5 key Texas football recruits impressed by the July BBQ

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Jordan Matthews, CB

One of the most important visiting recruits for any Longhorns prospects this week was the touted four-star Woodlawn (LA) cornerback Jordan Matthews. In terms of making an immediate impact on recruits closing in on decisions, there wasn’t really a more urgent priority on campus this week either than Matthews.

Texas continues to make Matthews one of the top priorities heading into the fall among the remaining uncommitted targets of the 2023 class. Despite landing commitments from the likes of the elite five-star Westgate (LA) safety Derek Williams, five-star South Oak Cliff cornerback Malik Muhammad, and four-star Arlington-Seguin safety Jamel Johnson in the 2023 class, Texas is still making Matthews a priority target.

By all accounts, it sounds like Matthews had a great time visiting Austin for the July BBQ this week. It even sounds like this visit to Austin could’ve had such a big impact on Matthews and his camp that he might consider moving up his decision timeline heading into the fall.

It still looks like Matthews is planning on officially visiting Texas and the Alabama Crimson Tide this fall. Tennessee is also still generating some buzz with Matthews on the recruiting trail of late.

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At this point, Matthews is reportedly looking at making a decision before his senior season begins at Woodlawn High School. If he winds up 5 key recruits impressed by Texas July BBQ, then it likely benefits Texas the most with Matthews.

And if Texas can seal the deal with Matthews in the near future, that would leave just the five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano among the defensive back priorities in the Longhorns 2023 class.