Open Post | Weekend, May 28th – 30th

TreVonte’ Citizen Sets Texas Visit
– Super K

As you know, Texas has been in pursuit of 4-star RB, TreVonte’ Citizen (Lake Charles, LA).

This past weekend, Citizen sent me his visit scheduled. Citizen will start his summer schedule with his official to Texas on June 4th – 6th.

Outside of that he has official visits set to TAMU, USC and Arkansas in that order.

Citizen is very close to Brandon Harris and the staff, in general. I think this is a winnable battle but the lack of recruiting momentum right now makes things a little tougher.

When I spoke with Citizen last, he didn’t seem to have a leader – just a group of schools he likes. Like a lot of players, these visits will make or break it for schools.

Bryce Anderson Moves Texas Visit Date
– Super K

Not sure what to make of this but Bryce Anderson has moved his Texas visit date. He was originally scheduled to be at Texas for the big June 18th-20th weekend.

Bryce tells me that he will now take his official visit to Alabama that weekend, instead.

He has moved his Texas visit to the June 25th weekend.

Bryce has been a Texas lean for a while now. And, if I had to guess I’d say this might have been Sark trying to make sure he gets the last visit before his former boss and mentor, Nick Saban. That may be exactly the right move. Yes, you don’t get the excitement of the big weekend but being able to sit down with Bryce after Nick does his face to face is probably a good idea.

This is especially true given Bryce is set to announce in early July.

Texas Commit Taking Visits
Super K

A Texas commit to keep an eye on is 2022 DB, Jaylon Guilbeau (Port Arthur Memorial). I am told that Guilbeau is going to be taking a couple of visits this summer.

Source says he will be visiting Texas A&M and TCU. I think TCU is the team to watch here. Their success at getting DBs drafted has Guilbeau’s attention.

I don’t think a decommitment is imminent but I do think that these visits aren’t just fun visits. Jaylon will be evaluating Texas, TCU and TAMU.

The Latest on 2023 Temple WR Mikal Harrison-Pilot
CJ Vogel

2023 Temple WR Mikal Harrison-Pilot has been on a tear in the recruiting world over the last five months. With offers from USC, Notre Dame, Arkansas, TCU and Tennessee leading the way, the secret is out about the Temple stud.

While I was in Temple last Thursday to watch the Wildcats scrimmage, I was unable to see Mikal in action as he sat out nursing a lingering ankle injury. However, I have seen him in the past and know that he is going to be a guy to know for the 2023 class.

Harrison-Pilot is yet to receive an offer from Texas, but he has been in contact with Blake Gideon recently. It’s worth noting that it’s likely that when an offer comes, it comes on the defensive side of the ball. He told me he has received offers at both safety and wide receiver, despite not having much film at the safety position. I expect Texas to take a look at him on the defensive side of the ball, with several offers out to 2023 WRs already.

During the Texas Relays, Harrison-Pilot was able to check out DKR and the external facilities.

TCU WR coach Malcolm Kelly has been the guy most in contact with Harrison-Pilot so far. As most Texas fans remember, TCU has had success at Temple in the past with the late flip of Quentin Johnston and I imagine they will be hoping to strike gold once more out of Temple with Harrison-Pilot.

Harrison-Pilot said he hopes to camp at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Alabama, LSU and Mississippi State. He is still working out the details of getting down to Austin to camp with the Longhorns.

Should Texas extend an offer, I expect there to be notable interest. However, the longer the wait goes to extend an offer, the more there will be talks of Texas snubbing their backyard once again.

Update | 2022 DL Chris McClellan
– Charlie S

Texas 2022 defensive line offer Chris McClellan (6’3″ 290), out of Owasso OK, tweeted out yesterday that he will be trimming his list down on June 3rd.

Expect the big fella out of Owasso to include the Longhorns on that tightened-up list.

McClellan’s recruitment absolutely exploded this spring and the Longhorns offered in late April, but that is not the complete picture on McClellan.

At the time the new staff was hired, McClellan told me that Coach K had been recruiting him while he was at Washington, which is not forgotten by Chris as he felt he was not initially getting the amount of attention from some of the regional schools (including OU) that he warranted.

McClellan already has official visits in June lined up with Florida, USC, and Ohio State and he is unofficially visiting Norman on June 1st. I would expect Texas to get an unofficial visit at some point this summer and then they could insert themselves into the equation for one of his remaining officials down the line.