The Steve Sarkisian era is hitting the gas and doesn’t show any signs of braking in the near future as Texas Longhorns quarterback commit Maalik Murphy teased another upcoming commitment following the pledge of Frisco Liberty wide receiver Evan Stewart late Thursday evening.
We got another coming soon— Maalik Murphy (@SmvOperator) February 19, 2021
Murphy has connections to wide receivers like Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei’s CJ Williams, who plays with Sarkisian’s son at the Los Angeles-area powerhouse and USC pipeline, and St. Louis (Mo.) St. Mary’s Kevin Coleman. Williams, like Stewart, is a top-40 prospect nationally, while Coleman is even more highly considered, ranking No. 18 as a consensus five-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
With Stewart’s commitment and the previous pledge of Lewisville’s Armani Winfield during halftime of the national championship game, there could be some immediate pressure on prospects like Williams and Coleman to make decisions while there are still spots available at wide receiver in the Longhorns recruiting class.
Texas is also making progress in the recruitment of Beaumont West Brook safety Bryce Anderson following his recent decommitment from LSU. In the immediate aftermath of Anderson’s decision, the Aggies looked like the leader, but thanks to the efforts of Blake Gideon and Terry Joseph, the Longhorns are surging with the nation’s No. 4 safety.
Don’t discount the #BlueEffect, either — running back pledge Jaydon Blue tweeted at Stewart earlier on Thursday before his commitment and included Humble Summer Creek offensive tackle Kelvin Banks and Humble Atascosita offensive tackle Kam Dewberry as fellow targets of his efforts.
After Stewart made his decision, Blue made it clear that he’ll have a big influence on the quality of this Longhorns recruiting class.
#Blueeffect once again— 23 (@JaydonBlue) February 19, 2021
Meanwhile, all the momentum pointing towards the Forty Acres caught the attention of Dewberry.
things just got a little more interesting ..— KAM DEWBERRY (@KamDewberry) February 19, 2021
Indeed they did.