Ex-Texas football commit Jonah Wilson tabbed as possible A&M target

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The wide receiver recruiting is one of the hottest topics on the trail right now for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the 2023 Texas football recruiting class. Not only did Texas recently miss out on a priority four-star wide receiver target to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the highly touted Longview product Jalen Hale, but the 2023 class also lost a commitment from the fast-rising four-star Spring Dekaney wide receiver Jonah Wilson.

New wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion, Sark, and the Longhorns missed out on the commitment of Hale to Alabama on Sep. 21. And then, wide receiver recruiting got even more tenuous in the 2023 class after Wilson announced his de-commitment from the Longhorns on social media on Oct. 1.

On a more positive note, it does look like Wilson returning to the Longhorns 2023 class is still very much a possibility. There is no clear favorite at the moment concerning the potential landing spot for Wilson just a couple of months ahead of the first signing day.

Yet, there is a recruiting reporter out there that thinks one legitimate possibility for Wilson to get back in communication with this fall is the Texas A&M Aggies. Tim Verghese of On3 and the Aggie Scoop tweeted out following the de-commitment of Wilson from Texas’ 2023 class on the afternoon of Oct. 1 that he is “perhaps a prospect Texas A&M circles back on”.

Recent Texas football de-commit Jonah Wilson noted as a potential Texas A&M target

It looked like Verghese was high on the idea of the Aggies picking up communication with Wilson again given their struggles recruiting at the wide receiver position in the 2023 class. And according to a report from Verghese of Aggie Scoop/On3 (paid content), Texas A&M is “keeping an eye on” Wilson along with a few other in-state skill position recruits this fall.

Texas A&M already offered Wilson back on Jan. 27, 2021. The Aggies were after Wilson for a good while now. In fact, Texas A&M was one of Wilson’s first offers, so this could be something to watch moving forward.

If Texas A&M is serious about recruiting Wilson this fall, the next step for them will likely be getting Wilson on campus for a visit during a big game weekend. Wilson has yet to take an unofficial or official visit to College Station to see Texas A&M since he was offered more than 18 months ago.

Yet, I will say that Texas A&M doesn’t have much of any momentum on the recruiting trail right now in the 2023 class. That is definitely the case for the Aggies’ recruiting at the wide receiver position thanks to the offensive struggles that the team faced early this season.

Moreover, if Wilson is still a wide receiver target that is high up on the big board for the Longhorns 2023 class, any developments concerning rival schools on the recruiting trail trying to pursue him will be something to watch. I will say, though, that the manner in which Wilson de-committed from Texas didn’t seem to rub off on the coaching staff very well.

He de-committed from Texas right before the game last weekend against the West Virginia Mountaineers. And it really felt like this de-commitment came out of the blue at a weird time just a couple of weeks after Sark and Marion visited Wilson to watch a game of his at Spring Dekaney.

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A couple of other wide receiver targets to watch for the Longhorns in the 2023 class this fall are the highly touted four-star Louisville Cardinals commit and St. John Bosco product DeAndre Moore, and four-star LSU Tigers commit/Lovejoy wideout Kyle Parker.