Texas Football: 5 biggest visiting recruits vs. Wyoming this weekend

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This weekend’s matchup for No. 4 ranked Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian against longtime head coach Craig Bohl and the Wyoming Cowboys has turned into a big one for the Burnt Orange on the recruiting trail. Texas hosts multiple big-time blue-chip visiting recruits from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes on the 40 this weekend for the Wyoming game.

The environment at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium under the lights in Austin on the night of Sep. 16 for the Texas-Wyoming game should be electric. Coming off the Longhorns’ massive 34-24 upset road win over head coach Nick Saban and the No. 3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide last weekend, Texas has all sorts of momentum.

That momentum has big implications for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail for multiple cycles. The dividends that come from the momentum Texas built with the win over Alabama on the road on Sep. 9 will be felt for the first time in a big way this weekend for the Wyoming game.

Top Texas football recruits visiting in Week 3 vs. Wyoming

Here’s a look at five of the most important visiting recruits for the Longhorns in Week 3 against Wyoming at DKR.

Solomon Williams, EDGE

Texas could have its two edge rusher commits in the 2024 class, and its most realistic remaining uncommitted target for this cycle visiting for the Wyoming game this weekend. Four-star Allen edge rusher commit Zina Umeozulu and five-star Duncanville edge rusher commit Colin Simmons are both possibilities to visit Texas on Sep. 16.

It was confirmed by multiple reports (including Hank South of Horns247) this week that the touted and productive four-star Tampa (FL) Carrollwood Day edge rusher Solomon Williams will make an official visit to Texas this weekend for the Wyoming game. This will be Williams’ first return visit to the 40 since he unofficially visited Austin for the late July pool party/BBQ bash on July 27.

Texas caught Williams’ attention with the way the pass rush performed against Alabama and quarterback Jalen Milroe. Williams told Inside Texas that true freshman linebacker Anthony Hill Jr. “had himself a day” against Bama.

It’s worth noting that Williams was scheduled to visit Tuscaloosa last weekend for the Texas-Alabama game, but he wasn’t able to make it.

If Texas knocks it out of the park with their play on the field and with the gameday experience for the visiting recruits against Wyoming this weekend, that should make a huge impression on Williams and his camp.

Williams and four-star Tulsa (OK) NOAH Homeschool product Danny Okoye are Texas’ top remaining edge rusher targets in the 2024 class this fall. But with Okoye trending to commit to the Oklahoma Sooners after he and his mom made a successful official visit to Norman earlier this month, Williams could be Texas’ top priority at EDGE in the 2024 class.

Williams included Texas among his five finalist schools that he dropped on social media on Sep. 14. The other four finalist schools for Williams are the Oregon Ducks, Alabama, Clemson Tigers, and Texas A&M Aggies.