5 key Texas recruits impressed by Longhorn City Limits

Texas football had one of its biggest visit weekends of spring practice for Longhorn City Limits on April 6.
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Elijah Barnes, LB

A big-time in-state linebacker priority for Texas in the 2025 class, Dallas (TX) Skyline four-star Elijah "Bo" Barnes continued to grow his relationships with the Longhorn coaches this weekend. Barnes made his first return visit to Austin for Longhorn City Limits since the first big Junior Day of the offseason on Jan. 20.

Barnes said following the visit that the experience and environment were "great". He loved the intensity Texas showed in the practice and first spring scrimmage on April 6. And he came away from the visit feeling like he's really a top priority for the Texas coaches in the 2025 class.

Texas continues to look like the school that is setting the pace in Barnes' recruitment entering summer official visits. He is one of the in-state linebackers that Texas feels like can be a big part of the 2025 class along the defensive front.

Jonah Williams, S/ATH

Texas has made a big push in the recruitment for the elite five-star Galveston (TX) Ball athlete/safety Jonah Williams early this offseason. The Oklahoma Sooners were considered the leader in the race to land a commitment from Williams during the winter months.

But Texas and Texas A&M have both made this recruitment interesting in the last few months.

Another successful unofficial visit for Williams to see Texas during spring practice and the scrimmage this weekend only helped the Longhorns' in this recruitment entering the summer official visits. Williams reportedly said that Texas "checks all the boxes I want in a college" and that he wants to make it back to Austin for a visit in the next few months.

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