There are only a few months left before that cycle is officially over for the 2022 Texas Soccer Scout Class. And there are less than two months until the early signing period arrives in December. This makes the next few weeks on the recruiting track crucial for new head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff.
Of all the Texas assistants, the one who has probably found the hottest stretch on the scouting track since late summer is new defensive line coach Bo Davis. Since the end of the offseason, Davis and the Longhorns have caught fire on the recruiting tracks that land along the defensive line.
Texas have notched commitments from four-star defensive linemen and forwards J’mond Tapp, Jaray Bledsoe, Judge Finkley and more, since late August. The defensive line appears to be by far the strongest and deepest group of positions in the 2022 Longhorns class at this point. And it will be difficult to reverse this trend.
But it looks like a lot of attention is turning to the offensive line ahead of the early signing period. Texas need help, especially in the offensive tackle position. One of the primary targets to help fill a need for offensive tackle depth in the 2022 class is the vaunted four-star Atascocita product, Kam Dewberry.
However, Texas seems to be going in the right direction with Dewberry at this point. According to an Oct. 20 Horns247 report (paid content), Texas and new offensive line coach / coordinator Kyle Flood are doing a solid “late push” to try and land a commitment from Dewberry.
Texan football has a late run with 4-star OT Kam Dewberry
Dewberry is reportedly considering either the Longhorns or the Alabama Crimson Tide for where he will make his final visit this fall on a game weekend. But this Horns247 article mentions that Dewberry is likely bending over to make his last visit to Texas over Alabama.
He was on campus for a visit in September for the season opener against Louisiana. But it was a pretty impromptu visit at the time.
If Texas could get the last visit with Dewberry this fall, that would be a huge development. Getting the last word in a recruiting as open as Dewberry’s would be huge for Texas.
Dewberry’s last visit to the Longhorns, aside from the season opener last month, was unofficial on June 12. Since then he has visited the Oklahoma Sooners, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Texas A&M Aggies. It also appears that the LSU Tigers are still involved in his recruiting. Admittedly, that could be shaky now after the deal between LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron to go their separate ways at the end of the season.
Texas don’t have any commitments that play offensive tackle right now in the 2022 Longhorns class. Landing someone like Dewberry, or being able to reverse the engagement of Summer Creek five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks of the Oregon Ducks would be great.