Predicting Texas football’s next 2023 commit after Cedric Baxter Jr.

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Jordan Matthews, CB

The next decision date to watch at this point of the offseason among top targets of the Longhorns 2023 class comes with the touted four-star Woodlawn (LA) cornerback Jordan Matthews. Texas has done well of late in the recruitment of Matthews, serving as an indicator of just how much success this staff is finding in SEC recruiting country this cycle.

The read on Matthews right now indicates that he is still a pretty strong Texas lean. There are some sizable efforts of land from the Tennessee Volunteers to make a late push in the race to land a commitment from Matthews. But it’s hard to see Tennessee making a big enough move in the next few days to move the needle in a significant way with Matthews and his camp.

Most leading indicators from the major recruiting services are also pointing to Texas landing Matthews’ commitment come Aug. 15. And this is largely thanks to the relationship built by Texas cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph. The Longhorns have a real ace recruiter in the state of Louisiana in the CB coach Joseph.

He got in pretty early with Matthews and his camp, and that bond is now looking like it will soon pay dividends in a big way for the Longhorns 2023 class.

Landing a commitment from Matthews could get the Longhorns staff one step closer to rounding out defensive back recruiting in the 2023 class. If Texas can seal the deal with Matthews next week, that would essentially leave five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano as the lone priority DB recruit left on the board for the 2023 class.