Week 3 was big for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian, hosting some top-priority recruits at key positions in the 2024 and 2025 classes. Texas hosted over a dozen blue-chip recruits from the 2024 and 2025 classes among the visitors for the 31-10 win over the Wyoming Cowboys at home under the lights at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 16.
This won’t be the only big recruiting weekend at DKR this fall for the Longhorns. Texas has other visits in mind among some top recruits, especially in the 2024 class, as we wind down the weeks and months until signing day in mid-December.
Texas football keeping its foot on the gas with priority 4-Star UF CB commit Wardell Mack
One of the top-priority recruits the Longhorns would love to get on campus for a gameday visit this season is the highly touted four-star Marrero (LA) John Ehret cornerback Wardell Mack. Texas heavily prioritized Mack’s recruitment during the summer and continue to heavily pursue the blue-chip Louisiana cornerback despite him remaining solid on his commitment to the Florida Gators.
Mack committed to Florida over Texas and the LSU Tigers on Aug. 14. But Texas still remains in constant communication with Mack this fall.
He was initially scheduled to be on the 40 for a gameday visit for Texas’ season opener on Sep. 2 against the Rice Owls. But scheduling conflicts unfortunately caused him to cancel that visit to Texas.
However, it sounds like a visit remains a very good possibility for Mack to see the Longhorns at DKR for a game this fall. Gerry Hamilton of Inside Texas reported on Sep. 19 (paid content) that Mack thinks a visit “most likely will happen” to Texas this fall. Texas and Mack are reportedly “talking about a date to visit” at this stage.
Mack in regular communication with the Texas staff early this fall
Sark and the Longhorns staff have made it crystal clear that Mack is one of their top priorities at defensive back in the 2024 class this fall. Mack told IT that Sark and this staff are “prioritizing” him and will give him a shot to make an immediate impact by getting early playing time as a true freshman next year.
Cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph is leading this recruitment for the Longhorns, with Sark in regular communication with Mack too. Mack said he talks with both Sark and Joseph on a “daily” basis.
Mack likes what he’s seen from the Texas defense early this season
The Texas defense has certainly impressed at the outset of this season. And while the defense’s play has impressed Mack, it hasn’t surprised him as he saw the development of the Longhorns players on his official visit during the summer.
We will continue to monitor for updates regarding the status of a possible gameday visit to Texas for Mack this season.