Texas Football: 5 most important UT visiting recruits vs. BYU

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For the first time in a month, Texas football returns home to the friendly confines of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for a game in Austin this weekend. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian host head coach Kalani Sitake and the BYU Cougars in the lone meeting between these teams as Big 12 foes.

The last time the Longhorns had a game at home at DKR in Austin was Sep. 30 against the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks. Texas hosted a large group of visiting recruits for that top-25 win late last month at home over the Jayhawks.

The matchup this weekend against BYU gives Sark and the Longhorns staff another chance to host key targets on the recruiting trail, namely in the 2025 and 2026 classes. A handful of visiting recruits from the 2024 class will be on the Forty Acres this weekend for the BYU game.

But most of the impactful visits at this point of the fall will be from targets of future recruiting classes. With that in mind, here’s a look at five of the most important visiting recruits for the Longhorns for the BYU game in Week 9.

Top visiting recruits for Texas football vs. BYU in Week 9

Jaboree Antoine, CB

Among the highest-rated visiting recruits for the Longhorns from the 2025 class this weekend for the BYU game is the elite five-star New Iberia (LA) Westgate cornerback Jaboree Antoine. Texas has made a big impression on the No. 1 cornerback recruit out of Louisiana in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite.

This is the second time Antoine will visit Texas for a gameday at DKR this fall. The first visit he took to Austin for a game this season was against the Rice Owls in the opener on Sep. 2.

Andrew Marsh, WR

Another multi-time visitor for the Longhorns on gamedays this fall from the 2025 class is the elite five-star Fulshear (TX) Katy Jordan wide receiver Andrew Marsh. This will be the first time since the Red River Rivalry game that Marsh has visited for a Texas game. He also visited for the Week 3 win over the Wyoming Cowboys on Sep. 16.

Jordan Scruggs of Horns247 confirmed Marsh on the visitor list for the Texas-BYU game.

KJ Lacey, QB

Texas’ lone commitment in the 2025 class, high-four-star Saraland (AL) quarterback KJ Lacey, will make the flight out to Austin for an unofficial visit this weekend for the BYU game.

This weekend will be the first time Lacey visits Texas for a gameday trip at DKR since he committed to the Longhorns in early June. There was some speculation that Lacey’s Saraland teammate, five-star wide receiver and Alabama commit Ryan Williams, would make the trip with him. But there is no confirmation of Williams joining Lacey for the trip to Texas today as of the writing of this article on the morning of Oct. 28.

Chad Woodfork, EDGE

The No. 1 edge rusher recruit in Texas in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking is one of the Longhorns’ top priorities in-state for this cycle on the defensive side of the ball. High-four-star Humble (TX) Summer Creek edge rusher Chad Woodfork will make his first gameday trip to DKR in Austin this season for the BYU game.

Kevin Ford Jr., DL

A top-priority defensive recruit for the Longhorns early on in the 2026 cycle is the elite five-star Duncanville defensive lineman Kevin Ford Jr. The No. 1 prospect in Texas in the 2026 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking has the Longhorns among his top schools early in the recruiting process.

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