3 most important visiting recruits for Texas this weekend

Multiple Texas football commits and key targets on the recruiting trail were on campus amid spring camp for the Longhorns in the last 48 hours.
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It was a big weekend for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian as they hosted visiting recruits for the first time this spring. Amid spring practice, Texas hosted over a dozen visiting recruits from the 2025 and 2026 classes in the last couple of days.

Texas football hosts multiple key visiting recruits on campus during spring practice this weekend

The visit weekend started for the Longhorns on March 22, where multiple of the recruits who were scheduled to be on campus arrived to start their unofficial trips. Texas continued hosting visiting recruits through the end of the weekend on March 24 since the Elite 11 regional was hosted in Austin today.

It sounds like the Longhorns got an intense practice in while visiting recruits were on campus to witness the team in camp on March 23. Texas put on the full pads for the first time this spring with full contact and tackling drills in camp this weekend.

This was a big ramp up for the Longhorns from the previous spring practices this week, where they were just in shorts, shoulder pads, and helmets.

Many of the visiting recruits were impressed by the intensity and the feeling on campus for the Longhorns in the early phase of spring ball this weekend. Here are three important recruits the Longhorns hosted for visits in the last 48 hours.

Linkon Cure, TE

For the first time since he received an offer from the Longhorns a few weeks ago, the elite high-four-star Goodland (KS) tight end Linkon Cure made it to Austin for a Texas visit on March 22. Special teams coordinator/tight ends coach is working to make up some ground in this recruitment after Cure has developed great relationships with the Kansas State coaches.

Cure also made the visit to College Station this weekend to see the Texas A&M Aggies. He was able to make it to Austin and College Station for these respective unofficial visits while his 7v7 team was competing in the Battle 7v7 Houston event this weekend.

Cure is one of the elite tight ends who can block and beat opposing DBs as a receiving tight end threat. The big 6-foot-5 and 215-pound Kansas native likes what the Texas offense could offer him under Sarkisian.

It will be difficult for the Longhorns, though, to chip into the big lead that Kansas State has in this recruitment this spring. Texas A&M is probably the school in the best spot to challenge Kansas State's lead on the recruiting trail for Cure heading into summer official visits.

The good news for Texas is that Banks and Sarkisian made a good impression on Cure during his trip to Austin this weekend. Inside Texas reported on March 23 (paid content) that he had a good experience during his trip to Texas a couple of days ago and that he wants to make a return unofficial trip in the next few months.