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

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Deion DeBlanc, WR/ATH

One of the most important 2025 recruits to watch early on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns is the touted Aldine Eisenhower (TX) wide receiver/athlete Deion DeBlanc. Texas has yet to officially extend a scholarship offer to DeBlanc, but he is certainly on the radar of Sark and new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion in the Longhorns 2025 class.

Following this unofficial visit to Austin for the Texas-West Virginia game, DeBlanc said that “it was great” and the “coaches and recruiters treated me so well there”.

It’s good to hear that DeBlanc is starting to form a good relationship with this staff early on in his recruitment. DeBlanc also mentioned that the “offense looked really explosive” and that he “just loved it” at DKR for this game.

Kelden Ryan, QB

Among the more active recruits on social media this weekend was the rising 2025 Keller Central (TX) quarterback Kelden Ryan. The 6-foot-1 and 195-pound Ryan is one of the hotter commodities among the in-state quarterbacks for the 2025 recruiting cycle.

And this was important for Texas to get Ryan on campus for his first unofficial visit to Austin for a game weekend. Ryan did visit Texas unofficially during the summer, specifically on June 17. Getting him back to campus again this fall is an important step in the right direction with a quarterback recruit that already holds a dozen offers.

Coming out of this game, Ryan said that “the energy in DKR was really special” and that “it was funny how the crowd went crazy when they announced the A&M and Oklahoma scores”.

It also sounds like Ryan was impressed by what he saw from the Texas offense in a solid performance against West Virginia’s defense.