Texas football the 'team to beat' for elite WR Marcus Harris

The top-rated wide receiver recruit from California in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite, 4-Star Marcus Harris, is looking to get back to see Texas football multiple times this offseason.
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Arguably the top out-of-state priority recruit at wide receiver in the 2025 class for Texas football, high-four-star Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei wideout Marcus Harris could eventually be a cornerstone piece at the skill positions for this cycle.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson have prioritized Harris' recruitment since early last offseason. Sarkisian and Jackson stay in consistent communication with Harris, which has kept Texas at the top of his list among his top group of schools for the bulk of this recruitment.

Elite 2025 WR Marcus Harris looking to visit Texas football multiple times in the next few months

Harris has visited Texas just about as many times as any other school in the last couple of years. And he's reportedly looking to get back to Austin during the spring, which would be his first trip to Texas of the 2024 offseason.

Justin Wells of Inside Texas reported on Feb. 12 (paid content) that Harris is "ready to return to Austin" in the next couple of months.

While Harris is scheduled to take an official visit to Texas in late June, he wants to see Austin before the summer.

Texas "remains the team to beat" for Harris after his other visits early this offseason

Harris visited multiple other schools in the last few weeks early this offseason. He's visited the Alabama Crimson Tide, Tennessee Volunteers, and Miami Hurricanes since the start of the 2024 offseason.

Tennessee has made a big impression on Harris after multiple successful visits to Knoxville since last summer.

Alabama and the Oregon Ducks are also schools that have impressed Harris and his family during visits to each respective school in the last few months.

But the combination of Texas's long-established ties to Harris and Mater Dei (Jackson is a Mater Dei alum) along with the number of times he's visited Austin have the Longhorns in a good spot with the No. 1 California wideout recruit in the 2025 class.

Texas reportedly "remains the team to beat" in the race to land a commitment from Harris entering the spring. Sarkisian, Jackson, and the Longhorns will have their shot to seal the deal in this recruitment when Harris takes multiple trips to Texas in the spring and early summer.

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