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Bo Davis active on the trail, tire action

A busy weekend in terms of Texas Longhorns news could continue throughout the week as the football schedule and both basketball teams have plenty to offer. The football program remains active on the recruiting path after Junior Day weekend. There are also some coaching jobs that are either announced or nearing completion.

Bo Davis cites some of the latest updates on the recruiting path for the Longhorns staff, with a handful of late-cycle offers handed out for the Class of 2023. Over the weekend, it was announced on social media that Texas DL coach Davis had offered under-the-radar 6ft 5, 305lb Lawrence County (MS) defenseman Jonathan Davis.

Another late-cycle DL target for 2023 that could potentially get an offer soon is unranked Southwest Mississippi Community College product Jaden Hamlin. Davis and the Longhorns reportedly (per Inside Texas) hosted Hamlin for an unofficial visit over the weekend.

Davis is clearly keeping an eye out for potential DL targets to add late in the Class 2023 cycle.

Additionally, the Texan men’s baskets will return to action on Jan. 24 for the first time in a week and a half at the Moody Center. Texas and interim head coach Rodney Terry will host head coach Mike Boynton and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Austin on Jan. 24, with the tip-off time set for 8 p.m. CT.

One of the larger storylines that enters this game has to do with second guard Tyrese Hunter’s injury status. The reigning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year left the game in the second half in Texas’ win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Jan. 21.

There is no specific status update we have on Hunter yet. But we’ll continue to monitor what comes out regarding an injury update for Hunter.

The women’s next game is the Red River Rivalry game on the Jan. 25 hardwood against the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners.

More Texas Longhorns news on January 24th

  • Football officially announced the hiring of former LBJ head coach Jahmal Fenner as the next director of high school relations. Fenner replaces former high school relations director Chris Gilbert, who left to take the position of associate head coach/tight ends coach at the North Texas Mean Green.
  • More on recruiting track activity for Davis and the Longhorns. Recent DL bid of 2023, Davis of Lawrence County (MS), received another offer from the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Jan. 23 Mississippi State next weekend.

News about the Big 12

  • The Big 12 continued to be a collegiate gauntlet, with the No. 17 Baylor Bears defeating the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks on Jan. 23. This is the third straight loss for the Jayhawks on the hardwood.
  • Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is considered one of the best free-agent quarterbacks in the NFL for the 2023 offseason by Pro Football Focus.

What we read at FanSided

  • The Texas-Oklahoma women’s basketball matchup is on FanSided’s list of games to watch across the country this week.

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