3 Texas official visitors on commitment watch this weekend

This afternoon saw Texas's early-June official visitors start arriving on campus in Austin.
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Josiah Sharma, DL

The highly touted four-star Sacramento (CA) Folsom defensive line Josiah Sharma is one of the top priority out-of-state defensive tackles for the Longhorns in the 2025 class this summer.

Sharma, the former Washington Huskies commit, is making his first return trip to Austin since he had a successful unofficial visit during spring football in late March. Texas blew Sharma and his family away during that trip to Austin during the spring a few months ago.

There are a few factors working in Texas's favor in this recruitment entering the summer in small ways. First, word on the street is that Sharma's mother could move back to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the near future from Northern California. That move halfway across the country to DFW would be an obvious increase to Texas's chances with Sharma.

It's also an important consideration that DL coach Kenny Baker and the Longhorns staff want Sharma so bad. He is a top priority for Texas's defensive line class for 2025, and it shows. Texas loves these big humans who can move well around the line of scrimmage and two-gap, which is exactly what the 6-foot-4 and 320-pound Sharma brings to the table.

Last, the fact that Texas made such a positive impression on Sharma and his mom during their spring visit on March 29 bodes well for the staff's confidence entering this official visit weekend.

This recruitment will probably come down to Texas and the Alabama Crimson Tide, due to the preexisting relationship Sharma has with head coach Kalen DeBoer during his time at Washington.