Texas Football: Predicting UT's next commitment after huge day on trail

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Dealyn Evans, DL (Texas A&M commit)

Two Texas A&M defensive line commits have emerged as potential flip targets for the Longhorns in the 2024 class late in the cycle. Those two Texas A&M defensive line commits who have reportedly (per Wiltfong of 247Sports) expressed some level of interest in Texas down the stretch before signing day are Longview (TX) Pine Tree four-star Dealyn Evans and Lafayette (LA) Acadiana five-star Dominick McKinley.

Evans is considering other options heading into signing day after the departure of Texas A&M defensive line coach Elijah Robinson, who left to take a job at Syracuse a couple of weeks ago. Three schools to watch in this recruitment, if Evans does decide to wait until February to sign his letter of intent, are the Oklahoma Sooners, USC Trojans, and Texas.

There is also still a chance that Evans sticks with his commitment to Texas A&M and signs on the dotted line this week. Texas is definitely interested in pursuing Evans on the recruiting trail and getting him on campus for a visit next month if he waits to sign until the late signing period in February.

McKinley is reportedly looking at delaying his signing until the late signing period in February. If he doesn't sign with Texas A&M this week, the LSU Tigers and Texas are expected to be the two schools that pose the biggest threat to flip his commitment from the Aggies heading into late signing day.

Wiltfong has mentioned the possibility of some late drama in both recruitments for Evans and McKinley. Texas is interested in both blue-chip defensive linemen to fill that final scholarship spot at the position in the 2024 class.

It sounds like something would be more likely to budge in Evans' recruitment than McKinley's this week regarding a decommitment or a flip during or after the Early Signing Period.