Texas Football: 10 key recruits impressed by Longhorns win over Bama

Steve Sarkisian, Texas football. Mandatory Credit: Aaron E. Martinez-USA TODAY NETWORK
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Ryan Wingo, Texas football
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Ryan Wingo, WR

If there was any priority skill position recruit for Sark and the Longhorns in the 2024 class that remains uncommitted that came away from the win over Alabama impressed, it was the elite St. Louis University (MO) five-star wide receiver, Ryan Wingo. Texas clearly made a big impression on Wingo from this upset win over the Tide this weekend.

Wingo reposted Johnson-Rubell’s story on Instagram, where he, Hudson, and Gipson were tagged to come to Texas. That was one of multiple posts on social media that saw Wingo publicly taking notice of Texas’ upset win over the Tide.

After the game, Wingo told IT it was a “great game” (with multiple exclamation marks) and that he is ready for his unofficial visit to Austin next weekend. Wingo will be visiting Texas for the Wyoming game on Sep. 16.


Texas even got a couple of forecasts from On3 insiders/experts projecting Wingo’s commitment to the Longhorns in the 2024 class after the win over Bama.

Terry Bussey, ATH

Among the most important Texas targets that attended the Longhorns-Tide game at Bryant-Denny Stadium this weekend is the elite five-star Timpson (TX) athlete Terry Bussey. The top-ranked athlete recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the On3 Industry Ranking, Bussey, visited Alabama a few weeks ahead of his Sep. 28 commitment date.

There is also a chance that Bussey will visit Texas unofficially for the Wyoming game next weekend. It feels like that visit is more likely to happen since Bussey witnessed Texas beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

After the game, Bussey told Horns247 that he “honestly wasn’t surprised” that Texas won, given how well they played.

Joshua Lair, S

The hard-hitting four-star Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall safety target Joshua Lair is one of Texas’ top priorities in the secondary in the 2024 class early this fall. Lair definitely noticed the play of the Texas defense in the win over Alabama this weekend. He said after the game that this “was a statement win” for the Longhorns and that the “guys finished strong”.

It’s huge to see Lair taking notice of Texas’ performance while he was in Seattle for his official visit to see the Washington Huskies this weekend. Texas and the Baylor Bears are expected to be the two schools Lair decides between heading into his Sep. 24 commitment date.

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