Texas Football: 4 Longhorns commits that shined this weekend

KJ Lacey, Texas football
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KJ Lacey, Texas football
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Many Texas football commits entered district play, especially in Texas high school football, this week. Others entered district play last week.

High school football entering district play gives plenty of big-time games and action to follow for Longhorns commits in the 2024 and 2025 recruiting classes.

Hook’em Headlines was there to see two Texas commits, five-star edge rusher Colin Simmons and four-star defensive lineman Alex January, help the No. 7 ranked (nationally, per MaxPreps) Duncanville Panthers demolish the Cedar Hill (TX) Longhorns at home on Sep. 22.

Texas football commits that shined in high school football action this week

Duncanville’s domination of Cedar Hill was just one instance of Texas commits leading their teams to convincing wins around the high school football landscape this week. A handful of other Texas commits had margins of victory by 50+ points this week.

Here’s a look at four Longhorns commits in the 2024 and 2025 classes that shined in high school football action on the week of Sep. 22.

KJ Lacey, QB

Result: Saraland (AL)-66, Robertsdale (AL)-0

An impressive start to the junior campaign for the talented four-star Saraland (AL) quarterback and Texas commit KJ Lacey continued this week in a blowout 66-0 win for his team over Robertsdale (AL). Lacey didn’t get a ton of snaps against Robertsdale, but he was good in the first half.

Lacey completed 11-of-15 passing attempts for 179 passing yards and a season-high five passing touchdowns. His job was essentially done by halftime this week.

A couple of Lacey’s passing touchdowns went to the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking, five-star Ryan Williams. The connection between Lacey and Williams continues to be one of the best QB-to-WR linkups in high school football this fall.

Lacey is on a torrid pace this fall, leading Saraland to a spotless 5-0 start to the 2023 campaign. After five games, Lacey has 961 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, two interceptions, and two rushing touchdowns.