3 elite 2025 priority recruits Texas can land in April

Texas football will start a big month of recruiting visits on April 4, 5, and 6.
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Recruiting is heating back up for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian during the month of April. Starting this coming weekend, Texas will host a few dozen visiting recruits in the 2025 and 2026 classes amid spring practice this month.

Texas football faces a big recruiting month of April

The next few visit weekends can be very telling for the Longhorns of where they're prioritizing some of their top targets at key positions of need on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class. This spring visit season will set the stage for the critical summer official visits for the Longhorns in June.

Texas has been pretty quiet on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class in the last couple of months. After picking up some big commitments in the 2025 class in December and January, including high-four-star EDGE/athlete Lance Jackson and four-star defensive tackle Brandon Brown, the Longhorns haven't landed a single pledge in the last 10 weeks.

This offseason has followed a similar script on the recruiting trail as the last few years for Sarkisian and staff regarding pushing for commitments before the summer. When summer official visits begin in a couple of months, that's when we'll start to see more fireworks for the Longhorns in the 2025 class.

But the spring visit season could still see the Longhorns build momentum on the trail in the 2025 class. Here are three blue-chip recruits the Longhorns could land before summer visits begin.

Kelshaun Johnson, WR

Among the speediest and most highly coveted in-state blue-chip wide receiver recruits in the 2025 class, Hitchcock (TX) four-star Kelshaun Johnson is seeing his recruitment heat up this offseason. Johnson recently cut his list of top schools to 10 in late February.

Texas easily made the cut for Johnson's top 10 finalist schools that he dropped roughly six weeks ago. Johnson has a good relationship with Texas wide receivers coach Chris Jackson and Sarkisian. He likes his potential fit in Sarkisian's offense, utilizing his speed and wiry frame to beat opposing DBs getting the ball in space.

Johnson will unofficially visit Texas this weekend (April 6). It is his first time visiting Austin since the first big Junior Day of the offseason on Jan. 20. He is also scheduled to officially visit Texas in mid June.

Texas is the school that many consider to be the favorite in Johnson's recruitment this spring. Multiple recruiting analysts/reporters have forecasted Johnson's commitment to Texas in the last couple of months, including Horns247's Hank South.