Texas lands lanky, athletic 3-Star 2025 CB Caleb Chester

Official visit season has given its first commitment to Texas on June 11.
Terry Joseph, Texas football
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Per On3's Hayes Fawcett, three-star Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall cornerback Caleb Chester committed to Texas football. Chester committed to Texas over the Texas A&M Aggies, LSU Tigers, and Arkansas Razorbacks.

Texas football kicks off its 2025 DB class with 3-Star in-state CB commit Caleb Chester

Chester announced his commitment to the Longhorns just a couple of days following the conclusion of his official visit to Texas last weekend. He's been a very frequent visitor at Texas since the start of this offseason, including for the first big Junior Day on Jan. 20 and during spring practice on April 13.

Texas made a big impression on Chester during his June 7-9 official visit to Austin. He decided to shut down his recruitment before he had scheduled official visits to see Texas A&M next weekend and then Arkansas in late June.

Chester was one of Texas's top in-state defensive back priorities in the class of 2025. Cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph and safeties coach Blake Gideon made multiple visits to Fort Bend Marshall High School to see Chester in the last couple of years.

Thus, it was no surprise that Chester was the first defensive back to commit to the Longhorns in the 2025 class. Chester told Horns247 that he loves Austin and what Texas offers him on and off the field.

"It was really just 'why not Austin? It was the biggest school, I want to major in business and they got the best business school in the country. It's close to home and I'm still in Texas."

Relationships and buy-in with the coaches was also a big factor driving Chester's decision to shut down his recruitment and commit to Texas early this summer.

"I'm getting coached by coach Joseph. He's a great guy that's got a great resume. I'm also being coached by coach Sark. He's one of the winningest coaches in all of college football right now and the other things, they were just great."

Texas gets the 2025 DB class started with a lengthy CB presence

The 6-foot-1 and 170-pound cornerback from the Houston area brings excellent length and raw athletic traits to Texas's secondary. Chester can play outside coverage at corner thanks to his ability to match up with some of the lengthier wideouts one-on-one.

Chester's quick hips and straight-line speed allow him to match speed with some of the faster wideouts, especially on the boundary where he can turn and run with them in coverage.

The film on Chester shows he can break down and match speed with different wideouts whether he's covering the deep ball or taken underneath or on intermediate routes.

Where the development conversation begins with Chester is his matching up physically in coverage and instincts playing the pass in man coverage. Chester has a lighter frame and he'll need to add weight before he's ready to compete in one-on-one coverage in the SEC at Texas.

After a couple of years of development, though, I think the upside is incredibly high for Chester at Texas. He's got the ideal frame and athleticism for a modern corner who can matchup proficiently one-on-one on the outside against those lengthy wideouts in the major conferences.

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