Texas football ‘the top school’ for 5-Star 2025 RB Jordon Davison

Jordon Davison, Texas football (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Jordon Davison, Texas football (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

Running back recruiting has come into focus again this fall for Texas football in the 2025 class, with the No. 1 RB recruit in the nation for the 2025 cycle, Metairie (LA) St. Martin’s Episcopal School five-star Harlem Berry, announcing his decision on Dec. 18. Berry included Texas among the three finalist schools he’ll choose between on Dec. 18. The Florida Gators and LSU Tigers are also included in Berry’s top three.

Berry isn’t Texas’ only top priority at the running back position in the 2025 class, though. If running backs coach Tashard Choice and the Longhorns had to pick one out-of-state RB prospect in the 2025 class that they would hypothetically have at the top of their board, it would probably be Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei five-star Jordon Davison.

Texas football continues to lead for 5-Star 2025 RB priority Jordon Davison

The No. 2 running back in the nation in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite has visited Texas multiple times this year, including on the week of the late-July pool party/BBQ Bash during the summer.

Davison has a great relationship with Choice and head coach Steve Sarkisian. Choice has made it clear that he wants Davison in this class after this staff has taken multiple visits to Mater Dei High School, including one for a game last month.

It also helps that the Longhorns are building a pipeline on the recruiting trail in southern California at Mater Dei. Texas already has two Mater Dei alumni on the current roster, linebacker Brady Sarkisian and freshman tight end Spencer Shannon.

The Longhorns also secured a commitment from Davison’s teammate and Mater Dei five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker in the 2024 class this fall.

In the 2025 class, Texas is prioritizing Davison and high-four-star Mater Dei wide receiver Marcus Harris among their top out-of-state priorities at the skill positions. Harris and Davison visited Texas together with some other Mater Dei teammates from the 2025 and 2026 recruiting classes in late July.

Texas still holds the lead for Davison

Texas has been the leader in this recruitment for the last few months. The relationship Choice built with Davison and his track record of successfully recruiting and developing talent at the running back position put the Longhorns in the pole position for Davison this fall.

And despite efforts from the USC Trojans to chip away at the Longhorns’ lead in this recruitment, including getting Davison on campus for a game a couple of weeks ago, Texas still is in a great spot with the elite 2025 running back recruit. Inside Texas reported on Nov. 14 (paid content) that Texas looks like the “top school” at the moment for Davison for all the reasons mentioned and more.

Davison hasn’t set a decision timeline for his decision yet. But Texas is in as good of a spot as you could want as a Longhorn fan early in this recruitment.

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