3 July visitors that Arch Manning can help Texas football land

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On the final weekend of the month of July, head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff will host a plethora of top Texas football recruiting classes for the 2023 cycle and beyond. Texas will be hosting key targets of the 2023, 2024, and 2025 recruiting classes during the July BBQ on the final weekend of the month.

One of the visitors that was recently added to the list for the Longhorns is the biggest commit in the 2023 class and the elite five-star Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning. Texas got Arch on the books for a visit for the July BBQ to help generate some buzz on campus and keep this wave of momentum going on the recruiting trail specifically for the 2023 and 2024 classes.

Texas can keep this wave of momentum going on the recruiting trail if this July BBQ visit weekend goes well. And that could even lead to some of this momentum spilling over to the 2024 class.

Texas got off to a good start in the 2024 class, but the results have slowed of late as the coaching staff focused most of their time and resources on building the 2023 class around Arch this summer.

Top recruits that Arch Manning could help Texas football with during the July BBQ

Here’s a look at 3 visitors for the Texas July BBQ weekend that Arch could help land.

Dealyn Evans, DE/TE

Among the newer targets to watch this summer for the Longhorns 2024 class is the rising four-star Pine Tree (TX) defensive lineman/tight end Dealyn Evans. Texas is the most recent school to send Evans a scholarship offer, which specifically came his way on June 10.

But it looks like this Texas offer made nearly an immediate impression on Evans. He received this Texas offer during an unofficial visit to Austin back on the weekend of June 10. And he even made it back to campus for another unofficial visit with the Longhorns on the weekend of June 24.

This will essentially mean that Evans will have visited Texas unofficially three times in the span of less than two months.

That’s a really good start for Sark and the Longhorns staff in this key recruitment for the 2024 class.

Moreover, depending on which position Evans winds up playing at the next level, he could create a good connection with Arch during the stretch run of the summer months. Even if Evans plays at tight end in college, it’s hard to find a reason why Arch wouldn’t be trying to recruit him to Austin.

In terms of what the 6-foot-4 and 260-pound in-state athlete Evans brings to the table coming out of Pine Tree High School in Longview, he’s got a special combination of agility and strength that could make him a big-time playmaker along the defensive front. He could be a great foundational piece along the defensive line in the Longhorns 2024 class, if he does eventually wind up committing to Texas.