5 key recruits impressed by Texas's spring game this weekend

Texas has its final big visit weekend with spring ball wrapping up on April 20.
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Nick Brooks, OT

Another highly-rated offensive tackle recruit who visited Texas this weekend for the Orange-White spring game was Cedar Rapids (IA) John F. Kennedy four-star Nick Brooks. The towering 6-foot-7 and 340-pound offensive tackle and former Iowa Hawkeyes commit made the first of two visits he has scheduled to see Texas over the next three months for the spring game this weekend.

Brooks is also scheduled to officially visit Texas in mid June.

This weekend was Brooks' first visit to Texas after he included the Longhorns among his top six finalist schools that he dropped on social media on April 16. On Texas Football reported on April 21 that Brooks had a "tremendous first visit" to Texas this weekend.

Brooks reportedly spent time with Sarkisian and offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood during his visit on April 20. He likes what the unviversity offers from the perspectives of the football program and the academic prowess.

Flood is scheduled to stop at Kennedy High School in Iowa for a visit to see Brooks next month.

Kaleb Edwards, TE

One of the emerging out-of-state tight end targets for special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks and the Longhorns in the 2025 class this spring, California four-star Kaleb Edwards was someone to watch among the visitors this weekend.

The high-four-star tight end recruit from El Dorado Hills (CA) Oak Ridge High School made his first unofficial trip to Texas for the spring game this weekend. He also has an official visit scheduled to see Texas in early June (June 7-9).

Edwards reportedly enjoyed his time in Austin in the last couple of days. He spent time discussing with Sarkisian and Banks and also got to see the facilities on Saturday.

Texas is looking to take two tight ends in the 2025 class. Banks and the Longhorns already have a commitment from the touted four-star Calhoun (GA) tight end in the 2025 class.

The big 6-foot-6 and 235-pound California native Edwards is someone to watch among the blue-chip tight end targets during summer official visits for the Longhorns as someone with the potential to be the second commitment at the position for 2025.