3 elite 5-Star recruits Texas football could land in September

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More focus was put on the recruiting trail for head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas football over the weekend as this team hosted head coach Nick Saban and the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at home on Sep. 10. Texas had a massive visitor list in store for the Alabama game, which included key targets of the 2023, 2024, and 2025 recruiting classes on campus.

Some of the visiting recruits over the weekend for Sark and the Longhorns staff are five-star offers of the next few recruiting classes.

That brings about the question of where the Longhorns sit in the eyes of some of the key visiting recruits from the Texas-Alabama game as the fallout and impressions come into place early this week. It will be interesting to see what comes of that important recruiting weekend, with Texas having so much positive energy in the air at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the Alabama game.

We will also continue to watch if Sark and the Longhorns staff can keep building momentum in the 2024 class and potentially land the first commit in the 2025 class in the near future.

5-Star recruits Texas football could be leading for in September

With that in mind, here’s a look at three elite five-star recruits that Texas could land in September.

Javien Toviano, CB

A target of the Longhorns 2023 class that the fans on the Forty Acres are continually watching is the five-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javien Toviano. It’s hard to find a defensive back target for the Longhorns 2023 class that remains uncommitted with a higher degree of priority and importance to this staff at this point of the cycle.

Texas hasn’t hosted Toviano for an unofficial visit since the spring. That must be the next step for special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks and cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph in the recruitment of Toviano.

New head coach Brian Kelly, cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples, and the LSU Tigers are clearly the hot school right now in the race to land a commitment from Toviano. LSU hosted Toviano on yet another unofficial visit to Baton Rouge for their win over the FCS Southern Jaguars on Sep. 10.

This was the second time that Toviano unofficially visited Baton Rouge to see Kelly and the Tigers since the end of July.

But the fact of the matter is that Toviano remains one of the most mysterious recruits to follow. I don’t believe that he has a firm frontrunner at this point. Other competing schools on the recruiting trail such as the Texas A&M Aggies, Oregon Ducks, Texas, etc., could still win the race to land a commitment from Toviano over LSU, despite the recent momentum coming out of Baton Rouge.

One of the schools that still looks to get an official visit on the books with Toviano is Texas. He has four official visits remaining. And if Texas can get one of those official visit slots locked in the near future with Toviano, that could be a big step for them to eventually seal the deal with their top remaining DB priority in the 2023 class.