Texas Football: 4 top visiting recruits for UT vs. Texas Tech

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While it’s not the biggest visit week of the year due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Texas football still has a few notable visitors making their way to DKR in Austin for the Black Friday matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Texas will host roughly a dozen visitors for the Texas Tech game at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Nov. 24.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns have a good mix of commitments in the 2024 class and uncommitted recruits from the 2024, 2025, and 2026 classes visiting the Forty Acres this week.

Top Texas football visitors for the Texas Tech game on Nov. 24

Texas can make a positive impression on a handful of blue-chip visiting recruits from the 2024 and 2025 classes for the regular season finale on Nov. 24.

Despite the visitor list being smaller than the usual home game for Texas this fall, this is still a pretty big week on the recruiting trail for the Longhorns staff. Texas hosted a massive visitor on campus unofficially earlier this week, five-star McKinney (TX) safety and Florida Gators commit Xavier Filsaime.

Here are four of the most important visiting recruits for the Longhorns for the Texas Tech game on Black Friday.

Kelshaun Johnson, WR

The speedy and elusive four-star Hitchcock (TX) wide receiver Kelshaun Johnson is a notable target for Texas among in-state wideouts in the 2025 class this fall. Johnson is having a big junior season for Hitchcock, which has drawn more Power Five attention to his recruitment.

In the last two months, he’s received offers from the Tennessee Volunteers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Auburn Tigers as Johnson’s recruitment continues to get more exposure nationally.

Sark and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson saw something in Johnson before some of the recent Power Five programs that have offered him in the last few months. Texas was one of the first Power Five schools to offer Johnson during the summer after camping at Texas last offseason.

Johnson has a good relationship with Sark and Jackson. He’s visited campus for a gameday once this fall, for the Rice game on Sep. 2. Johnson was also in attendance as a Texas visitor for the Red River Rivalry game on Oct. 7 in Dallas against the Oklahoma Sooners.

The Texas Tech game this week will be Johnson’s first return visit to the Forty Acres for a gameday since the season opener against Rice in early September.

Johnson is a notable wide receiver target to watch for Sark, Jackson, and the Longhorns in the 2025 class heading into next offseason. His versatility, speed, and elusiveness in the open field make him a natural fit at field or slot receiver in Sark’s offense.