Where Texas football stands with top priority 2025 recruits

After National Signing Day wrapped up the 2024 recruiting class earlier this week, the 2025 cycle has come into full focus for Texas football in early February.
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Chad Woodfork, EDGE

The 2025 class could be another loaded group at the EDGE position for the Longhorns. Texas already has a commitment from one highly touted blue-chip EDGE in the 2025 class, Jackson, who committed on the weekend of his Junior Day visit to Austin.

Another priority blue-chip in-state EDGE target Texas has its sights on in the 2025 class is Humble (TX) Summer Creek high-four-star Chad Woodfork. Texas has been the trendy pick for Woodfork in the last few months.

The 6-foot-5 and 220-pound edge rusher from the Houston area had a successful trip to Texas for Junior Day on Jan. 20. He's visited Texas more than any other school since last summer.

Woodfork has also recently visited the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Baylor Bears, and USC early this offseason.

Kamauryn Morgan, EDGE

The other top in-state EDGE priority for the Longhorns in the 2025 class is the recent Red Oak (TX) transfer and South Oak Cliff high-four-star Kamauryn Morgan. Texas is in the mix with a group of other SEC and local-area schools at the top of the list for Morgan. He's also considering the Georgia Bulldogs, SMU Mustangs, and Texas A&M among his top schools entering the spring.

The Longhorns have recruited South Dallas extremely well in the last few cycles, including cornerback Malik Muhammad and edge rusher Billy Walton. Morgan could be the next highly touted South Dallas edge rusher to join the Longhorns if they can seal the deal with him in the 2025 class when he gets closer to announcing his decision.

Zion Williams, DL

Arguably Texas's top in-state priority along the defensive line in the 2025 class is Lufkin (TX) four-star Zion Williams. The big and powerful 6-foot-5 and 300-pound defensive lineman has the tools to be a force in the trenches for the Longhorns in the SEC for multiple years in the future.

When Texas lost defensive line coach Bo Davis to LSU earlier this offseason, it looked like their chances with Williams in this recruitment could take a hit. But new Texas defensive line coach Kenny Baker has seemingly picked up right where Davis left off.

Williams was an early stop on the road when Baker was visiting top recruits just after he was hired by Texas a couple of weeks ago.

Alabama, Texas A&M, and TCU are also among the top schools involved in this recruitment entering the spring for Williams.