Texas football and offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood added their top priority recruit along the offensive line to the 2024 class this fall on Sep. 24, the elite five-star Santa Ana (CA) offensive tackle Brandon Baker. The No. 1 offensive tackle recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking committed to Texas on Sep. 24 over the Oregon Ducks, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns have landed 18 commitments in the 2024 class, including two five-stars in Baker and Duncanville edge rusher Colin Simmons. It wouldn’t surprise me if more five-star recruits are soon to commit to the Longhorns in the 2024 class after Baker and Simmons hopped in the last couple of months.
Top recruits for Texas football impressed by the commitment of 5-Star OT Brandon Baker
Texas has serious momentum on the field and recruiting trail this fall. Sark and the Longhorns are trending up at the perfect time before leaving the Big 12 for the SEC in 2024.
Many recruits will want to be a part of what Texas is building upon the move to the SEC next year. Landing a commitment from Baker on Sep. 24 is a good example of that.
Here’s a look at three recruits impressed by Baker’s commitment to Texas last weekend.
Colin Simmons, EDGE
Quickly, Simmons has become one of the most effective recruiters for the Longhorns among the commitments in the 2024 class this fall. Simmons spent time with five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo during the visit for the win over the Wyoming Cowboys in Week 3, working to recruit him to Texas.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Simmons was also recruiting other top five-star priorities for the Longhorns in the 2024 class this fall, such as Baker and five-star Waco (TX) Connally cornerback Kobe Black. Granted, we’ve heard in the past that Simmons communicates often with Black.
Judging from Simmons’ reaction on social media following Baker’s commitment to Texas on Sep. 24, adding this type of talent to the Longhorns 2024 class is a big deal to him.
The pinned tweet on Simmons’ Twitter/X account right now is the post of the graphic for Baker’s commitment to Texas. Simmons also tweeted his reaction about what practice will be like for the Longhorns with him and Baker in the mix now.
The iron sharpens iron mindset is relevant when talking about the impact that having the No. 1 edge rusher recruit in the nation in the 2024 class (Simmons) and the No. 1 2024 offensive tackle (Baker) has on the program in practice. This is the type of depth and talent Texas needs to have in practice to take this program to new heights upon moving to the SEC in 2024.