A very busy weekend at the Forty Acres included a long stretch of days for Texas football on the recruiting path. For the second time this offseason, Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian invited a few dozen recruits to Austin for Junior Day.
Most of the Junior Day celebrations for the Longhorns this weekend occurred on March 25, right in the middle of one of that week’s spring practices for the team. The first Junior Day of the off-season was held over the weekend of January 21st and saw more than 25 top recruits in the next few recruit classes making it to Austin for the celebrations.
The main event for Junior Day that weekend was the Texas Cookout, where recruits visiting Austin got good food while witnessing spring training for the Longhorns on Saturday.
And from the initial feedback we received over the weekend, the Texas trainers and staff did a fantastic job of putting this event together and connecting with the recruits.
Texas football’s key recruits impressed during Junior Day spring cookout/practice
With that in mind, here’s a look at five key recruits who were impressed by Junior Day in Texas this weekend.
Texas and offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood seemingly found their latest target in the Class of 2024 trenches this weekend at Junior Day.
Flood and the Longhorns made an offer to Makai Saina, the fast-rising three-star Arlington-Martin inside offensive lineman, as he made his first unofficial trip to Austin this weekend. Texas has reportedly made “real progress” (per Inside Texas) with Saina as he and his family may attempt a return visit for an official trip to the Forty Acres this summer.
It sounds like June could officially be the target month for Saina’s next trip to Austin.
Saina is currently a hot commodity on the recruiting path in the state of Texas. Over the weekend alone, he solicited three offers, which also came from the Texas State Bobcats and the Wisconsin Badgers.
The Texas A&M Aggies, TCU Horned Frogs and Texas are three schools to watch for this very early stage recruitment. TCU was one of the first schools Saina offered last spring, and Texas A&M was the first school he unofficially attended last summer.
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