Jordan Matthews, CB
A clear-cut top priority among the outstanding targets for the Longhorns 2023 class at this point of the offseason is the touted four-star Woodlawn (LA) cornerback Jordan Matthews. Despite Texas already holding commits from three defensive backs in the 2023 class at the moment, Matthews will remain a key recruit to watch for the Longhorns in the next few months.
Texas has caught fire of late on the recruiting trail pursuing defensive backs in the 2023 class. In the last few weeks alone, Texas has reeled in commitments from five-star defensive backs such as Westgate (LA) safety Derek Williams and South Oak Cliff cornerback Malik Muhammad.
And Texas is still heavily involved in the recruitment of the elite five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano heading into the fall.
While it may seem like numbers could soon be getting tight in the Longhorns 2023 class in the secondary, I would anticipate that this staff will continue to hold a spot open for Matthews. Cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph and the Longhorns have continued to make it known how much they want Matthews.
Next weekend will be the third time that Matthews has unofficially visited Texas in 2022. He also visited in January and April. And it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if Texas gets Matthews on the books in the near future for an official visit that could take place sometime early in the 2022 regular season.
It looks like the chief competition that Texas will face in the race to land a commitment from Matthews heading into the fall will be the LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Tennessee Volunteers.