2 rival programs trying to flip Texas football DL commit Dylan Spencer

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The Houston Cougars were one of the last programs to offer Spencer prior to his late-spring commitment to Texas. But it looks like Houston has continued to push to flip Spencer’s commitment throughout the summer and the fall.

And that resulted in Spencer reportedly taking a visit to see Houston within the last week.

Houston is probably going to continue to put up a fight in the race to sign Spencer in the next couple of weeks. I’d imagine that Davis and the Longhorns staff need to keep pressing to retain Spencer’s commitment to this 2023 class.

Moreover, Houston was already able to essentially flip one recruit that was committed to the Longhorns 2023 class this fall. Four-star Spring Dekaney wide receiver Jonah Wilson de-committed from Texas just before the win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Oct. 1.

Wilson then committed to Houston a few weeks later, specifically on Oct. 20. And it appears that he remains locked in with his commitment to the Cougars as of early December.

But Houston is definitely not done trying to flip Texas commits ahead of the Early Signing Period. If Houston could flip Spencer, he would be the third blue-chip recruit in its 2023 class. He would also be the highest-rated defensive lineman that could put an exclamation point on the 2023 class for head coach Dana Holgorsen and the Cougars.

All in all, I would consider Houston more of an emerging threat to flip Spencer’s commitment from Texas. But Davis has smoothed over the concerns regarding the status of Spencer’s commitment to the Longhorns once before this fall. And he could probably get this done again.

The one x-factor here is probably Texas’ pursuit of some other emerging three-star defensive linemen to get in the 2023 class before early signing day. Texas is pushing hard for three-star defensive linemen Roderick Pierce and Justin Benton this month.