Texas football added a commitment from one of its top priority recruits in the 2024 class this fall to cap the weekend on a high note in five-star Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei offensive tackle Brandon Baker. Offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood got a massive win on the recruiting trail, landing the No. 1 offensive tackle recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking.
Baker committed to the Longhorns over the Oregon Ducks, Florida State Seminoles, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Ohio State Buckeyes. He also held offers from essentially every top Power Five program in the country.
Who’s next to commit to Texas football in the 2024 class after No. 1 OT Brandon Baker?
Flood continues to do great work on the recruiting trail. In the last three recruiting cycles, he’s landed a trio of five-star OL prospects that each ranked in the top three in the nation at their respective positions.
- 2022 5-Star (No. 3 OT) Kelvin Banks Jr.
- 2022 5-Star (No. 1 IOL) DJ Campbell
- 2024 5-Star (No. 1 OT) Brandon Baker
And that doesn’t include the plethora of high-upside blue-chip offensive line recruits Flood and the Longhorns landed outside of those three elite prospects in the trenches since the 2022 cycle. Flood has landed more blue-chip recruits in the last three cycles than any other Texas position coach.
Texas is on a roll on the recruiting trail and on the field this fall. The momentum will continue for the rest of the fall as the Longhorns now sit at 18 commitments in the 2024 class. Here’s a prediction of the next to commit to the Longhorns in the 2024 class after getting Baker on Sep. 24.
Solomon Williams, EDGE
Texas’ top remaining priority at EDGE in the 2024 class this fall is the touted four-star Tampa (FL) Carrollwood Day edge rusher Solomon Williams. Texas is heavily pursuing Williams after landing commitments from the top edge rusher recruit in the nation in the 2024 class, Duncanville five-star Colin Simmons, and Allen four-star Zina Umeozulu.
Williams is a clear take for Pete Kwiatkowski and the Longhorns in the 2024 class. His recruitment has become even more important for Texas after the uber-athletic four-star Tulsa (OK) NOAH Homeschool edge rusher Danny Okoye committed to the Oklahoma Sooners over the Tennessee Volunteers and the Longhorns last week.
Texas and Alabama were considered the two top schools in the race to land a commitment from Williams early this fall. The Texas A&M Aggies have also made up a lot of ground in this recruitment in the last month.
Williams visited College Station last weekend to see Texas A&M beat the Auburn Tigers 27-10 at Kyle Field.
Texas is working to get Williams to Austin for an official visit on gameday this season. There is a chance he visits Texas officially this weekend for the high-stakes matchup against the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks at DKR.
If Williams makes it to Texas for an official visit in the next few weeks, that dramatically increases the Longhorns’ chances to win this recruitment when it’s all said and done.