Texas Football: 3 elite 5-Star recruits the Longhorns can nab in March

Steve Sarkisian, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Dominick McKinley, Texas football
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The month of March should bring more action on the recruiting trail for the Texas football program, especially in the 2024 class. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian only hold commitments from two high school recruits in the 2024 class as of March.

Following the de-commitment of the touted four-star Aledo cornerback Jaden Allen, the Longhorns are also left with just one blue-chip recruit remaining in the 2024 class.

The spring visit season will be a busy one for Sark and the Longhorns staff. During the first weekend of March alone, the Longhorns are set to host nearly a dozen visiting recruits to kick off the spring visit season. In total in the month of March, Texas is set to host at least a few dozen visiting recruits ranging from the 2024 class all the way up through the 2026 class.

Jerrick Gibson and the 5-Star recruits Texas football is ready to move on in March

Given all the spring visits that are set to take place on the Forty Acres for the next couple of months, it looks like the Longhorns could be in for a big run on the recruiting trail in the near future. With that in mind, here’s a look at three elite recruits the Longhorns can nab in March.


Dominick McKinley, DL

One of the top-rated defensive linemen that Texas has offered in the 2024 class is the elite five-star Lafayette Acadiana (LA) product Dominick McKinley. Texas offered McKinley in late November 2022. Since then, defensive line coach Bo Davis and the Longhorns have made a pretty sizable move with the uber-talented defensive lineman.

Texas hosted McKinley on his first unofficial trip to Austin for the first Junior Day of the offseason on the weekend of Jan. 21. And he was pretty impressed with what he saw during his Junior Day visit to Austin as well as what he saw out on the field from Davis and the Longhorns along the defensive line last fall.

A report from Gerry Hamilton of Inside Texas on Feb. 28 (paid content) notes that McKinley thinks “Texas is really good”. McKinley also mentioned that Texas has a “great coaching staff”. And it sounds like he communicates with Davis on a regular basis since Texas offered him last fall.

Texas has established itself as one of the schools in a good spot among the top group early in this recruitment. Some other top schools to watch will be the Alabama Crimson Tide, LSU Tigers, and Oklahoma Sooners. McKinley visited Oklahoma and LSU during a busy January trip schedule.

And he’s set to take his first unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend to see Alabama.