After landing a commitment from the elite five-star St. Louis University (MO) wide receiver Ryan Wingo in its 2024 class a couple of months ago, it looked like Texas football might be done with wide receiver recruiting for this cycle. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson were looking to take at least three wide receivers from the high school ranks in the 2024 class before signing day in December.
Getting Wingo in the 2024 class means the Longhorns have three blue-chip wide receivers committed before signing day.
But the Texas staff is still watching for what other wideouts are out there this fall. The main avenue the Longhorns are expected to take to add impact wide receivers this offseason is in the portal, due to the expected departures of multiple starting wideouts to the 2024 NFL Draft, including juniors Xavier Worthy and Adonai Mitchell.
Texas football reportedly had made contact with former 4-Star Texas A&M WR commit Dre’lon Miller
Just because the Longhorns are expected to mostly focus on portal recruiting to fill a need at wideout in 2024, that doesn’t mean the staff is shut off completely to reaching out to high school players at the position.
One wideout who recently re-opened his recruitment and was offered by Texas before in the 2024 class is the highly touted Silsbee (TX) four-star and former Texas A&M Aggies commit Drelon Miller.
While Texas A&M’s season was starting to fall short of expectations during the offseason in October, Miller decommitted from the Aggies. He’s since taken an official visit to Baton Rouge on Nov. 11 to see the LSU Tigers. Miller has also been contacted by many Power Five programs, including the USC Trojans, Colorado Buffaloes, LSU, and Texas (per Mike Roach of 247Sports).
It sounds like Texas has just made initial contact with Miller while other schools are pushing harder in this recruitment heading into the Early Signing Period on Dec. 20. But a visit is certainly possible before the signing period begins next month.
If Miller does show up on campus in the next few weeks at Texas, then the Longhorns would be a more serious threat to the other schools prioritizing his recruitment in the last couple of months.
Roach reported Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Colorado, and USC are all schools Miller is considering this fall. Colorado is reportedly set to host him for an official visit this weekend.
We’ll continue to monitor Miller’s recruitment to see if anything comes from the communication he’s had with Texas regarding a possible visit to Austin in the next few weeks.