3 blue-chip 2023 commits Texas football could land in November

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In the next few weeks, Texas football recruiting is going to host quite a few important visitor weekends. Over the course of the two remaining home games during the regular season slate, it looks like Texas will be hosting at least a dozen key visitors among targets of the 2023, 2024, and 2025 recruiting classes.

What most of the Longhorns faithful that is interested in recruiting will be watching, though, is what happens with the remainder of the key 2023 targets.

Texas currently holds commitments from 21 recruits in the 2023 class as of the morning of Nov. 3. And it looks like there could be at least two or three more commitments added to the Longhorns 2023 class before signing day.

By the looks of it, Texas could add at least a couple of commits to the 2023 class before the end of this month. That number will also be a lot more likely if Texas has a good month on the field in November.

Top 2023 targets that could commit to Texas football in November

With that in mind, here’s a look at three blue-chip 2023 commits that the Longhorns could land in November.

Jelani McDonald, ATH

A recent riser up the big board for the Longhorns 2023 class is the newly de-committed four-star Waco Connally athlete Jelani McDonald. Last week, McDonald de-committed from the Oklahoma State Cowboys, which came shortly after he was offered by and visited Texas unofficially.

McDonald visited Texas on Oct. 15 for the Longhorns-Iowa State Cyclones game in Austin. By the looks of it, McDonald had a good visit to Austin for that game weekend, and that likely was one of the factors that caused him to re-open his recruitment.

If Texas keeps its foot on the gas in the recruitment of McDonald, I have no doubt that he could be one of the new additions to the 2023 class a few weeks ahead of signing day.

But Texas is going to have to fend off some competition in the race to ultimately land McDonald’s commitment and get him locked in on signing day. Oklahoma State is still going to remain in the running for McDonald’s commitment, and the likes of the Ole Miss Rebels and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Oklahoma State and Texas are probably going to be the top two schools when it boils down for McDonald. If he makes a decision this month, and he is able to make an official visit to Austin that makes the right impression, Texas could win this one out.