TJ Lindsey, DL
Another flip target the Longhorns are prioritizing this fall is four-star IMG Academy defensive lineman, and Auburn Tigers commit TJ Lindsey. The blue-chip defensive lineman from Arkansas has re-engaged with Texas defensive line coach Bo Davis in the last few weeks as Texas is looking for another take in the trenches on this side of the ball in the 2024 class.
As it was previously reported, if Lindsey were to re-open his recruitment before signing day, Texas would be the likely destination. He likes Texas and has already officially visited Austin during the summer. When Lindsey committed to Auburn over Texas and the Miami Hurricanes in mid-August, the Longhorns were the school that finished in second place.
The performance of Texas’ defensive line this fall has caught Lindsey’s attention, as has the team’s success as a whole. Davis and the Longhorns have shown the ability to develop next-level talent along the defensive line. Texas boasts the two highest-graded interior defensive linemen in the FBS this season, redshirt senior T’Vondre Sweat and junior Byron Murphy II.
With Texas set to lose at least two or three defensive tackles to the NFL Draft in 2024, there will be opportunities for younger players to come in and compete right away. Sweat, Murphy, and senior Alfred Collins could all declare for the NFL Draft next offseason.
Davis and the Longhorns want one more scholarship defensive lineman in this class to bring them up to four heading into signing day in mid-December. From the recent buzz we’ve heard from different reports in the last week, Lindsey is probably the most realistic defensive line target for the Longhorns to flip in the next few weeks.