A plethora of Class of 2023 recruits pledge to play football at Texas over a busy weekend

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For the Texas Longhorns, a big day on the recruiting trail was followed by a busy weekend.

Six rising seniors announced this weekend that they will play football at Texas. On Saturday, linebacker Liona Lefau pledged to the Longhorns. Texas then received five commitments Sunday from wide receiver Jonah Wilson and offensive linemen Jaydon Chatman, Connor Stroh and Andre Cojoe, and added another lineman Sunday night.

This weekend's flurry of commitments came on the heels of Thursday's news that five-star quarterback Arch Manning had committed to Texas. With a recruiting class that now has 14 players, Texas climbed 14 spots to No. 5 on 247Sports' composite rankings for the 2023 recruiting class. After Manning's commitment, Texas was No. 19.

Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns received six commitments for the 2023 recruiting class over the weekend. The pledges came on the heels of last Thursday's pledge by New Orleans quarterback Arch Manning, the nation's No. 1 prospect.
Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns received six commitments for the 2023 recruiting class over the weekend. The pledges came on the heels of last Thursday's pledge by New Orleans quarterback Arch Manning, the nation's No. 1 prospect.

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Lefau is a four-star prospect and the highest-rated recruit in Hawaii. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Lefau also visited Utah and Oregon this month.

Wilson is a four-star receiver from Spring Dekaney. He caught eight touchdown passes during his junior year. He joins Aldine Eisenhower's Ryan Niblett, who also has a four-star designation, as the receivers in UT's class.

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Texas signed seven offensive linemen during the 2022 cycle and added some depth in the trenches on Sunday. The 6-4, 300-pound Chatman is a four-star prospect. The 6-6, 345-pound Stroh and the 6-6, 330-pound Cojoe are three-star prospects.

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Chatman (Harker Heights), Stroh (Frisco Wakeland) and Cojoe (Mansfield Timberview) are all state products. Chatman and Cojoe are rated as national top-60 interior linemen. Stroh is a top-50 tackle.

UPDATE (10:00 p.m.): Late on Sunday night, Texas received its sixth commitment of the weekend and fifth pledge of the day. Offensive lineman Trevor Goosby announced that he will become a Longhorn after he graduates from Melissa.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Goosby is a three-star recruit. On the 247Sports composite, he's rated as the No. 43 tackle in the country. He had been committed to TCU since April.

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: TEXAS FOOTBALL: Longhorns receive five pledges over busy weekend