3 key WR recruits impressed by Texas landing Dia Bell

Wide receiver recruiting is coming front and center for Texas on the trail after landing 5-Star QB Dia Bell in the class of 2026.
Kaydon Finley
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Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian landed their top priority quarterback recruit in the 2026 class on June 17, the elite Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage five-star Dia Bell. Texas kept the trend going of landing top blue-chip quarterback commitments on the recruiting trail during the month of June from the last few cycles.

Which priority WR recruits can 5-Star QB commit Dia Bell help Texas football land in 2025 and 2026?

In the last few offseasons, Sarkisian and the Longhorns have secured quarterback commitments in June from Arch Manning, KJ Lacey, and Bell. Sarkisian has built a reputation of stocking the cupboard full with elite quarterback talent for the Longhorns.

Sarkisian has landed at least one blue-chip quarterback commit in each full cycle he's been the head coach of the Longhorns (going back to the 2022 signing class).

Building this reputation of being able to get the top quarterback talent in the country to come to the Forty Acres certainly help Texas's recruiting efforts at other skill positions on the offensive side of the ball. When top wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends know they have elite quarterbacks throwing and handing them the football, it makes their decision to come to Texas that much easier.

Here's a look at three wide receiver recruits in the 2025 and 2026 classes impressed by Bell committing to the Longhorns.

Kaydon Finley

The highly touted four-star Aledo (TX) 2026 wide receiver Kaydon Finley is one of Texas's top in-state receiver priorities for that cycle. The top 10 wide receiver recruit in the nation in the class of 2026 in the 247Sports Composite is the son of former Texas star and longtime NFL tight end Jermichael Finley.

Finley clearly appears to be excited about what Texas has in store in the future under Sarkisian's offense. He told Horns247 (paid content) that Bell's commitment is "big" and that it will "definitely help Texas in the coming years".

Given all the P4 offers Finley has already reeled in early in his recruiting process, it should only help the Longhorns case that they have a quarterback the caliber of Bell committed in the 2026 class. Finley already holds offers from over 20 P4 schools, including the Texas A&M Aggies, Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Georgia Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks, and Texas.

Texas is a school to watch early in Finley's recruitment not just for the connection to the school through his dad as an alum, but also for his combination of size and speed as a possible outside receiver threat in Sarkisian's offense.