Texas football has a 'considerable lead' for elite '25 WR Marcus Harris

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Among the top out-of-state wide receiver priorities for Texas football in the 2025 recruiting class is high-four-star Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei product Marcus Harris. The No. 1 wide receiver recruit from California in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking has great relationships with head coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson.

Harris has also taken multiple visits to Texas this year, including for the Wyoming game at DKR in Austin on Sep. 16.

Texas has many factors working in their favor in this recruitment heading into the offseason. Harris' primary recruiter, Jackson, is a Mater Dei alum. Sark is also well-connected on the west coast, having recruited multiple Mater Dei players in the last couple of cycles.

Texas football looking to put together an elite wide receiver class in 2025

Sark and the Longhorns added a commitment from one of Harris' Mater Dei teammates in the 2024 signing class, elite five-star offensive tackle Brandon Baker. Sark's son, linebacker Brady Sarkisian, and tight end Spencer Shannon are two other Texas players who were teammates of Harris' at Mater Dei.

Texas is also after one of Harris' Mater Dei teammates in the 2025 class at the skill positions, five-star running back Jordon Davison.

Texas continues to set the pace in the race to land a commitment from Harris

Jackson, Sark, and the Longhorns have been considered the leaders in this recruitment for Harris since late in the summer. That continues to be the case as Texas has maintained consistent communication and strong relationships with Harris in the last few months.

It also helps that Texas had so much success on the field this season, winning the Big 12 Championship and making the College Football Playoff.

Inside Texas reported on Dec. 22 (paid content) that Texas has a "considerable lead" with Harris.
He has reportedly communicated and built relationships with multiple current Texas players, which is a good sign of where the Longhorns stand in this recruitment.

A little under one month from the first Junior Day of the 2024 offseason, Texas is still in a great spot among Harris' top schools. The same could be said for Texas's top out-of-state priority at running back in the 2025 class, Davison.

Running backs coach Tashard Choice continues to do great work on the recruiting trail at the RB position. And Davison is the priority at running back that Choice has set his sights on in the 2025 class. Choice doesn't tend to miss on many of those guys he prioritizes at the top of his board on the recruiting trail at Texas.

Position-by-position grades for Texas's 2024 signing class. dark. Next. 12-21-23 grades class