Texas Football: Assessing 4 most important official visitors this weekend

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The biggest official visit weekend of the summer has arrived for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian for the 2024 recruiting class. Starting June 23, Texas will host almost two dozen official visitors among key targets in the 2024 recruiting class.

The official visitors for the Longhorns this weekend started arriving on campus late in the afternoon of June 23. And it is expected that each of the official visitors on the list for this weekend will be on campus by the end of the day on June 23.

Sark and the Longhorns staff will be looking to continue their momentum on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class by landing three blue-chip commits since last weekend. Texas hauled in commitments from four-star Scottsdale (AZ) Desert Mountain cornerback Santana Wilson and four-star Spring Branch (TX) Smithson Valley wide receiver Freddie Dubose Jr. last weekend.

And then, the Longhorns reeled in a commitment from another one of last weekend’s official visitors on June 22 in four-star Phoenix (AZ) Mountain Pointe running back Christian Clark.

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Texas can build on that momentum on the recruiting trail by landing at least another couple of commitments this weekend. Here’s a look at four of the most important official visitors for the Longhorns during this massive late June visit weekend.

Daniel Calhoun, OL

This weekend, the top-rated official visitor among offensive linemen for offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood and the Longhorns is the high-four-star Marietta (GA) Walton offensive tackle, Daniel Calhoun. The towering 6-foot-7 and 360-pound Georgia native offensive lineman is making his second visit to Texas in the last three months this weekend.

Calhoun’s first visit to the 40 was an unofficial for the Orange-White Game on April 15. Texas made a big impression on Calhoun on his first visit to Austin a couple of months ago.

This weekend allows Flood and the Longhorns to make another big move in this recruitment to chip away at the lead the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide have with Calhoun. Texas is very much a player in this recruitment, but for a reason, Calhoun is one of the most highly sought-after offensive line recruits in the nation in the 2024 class.

Flood and the Longhorns will have to put their best foot forward and a little bit more to make up some of the ground on Georgia and Alabama.