Texas can flip these 2025 defensive line recruits this fall

After a rough stretch on the trail with DL recruiting for 2025, Texas looks to reset the big board at the position entering late summer and the fall with no commitments there currently.
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Defensive line recruiting has been hit hard for Texas football on the trail in the 2025 class in the last few weeks. Texas whiffed on many of its top defensive tackle priority recruits during announcements since the conclusion of June official visits.

Logical DL flip targets for Texas football in the class of 2025 to fill a big need at the position

Texas also lost a commitment in the 2025 class from four-star Melbourne (FL) Eau Gallie defensive lineman Brandon Brown, who flipped to the LSU Tigers last week. Brown was one of about five or six top defensive tackle targets for the Longhorns and Kenny Baker this summer for this cycle.

The Longhorns also saw key defensive line targets for 2025 such as Port Charlotte (FL) four-star Myron Charles (Florida State) and Sacramento (CA) Folsom four-star Josiah Sharma (Oregon) commit to other schools.

Brown flipping from Texas to LSU and Charles and Sharma both committing elsewhere means the Longhorns only have one remaining uncommitted defensive line target among the summer official visitors in the class of 2025. The recruitment of four-star Bellville (TX) defensive tackle DJ Sanders is essentially a must-win situation for Baker and the Longhorns.

Texas needs to reset the recruiting board for the 2025 class at defensive line this summer. The good news is that there are a plethora of underrated defensive linemen from the southeast who Texas can pursue on the recruiting trail entering the fall.

Here are four defensive tackles committed to other schools Texas can target to flip in the 2025 class in the next couple of months.

Myron Charles (FSU commit)

The one defensive line target who officially visited Texas this summer that remains a realistic flip target entering the fall is recent Florida State commit Charles.

When Charles committed to Florida State a couple of weeks ago, it was a bit of an abrupt announcement. Texas was surging in this recruitment in the week before Charles decided to announce for the Seminoles.

Horns247 reported last week that of all the defensive tackles who committed elsewhere among the Texas official visitors; the UT staff probably has the best chance to flip Charles before signing day.

There is a chance that Texas can slowly but surely chip away at Charles' commitment to Florida State in the next three to four months. If Texas stays in communication with Charles and effectively chips away at his pledge before the fall, anything can happen come the signing period in December.