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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Kevin Ford Jr., EDGE/DL

Another elite recruit who visited Texas this weekend amid another recruiting event going on around the state was five-star Duncanville edge rusher/defensive lineman Kevin Ford Jr. Ford unofficially visited Texas on March 22 while his 5v5 team California Power was close to town for a 5v5 event in the last couple of days.

Like Cure, Ford also made the trip to College Station for an unofficial visit to see Texas A&M this weekend (specifically March 23).

Ford reportedly enjoyed the trip to Austin, as he usually does. He spent time with co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Pete Kwiatkowski during the one-day trip to Austin on March 22. Ford has been one of the more frequent visitors at Texas among the staff's top in-state priorities in the 2026 class on the defensive side of the ball.

Texas has formed a pipeline on the recruiting trail in South Dallas, specifically at Duncanville High School, in the last few cycles. In the 2024 class, Texas signed a couple of Ford's former teammates at Duncanville along the defensive front, including five-star edge rusher Colin Simmons and four-star defensive lineman Alex January.

Simmons is arguably the Texas player that is recruiting Ford the hardest. The two are in consistent communication, which bodes well for Texas in this recruitment moving forward.