Texas football has gained serious momentum on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class this fall. A strong start to the first half of the 2023 regular season and the move to the SEC in 2024 has helped Texas’ momentum trend up on the recruiting trail for future classes this fall.
While head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns are trending up on the recruiting trail with the 2025 and 2026 classes in the last couple of months, they still have a lot of work to do. Texas only has one recruit committed to the 2025 class and none in the 2026 class as of the writing of this article on Oct. 16.
Elite 2025 recruits Texas football is prioritizing this fall
Texas’ lone commitment in the 2025 class is the highly touted four-star Saraland (AL) quarterback KJ Lacey. The No. 5 quarterback recruit in the nation in the 2025 class in the On3 Industry Ranking has some pull with the Longhorns.
It feels like the Longhorns are on the brink of reeling in a few big-time commitments in the 2025 class, with the momentum trending for this program on the recruiting trail of late. Here are three elite 2025 recruits the Longhorns can land commitments from this fall.
Jordon Davison, RB
Sark and the Longhorns staff have begun establishing an important pipeline on the recruiting trail at Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei High School in the last couple of recruiting cycles. Texas landed a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle recruit in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking, Mater Dei five-star Brandon Baker.
Texas also secured a commitment from three-star Mater Dei tight end Spencer Shannon in the 2023 class.
In the 2025 class, the Longhorns are after two of the best skill recruits from Mater Dei. The first is the nation’s No. 2 running back recruit in the 2025 class in the On3 Industry Ranking, Mater Dei five-star Jordon Davison.
Texas got its foot in the door early in this recruitment for Davison. Running backs coach Tashard Choice has a tremendous relationship with Davison, and his track record on the recruiting trail in the last few years speaks for itself.
After multiple successful unofficial visits to Texas since the summer, the Longhorns have clearly established themselves as one of the top schools in the race to land a commitment from Davison. He visited Texas with a few Mater Dei teammates in late July on the week of the pool party/BBQ bash.
Davison also visited Texas on Sep. 16 to watch the Longhorns beat the Wyoming Cowboys at DKR in Austin, by a score of 31-10.
Sark and the Longhorns staff showed Davison how much of a priority he is for them in the 2025 class when they saw him and Mater Dei face St. John Bosco last week during Texas’ bye.
Texas is battling the Ohio State Buckeyes and USC Trojans among the top group of schools in the race to land a commitment from Davison.