Texas Football: 3 elite recruits the Longhorns are working to flip this fall

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Justin Williams, LB (Georgia commit)

The most difficult journey the Longhorns staff is embarking on to flip an elite recruit in the 2024 class this fall involves the elite five-star Conroe (TX) Oak Ridge linebacker and Georgia commit Justin Williams. The No. 1 linebacker recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking is one of Georgia’s most valuable and talented commits.

But Williams is the type of elite recruit that the Longhorns will continue to pursue through the finish line on signing day. Texas has won over elite recruits on past signing days (i.e., five-star OT Kelvin Banks Jr. and four-star cornerback Terrance Brooks).

Sark and co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Jeff Choate continue to work on getting Williams to campus for a gameday visit at DKR this fall. They’re reportedly doing the same with Willaims’ teammate at Oak Ridge High School; five-star Georgia defensive line commit Joseph Jonah-Ajonye.

Those efforts to get Williams and/or Jonah-Ajonye to Austin for a gameday visit this fall haven’t come to fruition yet. But Texas will remain in communication with these two through the finish line on signing day.

Williams would be the grand prize for Texas regarding in-state linebacker recruiting in the 2024 class. He is one of the handful of top linebacker targets on the recruiting trail that the Longhorns would take a commitment from this cycle, with the other being four-star Texas A&M Aggies commit Tyanthony Smith.

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