Breaking down Texas football’s 4 biggest official visitors vs. TCU

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DeAndre Moore Jr., Texas football
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DeAndre Moore Jr., WR

Wide receiver recruiting has come into focus down the stretch this fall, especially following the de-commitment of the rising four-star Spring Dekaney product Jonah Wilson. And one of the biggest remaining wide receiver targets on the board for the Longhorns at this point of the fall is the touted four-star Louisville Cardinals commit and St. John Bosco product DeAndre Moore Jr.

I would have to consider Moore one of the two most important remaining wide receiver targets for the Longhorns in the 2023 class.

Last weekend, Moore was in Athens for a visit to see the Georgia Bulldogs in what amounted to a double-digit win at home over the No. 1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers. And from what we’ve heard coming out of that visit to Athens last weekend, Moore is really high on Georgia and it left quite an impression on him.

Texas has some work to do here to stave off Georgia in the race to flip Moore’s commitment from Louisville.

Markis Deal, DL

Among the top remaining defensive line targets outstanding for the Longhorns is the highly touted four-star Garland Naaman Forest product Markis Deal. This blue-chip product hailing out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is down to what looks to be a few schools at the moment.

If I had to choose, it would be Texas, TCU, and Georgia that are the likely frontrunners for Deal. And that’s what makes this weekend such a big deal in Deal’s recruitment. With Texas and TCU potentially the two top schools in the race to land a commitment from Deal, this game could mean a lot when he’s ready to make his decision.