Texas football seemingly got some movement on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class recently with one of its top in-state linebacker priorities. Texas was forecasted on May 16 to land the commitment of the highly touted four-star Jasper (TX) linebacker Tyanthony Smith.
Eric Nahlin of Inside Texas placed an On3 RPM pick with moderate to high confidence projecting Smith’s commitment to Texas.
Nahlin’s RPM pick coincides with that of On3 national recruiting analyst Sam Spiegelman, who forecasted Smith’s commitment to the Texas A&M Aggies in mid-February. Spiegelman’s On3 RPM pick for the Aggies to land Smith did come with a lower level of confidence than Nahlin’s, though.
However, it sounds like the top competition for the Longhorns in this recruitment heading into the summer might not be coming from Texas A&M. Instead, it looks like the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban could be gearing up for a summer push for Smith.
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Alabama has found a lot of success when it wants to heavily recruit blue-chip prospects out of East Texas in the last few cycles. That will obviously be something we will be watching in this recruitment heading into the summer official visit season.
The USC Trojans will also be gearing up for a summer push in this recruitment, as it will be set to host Smith for an official visit to Southern California on June 16.
Smith’s official visit to USC will come roughly one week prior to his official trip to Austin. He will make his official visit to see Texas from June 21-23.
The late June official visit that Smith and his family are taking to Texas will be the third time that this blue-chip linebacker out of East Texas makes it to the 40 this offseason. Smith also visited Texas unofficially for the first two Junior Days of the offseason (Jan. 21 and March 25).
Texas has kept in constant communication with Smith and his family all throughout the offseason, proving that he is one of the top priorities at the linebacker position in the 2024 class for Pete Kwiatkowski and Jeff Choate.
There is a lot of buzz right now concerning the fact that Smith’s Texas official visit will take place midweek. It sounds like the Texas staff is planning to roll out the red carpet for Smith to potentially make a move for a late summer or early fall commitment from the 6-foot-1 and 205-pound linebacker.