Texas football landed its fourth commitment in the 2025 recruiting class on Jan. 1 from three-star Pearland (TX) Shadow Creek outside linebacker Anthony "Deuce" Williams. Williams is the third commitment Texas has landed in the 2025 class since mid-December.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns have also secured 2025 commitments from the touted four-star Melbourne (FL) Eau Gallie defensive lineman Brandon Brown and four-star Calhoun (GA) tight end Emaree Winston in the last couple of weeks.
Which candidates could be next to commit to Texas football after 3-Star OLB Anthony Williams?
Texas is in the midst of a hot streak on the recruiting trail. Since a couple of weeks before the Early Signing Period, Texas has seemingly reeled in blue-chip after blue-chip regarding commitments in the 2024 and 2025 classes.
Sark and the Longhorns signed a top-five-ranked recruiting class nationally for the 2024 cycle during the Early Signing Period a couple of weeks ago. Texas has also hit a hot streak recruiting in the 2025 class and in the transfer portal in the last few weeks.
Here's a prediction of the next recruit to commit to the Longhorns after Williams pledged on Jan. 1.
Marcus Harris, WR
Sark and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson have targeted the highly touted four-star Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei wide receiver Marcus Harris as a top priority among out-of-state offers at wideout in the 2025 class. Harris is the No. 1 ranked wide receiver from California in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking.
Texas continues to be the school that is setting the pace in this recruitment heading into the offseason. We noted a report on the site a couple of weeks ago that mentioned how Texas has a "considerable lead" with Harris and would be considered the favorite if he made a decision soon.
Harris visited Texas multiple times in 2023, including for the Wyoming game at DKR on Sep. 16. And there is a good chance he makes it back to Austin for a return visit for Junior Day on Jan. 20.
Texas checks many boxes in this recruitment for Harris regarding what he wants from a program and a school. The Longhorns have the tight relationships, the recruiting pipeline at Mater Dei High School (multiple Mater Dei players are on the current Texas roster), and the ideal scheme fit for Harris' skill set in this receiving corps.