Texas Football: Predicting Longhorns’ next commit after Wardell Mack

TJ Lindsey
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Kobe Black, CB

The only high-priority uncommitted target that remains on the big board for the Longhorns in the 2024 class heading into signing day next month is the elite five-star Waco (TX) Connally cornerback Kobe Black. Black’s recruitment is the one that has been considered a “must-win” for the Longhorns this fall.

Texas continues to hold the pole position in the race to land a commitment from Black heading into signing day next month. The Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, LSU, and Texas A&M have all tried to make late pushes in this recruitment. But momentum still sits with the Longhorns as a potential decision date could be coming up shortly for Black.

If Texas landed Black’s commitment in the 2024 class in the next few weeks, it would bring them up to three true blue-chip cornerback recruits in this cycle. Texas also has a blue-chip safety committed to the 2024 class, IMG Academy four-star Jordon Johnson-Rubell. Hampton can play defensive back for the Longhorns if needed.

The dream scenario for Texas in this class would be to get Black as the last corner to commit before signing day and flip five-star McKinney safety Xavier Filsaime from Florida. That would give Texas another loaded defensive back class after it brought in a good haul in the secondary last cycle (highlighted by high-four-stars Malik Muhammad and Derek Williams).

Were Texas to land Filsaime and Black, that would also essentially lock in a top-five-ranked 2024 class in the nation for the Longhorns on signing day.

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