The torrid pace for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian recruiting high school and the NCAA Transfer Portal continued this weekend. Texas landed a couple of key commitments in the 2025 and 2026 classes after the first big Junior Day of the offseason on Jan. 20.
Texas's first commitment this weekend was from the speedy and explosive 2026 Aledo (TX) running back Raycine Guillory Jr. Guillory became the first recruit to commit to the Longhorns 2026 class when he announced his pledge on social media following his Junior Day visit to Austin on the night of Jan. 20.
Texas football keeps adding quality commitments in the 2025 class in 4-Star EDGE Lance Jackson
The second of the two commitments the Longhorns landed so far this weekend was the highly touted four-star Texarkana (TX) Pleasant Grove edge rusher Lance Jackson. Jackson became the fifth recruit to commit to the Longhorns in the 2025 class with his pledge on Jan. 21. He also visited Texas for Junior Day this weekend.
Texas has caught fire on the recruiting trail in the last six weeks. And more could be coming for the Longhorns with high school and transfer portal recruiting in the coming days and weeks.
Here's a prediction of the next recruit to commit to the Longhorns after Texas picked up two pledges on the weekend of the first Junior Day of the 2024 offseason.
Jordon Davison, RB
The elite four-star Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei running back Jordon Davison was one of the biggest names among 2025 recruits who visited Texas for Junior Day this weekend. Davison is Texas's top priority at running back in the 2025 class.
Texas held the pole position in this recruitment throughout most of 2023. But competing schools on the recruiting trail for Davison, such as the Ohio State Buckeyes and USC Trojans, closed the gap on the Longhorns' lead in the last few months.
This was a big weekend for Texas to get Davison back to campus for Junior Day to counter some of the momentum Ohio State and USC have built in this recruitment since last fall. And it sounds like Texas did well to make a good impression on Davison during his trip to Austin for Junior Day thsi weekend.
He told 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong that the Longhorns "continue to impress me" and that it "was a great environment" at Texas for Junior Day.
As Davison starts narrowing down his options early this offseason, the Longhorns continue to be in a great spot for the elite running back.