Breaking down 3 biggest remaining 5-Star recruits for Texas football

Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports /
1 of 3
Texas Football
Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

The first few months of the offseason didn’t see much movement on the recruiting trail for the Texas football program, especially in the 2023 class. It took head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff until the summer to really get going on the recruiting trail for the 2023 class.

Yet, Sark and his staff are being rewarded quite nicely for their patience exhibited in building out the 2023 class this offseason. In the span of roughly three or four weeks, the Longhorns have gone from five commits in the 2023 class to 18 coming out of the July 4 holiday weekend.

Texas got the spark for this insane run on the recruiting trail of late in the 2023 class from the commitment of the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning back on June 23. Since landing Arch a couple of weeks ago, the Longhorns 2023 class has also reeled in five-star DeSoto wide receiver Johntay Cook and five-star Westgate (LA) safety Derek Williams.

In the last couple of weeks alone, the Longhorns have managed to rake in the most five-star 2023 commits of any school in the country. And Texas might not be done yet in the 2023 class as this train keeps on rolling for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.

Updating the status for Texas football with some of the top remaining 5-Star recruits

With that in mind, here’s a look at a breakdown of the status of three of the most important five-star recruits for the Longhorns 2023 class ahead of the fall.

Javien Toviano, CB

A defensive back target of the Longhorns 2023 class that you shouldn’t be forgetting about amidst this crazy run on the recruiting trail for this coaching staff is the five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano. Texas is clearly still making Toviano a top priority of the 2023 class, and it is starting to pay off more this summer than it was during the spring.

The recruitment of Toviano is one of the more inconsistent to follow of any of the top blue-chip defensive back targets of the Longhorns 2023 class in the last year or so. Toviano seems to consistently have his pecking order of top schools as a moving target.

But Texas clearly made up any potential ground they lost back in the spring with Toviano by landing a commitment from Arch a couple of weeks ago.

And it’s important to note that Texas will have a shot to continue this wave of momentum on the recruiting trail with Toviano in particular when he visits Austin for the July BBQ on the weekend of July 30. That will be the first time that Texas hosted Toviano for a visit since the spring.

It will also be the first visit that Toviano might take this summer since his official visit with the Michigan Wolverines concluded late last month. Since Michigan, along with the Texas A&M Aggies, are some of the top competitors on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns in the recruitment of Toviano this summer, this July visit will wind up being a key marker on the timeline of this top-tier DB.