Texas Football: 5 key recruits impressed by win over Wyoming

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Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian were slow out of the gates against a tough and gritty Wyoming Cowboys squad last weekend while hosting several important visitors at DKR in Austin. Texas got down early against Wyoming after allowing a first-drive score from former Northern Illinois transfer running back Harrison Waylee.

But the Longhorns rallied in the fourth quarter around an electric crowd at DKR on Sep. 16 to ultimately down Wyoming by a score of 31-10. Texas entered the fourth quarter tied with Wyoming 10-10. But the Texas offense came alive in the fourth quarter to the tune of a 21-0 edge.

Texas was given a scare by a Wyoming team coached by longtime bench boss Craig Bohl that had his team ready to go against the Longhorns last weekend. But Sark and the Longhorns survived and must now prepare for a road test to open up conference play next weekend against the struggling Baylor Bears in Waco on Sep. 23.

Top visiting recruits impressed by Texas football’s Week 3 win over Wyoming

However, the lasting effects of this game can be felt on the recruiting trail. The crowd and the team’s play in the second half impressed many Texas visitors. Here’s a look at five key recruits for the Longhorns impressed by the 31-10 Week 3 win over Wyoming.

London Smith, ATH

One of the top names to know early in the 2026 recruiting cycle is the elite 6-foot-1 and 185-pound Waco (TX) University athlete London Smith. The recent Texas offer is a top 35-recruit in the nation in the 2026 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking.

The visit to Texas for the Wyoming game last weekend was Smith’s first time on campus since he made the trip unofficially for the late July pool party/BBQ bash on July 27.

Smith was impressed by the environment at DKR last weekend and the way the defense played after it locked down on Wyoming in the final three quarters. He told Inside Texas after the game (paid content) that he “loved” the visit since it had “great energy and positive vibes”.

Smith specifically cited the fourth-quarter pick-six from senior safety Jerrin Thompson as his favorite play of the game.

The talented 2026 athlete that Texas is reportedly recruiting at defensive back is being courted by some of the top in-state programs such as the Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, and TCU Horned Frogs this fall.