4-Star 2024 Texas football target Freddie Dubose Jr. out for season

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More of a spotlight is being shed on some of the top targets for the 2024 Texas football recruiting class heading into the fall with the 2023 cycle starting to wrap up in the next few months. Texas’ 2024 class has a solid foundation in place, with two blue-chip commits as of Aug. 31.

But one of the key early targets for head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff in the Longhorns 2024 class unfortunately got some bad news on the injury front this week.

The highly touted four-star Schertz Smithson Valley wide receiver Freddie Dubose Jr. posted on social media on Aug. 30 that he tore his ACL. That will cause him to miss the rest of his junior season.

Dubose also said “god got me” and “bad things happen to the best of us”. He mentioned in this post “I’ll be back next year”.

2024 Texas football WR target Freddie Dubose Jr. set to miss the rest of the 2022 season with a torn ACL

There was also an exchange on Twitter between Dubose and four-star Texas A&M Aggies offensive tackle commit Colton Thomasson following the injury news. Thomasson showed his support for Dubose saying “coming back stronger than ever brother” and that “we gone get you that ring”.

Dubose then responded to Thomasson in a quote tweet essentially saying that they’re going to play together again at some point in the future.

If you read too far into this, it is interesting from the perspective that Thomasson is a Texas A&M commit. Texas A&M has gained a good bit of momentum in the race to land a commitment from Dubose since he visited for the Aggie pool party during the final weekend of July.

For the time being, though, we are hoping for a quick recovery for Dubose back to full health before his senior season in high school. He looked to be on track for a big junior season this fall after helping Smithson Valley to a close win in their opener on Aug. 27 over San Antonio Reagan, by the final score of 14-13.

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Texas looks to be one of the early schools finding traction with Dubose as he is one of the priority targets at the position for new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion and the Longhorns in the 2024 class. Dubose has visited Texas unofficially three times in 2022, with the latest coming on July 28.