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Texas Longhorns targets in updated On300

Gerry Hamilton11/22/22
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Twelve members of the Texas Longhorns’ No. 6-ranked 2023 recruiting class were included in the recently updated 2023 On300, led by On3’s No. 1 overall prospect and Five-Star Plus+ New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman quarterback Arch Manning.

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The most pressing question for Texas right now, however, is what prospects still on the board will end up in the class. Steve Sarkisian and staff remain after many of the nations top prospects that are represented in the latest On300.

Inside Texas provides a look at where the Longhorns targets rank.

Wide receiver

DeAndre Moore Jr., Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco – *Louisville verbal
On300 Ranking: No. 196, No. 30 wide receiver

The recruitment: Georgia and Texas continue to have a very good chance to flip the Louisville soft verbal. 

Ja’Kobi Lane, Mesa (Ariz.) Red Mountain – *USC commitment
On300 Ranking: Four-star 90 grade, No. 44 wide receiver

The recruitment: The USC commitment made an unofficial visit to Texas November 12. The Longhorns will keep plugging away here, but are working from behind. 

Jaden Greathouse, Austin (Texas) Westlake – *Notre Dame commitment
On3 Consensus ranking: No. 162, No. 22 wide receiver

The recruitment: The Notre Dame verbal remains in contact with the Texas staff. That includes Steve Sarkisian, A.J. Milwee and Brennan Marion. 

Kyle Parker, Lucas (Texas) Lovejoy – *LSU commitment
On300 Ranking: Four-star 90 grade, No. 49 wide receiver

The recruitment: The LSU commit is still listening to Texas wide receivers coach Brennan Marion. If the Longhorns made a strong push, this one could get very interesting. 

Tight end

Duce Robinson, Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle
On300 Ranking: No. 21 (On300 5-star), No. 1 tight end

Texas and Robinson: USC and Georgia continued to be considered the favorites over Texas following the November 12 official visit. Oregon and Alabama round out the top five. Texas has not offered Vanderbilt verbal Ka’Morreun Pimpton following the Robinson visit. Texas is not currently expected to push for a third tight end in the class if Robinson heads to USC or Georgia. 

Defensive line

David Hicks, Katy (Texas) Paetow – *Texas A&M verbal
On3 Consensus ranking: No. 16 (On300 5-star), No. 2 defensive lineman

Texas and Hicks: Hicks remains a “soft” commitment to Texas A&M following an Oregon unofficial and Oklahoma official visit the last two weekends. Texas defensive line coach Bo Davis was By Paetow Friday, but Inside Texas doesn’t expect much movement currently. 

Johnny Bowens, Converse (Texas) Judson
On300 Ranking: Four-star 90 grade, No. 43 defensive lineman

The recruitment: Bowens is scheduled to announce November 24 with Oregon or Texas A&M expected to be the pick. Texas remains in contact.

Roderick Pierce, Oak Lawn (Ill.) Brother Rice – *Wisconsin verbal
On300 Ranking: Three-star 86 grade, No. 117 defensive lineman

Texas and Pierce:  Texas is talking to the the 6-foot-2, 285-pounder about two potential visit dates. Those are December 3-5 or December 17-19.

Justin Benton, Covington (Ga.) Newton – *West Virginia verbal
On300 Ranking: Three-star 87 grade, No. 91 defensive lineman

The recruitment: Benton is scheduled to visit Texas December 3-5. He is also expected to ultimately decide between Arkansas and Texas.

Linebacker

Anthony Hill, Denton (Texas) Ryan 
On3 Consensus ranking: No. 62, No. 3 linebacker

The recruitment: Texas continues to have a level of confidence following the November 12 unofficial visit.

Jelani McDonald, Waco (Texas) Connally
On3 Consensus ranking: No. 82, No. 3 athlete

Notes: McDonald is expected to make an official visit to Texas December 17. TCU is also expected to receive an official visit December 9.

Defensive back

Javien Toviano, CB/N, Arlington (Texas) Martin
On300 Ranking: No. 136, No. 10 safety

The recruitment: LSU continues to have the most confidence in this recruitment. Texas is expected to recruit the versatile defensive back through the whistle. 

Bravion Rogers, CB/N, La Grange (Texas) – *Texas A&M verbal

On300 Ranking: No. 146, No. 17 cornerback

Texas and Rogers: The Longhorns hosted Rogers November 12 for the TCU game. He has since been pro Texas A&M on social media.

Tyler Scott, CB, Mableton (Ga.) Pebblebrook
On300 Ranking: Three-star 89 grade, No. 41 cornerback

Texas and Scott: Scott is scheduled to officially visit December 17. Tennessee leads Alabama, Texas, USC and Auburn.

Peyton Bowen, S, Denton (Texas) Guyer – *Notre Dame verbal
On300 Ranking: No. 13 (On300 5-star), No. 2 safety