10 key recruits impressed by Texas football’s dominant win over OU

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A massive win for Texas football saw head coach Steve Sarkisian’s team down the Oklahoma Sooners and new head coach Brent Venables at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas by the final score of 49-0. Not only was this the worst shutout loss in Oklahoma program history, but it also was the largest margin of victory in the history of the Red River Rivalry game for Texas.

Sark and the Longhorns dominated the Sooners end-to-end in this game. Texas won every single quarter by at least one touchdown. The fan base on the Forty Acres has to feel good about the way this program is trending at the moment.

Texas can see the implications of this win over Oklahoma take effect both on the field and on the recruiting trail for the remainder of the season. We should see this solid performance on the field in Red River translate well on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns.

There were multiple key recruits for the Longhorns in the 2023 and 2024 classes that were in attendance for Red River this weekend. This performance likely did nothing but help Texas in regard to its shot with some of these top recruits that were visiting the Cotton Bowl this weekend.

 Priority recruit reactions to Texas football’s massacre of Oklahoma in Red River

Here’s a look at 10 key recruits for the Longhorns that were impressed by the dominant win over Oklahoma.

Malik Muhammad, CB

The first recruit up on this list is the five-star South Oak Cliff cornerback and 2023 Texas commit Malik Muhammad. The postgame recruit reactions from Justin Wells of Inside Texas (paid content) noted that Muhammad was very excited about what Texas has in the mix with redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers.

Muhammad reportedly said that “we have that guy” mentioning “Quinn” specifically.

In the last few weeks, Texas was working on keeping Muhammad’s interests focused on the Forty Acres after it looked like he was going to be taking official visits potentially to see the Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Aggies. But Muhammad wound up canceling his official visit to Tuscaloosa for this weekend a few days ago.

At the moment, I feel about as good as I have in a couple of months in terms of the status of Muhammad’s commitment to Texas.

Jordon Johnson-Rubell, S

A priority 2024 defensive back recruit for the Longhorns is the touted four-star IMG Academy safety Jordon Johnson-Rubell. The top-100 rated 2024 high school recruit is someone that the Texas staff is keen on this fall. Texas has made it known how important Johnson-Rubell is to the foundation of the 2024 class of late.

Since the summer, Johnson-Rubell was on campus twice for a pair of unofficial visits. He was in attendance for Texas’ win over the UTSA Roadrunners on Sep. 17 and he had another unofficial visit to Austin during the summer.

Johnson-Rubell reportedly said following this game that this was “an excellent game for Texas” and that the “offense and defense both played lights out”.