Texas football pushing for LSU 4-Star WR decommit JoJo Stone?

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Texas football has recently sent out a handful of notable offers to wide receivers on the recruiting trail. As wide receiver recruiting comes into focus this fall, Texas has targeted new offers at the position in the 2024 class, such as four-star Carrollwood Day (FL) product and Florida Gators commit Izaiah Williams.

Another notable event that could impact wide receiver recruiting for the Longhorns this fall is a recent decommitment from a notable blue-chip target. On Oct. 17, the news dropped on social media that the touted four-star Fairburn (GA) Langston Hughes wide receiver JoJo Stone decommitted from the LSU Tigers.

Former Texas football WR target JoJo Stone decommits from LSU

Prior to this news dropping on the morning of Oct. 17, Stone was committed to LSU for over a year (since July 2022).

This could be impactful news for the Longhorns in the 2024 class this fall. Stone was a notable wide receiver target head coach Steve Sarkisian, wide receivers coach Chris Jackson, and the Longhorns were trying to flip from LSU during the summer.

Late in spring, Stone set a mid-June official visit to see Austin. But that visit never came to fruition as Stone reportedly (per The Bengal Tiger) shut down his recruitment in early June. The only schools Stone has officially visited are the Louisville Cardinals, UCF Knights, and LSU.

Texas reportedly potentially setting a visit with Stone after he decommitted from LSU this week

With Stone’s recruitment open, it is viable that he visits Austin for a gameday at DKR this fall. CJ Vogel of TFB Texas reported on Oct. 17 (donor content) that Stone is “definitely trying to get down to Austin in the near future”.

There isn’t a visit date confirmed yet, but there are a few options, as Texas has three home games remaining during the 2023 regular season.

Texas remains in pursuit of 5-Star WR priority Ryan Wingo

The biggest priority for wide receiver recruiting for Sark, Jackson, and the Longhorns in the 2024 class this fall is still the elite St. Louis University (MO) five-star Ryan Wingo. The Mizzou Tigers have made a big move in Wingo’s recruitment in the last couple of weeks, but Texas still has a fighter’s chance there.

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