top target for any recruiting class heading into the summer months in the extremely highly touted Louisiana native Manning.
And it’s starting to look like Texas is setting the pace in the race to land a commitment from Arch post-spring camp. Texas definitely doesn’t have this recruitment locked up yet, but they are definitely taking steps in the right direction with Manning and his camp.
But Arch isn’t the only quarterback that will be on the Longhorns’ radar this summer between targets at the position for the 2023 and 2024 classes. Sark and the Longhorns staff will still be scouting out some top quarterback targets for the 2024 class this summer.
Among the top targets at the quarterback position in the 2024 class for the Longhorns this summer will be another five-star recruit and Carlsbad (CA) product Julian Sayin. Texas appears to currently be in a group of top schools in the recruitment of Sayin early on. Some of the other top schools for Sayin include the Florida Gators, Oregon Ducks, USC Trojans, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, UCLA Bruins, and Georgia Bulldogs, among a few others.
Texas has hosted a couple of unofficial visits with Sayin since last fall. And Texas will likely try to get him on campus again at some point during the summer. The same could be said for the fall.
How would 5-Star Arch Manning committing to Texas football impact 5-Star 2024 QB Julian Sayin?
Yet, Texas pursuing Manning and Sayin simultaneously this summer could mean the decision of one quarterback impacts the other in relation to the Longhorns’ position for both. It may seem obvious to some, but it’s definitely worth noting that whatever decision Manning makes will certainly impact Sayin.
Since both Texas and Georgia are in the mix among the top schools for both Sayin and Arch, whichever school the latter of those two picks will likely fall behind in the recruitment of the former. A recent report from Rivals confirms this inclination to expect that whatever decision Arch makes this summer (if that is in fact his decision timeline) will certainly impact that of Sayin.
Texas fans should be mindful of how Texas plans out their visit schedule among five-star quarterback targets of the next couple of recruiting classes for the summer. Sark and quarterbacks coach AJ Milwee are obviously going to prioritize landing Arch over Sayin. But if Texas starts to make Sayin more of a priority this summer, that could be an indication of how the recruitment of Arch is going for the Longhorns.
Manning will very likely be one of the major summer official visitors to watch for the Longhorns. It looks like he’s planning to take official visits with Georgia, Texas, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. An official visit from Manning to Texas next month would be his fourth in the last calendar year.