Texas football working on a visit date for 5-Star LB Anthony Hill

Steve Sarkisian, Texas football
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The month of November promises to have plenty of twists and turns on the recruiting trail for Texas football. Texas is looking to round out the 2023 recruiting class on a high note ahead of the Early Signing Period in December, which means finding momentum on the trail in the next few weeks.

And one of the top remaining targets for head coach Steve Sarkisian, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks, and the Longhorns for the 2023 recruiting cycle is the elite five-star Denton Ryan linebacker Anthony Hill.

Hill is the top linebacker priority for the Longhorns 2023 class a couple of months ahead of the first signing day, despite being committed to the Texas A&M Aggies since late summer. Sark, Banks, and the Longhorns are continuing to push to flip the commitment of Hill this fall.

Moreover, it looks like the next step for the Texas staff in the pursuit of flipping Hill’s commitment is getting him back to Austin for an unofficial visit on a game weekend. And it sounds like Texas is making some progress in this regard of late.

According to a report from Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods on Oct. 26 (paid content), there is “a chance” that Hill could make the trip to the Forty Acres for an unofficial visit this fall. If he does make the trip to Austin before signing day, it would probably come next month during one of the games at DKR.

Texas football pushing to get 5-Star LB and Texas A&M commit Anthony Hill on a visit to Austin

The two remaining home games of the regular season for the Longhorns come on Nov. 12 against the TCU Horned Frogs and Nov. 25 (Black Friday) against the Baylor Bears.

This report also mentions there is nothing officially set up yet for Hill to visit Austin next month.

It’s worth noting that Suchomel says in this report that he believes there is essentially a little bit better than a coin flip’s chance that Hill makes the trip to Austin at the very least in the next few weeks. If that visit does come to fruition, and Texas closes the season out strong, that will help this staff’s cause as they continue to plug away at Hill’s commitment to Texas A&M.

Texas’ cause with Hill is also helped by the struggles that head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies are having on the field this season. Texas A&M has a losing record coming out of Week 8, and it looks like there is plenty of turbulence within that program at the moment.

The best that Texas can hope for is that this team has a solid run on the field in the next month and that Texas A&M continues to lose more games than it wins. That is the best Texas can do to make an impact on Hill and potentially get him to flip his commitment from the Aggies before, or on, signing day.

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Texas currently has commitments from 21 recruits in the 2023 class as of the morning of Oct. 28. There are two linebackers committed to the Longhorns 2023 class including four-star Kahuku (HI) product Liona Lefau and four-star Fort Worth North Crowley product S’Maje Burrell.