Texas Football: 4-Star IOL target Makai Saina announcing this evening

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A top interior offensive line target for offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood in the 2024 Texas football recruiting class, four-star Arlington (TX) Martin product Makai Saina, is set to announce his decision in the next few hours. Saina took to Twitter on June 27 to announce that he will commit at 6 p.m. CT on the same day.

This news comes just after Saina took an official visit to Austin last weekend to see Flood and the Longhorns. All indications pointed to Saina having a successful official visit to Texas over the weekend.

But it sounds like this recruitment isn’t trending Texas’ way a few hours ahead of Saina’s commitment. Multiple reports (including from Horns247) indicate that the USC Trojans are trending as the favorite to land Saina’s commitment on June 27.

Priority 4-Star Texas football IOL target Makai Saina announcing on June 27

Texas is reportedly in second place behind USC ahead of Saina’s decision. The Texas A&M Aggies appear to be the school in third place for the blue-chip offensive lineman out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Head coach Lincoln Riley and the Trojans have a lot of momentum on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class right now after landing more than a half-dozen commits in the last month. USC seized momentum in this recruitment after Saina’s official visit to Southern California on the weekend of June 16.

While Saina is one of the top interior offensive line targets on the board for Flood and the Longhorns in the 2024 class this summer, Texas did land one commitment at the position a couple of days ago. On June 25, Texas reeled in its first offensive line commit in the 2024 class, four-star Humble (TX) Atascocita interior offensive lineman Nate Kibble.

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Some of the other interior offensive line targets on commitment watch for the Longhorns in the coming days and weeks are four-star North Richland Hills (TX) Richland product Daniel Cruz and three-star Chatsworth (CA) Sierra Canyon product Eugene Brooks.