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2025 four-star DL Brandon Brown commits to Texas over 40 other offers

The Longhorns beat out the home-state Hurricanes and Gators, along with a host of other national powers, for a surprise Tuesday commitment.


Commitments from Clemson Tigers transfer safety Andrew Mukuba and a flip from Florida Gators safety pledge Xavier Filsaime had Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian tweeting “on a HEATER” less than 24 hours ago.

Since then, the Longhorns have made two additions to the 2025 recruiting class in Calhoun (Ga.) tight end Emaree Winston on Monday and Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie defensive lineman Brandon Brown on Tuesday in an unexpected decision.

The 6’1.5, 286-pounder committed to Texas over 40 other offers, including Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and USC, among others.

The Longhorns offered Brown in early March and since then the consensus four-star prospect took a number of visits, including a Junior Day in Coral Gables, a camp in College Station, a return to Coral Gables for a camp, a camp in Gainesville, and a host of unofficial visits — LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Miami twice, and Tennessee.

As a sophomore and junior, Brown totaled 90 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, four passes broken up, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

Brown is ranked as the No,. 296 player nationally and the No. 31 defensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Along with Brown and Winston, Texas also holds a commitment from Saraland (Ala.) quarterback KJ Lacey.