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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Caleb Bell (Arkansas commit)

With how fast the coaching carousel moves in this day and age of college football and the modern recruiting calendar, things can change in a hurry from September-December on the trail. It's always worth looking at some potential coaching situations on the hot seat entering the fall as a source to see where potential flip targets could come from around signing day in December.

The Arkansas Razorbacks and head coach Sam Pittman could be one possible hot seat coach to watch for the Longhorns to fill up the 2025 class late on at positions of need like the defensive line. Arkansas already has two true defensive tackles from the southeast committed this summer.

The highest-rated of Arkansas' two defensive line commits in the class of 2025 currently is three-star Alpharetta (GA) Milton defensive tackle Caleb Bell. The 6-foot-3 and 275-pound defensive linemen from the Atlanta-metro area in Georgia is another one of these overlooked but talented and physically-gifted big humans from the state in this cycle.

Caleb is also the son of former Georgia linebacker and Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in the early 2000s Kendrell Bell. Texas's NFL Draft development at defensive tackle recently and the stability of the current coaching staff under head coach Steve Sarkisian could be potential points of interest in this recruitment were UT to consider handing out an offer to Bell late this summer or in the fall.

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