Texas Football: 3 LSU commits the Longhorns are trying to flip this spring

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Jojo Stone, WR

A confirmed target that is firmly on the Longhorns’ radar this spring in the 2024 class is the highly touted four-star Fairburn Langston Hughes (GA) wide receiver/athlete Joseph “Jojo” Stone. The versatile and agile 5-foot-11 and 180-pound athlete plays multiple positions on offense for Langston Hughes and has the tools to also play defensive back in college.

New Texas wide receivers coach Chris Jackson has seemingly had his eye grabbed by the skill set that Stone brings to the table. Stone is an excellent route runner that also has track speed, where he ran an 11.7-second 100-meter dash time as a sophomore.

It makes sense that good route running, versatility, and speed would catch Jackson’s attention given his emphasis on wanting strong technical route runners with a good level of versatility at the position. Finding and developing these skills is largely what Sark hired Jackson to do as Texas’ wide receivers coach. Sark namely wanted a “technician” to replace Brennan Marion as Texas’ WR coach this offseason.

Moreover, it looks as if Stone was one of the early evaluations that Jackson did right after being hired to the Texas staff a couple of months ago. Texas offered Stone on Jan. 30, 2023.

And it didn’t take long for Texas to make the move to get Stone on the books for an unofficial visit this spring. Stone will visit Texas unofficially on March 30. If that goes well, Texas could make the push to get him back to campus potentially this summer for an official visit.

At the moment, it sounds like Stone is looking to visit the Oklahoma Sooners, Miami Hurricanes, and LSU officially this offseason.