Texas Football: Wish list of prospects for the 2023 recruiting class

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  • Texas Longhorns
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  • Steve Sarkisian
    Steve Sarkisian
    American football player and coach

Although the 2022 class is not quite over with, it is never too early to look ahead.

Texas currently has a top five class in the country for the 2022 cycle which is remarkable given the disappointing season the Horns had. But if Steve Sarkisian is going to get the program “back” to national championship-contending level, he must stack multiple elite classes on top of each other.

The Longhorns have already gained interest from some of the biggest names in the class of 2023 such as Arch Manning, Rueben Owens and Javien Toviano.

If Texas wants to sign another top level class at this time next year the product has to improve on the field. A 5-7 record is much more forgivable in season one compared to season two. Recruits will want to see Steve Sarkisian’s vision is working and the best way to do that is winning more games.

It will not take a Big 12 championship and a college football playoff birth to prove the program is going in the right direction. If Texas wins just eight or nine games in 2022 recruiting momentum will create itself.

If Sarkisian could put together a Christmas wish list for 2023 prospects, here are some of the players that would definitely make the cut:

Arch Manning, QB

AP Photo/Ted Jackson

247Sports composite rankings

National: 1

State (Louisiana): 1

Position: 1

Rueben Owens, RB

(Photo by Shelby Miller/ Victoria Advocate)

247Sports composite rankings

National: 27

State (Texas): 3

Position: 2

Anthony Hill, LB

247Sports composite rankings

National: 10

State (Texas): 2

Position: 1

Javien Toviano, CB

247Sports composite rankings

National: 28

State (Texas): 4

Position: 5

Johntay Cook II, WR

247Sports composite rankings

National: 40

State (Texas): 6

Position: 7

Dalton Brooks, ATH

247Sports composite rankings

National: 49

State (Texas): 9

Position: 5

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