Predicting Texas football’s next 2023 commit after Spencer Shannon

Colton Vasek, Texas Football
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Colton Vasek, Texas Football
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The most recent addition arrived for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the 2023 Texas football recruiting class this week in the three-star Mater Dei tight end Spencer Shannon on June 13. Adding a commitment from Shannon in the 2023 recruiting class brings Texas up to six recruits in the mix now.

This is the first commit at the tight end position, though, in the Longhorns 2023 class. Tight end could be a position group that is deep in the Longhorns 2023 class when it’s all said and done. After Sark, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Banks and the Longhorns didn’t take a single tight end commit in the 2022 class, it looked like this could come to fruition in the 2023 class.

And this could be the start of one of the deeper tight end classes in recent memory for the Longhorns.

Moreover, Texas landed this commitment from Shannon in the midst of a very busy visit season during the month of June. Shannon was one of the few official visitors among targets of the Longhorns 2023 class that apparently got the red carpet treatment on campus last weekend.

What’s next for Texas football in the 2023 class after landing 3-Star TE Spencer Shannon?

But this build-up could mean something big for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail this summer. With that in mind, here’s a look at who the next commit up could be in the Longhorns 2023 class after landing Shannon.

Will Randle, TE

As previously mentioned, there’s a good chance that the Longhorns have a very deep tight end class for the 2023 cycle. Shannon could be just the start of a group of two or three tight end commits in the Longhorns 2023 class.

One name to watch on the recruiting trail at the tight end position this summer will be the teammate of the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning and three-star tight end Will Randle.

Randle is set to officially visit Texas on June 17. This is the only official visit that Randle currently has on the books for this month. And given the momentum that Randle had with the Longhorns since the beginning of spring ball, it seems like the pieces of the puzzle are coming together for him to potentially land in the 2023 class in the near future.

For much of the offseason thus far, the favorite among tight end targets of the Longhorns 2023 class to actually give his commitment to Sark and Banks was Randle. And it is still expected that Texas is the favorite to win the race to land the commitment of Randle by the time the fall arrives.