3 key recruits trending up with Texas football after big visit weekend

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Last weekend saw one of the bigger groups of visitors make their way to the Forty Acres among key recruits for the 2023 Texas football recruiting class. Texas hosted more than a dozen visitors among high school recruits in the 2023 class over the weekend, which should help head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff end this portion of the cycle on a high note as we approach the first National Signing Day.

Most of the visitors on campus for the Longhorns over the weekend were already committed to the 2023 class. But there were still some outstanding priority recruits that were on the Forty Acres last weekend that we need to talk about as the first National Signing Day approaches on Dec. 21.

There were a few official visitors among some of the committed and uncommitted 2023 high school recruits for the Longhorns in the last few days. Three-star offensive tackle Payton Kirkland was one of the committed recruits for the Longhorns that made his official visit to campus last weekend.

Visiting blue-chip recruits Texas football is trending up for coming out of the big pre-signing day visit weekend

But we’re here to talk about the visitors among the recruits that aren’t currently committed to the Longhorns that were on campus on pre-signing day weekend. Here’s a look at three key recruits that Texas is trending up with heading into NSD1.

Ka’Morreun Pimpton, TE

Among the fast risers for the Longhorns that made the official trip to see Austin last weekend was the highly touted four-star Vanderbilt Commodores commit/Fort Worth North Crowley tight end Ka’Morreun Pimpton. The 6-foot-6 and 220-pound Pimpton made the second trip to the Forty Acres during this calendar year.

And it looks like there are a lot of positives to take away from Pimpton’s official visit to Austin over the weekend. From what we’ve heard coming out of the official trip, Texas did make a good pitch to Pimpton and definitely gave him something to think about for the next couple of days.

A report from Mike Roach of Horns247 on Dec. 19 (paid content) indicates that the decision is very much still up in the air for Pimpton. It sounds like signing with Vanderbilt is very much still a possibility for Pimpton. But Texas also made a real impression on the blue-chip tight end.

The final decision for Pimpton is probably going to come down to Texas and Vanderbilt. And it’s really difficult to tell what direction he’s leaning heading into NSD1.

Pimpton is certainly playing this one close to the vest coming out of the trip to Austin.