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2023 5-star running back Rueben Owens decommits from Texas

The lone member of the 2023 class has reopened his recruitment.

Courtesy of 247Sports

After committing to the Texas Longhorns with a surprise decision in February, 2023 five-star El Campo running back Rueben Owens announced via Twitter Thursday that he is reopening his recruitment as he continues to take visits.

Owens was on campus as a part of the big 2023 visit weekend, spending time with the coaching staff and other high-priority Texas targets, including No. 1 2023 quarterback Arch Manning. The weekend prior to visiting Texas, Owens was in Tuscaloosa visiting the Alabama Crimson Tide, after receiving an offer from the national champions in April.

According to his father, the Longhorns are the still the leader, Steve Wiltfong reported for 247Sports. Georgia, Texas A&M, and USC are also in the mix for Owens, in addition to Alabama and Texas.

Texas now sits without a commitment in the 2023 class, as they get their first opportunities to host recruits on campus after the COVID dead period was lifted at the start of June. Owens is ranked as the No. 2 running back and the No. 24 player in the 2023 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.