Texas Football: 3 Texas A&M commits the Horns can flip this fall

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Texas football is on the brink of riding another wave of momentum on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class heading into the fall. If Texas can get at least a few of its top blue-chip priority recruits committed in the 2024 class late this summer, that could get this staff much closer to rounding things out for this cycle.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns have 16 commitments in the 2024 class after getting a pledge from the elite five-star Duncanville edge rusher Colin Simmons on Aug. 10. Simmons was Texas’ “must-get” recruit in the 2024 class this summer.

With Simmons committed, Sark and the Longhorns staff are prioritizing other top recruits to fill out the remaining spots in the 2024 class heading into the fall. A few of Texas’ top-priority recruits heading into the fall are five-star Waco (TX) Connally cornerback Kobe Black, five-star Lafayette (LA) Acadiana defensive lineman Dominick McKinley, five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo, and five-star Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei offensive tackle Brandon Baker.

But flip candidates remain for the Longhorns in the 2024 class to watch this fall. The in-state rival Texas A&M Aggies hold commitments from most of the flip targets that Texas will continue to pursue in the coming months heading into signing day in mid-December.

Texas A&M commits Texas football could flip this fall

Here’s a look at three flip candidates for Texas from the rival Aggies this fall.

Blake Ivy, OT

Texas’ top priority at offensive tackle heading into the fall is the No. 1 ranked offensive tackle recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking, Mater Dei’s Baker.

If something doesn’t work out between the Longhorns and Baker this fall, offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood has other targets to pursue in the 2024 class. One name to watch is the touted four-star League City (TX) Clear Springs offensive tackle, Blake Ivy.

Ivy is a lengthy and versatile 6-foot-4 and 280-pound offensive tackle that Flood and the Longhorns liked early in his recruitment.

Texas remained in the mix for Ivy throughout the summer. He visited Texas officially during the summer (on June 16). But the LSU Tigers and Texas A&M led this recruitment over the Longhorns heading into Ivy’s Aug. 19 commitment.

Ivy chose Texas A&M over LSU and Texas on Aug. 19. LSU and Texas are expected to remain in the mix this fall as both staffs look to add bodies at offensive tackle in the 2024 class this fall.

But contact should remain between Flood and Ivy during the fall if Texas needs the bodies at offensive tackle. If Texas pushes, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ivy visit for a game or two at DKR this fall.