Analyzing 5 biggest official visitors for Texas football this weekend

Derek Williams, Texas Football
Derek Williams, Texas Football /
1 of 5
Texas Football
Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Bethany Hocker-USA TODAY Sports /

This weekend promises to be one of the biggest couple days on the recruiting trail for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program throughout the entire offseason. After landing a massive commitment from the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning earlier this week, Texas will be looking to capitalize on a ton of momentum on the recruiting trail this weekend for the 2023 class.

Sark and the Longhorns staff are hosting more than a dozen official visitors this weekend among targets of the 2023 class. And Texas will be looking to really start bringing together the foundation of this 2023 class with some of the more important recruits that are visiting Austin this weekend.

Of the more than dozen official visitors on campus in Austin this weekend, a few of them are already committed to the Longhorns 2023 class. But there are some other key blue-chip official visitors on campus for the next couple of days that Sark and his staff are trying to make a move with and potentially even close in on some commitments.

The top official visitors to watch for Texas football during the final weekend of June

With that in mind, here’s a look at an analysis of the five biggest official visitors among targets of the Longhorns 2023 class on campus this weekend.

Connor Stroh, OT

One of the top priorities among the offensive linemen recruits visiting this weekend for offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood and the Longhorns is the three-star Frisco-Wakeland offensive tackle Connor Stroh. This is one of the offensive line targets for the Longhorns 2023 class that was on the radar of Flood and the Longhorns for at least the last calendar year.

Texas currently looks to be trending to land a commitment from Stroh based on a handful of analyst forecasts placed in the last few days. It is starting to look like Flood and the Longhorns are setting the pace once again in the race to land a commitment from Stroh.

For a good while there, it looked like the Texas A&M Aggies, Auburn Tigers, and Arkansas Razorbacks were starting to make up a lot of ground in the recruitment of Stroh among his top schools. But Sark, Flood, and the Longhorns were able to at least move the needle a little bit with Stroh and his camp by landing that gigantic commitment from Arch back on June 23.

It’s big for Texas to get the final official visit among the summer trips that Stroh currently has on the books. He’s already taken official visits with Texas A&M, Auburn, and Arkansas over the course of the last month or so.

This battle on the recruiting trail is likely going to boil down to Texas and Texas A&M when it’s all said and done. Texas is going to have a tough time getting this Texas A&M legacy away from head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies. But a bigger push from Flood and the Longhorns staff starting during Stroh’s official visit this weekend could be a good way to start locking down on this recruitment.