A big month for the 2022 Texas football recruiting class could continue heading into the second weekend of official visits on campus. Last weekend was the first time that Texas hosted official visitors in Austin since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. And it was a good sight to behold.
Texas landed a commitment out of the first weekend of official visits, but it was an addition by way of the NCAA Transfer Portal. New head coach Steve Sarkisian and positional coach Stan Drayton landed the former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Keilan Robinson out of the transfer portal last weekend, which is big for the Texas offense.
And another commitment could soon be on the way for Sark and the Longhorns, this time for the 2022 recruiting class. According to the latest 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction in for this particular prospect, four-star 6-foot-4 and 210-pound Texas High edge rusher/defensive end Derrick Brown is trending to Texas.
Expert picks starting to favor Texas football over OU for 4-Star DE Derrick Brown
The latest expert 247Sports Crystal Ball Prediction has the commitment of Brown landing with the Longhorns over the Oklahoma Sooners and the rest of the field. The other two older Crystal Ball Predictions do favor head coach Lincoln Riley and the Sooners are projected to get Brown’s pledge, but those are more outdated than the latest one in for Texas.
And the Rivals FutureCast has two-thirds of their analysts and publishers picking the commitment of Brown to land with Texas over the rest of the field.
The Texarkana, TX, native was on campus on the Forty Acres for an official visit last weekend (specifically on June 4). Texas is one of three official visits on the books for Brown in June. The other two are set to come with the Baylor Bears (June 25) and Texas Tech Red Raiders (June 18). He is also set to have a visit with Oklahoma on Sep. 17.
Texas has new co-defensive coordinators/linebackers coaches Pete Kwiatkowski and Jeff Choate pursuing Brown. Those two look to be primarily going up against Oklahoma outside linebackers coach Jamar Cain in pursuit of Brown at the moment.
Moreover, Brown ranks as the nation’s No. 298 2022 high school prospect, No. 15 edge rusher, and No. 46 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite). And the Top247 ranks him as the No. 19 edge rusher and No. 65 prospect out of Texas.
According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2022 Texas recruiting class now ranks at No. 10 in the nation and in the second spot in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma. Texas now holds commitments from nine prospects in the 2022 class, with the latest coming from Williams Field long snapper Lance St. Louis.