3 Texas early enrollees turning heads entering spring ball

Roughly one week ahead of spring camp, multiple five-star signees/early enrollees for Texas football from the 2024 class have looked impressive in workouts.

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The highest-rated defensive back signee for the Longhorns in a historic secondary class for 2024 was the former elite five-star McKinney (TX) safety Xavier Filsaime. Filsaime was Texas's biggest late-cycle flip, snatching his commitment from the Florida Gators just one week before early signing day last December.

The addition of Filsaime, along with nearly a half-dozen other highly touted blue-chip defensive backs in the Longhorns 2024 signing class is a sign of a turning point for this secondary. Texas's secondary was inconsistent throughout the 2023 season, especially at the safety position.

As a result, Texas's defensive staff added multiple high-level talents who can not only contribute in live-game action in the SEC right away, but perform among the best DBs in the conference this upcoming season.

Filsaime has reportedly looked the part of a physically-impressive safety with five-star talent during offseason workouts. He is said to have been one of the most impressive first-year players in winter workouts, which has provided a major boost for Texas's safety room entering spring ball.

Texas's safety room is in its best shape its been in the time Sarkisian's regime has been on campus since 2021 entering this spring. The Longhorns have three or four safeties who could all be considered shoo-in starters at the position in Sarkisian and PK's first three years at Texas, including sophomore Derek Williams Jr., Filsaime, and senior Andrew Mukuba, among others.