In the win over the No. 24 ranked Kansas Jayhawks at home last weekend, Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian had a large group of visiting recruits on campus to witness at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas hosted over a dozen blue-chip recruits from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes for the Kansas game last weekend.
Sark and the Longhorns looked really good moving the ball on offense throughout the game against Kansas. The defense was also really good outside of the two busted plays that resulted in touchdowns for the Jayhawks.
Top visiting recruits impressed by Texas football’s big win over No. 24 Kansas in Week 5
Four efficient scoring drives on offense in the second half resulted in the Longhorns beating the Jayhawks on Sep. 30 by a convincing score of 40-14.
It was important for the Longhorns to look this good on both sides of the ball in front of a big-time group of visiting recruits at DKR over the weekend. Here’s a look at five key visiting recruits for the Longhorns that were impressed by the 26-point win over Kansas at home in Week 5.
Solomon Williams, EDGE
One of the two official visitors for the Longhorns over the weekend for the Kansas game was the touted four-star Tampa (FL) Carrollwood Day edge rusher Solomon Williams. The blue-chip EDGE priority from Florida made his first return trip to Texas for the Kansas game on Sep. 30 since he visited for the late July pool party/BBQ bash.
The early returns from Williams’ official visit to Texas last weekend are positive. Inside Texas reported on Oct. 2 (paid content) that Williams’ official visit last weekend went “extremely well”.
Texas gave a good presentation and pitch to Williams and his mom. He and his mom also spent time with Texas’ staff and the players, most notably junior edge rusher Barryn Sorrell.
Texas’ staff reportedly feels good about its chances in this recruitment coming out of the official visit. The next visit date on the docket for Williams is an unofficial trip to College Station for the SEC West matchup between the Texas A&M Aggies and Alabama Crimson Tide at Kyle Field on Oct. 7.
The three schools with the most buzz in the race to land a commitment from Wiliams this fall are Texas, Texas A&M, and Alabama. The Oregon Ducks are also still communicating with Williams. But it sounds like Williams is likely to play in the SEC when he puts pen to paper on signing day.