5 key recruits impressed by Texas football’s win over West Virginia

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Steve Sarkisian, Texas football
Steve Sarkisian, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas football notched a nice win at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 1 to get the first win of the Big 12 slate, which came over head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian got the win over West Virginia in Austin this weekend by the final score of 38-20.

This win over West Virginia looked much better for Sark and the Longhorns compared to what we saw out of this team last weekend in the tough upset overtime loss on the road at the hands of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Texas responded the exact way it needed to. This 18-point win over the Mountaineers saw some solid contributions on each side of the ball for the Longhorns.

The impact that this win over West Virginia has on the Longhorns is something that can extend to the recruiting trail. Texas didn’t have a huge recruiting weekend by any means for the West Virginia game on Oct. 1, but that doesn’t mean that this win won’t help the momentum on the trail in the next few classes.

Texas football has some key recruits/visitors impressed by the win over West Virginia

With that in mind, here’s a look at five key Texas recruits impressed by the win over West Virginia in Week 5.

Taz Williams Jr., WR

One of the notable visitors in attendance for the Longhorns this weekend among key recruits for the next few classes was the rising 2025 5-foot-11 and 170-pound Red Oak wide receiver Taz Williams Jr. This was the first unofficial visit that Williams took to Austin to see a game live at DKR.

And the early returns on this visit sound tremendous for Williams and his camp. According to the postgame recruit reactions from Inside Texas this weekend (paid content), Williams “loved it” at DKR for the West Virginia game.

Williams also mentioned that he “loved the way that everyone played hard for four quarters”. Most notably, he stated that he sees a “fit” for himself at Texas.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to see Texas extend an offer to Williams in the near future. He is one of the more impressive wide receiver talents that Texas is looking into for the 2025 class early on.

Williams already holds offers from the Texas A&M Aggies, Texas Tech, Penn State Nittany Lions, Ole Miss Rebels, and Arizona Wildcats. He’s also already taken unofficial visits to see the Baylor Bears and Oklahoma Sooners this fall.

This recruitment of the talented in-state wideout Williams will be an interesting one to watch coming out of this unofficial visit to Austin this weekend for the Longhorns in the 2025 class.