4 must-win recruitments for Steve Sarkisian this summer

Texas has the potential to secure another top five-ranked recruiting class nationally for 2025 with a strong set of summer official visits in June.
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Dakorien Moore, WR

Another elite recruit from the state of Texas who officially visited Columbus to see Ohio State and head coach Ryan Day last weekend was five-star Duncanville (TX) wide receiver Dakorien Moore.

The No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the nation in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking took the first of three official visits to see Ohio State last weekend before making two more officials later this month. Moore is also scheduled to see Texas (June 14) and the Oregon Ducks (June 21) to round out his summer official visit schedule.

While Ohio State made a strong impression on Moore and his family during their official visit to Columbus over the weekend, it doesn't sound like they did enough to close the gap in any major way on Oregon and/or Texas.

The focus in this recruitment now shifts to the last two official visits Moore is scheduled to take this summer to Texas next weekend and Oregon in a few weeks. Texas still remains at least the slight favorite over the Ducks in the race to land a commitment from Moore this summer.

But Oregon has made a successful push to make this a real battle with Texas on the recruiting trail to land Moore since he decommitted from the LSU Tigers last month.

This is one of many battles for an elite in-state recruit for the Longhorns in the 2025 class that they must fight for through the whistle. Moore is essentially the definition of a "must-get" wide receiver recruit for the Longhorns in the 2025 class.