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

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Tyanthony Smith, LB

There’s an obvious reason why all of the recruits on this list that were impressed by what they saw on the field from the Longhorns against the Horned Frogs this week are defensive prospects. Texas’ defense definitely did its job to get this team over the hump against the Frogs. The offense just had its worst outing of the season.

And another one of the priority defensive recruits for the Longhorns, this time in the 2024 class, that seemingly was impressed by the efforts on this side of the ball coming out of the weekend is the highly touted four-star Jasper (TX) linebacker Tyanthony Smith.

Smith made another return trip to DKR to see a Texas game over the weekend. After the conclusion of this game, he said that the “defense is what he enjoyed the most” and that there’s “nothing like a defensive game”.

It sounds like the Texas defense made quite the impression on Smith in this game. If this unit can finish out the season strong, Texas will be sitting in a really good spot with the in-state 2024 linebacker heading into the offseason.

Braylon Conley, S

Another blue-chip 2024 recruit that was impressed with the effort and performance of the Texas defense against the high-powered TCU offense last weekend is the touted four-star Humble Atascocita safety Braylon Conley.

Conley was on campus for a game at DKR for the second time in as many months. And from what we’re hearing coming out of the weekend, it looks as if Conley had a solid visit and left the Forty Acres with a good impression of the Texas defense.

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Following the conclusion of his visit to Texas for the TCU game last weekend, Conley mentioned that he “enjoyed the atmosphere and the sellout crowd” and that the “defense balled out”. Conley essentially had nothing but good things to say about the play of the defense, which is a positive sign for Texas moving forward in this increasingly-important recruitment.