3 priority DB recruits officially visiting Texas today

Texas hosts a trio of key defensive back targets in the 2025 class from June 18-20.
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Texas football hosts three defensive backs for midweek official visits starting June 18. While Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian aren't usually accustomed to pushing for midweek official visits, defensive back recruiting has taken center stage for the 2025 class early this week.

Midweek official visits kick off for Texas football on Tuesday

Texas has already hosted two big official visit weekends in June. In the last couple of weeks, Texas has hosted roughly two-dozen official visitors from the 2025 class, including 16 from last weekend.

A couple of Texas's June visitors in the 2025 and 2026 recruiting classes have resulted in commitments in the last 10 days. Texas hauled in its first 2025 commitment in June last week, three-star Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall cornerback Caleb Chester.

The biggest commitment the Longhorns snagged in either the 2025 or 2026 class so far this June came from the elite five-star Fort Lauderdale (FL) American Heritage 2026 quarterback Dia Bell. Bell was Texas's top priority at quarterback in the 2026 class this summer.

Texas is looking to keep the momentum rolling on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class with a handful of official visitors among defensive backs from in-state and California both. Here's a look at the three midweek defensive back official visitors making their way to Texas today in the 2025 class.

Nathan Tilmon, S (SMU commit)

A new flip target that Blake Gideon and the Longhorns offered last week, three-star Arlington (TX) Mansfield Timberview safety and SMU Mustangs commit Nathan Tilmon. will officially visit Texas starting June 18. Gideon offered Tilmon after liking what he saw on film and in-person from the 6-foot-1 and 170-pound safety from the DFW Metroplex.

Tilmon joins Fort Bend Hightower four-star Kade Phillips as the top in-state safety targets for the Longhorns in the 2025 class this summer. Phillips is the more physical and proven of these two safety targets for the Longhorns when compared to Tilmon. But Tilmon is a fast and rangy DB who has run a sub-10.8-second 100-meter dash time in high school.

If Texas really pushes in this recruitment, I could see this staff flipping Tilmon in the next few weeks before the start of his senior season.