3 key recruits impressed by Texas's event this weekend

Can Texas football stay hot on the recruiting trail before summer official visits?
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Tank King, LB

One of the newest offers on campus for a visit for the Longhorns this weekend was the touted four-star Port Arthur (TX) Memorial linebacker Tank King. The 6-foot-2 and 205-pound blue-chip linebacker recruit from Texas made his first visit to Austin since the Longhorns offered him on April 8.

King was also on campus for the first weekend of Texas's spring practice on March 22. He's made multiple visits to Austin since the start of last offseason.

This was the second time that King got to watch fellow Port Arthur Memorial attendees, freshman linebacker Tyanthony Smith and junior defensive back Jaylon Guilbeau. King is especially close with Smith, since they were teammates at Memorial High School and both play linebacker.

The Texas offer only made the experience for King during his unofficial visit to Austin this weekend that much better. He posted on social media on April 13 that the unofficial visit to Texas this weekend was an "awesome experience". King also said that he "will be back" in all caps.

Texas has made a definitive move among the top schools in the race to land a commitment from King in the last week or so with the offer and the successful visit in the last 48 hours. He's mentioned Texas, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M as some of his top schools late this spring.

Next weekend, King will be on campus in South Bend to watch the Notre Dame spring game.

Texas has to feel good about where it stands early in the recruiting process for King. He will be one of the top in-state linebacker recruits to watch moving forward for the Longhorns in the 2026 class this offseason.

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