2 OU commits Texas football could flip with a win in Red River

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The matchup this weekend between Texas football and the Oklahoma Sooners in the annual Red River Rivalry game could be something that impacts both programs on the recruiting trail for the 2023 and 2024 classes. But I do believe that this edition of the Red River Rivalry game has more of an impact on Texas than it will Oklahoma.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns head into Red River as the favorite, largely thanks to how banged up the Sooners are coming out of last weekend. New head coach Brent Venables and the Sooners don’t come into Red River with much of any momentum after dropping their first two games in Big 12 play.

Thus, Oklahoma has more ground to make up on the recruiting trail. Given that, I think various recruits are going to expect more out of Texas in this game than they will Oklahoma. Texas could also benefit greatly on the recruiting trail in the 2023 and 2024 classes with a solid performance against OU on Oct. 8.

OU commits Texas football could try and flip by winning Red River in Week 6

Some of the key recruits that will be paying attention to this game through both the Texas and Oklahoma lens are current Sooner commits in their 2023 class. Texas is going to likely fight for the next couple of months with at least a handful of the current OU commits.

With that in mind, here’s a look at two OU commits that the Longhorns could get closer to flipping with a win in Red River this weekend.