Texas Football: 4 key recruits impressed by Longhorns win over Rice

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While it was closer than expected, Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian notched a convincing 37-10 season-opening win at home at DKR on Sep. 2 over the Rice Owls. Texas got off to a slow start against Rice last weekend, but it came out firing in the third quarter to pull away by multiple scores.

Sark and the Longhorns had over a dozen offered recruits in attendance from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes for the Rice game over the weekend. Among the visiting recruits last weekend for the Longhorns were multiple blue-chip prospects in the 2024 and 2025 classes.

Texas had a big opportunity to impress some of the top visitors on campus last weekend, not only with its play on the field but with its presentation and attention paid to the recruits.

Key visiting recruits impressed by Texas football’s Week 1 win over Rice

After beating Rice last weekend, the Longhorns will have a massive opportunity to make a statement on the national stage next weekend when it travels to Tuscaloosa to face the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide. If Texas pulls the upset of Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sep. 9, that would generate a ton of momentum on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns.

Texas needs to play well this fall to maximize its results in the 2024 class and generate momentum for the 2025 class heading into signing day in mid-December and then next offseason.

Here’s a look at four key visiting recruits impressed by Texas’ win over Rice on Sep. 2.