Texas Football: 5 top remaining 2024 recruits for UT after NSD1

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Dominick McKinley, DL (Texas A&M commit)

The highest-rated defensive line flip target the Longhorns are still pursuing on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class after the first signing day is the elite Lafayette (LA) Acadiana five-star and Texas A&M Aggies commit Dominick McKinley. The Oklahoma Sooners, LSU Tigers, and Texas are still pushing to flip McKinley's commitment from the Aggies as he's expected to sign in February.

McKinley is expected to take an official visit to Baton Rouge to see LSU from Jan. 12-14.

Sark is expected to take an in-home visit with McKinley in January. Texas and LSU will likely be the biggest challengers to Texas A&M as new head coach Mike Elko and the Aggies work to hang onto McKinley's commitment through the late signing period in February.

Dealyn Evans, DL (Texas A&M commit)

A late-cycle flip candidate who emerged for the Longhorns among the Texas A&M commits Texas is pursuing on the recruiting trail is the highly touted four-star Longview (TX) Pine Tree defensive lineman Dealyn Evans. Texas and Oklahoma emerged as potential late-cycle competition for Texas A&M on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class with Evans.

Texas generated some buzz on signing day on Dec. 20 that it could flip Evans from Texas A&M. But that was mostly based on rumors and buzz and not much concrete reporting. Yet, it should be considered a win for the Longhorns in this recruitment that Evans decided to hold off on signing on the dotted line on the first day of the Early Signing Period on Dec. 20.

It was also interesting to hear some of Evans' comments on Texas while still being committed to Texas A&M, as reported by 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong on Dec. 20. He said that Texas is "my dream school". He also spoke about his relationship with Texas safeties coach Blake Gideon and Davis.

If Evans doesn't sign on Dec. 22, Texas will continue to make a run at flipping his commitment from Texas A&M in the next couple of months before the late signing period.