A huge week for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff continued on into the weekend as the Texas football program kept rolling on the recruiting trail. This big week for Texas on the recruiting trail didn’t stop after landing the seismic commitment from the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning back on June 23.
Sark and the Longhorns staff kept rolling on the recruiting trail this weekend by landing the second blue-chip commit in the 2023 class in the last three days. Late in the afternoon of June 23, the Longhorns landed a commitment from the touted four-star Kahuku (HI) linebacker Liona Lefau.
Lefau gives the Longhorns the second blue-chip linebacker commit in the 2023 class. The other is the rising four-star North Crowley product S’Maje Burrell.
Moreover, it looks like Sark and the Longhorns staff could be on the verge of adding even more key recruits to the 2023 class if they can do some good work during this important official visit weekend. From what we’re hearing this weekend, Texas could be a long way from done in terms of adding to the 2023 class in the next few days.
What’s next for the 2023 Texas football recruiting class after landing 4-Star LB Liona Lefau?
With that in mind, here’s a look at a prediction of who the next commit could be in the Longhorns 2023 class after adding Lefau on June 25.
Jonah Wilson, WR
At the moment, the lone wide receiver commit in the Longhorns 2023 class is the speedy four-star Aldine Eisenhower (TX) product Ryan Niblett. At the time that Sark, new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion, and the Longhorns landed a commitment from Niblett, it came as a bit of a surprise.
Yet, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise at all at this point of the offseason if Texas were able to land a commitment from the sizable and talented four-star DeKaney wide receiver Jonah Wilson. Texas has set the pace of late in the recruitment of Wilson compared to other top schools such as the Houston Cougars, Texas A&M Aggies, and LSU Tigers, among a couple of others.
As soon as Texas landed a commitment from Arch back on June 23, the possibility of also hauling in Wilson seemingly skyrocketed.
At this point, the main question surrounding the pursuit of Wilson for the Longhorns is the numbers available at the wide receiver position in the 2023 class. If Wilson is a take for Sark, Marion, and the Longhorns in the 2023 class, I would expect him to be in the mix in the next couple of weeks.