Texas Football: 3 commits the Horns could land during first visit weekend

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Ryner Swanson, TE

We already mentioned the fact that the first official visitor set to see Austin in June is the California native blue-chip tight end, Swanson. The Laguna Beach (CA) High School product is one of the top out-of-state priorities in the 2024 class for special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks and the Longhorns.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Swanson was the top tight end priority for Banks and the Longhorns in the 2024 class this spring.

The 6-foot-4 and 230-pound Swanson has good size and speed at the tight end position. He can be lined up inline or out of the slot thanks to the threat he presents as a strong route runner with good hands and after-the-catch ability.

Swanson is also a capable blocking tight end, which makes him a well-rounded target for Banks and Sark as a staple at the position in this class.

Texas recently made the cut for Swanson’s top five schools, which he dropped last week. The other four schools that made the cut are the BYU Cougars, Oregon Ducks, Texas A&M Aggies, and Utah Utes.

At the moment, only Texas and Oregon have nailed down official visit dates for Swanson. He’ll see Texas first (June 1) before making the trip to Eugene to see the Ducks on June 9.

Listing Swanson as a potential commit for the Longhorns during the first official visit week in June is a bold prediction. Oregon still probably holds at least a slight lead over Texas in this recruitment. Texas would have to hit a home run on this official visit, and a little bit more, to get a commitment out of Swanson this early in the summer.

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But it’s not out of the question given Banks’ track record of success on the recruiting trail, especially at the tight end position. It also helps Texas’ case in this recruitment that Swanson is such a valued target by the staff on their tight end board in the 2024 class.