Predicting Texas's next commitment after LB Elijah Barnes

Texas football got its sixth commitment in the 2025 class in priority 4-Star LB Elijah "Bo" Barnes from South Dallas.
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Texas football and co-DC/LB coach Johnny Nansen landed a big commitment in the 2025 class from the highly touted four-star Dallas (TX) Skyline linebacker Elijah Barnes on April 12.

Texas football could pick up many more commitments on the recruiting trail this spring

This is the first commitment that Nansen has landed on the Longhorns' coaching staff. Barnes was originally recruited to Texas by former co-DC/LB coach Jeff Choate, before he was hired away by the Nevada Wolfpack to be their next head coach early this offseason.

Nansen took the reins in this recruitment and ultimately sealed the deal to land one of the Longhorns' top in-state linebacker priorities in the 2025 class this spring. Barnes committed to Texas the Friday after he took an unofficial visit to Texas for Longhorn City Limits last weekend.

Texas is picking up momentum on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class in the last couple of weeks this spring. Sarkisian and the Longhorns staff have landed two commitments in the last week, including Barnes and four-star Tyler (TX) Chapel Hill running back Rickey Stewart Jr.

Here's a prediction of who will be the next to commit to the Longhorns in the 2025 class after Barnes pledged on April 12.

Kelshaun Johnson, WR

Texas had a huge group of elite wide receiver recruits visiting Austin for Longhorn City Limits on April 6. Five-star wideouts in the 2025 class including Duncanville's Dakorien Moore, Sacshe's (TX) Kaliq Lockett, and Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin's Jaime Ffrench all made it to Austin for unofficial visits last weekend for the spring scrimmage and Longhorn City Limits.

Another wide receiver recruit who has regular communication with WR coach Chris Jackson that was visiting campus unofficially last weekend was the touted Hitchcock (TX) four-star Kelshaun Johnson. The speedy 5-foot-11 and 160-pound in-state blue-chip wideout has been a regular on campus among the big visit weekends early this offseason.

Johnson had a great experience at Texas for Longhorn City Limits last weekend. He told Inside Texas the "environment was good" and loved the experience during his visit to the Forty Acres on April 6.

"Couldn’t have got any better and how the way they compete at practice they’re getting each other better every play."

Texas is the school that Johnson has visited the most often since the start of last offseason. And it's not really close.

If you follow the visit count and how highly Johnson speaks of the Longhorns, it's hard not to peg Texas as the favorite in the race to win this recruitment this spring.