Recruiting is in full swing for the 2025 cycle for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian early this offseason. Texas's coaches have been hitting the road to visit various top targets on the recruiting trail in the 2025 and 2026 classes in the last few weeks.
Sarkisian and the Longhorns staff also hosted over 50 visiting recruits from the 2025, 2026, and 2027 classes for the first big Junior Day of the offseason on Jan. 20. Texas made a big impression on many of those visiting recruits during the Junior Day festivities a few weeks ago.
Status updates for Texas football with top-priority 2025 targets
The Longhorns even landed two commitments during the weekend of Junior Day in late January. Texas added its first commitment to the 2026 class, Aledo (TX) running back Raycine Guillory Jr. The other commitment was one of Texas's top EDGE targets in the 2025 class, Texarkana (TX) Pleasant Grove four-star Lance Jackson.
Texas now sits at five commitments in the 2025 class with the start of spring visits just around the corner next month. Here's a look at where Texas stands with their top remaining targets in the 2025 class at various positions early this offseason.
Texas's top priority at running back in the 2025 class is Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei high-four-star Jordon Davison. The No. 2 running back in the nation in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite has a great relationship with Texas RB coach Tashard Choice.
Davison was the running back recruit in the 2025 class that Choice pinpointed a while ago as his top priority for this cycle. As we well know, Choice's top priorities at running back rarely get away from him on the recruiting trail.
Texas continues to sit in a good spot in the race to land a commitment from Davison early this offseason. He visited Texas for Junior Day on Jan. 20. He's also taken recent visits to see the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Oregon and Ohio State remain Texas's top competition in this recruitment. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas A&M Aggies have also come in strong in the last few months with Davison.
Texas, Ohio State, Oregon, and Alabama are the four schools most likely to get official visits from Davison during the summer.