Byron Washington, OT
Literally, the biggest Junior Day visitor for the Longhorns this weekend was the towering 6-foot-8 and 400-pound DeSoto (TX) three-star offensive tackle Byron Washington.
Texas and offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood have made a great impression on Washington since the Longhorns offered him last summer. Flood and the Longhorns have established themselves as the pretty clear leader in this recruitment after multiple successful visits for Washington to Austin in the last six months or so.
Another successful trip for Washington to make it back to Texas for Junior Day only help Texas's chances in this recruitment early this offseason.
Texas is also looking to take more numbers along the offensive line in the 2025 class after Flood was light on depth, but heavy on talent, in the trenches for 2024. Washington is likely to be one of those guys that's a take for Flood and the Longhorns among the "big humans" in-state in the 2025 class.
Another connection the Longhorns have in this recruitment is the heavy South Dallas presence in the locker room. Not only does Texas have many players who played high school football at South Dallas schools, they also have a few that were Washington's teammates at DeSoto.
Freshman wide receiver Johntay Cook II and running back Tre Wisner were both teammates with Washington for multiple years at DeSoto High School.
Between the strong relationships with the coaching staff and the connection with multiple players on the Texas roster, the Longhorns are in a great spot with Washington early this offseason.