One of the final gameday weekends for Texas football this weekend featured head coach Steve Sarkisian’s squad hosting a number of key visiting recruits for one of the final times this season at DKR in Austin. Texas hosted over a dozen key visiting recruits from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes for the matchup at home at DKR this weekend against the No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats.
Sark and the Longhorns staff continue to build momentum with many of these 2025 and 2026 prospects on the recruiting trail this fall. Texas’ strong results on the field this fall have won many prospects over in future recruiting cycles.
For the Texas-Kansas State game at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Nov. 4, the Longhorns managed to hold on for a heart-pumping 33-30 win in overtime. Texas held on after blowing a 20-point lead in the second half when the defense held on for a fourth-down play from the Wildcats on the final play in overtime.
Visiting recruits impressed by Texas football’s narrow OT win over Kansas State in Week 10
The visiting recruits mostly care that the Longhorns came out of this game with a win and are still in Big 12 Championship contention. Not only that, but Texas is in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff and a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game.
Here are five key visiting recruits for the Longhorns impressed by the narrow 33-30 win in Week 10 at home over Kansas State.
Dilan Battle, DL
Among the blue-chip 2025 defensive line recruits visiting Texas unofficially this weekend was the touted four-star Arlington (TX) Mansfield Timberview product Dilan Battle. The sizable 6-foot-2 and 315-pound junior defensive lineman out of the DFW Metroplex returned to Texas for a gameday visit this weekend to see the Longhorns take down Kansas State.
247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong reported following Texas’ win over Kansas State that Battle said Texas is “very good up front”. Battle also reportedly said that Texas’ D-Line was the group that stood out to him during his visit for the Kansas State game.
Defensive line coach Bo Davis has forged a good relationship with Battle and his family. Texas is selling Battle on his ability to play freely and excel along the defensive line. He said, “Texas is a potential fit for me because they allow their defensive linemen to make plays”.
Battle is having a big season for the 9-1 Mansfield Timberview Wolves, who are preparing for the state playoffs against Frisco (TX) Wakeland next week.