While the majority of the sports world will be watching Texas’ season opener against Notre Dame somewhere on a big screen, five-star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and five-star offensive tackle Walker Little will be among the 100,000 in attendance at DKR for a visit, per The Football Brainiacs.
At this point, Texas seems to be the favorite in each of their recruitments, though, a commitment is far from a sure thing. For Little, the 6’8, 305-pound Bellaire Episcopal product, the greatest threat to Texas is Stanford’s academics. But for Wilson, Little’s teammate at Episcopal, the Longhorns likelihood of landing the nation’s No. 3 overall player will have much to do with 2016’s on-field success. Typically, game visits at this point aren’t key cogs in a senior’s recruitment, but with Wilson continually stressing his desire to see Texas start to win this season and how impactful that will be for his decision, getting off on the right foot September 4 could give Wilson even more reason to consider wearing burnt orange in college.
Texas may not have to beat Notre Dame to leave a lasting impression on Wilson, but it certainly can’t come out and perform like the Longhorns did last September in South Bend.
In pursuit of Little, Texas’ two biggest competitors are Stanford and Ole Miss. If the Longhorns can’t prove to take another step on the field, Wilson likely heads to LSU or Florida State.