Predicting Texas football’s next 2023 commit after 4-Star DeAndre Moore

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The latest addition for the 2023 Texas football recruiting class arrived on the second Early National Signing Day on Dec. 22 with the former four-star Louisville Cardinals wide receiver commit DeAndre Moore Jr. Texas got its 23rd signee in the 2023 recruiting class on Dec. 22 by landing a commitment from the St. John Bosco product Moore.

This looks to be one of the final pieces that head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns will be putting in place in the 2023 class. Moore was one of the handful of remaining targets that the Longhorns had in the 2023 class post-NSD1.

Texas has now signed every single one of its 23 commits in the 2023 class coming out of the second signing day. There are still some priority recruits that the Longhorns will pursue heading into the old National Signing Day in February.

For now, though, most of the attention will turn to the NCAA Transfer Portal with 23 high school recruits being locked down in the 2023 class.

Who’s next for Texas football in the 2023 recruiting class after 4-Star WR DeAndre Moore Jr.?

With that in mind, here’s a look at who the next 2023 high school commit in the Longhorns 2023 class could be after landing Moore on Dec. 22.

Jelani McDonald, ATH/LB

The most obvious choice as to who the next commitment to the Longhorns 2023 class will be is the touted and potent four-star Waco Connally athlete/linebacker Jelani McDonald. The former Oklahoma State Cowboys commit signed his National Letter of Intent during the first signing day, but he’ll wait to publicly announce his college decision until the All-American Bowl on Jan. 7.

But it sounded like McDonald was a Texas lean heading into the first signing day on Dec. 21. Texas had a successful official visit with McDonald on pre-signing day weekend. And that was likely enough for the Longhorns to move ahead of the likes of the TCU Horned Frogs and Oklahoma State when he put pen to paper on Dec. 21.

If Texas does secure a commitment from McDonald, then he would be the final linebacker piece in the 2023 class. McDonald would be a longer-term developmental player at the linebacker position, but he does have elite physical tools that make him an attractive recruit in the 2023 class.