On Monday, the Longhorns started off their week with an addition to their 2023 recruiting class, landing three-star tight end Spencer Shannon, a product of Mater Dei High School. The 6'7" athlete continues the trend of Steve Sarkisian's Californian pipeline to the Forty Acres, having earned commitments from Maalik Murphy and Larry Turner-Gooden in the previous recruiting cycle.
Prior to his announcement, Shannon had earned 14 scholarship offers, and chose Texas over the likes of programs such as Tennessee and Washington. Additionally, with Shannon's commitment, Texas's 2023 recruiting class now stands at six pledges and is currently the 28th-best class in the country.
Last season, as a junior at Mater Dei, Shannon was primarily used as an inline blocker at the tight end position in the two games that he appeared in. According to MaxPreps, Shannon totaled 3 receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.