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

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Tyanthony Smith, LB

If the Longhorns could hand-pick one Texas A&M commit to get into its 2024 class, it would be four-star Jasper (TX) linebacker Tyanthony Smith. The 6-foot-1 and 225-pound blue-chip in-state linebacker prospect Smith was the top priority at the position for the Longhorns’ staff earlier this offseason.

However, Smith committed to Texas A&M over Texas and the USC Trojans on June 30, 2023. He committed to Texas A&M after taking official visits to see the Aggies and USC in early-to-mid June. Smith was also scheduled to make a midweek official visit to Texas in June. But that never came to be as Texas canceled all its midweek official visits in June.

Since Smith was Texas’ top in-state linebacker priority in the 2024 class heading into the summer official visits, there isn’t much activity this cycle recruiting at the position in the last few months. Texas is pushing for more top in-state linebackers in the 2025 class.

But Smith remains Texas’ top in-state option on the board heading into the fall at linebacker in the 2024 class. There hasn’t been much buzz of late between Texas and Smith. Granted, if the opportunity presents itself, I don’t doubt that Texas’ staff would jump at the chance to chip away at Smith’s commitment to Texas A&M.

I’m not saying this is in the works, but it would be huge for Texas to get Smith to campus for a visit for a game at DKR this season.

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