Texas Football: 3 2025 LSU commits UT is working to flip

Before the 2025 recruiting cycle is all said and done, there's a reasonable chance that Texas football could have flipped at least one current LSU commit at a key position of need in this class.
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Activity on the recruiting trail has started to heat up for Texas football in the 2025 class in the last couple of months. Texas has landed multiple commitments in the 2025 class, which mainly transpired around signing day last December and on the first big Junior Day of the offseason on the weekend of Jan. 20.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns sit at five commitments in the 2025 class. That is a good number of pledges for the Longhorns this early in the offseason considering how patient this staff has been on the recruiting trail in the last few cycles.

Multiple Texas football recruiting targets in the 2025 class are committed to LSU early this offseason

Texas could be a bit more methodical with their movement on the recruiting trail in the next few months. Entering the spring, Texas will host many of their top targets in the 2025 and 2026 classes for visits during camp and the spring football game on April 20.

A handful of Texas's top targets on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class are currently committed to other schools. The LSU Tigers and head coach Brian Kelly will be regular competition for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail for this cycle.

Here are three LSU commits that Texas would love to flip in the 2025 class this offseason.

Jaboree Antoine, CB

While it's still early in this recruiting cycle, the Tigers have quickly amassed an inmpressive group of commitments in their 2025 class early this offseason. LSU has a trio of commitments that ranked No. 1 in the nation at their respective positions in the 2025 class.

Those three elite skill recruits committed to LSU's 2025 class are five-star Duncanville wide receiver Dakorien Moore, five-star St. Martin's Episcopal running back Harlem Berry, and five-star Belleville quarterback Bryce Underwood.

But LSU has also reeled in some big-time commitments on the defensive side of the ball in the 2025 class. LSU's highest-rated defensive commitment in the 2025 class is high-four-star New Iberia (LA) Westgate cornerback Jaboree Antoine.

The elite corner recruit from Louisiana was one of Texas's top out-of-state defensive back priorities in the 2025 class before he committed to LSU over the Longhorns and Florida State Seminoles a few weeks ago.

Antoine has visited Texas multiple times since the start of last offseason. The most recent trip Antoine took to Texas was for Junior Day on Jan. 20, which came roughly one week before announced his pledge to LSU.

There are multiple connections that Antoine has to the Forty Acres. He was teammates at Westgate High School with rising sophomore Texas safety Derek Williams Jr. Antoine's primary recruiter, Texas cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph, also has strong ties to The Boot.

Texas is prioritizing other top cornerback recruits on their big board in the 2025 class entering the spring, namely Pearland (TX) Shadow Creek four-star Cobey Sellers, Conroe (TX) five-star Dorian Brew, and Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei four-star Chuck McDonald.

But it wouldn't be surprising to see Texas continue to stay in contact with Antoine and play the long game in this recruitment, as they often do with top out-of-state recruits in any cycle.