3 Texas A&M commits Texas football can flip this fall

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As Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian tries to round out this cycle on a high note, work is still being done by this staff on the trail to build up the 2023 recruiting class ahead of signing day. Texas has a solid 2023 recruiting class built up since the summer.

Sark and the Longhorns staff currently have 21 commits in the 2023 class as of Oct. 13. According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2023 Texas recruiting class ranks at No. 5 in the nation, and second in the Big 12 behind the Oklahoma Sooners.

But it looks like the Longhorns are primed to have a solid finish with the 2023 class a couple of months ahead of the Early Signing Period. I would anticipate that Texas at least gets a few more commits in the 2023 class before this cycle officially concludes.

And we could see Texas take advantage of some of the misfortunate this fall from rivals on the recruiting trail such as Oklahoma and the Texas A&M Aggies. Both Oklahoma and Texas A&M have a significant level of problems to work through on the field for the rest of the fall.

With that in mind, here’s a look at three Texas A&M commits that the Longhorns could still flip before signing day.

Jayvon Thomas, CB

A potential flip target that emerged for the Longhorns a couple of months ago was the blue-chip Texas A&M commit and highly touted South Oak Cliff cornerback Jayvon Thomas.

There hasn’t been as much buzz between Texas and Thomas as there seemingly was in early September. In late August and early September, Texas started to pick up communication again with Thomas and the thought of a visit during a game weekend looked very plausible.

I still wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Texas being able to get Thomas on the books for a visit ahead of the Early Signing Period in December if this staff keeps pushing for him. And who knows, if Texas keeps winning while Texas A&M keeps getting mixed results on the field, I feel like anything could happen in this recruitment.

I do believe that four-star Arlington-Martin cornerback Javier Toviano remains the top DB recruit on the board for the Longhorns 2023 class this fall. But there are still other DBs that Texas’ staff can keep in contact with this fall if things don’t end up working out with the Longhorns and Toviano such as Thomas and four-star Red Oak safety Warren Roberson.