Breaking down 3 top Texas football recruits with fall decisions

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Javien Toviano, CB

Another top priority recruit for the Longhorns 2023 class is the elite five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano. Texas and cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph are going to continue to push on the gas with Toviano heading into the fall, especially with some of the recent events that transpired on the recruiting trail.

With the shocking news that came about this week that Texas missed on the touted four-star Woodlawn (LA) cornerback Jordan Matthews to the Tennessee Volunteers, landing Toviano’s commitment became paramount to this 2023 class.

Matthews being off the board also means that Toviano is about the lone defensive back priority remaining for the Longhorns 2023 class heading into the fall.

However, Toviano was the higher-priority target between him and Matthews from the get-go. Toviano’s potential presence in the Longhorns 2023 class could’ve also played a role in Matthews’ decision to pick Tennessee over Texas on Aug. 15. But that is mostly speculation at this point.

The fact of the matter for Texas in pursuit of a commitment from Toviano is that he is one of the most mysterious recruits you’ll find in this cycle. Toviano is likely going to keep his decision under wraps right up until when he’s ready to announce.

At the moment, it looks like Toviano is deciding between the likes of the LSU Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies, Oregon Ducks, and Texas. One or two schools could sip back into the picture here. But this appears to be a battle of two in-state schools against two out of state.

If Toviano decides to take his talents out of state, LSU is the hot school right now .But if he stays in-state, I would say Texas needs to show out on the field this fall to really make the right impression with Toviano and convince him that the Forty Acres is right for him.