Texas Football: 3 key 2025 recruits trending UT in February

Texas football is at the top of the list among schools for multiple key in-state 2025 recruits entering the spring.

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Texas football coaches have been on the road in late January, visiting top targets on the recruiting trail in the 2025 and 2026 classes while evaluating rising prospects for both cycles.

Multiple new offers were handed out by the Texas coaches in the last couple of weeks to rising targets in the 2025 and 2026 classes. Many of these new offers will be critical targets at key positions for the Longhorns during the 2025 recruiting cycle.

Which commitments from 2025 recruits could Texas football nab in February?

Texas also hosted many of their top targets on the recruiting trail in the next few classes for the first big Junior Day of the offseason on Jan. 20. During the Junior Day festivities a couple of weekends ago, the Longhorns landed two key commitments.

Among the two commitments the Longhorns landed during the weekend of Junior Day was the first pledge in the 2026 class and a high-value target at a key position in the 2025 class. The first commitment in the 2026 class was the speedy Aledo (TX) running back Raycine Guillory Jr.

The key 2025 commitment the Longhorns landed on Jan. 21 was the highly touted four-star Texarkana (TX) Pleasant Grove edge rusher/athlete Lance Jackson.

Texas has plenty to sell to prospective targets on the recruiting trail, especially in the 2025 and 2026 classes, early this offseason. The momentum the Longhorns have built on the trail should continue into February as we draw closer to the spring evaluation period.

Here are three key 2025 recruits for the Longhorns trending to Texas in February.

Ricky Stewart, RB

A new running back offer on the Longhorns' radar early this offseason is Tyler (TX) Chapel Hill four-star and SMU Mustangs commit Rickey Stewart. Texas and running backs coach Tashard Choice offered Stewart during his visit for Junior Day on Jan. 20.

Choice and the Longhorns are looking to take two running backs in the 2025 class. The top priority at running back in the 2025 class is Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei high-four-star Jordon Davison.

Stewart is one of the backs that Choice likes for the quickness and explosiveness he brings to the position. He's got the vision and burst to be a consistent home-run hitter in head coach Steve Sarkisian's offense. Stewart also has good hands and he's elusiveness out in space, making him a potent target to utilize in the receiving game.

Texas has been crystal-balled by Mike Roach of 247Sports to land Stewart's commitment.

When Stewart originally committed to SMU last summer, it was largely due to his relationship with then-SMU RB coach Khenon Hall. Since Hall is now on staff with the Baylor Bears, his current school and Texas are reportedly the two programs with the most buzz in this recruitment early this offseason.