4 key recruits impressed by Texas football, despite loss to TCU

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Anthony Hill, LB

While it is unfortunate that Texas fell short at the hands of TCU over the weekend in the midst of hosting the elite five-star Denton Ryan linebacker Anthony Hill for an unofficial visit, it doesn’t sound like this trip went all that bad for him and his camp. In fact, it sounds like Hill actually had a good visit to Texas over the weekend.

You can thank the performance of the Texas defense as a major factor in terms of Hill and his family actually having a “great visit” to the Forty Acres for the TCU game.

This visit doesn’t sound like it locked anything up for Texas with the recent Texas A&M Aggies de-commit. Some other schools such as the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Oklahoma Sooners could get involved. Hill might take a couple more visits before making his final decision ahead of signing day next month.

For the time being, though, Texas should feel good about its standing with Hill, despite having a rocky performance on the field in Week 11.

Billy Walton, EDGE

The lone Texas commit on this list is one that had to like what he saw in terms of the play from the edge rushers in the loss to TCU. The underrated and productive three-star South Oak Cliff edge rusher/Texas commit Billy Walton has constantly stayed engaged with what the Longhorns are doing on the field this fall.

It seems like he is one of the most engaged and active Texas commits on social media throughout the season.

According to the postgame recruit reactions from Justin Wells of Inside Texas following the loss to TCU (paid content), Walton was mostly positive in the feedback he gave. He also put it well by saying that “the offense needs to get going” but that “defensively, we did great”.