This coming weekend will see second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff host more than a dozen important targets of the 2023 Texas football recruiting class just a week after one of the biggest visit weekends of the year. Texas had a multitude of important official visitors on campus last weekend, namely the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning.
A big stretch of official visit weekends for the Longhorns this summer will largely conclude this coming weekend. But there will still be some very important visitors of note this coming weekend among established and emerging targets of the Longhorns 2023 class.
One of the more intriguing groups of visitors that will be on campus this weekend includes a couple of commits for other Big 12 schools. Texas is clearly looking at trying to flip some committed recruits of Big 12 rival schools this summer.
Commits for other Big 12 schools visiting Texas football in June
And it’s worth taking a deeper look at where Texas stands with the recruits they’re hosting this month that are currently committed to schools among their conference foes. With that in mind, here’s a look at three Big 12 commits worth watching that Texas is hosting this month.
Jaren Woods, DL
We’re starting off the list with a visitor that the Longhorns hosted a couple of weeks ago that has since committed to another Big 12 school. New Baylor Bears commit and three-star La Grange defensive lineman Jaren Woods was on campus with the Longhorns in Austin back on June 10. But that wound up being an unofficial visit, which was his second since spring ball.
Woods seemingly really hit it off with head coach Dave Aranda, defensive line coach Dennis Johnson and Baylor during his official visit to Waco last weekend. Since Woods ended up committing to Baylor roughly 24 hours after the conclusion of his official visit to Baylor, it looks like he largely fell off the Longhorns’ radar since June 10.
There might not be that much interest in the first place between Woods and the Longhorns. Defensive line is likely going to wind up being tight for numbers, making it tough to see a spot for Woods in the mix.
Nonetheless, though, Woods is probably out of the picture for Texas for now. We’ll see how this one plays out heading into the fall. But unless the Longhorns need to add numbers along the defensive line this fall, I would expect defensive line coach Bo Davis and this staff to look elsewhere.
Texas doesn’t have many true three-technique defensive linemen visiting for the rest of June. But Texas did have some big names on campus last weekend among top defensive line targets including four-stars Hunter Osborne and Sydir Mitchell.