Texas football is looking at hosting one of the biggest visit weekends for a gameday at DKR in Austin this fall for the high-stakes Big 12 matchup on Nov. 4 against the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats. In Texas’ second-to-last home game of the regular season, head coach Steve Sarkisian and the staff could host the biggest visit weekend at DKR since the Week 3 matchup against the Wyoming Cowboys.
With less than two months until the first signing day in mid-December, the Kansas State game in Week 10 is also the last opportunity to make a big impact on many top-priority recruits in the 2024 class this fall.
Texas football working on a visit date for the Kansas State game on Nov. 4 for 5-Star Texas A&M DL commit Dominick McKinley
Texas has a number of outstanding flip targets it is pursuing on the recruiting trail in 2024 to fill out the remaining spots in this class heading into the Early Signing Period on Dec. 20. A position of need the Longhorns are focusing on in the 2024 class this fall is the defensive line.
A highly-rated flip target along the defensive line for DL coach Bo Davis and the Longhorns in the 2024 class this fall is the elite five-star Lafayette (LA) Acadiana product and Texas A&M Aggies commit Dominick McKinley. Texas has continued to pursue the No. 1 prospect in Louisiana in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking in the last few weeks.
Texas reportedly invites McKinley to visit for the Kansas State game in Week 10 at DKR
Inside Texas reported on Oct. 30 (paid content) that Davis and the Longhorns invited McKinley and his family to Austin for a visit on Nov. 4 for the top-25 matchup at DKR against the No. 25 Kansas State Wildcats. McKinley and his family reportedly haven’t made plans yet to take the visit to Texas this weekend.
But IT did put it as a “maybe” that McKinley will make the trip to Austin this weekend.
It’s significant that Texas has re-engaged with McKinley this fall, and it’s gotten to the point that they’re looking to get him back on campus for a gameday visit this month. Sark and Davis have reportedly been in “light communication” with McKinely in the last few weeks.
And McKinley even reached out to Texas on his own in the last couple of weeks.
McKinley a top Texas flip target from the Aggies this fall
There are a handful of Texas A&M commits in the 2024 class that the Longhorns remain in contact with a couple of months before signing day in mid-December. McKinley, four-star Jasper (TX) linebacker Tyanthony Smith, and four-star Converse (TX) Judson safety are the three Texas A&M commits in the 2024 class that the Longhorns have engaged with this fall.
Texas A&M’s 2024 class in danger of losing more commitments?
In the last couple of weeks, Texas A&M has lost two highly-rated blue-chip commitments in the 2024 class. And there are rumblings that more recruits could decommit from the Aggies in the 2024 class soon.
High-four-star Silsbee (TX) wide receiver Drelon Miller decommitted from Texas A&M on Oct. 17. And the LSU Tigers flipped four-star Beaumont United (TX) offensive tackle Weston Davis from the Aggies a few days ago.
LSU has recently been chipping away at five-star Timpson (TX) athlete Terry Bussey’s commitment to Texas A&M after he took multiple gameday visits to Baton Rouge in the last few months.
After the Aggies’ underwhelming start to the 2023 season through the first eight games, going 5-3 (3-2 SEC), questions have emerged regarding the trajectory of the program under head coach Jimbo Fisher. Texas A&M doesn’t have a true road win or a win over a ranked team this season.
McKinley among Texas’ top flip targets along the defensive line
Davis and the Longhorns currently have three defensive line commits in the 2024 class, and they want to get to four before signing day. Texas’ three defensive line commits in the 2024 class are Orlando (FL) Jones four-star D’antre Robinson, Duncanville four-star Alex January, and Lafayette Christian Academy (LA) three-star Melvin Hills.
McKinley is one of the flip targets the Longhorns are looking to potentially fill the last spot along the defensive line in this class. He picked Texas A&M over Texas, LSU, and the Oklahoma Sooners when he committed to the Aggies on Sep. 1.
Texas was one of McKinley’s top schools after a successful late-June official visit he took to Austin. He also took official visits to Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Ohio State during the summer, along with an unofficial to LSU in late July.
Some other names to know among the 2024 flip targets along the defensive line for Davis and the Longhorns are IMG Academy four-star (Auburn commit) TJ Lindsey, Greenville (MS) St. Joseph three-star (Baylor commit) Alex Foster, and Lexington (MS) Holmes County Central four-star (Mississippi State commit) Terrance Hibbler.
Texas reportedly has Foster, McKinley, and Foster down as “maybes” to visit Austin for the Kansas State game at DKR this weekend.