Texas Football: 3 top priority DFW recruiting targets this summer

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Dakorien Moore, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The feeling is in the air that Texas football is gearing up for a big official visit season next month on the recruiting trail for the 2024 class. Texas is set to host potentially more than three dozen official visitors from the 2024 class during the month of June.

And one of the biggest areas in-state that head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns are hosting prospects out of during visit season this summer is the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The DFW Metroplex is always essential to win on the recruiting trail, as it is one of the biggest hotspots for high school football talent not just in the state, but also in the entire country. In this round of official visits for the Longhorns this summer, it looks like a double-digit number of recruits making the trip to Austin will be from the DFW Metroplex and the surrounding areas.

In terms of the importance of recruiting this part of the state well, the talent out of DFW looks to be just as good (if not better) in the 2025 class.

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With that in mind, here’s a look at three top-priority DFW recruits to watch for the Longhorns this summer.

Dakorien Moore, WR

An early name to watch out of the DFW Metroplex in the 2025 class is the elite five-star Duncanville product, Dakorien Moore. The top-ranked prospect out of the state of Texas in the 2025 class according to the 247Sports Composite is already one of the top priorities for new wide receivers coach Chris Jackson and the Longhorns early in the cycle.

Every time I’ve gotten the opportunity to watch Moore compete in Duncanville High School football games or in camp and 7v7 settings in the last couple of years, I am consistently blown away by his natural athleticism and superstar potential at the next level. Moore is one of the most gifted wide receiver recruits to come out of the DFW Metroplex in recent memory.

I think he’s up there with the likes of Evan Stewart, Johntay Cook II, and even Jaxon Smith-Njigba in terms of how good of a prospect he is coming out of high school in DFW.

Texas already looks to be in the top group of schools early in this recruitment. Moore has visited Texas unofficially multiple times since the start of last offseason. He recently told Inside Texas that he “really likes the environment” on the 40 and that it “just feels like home”.

A return visit for Moore to make it back to Austin looks to be in the cards for the summer or early fall.

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