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2023 Four-Star EDGE Colton Vasek Flips From Oklahoma to Texas

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After weeks of speculation and rumors, 2023 four-star EDGE Colton Vasek has chosen to cross from the northern side of the Red River to the southern side as he flipped his commitment from Oklahoma to Texas on Tuesday afternoon.

Vasek, a Texas legacy after his father Brian who was a four-year letterman with the Longhorns in the 90, is one of the top edge rushers in the 2023 class and is a huge get for the Longhorns, especially stealing him away from the Sooners.

 

At 6-6, 230 pounds, Vasek holds offers from 39 Division-I programs including teams like Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and USC, but this battle came down to the teams on either side of the Red River and, initially, he chose the Sooners. However, after witnessing a 49-0 beatdown in Dallas, and seeing Oklahoma fall to 5-4 on the year, Vasek felt that staying home and playing for the Longhorns was a better option for him.

Vasek’s commitment moves Texas up to the No. 6 class in the 2023 cycle, jumping Oklahoma who fell from No. 6 to No. 9 with the decommitment.

Vasek might be just the latest addition to Texas’ 2023 class too, as five-star linebacker Anthony Hill recently decommitted from Texas A&M and is projected to land with Texas by many major recruiting experts. Watch out for the Longhorns down the stretch, as they have a chance to make some real noise in the final recruiting rankings when all is said and done with this class.

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