3 Texas football commits Houston is trying to flip before signing day

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There look to be some troubles brewing among some blue-chip commitments in the 2023 Texas football recruiting class as we get closer to the start of the Early Signing Period (which begins on Dec. 21). Texas saw a handful of commits to its 2023 recruiting class take recent visits to see the Houston Cougars.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns look like they have some work to do to keep some of these commits to the 2023 class around through the early signing day in a couple of weeks.

Texas already lost one pledge in the 2023 class thanks to efforts from head coach Dana Holgorsen and Houston’s staff on the recruiting trail trying to pry prospects away from the Longhorns. Four-star Spring Dekaney wide receiver Jonah Wilson essentially flipped his commitment from Texas to Houston a couple of months ago.

Wilson de-committed from Texas on Oct. 1 in a way that didn’t seem to sit too well with Sark and WR coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion since it came right before the West Virginia Mountaineers game.

The trio of Texas football commits that Houston is working to flip ahead of signing day

Moreover, what does Texas have to do to keep around the trio of commits to the 2023 class that took visits to see Houston over the weekend? Here’s a look at those three Texas commits that visited Houston and what’s next for both them and the Longhorns.

Dylan Spencer, DL

We’ve talked at length about the visit that the touted four-star Houston C.E. King defensive lineman Dylan Spencer took to see the Cougars over the weekend. The news that Spencer visited Houston unofficially also wasn’t as surprising to see as some of the other names that emerged on this list.

Spencer took a recent unofficial visit to see the TCU Horned Frogs that generated some buzz surrounding the potential of him being on flip watch last month. But defensive line coach Bo Davis was able to get Spencer focused back on Texas after the visit to TCU.

I don’t know if Davis and the Longhorns are going to push as hard this time around to keep Spencer in their camp. While Spencer is certainly a talented prospect with some standout tools, there are other defensive linemen that this staff is prioritizing at the moment.

If Spencer is intent on taking his talents elsewhere, I don’t think Davis and the Longhorns staff are going to go all out to keep him around in this 2023 class.