Texas Football: Predicting UT's next commit after first signing day

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Aaron Butler, ATH

Wide receiver is another position of need the Longhorns are still looking to address in the 2024 class after the first signing day, either via high school recruiting or the portal.

Texas signed its three wide receiver commits in the 2024 class on Dec. 20, including St. Louis University (MO) five-star Ryan Wingo, Spring Branch (TX) Smithson Valley four-star Freddie Dubose, and Lucas (TX) Lovejoy four-star Parker Livingstone.

Wide receivers coach Chris Jackson and the Longhorns also got the former Houston Cougars sophomore wide receiver transfer Matthew Golden to sign on the dotted line on Dec. 20.

Sark and Jackson are still looking to add at least one receiver in the 2024 class as all three starters in the receiving corps are expected to enter the NFL Draft next spring.

One potential option among high school recruits in the 2024 class for the Longhorns to consider heading into the late signing period is the highly touted four-star Calabasas (CA) athlete Aaron Butler. Greg Biggins of 247Sports reported on Dec. 19 that Texas was among the three schools still pursuing Butler on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class heading into signing day.

The other two schools Butler is considering along with Texas are the Washington Huskies and Arizona Wildcats. But he told 247Sports that he's going to take as much time as he needs to sign to make sure he's making the right decision.

Texas is reportedly working to figure out its scholarship situation at wide receiver. If it can find room for Butler in the 2024 class, I would expect the Longhorns to push for a commitment in the coming weeks and months before the late signing period.

Sark and Texas reportedly went in-home with Butler a couple of weeks ago.