Gauging 3 elite recruits Texas football could land in July

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Derion Gullette, EDGE

The highest priority edge rusher at this point of the 2023 recruiting cycle for the Longhorns could very well be the highly touted four-star Marlin (and soon-to-be Teague High School) edge rusher Derion Gullette. Texas has made it known how much they want Gullette in this 2023 class, which really came to the forefront since his official visit to Austin late last month.

If there is one blue-chip recruit for the Longhorns 2023 class on this list that I firmly believe could land in the mix in the next couple of weeks, it is Gullette. Texas has continued to make Gullette a top priority among recruits along the defensive front for this 2023 class for the entirety of the offseason.

Texas’ recruitment of Gullette goes back well before the start of this offseason, though.

It appears that the main competition down the stretch in this recruitment for the Longhorns will be the rivals Oklahoma and Texas A&M. It looks as if Gullette could visit Texas A&M before the end of this month. Granted, it would be good to see Gullette go without taking any other visits this summer if you’re looking at this from a Texas perspective.

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Texas A&M has the ability to still make a run for Gullette this month. If he sets a visit to College Station for the final weekend of July, that could create a new hurdle for the Longhorns.

All in all, we’re likely going to know a lot about the status of Gullette’s decision timeline in the next seven or 10 days. Texas sits in a great spot for Gullette right now, and there is the potential for this staff to close this recruitment down in the very near future.