Predicting Texas football’s next 2023 commit after flipping Billy Walton

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Malik Muhammad, CB

After Texas landed a commitment from Walton on June 28, a lot of attention is now turning to what the Longhorns can do with the elite five-star South Oak Cliff cornerback and Billy’s teammate Malik Muhammad. Texas was already in a good position with Muhammad before landing a commitment from his teammate and cousin, Walton.

Yet, Texas now having Walton in the 2023 class will do nothing but help this staff’s case in the race to land a commitment from Muhammad.

The decision timeline for Muhammad will definitely be something to watch in the next few weeks. Muhammad is set to officially visit the Texas A&M Aggies on July 29, which is the last of the visits currently scheduled for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex native defensive back. Texas A&M is definitely the biggest competition here for Texas in the recruitment of Muhammad.

Texas just hosted Muhammad for an official visit a couple of weekends ago. And that official visit looks to have really made a mark with Muhammad and his camp. In fact, Texas might’ve made a big enough move to become the leader in this recruitment ahead of Muhammad’s official visit to Texas A&M next month.

If Muhammad does decide to move up his decision timeline to even before the official visit with the Aggies next month, that obviously benefits Texas. But we’re likely to see Muhammad still take this official to Texas A&M. Special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks, Joseph, and the Longhorns will have to continue to strengthen this relationship with Muhammad to keep possibly setting the pace through the end of next month.