Texas football the ‘team to beat’ for 5-Star LB Anthony Hill

A top priority recruit that Texas football hosted for a critical visit last weekend was the elite five-star 2023 Denton Ryan linebacker Anthony Hill. The elite former Texas A&M Aggies commit took an unofficial visit to Austin just five days after re-opening his recruitment.

This looked like the perfect opportunity for the Longhorns to make a big move in the race to land a commitment from Hill ahead of signing day. Texas had a great chance with the door swinging wide open in Hill’s recruitment when he visited for the highly anticipated matchup against the No. 4 ranked TCU Horned Frogs on Nov. 12.

Despite Texas’ loss to TCU in a sluggish offensive outing for the Longhorns, it still looks like this team sits in a great spot in the race to land a commitment from Hill. We talked early this week about how Hill and his family had a “great visit” to Austin for the TCU game over the weekend.

There is even more rhetoric in the last 24 hours or so confirming Texas’ strong positioning among the top schools in Hill’s recruitment following the trip to Austin on Nov. 12.

Sam Spiegelman of On3 mentioned on Nov. 14 that Texas is “now in the driver seat” to land a commitment from Hill.

Texas football starting to take the lead for 5-Star LB Anthony Hill?

Nick Harris from Rivals even talked about how Texas could close out this recruiting cycle with the top-ranked class in the state if the staff is able to reel in a commitment from Hill.

That is the magnitude of this recruitment as we’re a little more than a few weeks out from the start of signing day.

If Texas can seal the deal with Hill in the near future, that would mean that this staff has locked up the top linebacker priority for this cycle. It would also help the Longhorns get closer to locking in a top-three-ranked 2023 recruiting class in the nation.

And if you needed any more proof of the momentum Texas holds in this recruitment at the moment, look no further than a read on Hill’s decision from CJ Vogel of TFB Texas this week. At a minimum, Vogel is essentially giving Texas a 65 percent chance to land Hill’s commitment.

Texas currently holds commitments from 21 recruits in the 2023 class as of the afternoon of Nov. 15. The latest addition to the Longhorns 2023 class came by way of a massive flip of the former Oklahoma Sooners four-star edge rusher commit and Austin Westlake product Colton Vasek.