Texas Football: 3 biggest priority 2023 recruits post-Early Signing Period

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Tyler Scott, DB

A name that has risen in a big way around a lot of Texas circles in the last couple of months (and deservedly so) is the three-star Mableton Pebblebrook (GA) defensive back Tyler Scott. This lengthy 6-foot-2 and 185-pound DB picked up a lot of SEC interest down the stretch in this recruiting cycle.

Scott had the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, USC Trojans, and Texas all fighting for his services in the last few months. But the trio of Auburn, Tennessee, and Texas was able to make the biggest move for Scott this fall.

Auburn looked to make the biggest move of the bunch, which led many to believe the Tigers were the leader heading into the first signing day.

And considering how the plan was for Scott to sign his National Letter of Intent on NSD1 (Dec. 21), it looked like Auburn was destined to be his college of choice earlier this week. But that wasn’t a complete certainty coming out of the first signing day.

The original plan was for Scott to sign his LOI on Dec. 21 and then announce his decision at the All-American Bowl on Jan. 7. There are some rumors out there, though, that could indicate his decision timeline has changed.

According to a report from Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods (subscriber content), there is conflicting information out there as to whether Scott actually signed his LOI on NSD1. Quite clearly, if Scott didn’t sign his LOI earlier this week, that would be something that could benefit Texas in a big way.

I don’t know if this information is solid, as the report from Suchomel indicates. We will continue to monitor for more information and reports coming out regarding Scott’s status in terms of signing his LOI as we approach his decision date.