Texas Football: 3 priority recruits who could commit in September 2023

Joshua Lair, Texas football
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Steve Sarkisian, Texas football
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Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian kick off the regular season slate in just four days, on Sep. 2 against the Rice Owls. But before the 2023 Texas season opener, there are some events to cover on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class.

The Longhorns have a key priority recruit in the 2024 class announcing his commitment on Sep. 1. The priority recruit announcing on Sep. 1 is the elite five-star Lafayette (LA) Acadiana defensive lineman Dominick McKinley.

We could also see some timeline movement from other key recruits for the Longhorns in the 2024 class in the coming days and weeks.

Once there is one recruit that moves up his decision timeline, there are many other dominos that can fall in a hurry on the trail. And it feels like the Longhorns are on the brink of another wave of momentum on the recruiting trail heading into the fall.

Priority recruits Texas football can land in September

Here’s a look at three priority recruits the Longhorns could nab in September.

Joshua Lair, S

One of the top remaining defensive back targets for the Longhorns in the 2024 class heading into the fall is the hard-hitting three-star Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall safety Joshua Lair. Texas has a couple of secondary spots remaining in the 2024 class at this point of the recruiting cycle.

Two remaining defensive spots for the Longhorns in the 2024 class could ideally be filled by Lair and the elite five-star Waco (TX) Connally cornerback priority Kobe Black.

Questions surfaced during the summer regarding how much Texas would push in this recruitment down the stretch. But it looks like Texas and the Baylor Bears are the two schools Lair will decide between.

Inside Texas reported (paid content) that Lair “will end up at Texas” if the Longhorns push hard enough this fall. Whichever school between Texas and Baylor that Lair visits more this season could be telling of which is the frontrunner to land his commitment.