Texas Football: 3 top portal targets visiting UT this weekend

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The next two weekends will be big ones for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian with high school and NCAA Transfer Portal recruiting. Texas is hosting multiple visitors among portal targets this weekend. There are also a handful of high school recruits who are visiting Texas in the next couple of days.

But most of the notable visitors from the high school ranks for the Longhorns will be on campus next weekend. On Jan. 20, Texas hosts its first Junior Day of the offseason. Junior Day is scheduled to bring over two dozen visiting recruits from the 2025 and 2026 classes to the Forty Acres for the first big visit weekend of the 2024 offseason for the Longhorns.

Priority portal targets visiting Texas football this weekend

The primary focus for now regarding key visitors for the Longhorns is the transfer portal. Texas has multiple portal visitors on campus this weekend who could be key parts of the team in 2024, assuming the Longhorns get them committed early this offseason.

Here are three key portal visitors for the Longhorns to watch this weekend.

Silas Bolden, WR

The first wideout offer that was publicly announced for Texas in the portal this offseason was sent to the former Oregon State Beavers breakout redshirt junior slot receiver Silas Bolden. The elusive and speedy 5-foot-8 and 155-pound wideout Bolden was scheduled to officially visit Texas this weekend.

Bolden was initially scheduled to be the second portal wideout visitor for the Longhorns of the offseason. The first was the former Liberty Flames redshirt junior wideout CJ Daniels, who visited Texas last weekend.

Bolden is also scheduled to officially visit the Arizona Wildcats (Jan. 19), Washington Huskies (Jan. 20), and USC Trojans (Jan. 27) in the coming weeks.

Something to watch in this portal recruitment is how different events have transpired with transfer evaluations at wideout in the last 24 hours. Another portal wideout that the Longhorns are hosting for a visit this weekend could drastically impact how much Texas pushes for Bolden.