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Bevo Bites: Key targets, commits react to Texas’ impressive win over No. 22 USC

Texas targets and commits raved about the Longhorns 37-14 win over No. 22 USC.

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There were a plethora of Texas commits, offered prospects, and potential targets that either attended Saturday’s crucial match-up against USC or watched from their television at home. Many of these key prospects found themselves developing a reverence for the Texas program after the Longhorns defeated the Trojans (37-14) in a breakthrough performance.

Burnt Orange Nation caught up with numerous prospects following the win. Here’s what they had to say:


Kenyatta Watson II — 4-star CB — Loganville (Ga.) Grayson — Texas Commit: “Big win and the team played with energy.”

Marques Caldwell – 3-star CB – Alvin – Texas commit: “The game was electric, everything was amazing. That’s what happens when you play together as a team.”

Peter Mpagi – 3-star DE – George Ranch — Texas commit: “So I only saw like the second half, but from what I saw, the defensive line really did good with pressure and pursuit. The atmosphere looked awesome. Dominant victory. If we play like that every game, we’re easily a 10-2 team.”

T’Vondre Sweat – 3-star DE – Huntsville – Texas commit: “I thought it was a great game. The defensive line did great, had pressure on the quarterback and I feel like when they leave I have chance of doing the same thing they’re doing.”

Noah Cain – 4-star RB – IMG Academy: “Big win for them... I see them heading in the right direction.”

Elijah Higgins – 4-star WR – Austin Bowie: “I had a great time. The offense got rolling and the receivers got the balls in their hands. The atmosphere was ridiculous”

Chux Nwabuko III — 3-star RB — Hutto: “The atmosphere this weekend at Texas was amazing. From talking to the coaches and sitting in the stands watching several guys I played & train with, I felt, There’s no place like home. ”


Demond Demas — 5-star WR — Houston North Shore — Texas A&M commit: “[Texas] was cool, I enjoyed it!”

Jake Majors – 3-star OT — Prosper: “I thought the atmosphere was amazing and the game overall was a good one, especially seeing Texas beat USC like they did. Well-deserved for them.”

Avery Helm – 3-star CB – Fort Bend Marshall: “Awesome win loved the intensity of the defense!! Great fight”


Donovan Jackson – 4-star OT – Bellaire Episcopal: “It was an amazing experience. I’ve never been to a game in Austin, but it was eye opening how physical and tough the Texas team is.”

Hayden Conner – 4-star OT – Katy Taylor: “It was a really special night and had a complete different feel than my trip last year. The student section was crazy. Really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the time in the locker room with the offensive line group after the game. It was amazing to get an offer during pregame from Coach Herman before an important game like yesterday.”

Bryce Foster – 4-star OT – Katy Taylor: “The game was a lot of fun. From getting to talk to [Tom Herman] before the game to celebrating in the locker room after. The offensive line really dominated and I love seeing that.”

Reuben Fatheree II – 4-star OT – Richmond Foster: “It was an awesome atmosphere... The student section was crazy. Had a blast!!”

Shadrach Banks – 4-star – ATH – North Shore: “It was good I had a lot of fun and hope to come back”

Latrell McCutchin — 4-star CB — Austin LBJ: “It was extremely electrifying! I loved how the guys overcame the adversity they faced and i could feel the fire in the crowd”

Tunmise Adeleye – DE – Katy Tompkins: “The game was great. I’m honestly just surprised, there was no indication of me getting an offer today, but I’m grateful that Coach Herman is willing to invest in me so early in my high school career.”

Jalen Milroe – QB – Katy Tompkins: “The atmosphere was electric and the game was crazy! It was good to see Texas walk away with the win.”

LaTrell Neville – WR – Willowridge: “Man I loved every second of it. It always feels like home when I go on the Forty Acres. The love is real, I have a strong relationship the whole coaching staff so it’s always a good time. One thing I can say is I have much respect for junior receiver Colin Johnson, big time play maker.”