Texas Football: 5 elite recruits visiting for UT Junior Day

Texas football is set to host multiple elite five-star recruits for the first Junior Day of the offseason on Jan. 20, including linebacker Riley Pettijohn, EDGE Kevin Ford Jr., and LB/S Jonah Williams.

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The biggest recruiting weekend for Texas football early in the offseason will be this week's Junior Day festivities in Austin. Texas could have over 50 visiting recruits from the 2025, 2026, and 2027 classes on campus this coming weekend for the first Junior Day of the offseason.

The specific date of Junior Day in Austin this weekend is Jan. 20.

Texas football hosting a few dozen blue-chip visiting recruits for Junior Day this weekend

While the visitor list is already pretty massive for Texas's Junior Day this weekend, it continues to grow with more key recruits getting invites as the week progresses. I'd expect at least another half dozen (maybe many more) additions to the visitor list between now and this weekend.

Most of the top priority recruits from the 2025 and 2026 classes making their way to Austin for Junior Day this weekend have locked-in their schedules. We have a good idea of which elite recruits will be on campus this weekend.

With so many blue-chip recruits set to visit Texas this weekend, we're here to sort out the names to know for you. Here are five elite recruits for the Longhorns worth noting for Junior Day on Jan. 20.

Jaboree Antoine, CB

Among the top out-of-state cornerback priorities in the 2025 class for the Longhorns is New Iberia (LA) Westgate high-four-star Jaboree Antoine. On3's Gerry Hamilton reported on Jan. 16 that Antoine canceled his visit to Knoxville with the Tennessee Volunteers this weekend to attend Texas's Junior Day on Jan. 20.

Antoine confirmed with a post on his Twitter/X account on Jan. 9 that he will be attending Texas's Junior Day.

The No. 1 cornerback in Louisiana in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking could be considered Texas's top priority at the position for this cycle. While the state of Texas had a strong defensive back class for the 2024 cycle, there isn't as much elite talent for 2025.

For that reason, Antoine is a high-value target at the cornerback position for the Longhorns in 2025.

This will be Antoine's first visit to Austin since last fall. He made a gameday visit to Texas for the opener on Sep. 2 at DKR against Rice.

Freshman Texas safety Derek Williams was Antoine's teammate at Westgate High School.