3 2023 WR recruits Texas football can flip from other schools

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Heading into the fall, it looked like head coach Steve Sarkisian and new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion were set at wideout in the 2023 Texas football recruiting class. But missing out on the highly touted four-star Longview wide receiver target Jalen Hale to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sep. 21 is definitely something that hurt on the recruiting trail.

Landing a commitment from Hale would’ve rounded out the wide receiver recruiting in the 2023 class for Sark, Marion, and the Longhorns. But Texas is now seeking out who the final piece to the puzzle will be in terms of wide receiver recruiting in the 2023 class after missing out on Hale this fall.

While missing out on Hale does hurt, the Longhorns do still have a good group of wide receiver commits in the 2023 class at the moment. And there is more good news in the fact that there are plenty of solid options out there that remain for the Longhorns 2023 class to round out at the wide receiver position.

Priority receivers for Texas football currently committed to other schools

With that in mind, here’s a look at three 2023 wide receivers that the Longhorns could flip this fall.

Kyle Parker

A target that was on the radar of Marion for a good while now is the four-star LSU Tigers commit and Lovejoy wide receiver Kyle Parker. An early evaluation that wound up being a good find for Marion, Parker is off to an electric start to his senior season of high school football.

The speedy 5-foot-11 and 180-pound playmaker looks like a good fit for what both Marion and Sark look for out of a versatile slot wide receiver that brings some real after-burners to the table.

There was a point in time when it looked like Parker could be a lock for Texas if Marion and the Longhorns had a clear spot open for him in the 2023 class. Yet, that time never really came last offseason when Parker had a spot open in the 2023 class.

That hasn’t stopped the communication from taking place between the Texas staff and Parker, though. It appears that Marion and the Longhorns are still pushing for Parker in case his interests shift away from LSU this fall.