It’s Flip-Mas season in Austin. In the midst of a wild recruiting season and early signing day, Texas has successfully flipped three prospects. Ethan Burke switched from Michigan to Texas, Terrance Brooks re-committed from Ohio State to Texas, and now Xavion Brice is doing the same - decommitting from Oklahoma in favor of Texas.
Brice is a three-star athlete prospect from Arlington, Texas. The Seguin wide-out is a three-star prospect via the 247Sports Composite. Overall, he’s the 110th ranked player in the state of Texas for 2022, and the 50th ranked player at his position in the nation.
The three-star athlete has flown under-the-radar with a majority of his power-five offers being from Big-12 schools. The likes of Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech all made offers to the talented receiver.
Brice ultimately committed to Oklahoma on the Fourth of July. However, he still received offers and even had official visits with Texas Tech and Texas after his commitment. The latter visit must have made an impression as today Brice de-committed from the Sooners in favor of staying in-state and becoming a Longhorn.
Per Maxpreps, in eight recorded games this season Brice did it all for Seguin. As a quarterback, he completed 65% of his 52 passes for 574 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for 566 yards and 10 touchdowns on nearly 12 yards a carry. He even hauled in 16 passes for 304 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
Name: Xavion Brice
High School: Seguin
City, State: Arlington, TX
Three Best Traits
Freak Athlete - As is evident by the myriad of positions he played on the gridiron, Brice is an extremely talented athlete. He played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and defensive back the last few years. Brice even participated in Track and Field posting a 22.66 in the 200-meter dash. He also logged a jump of 22-5 as a freshman.
Versatility - Obviously, this goes hand in hand with him being a freak athlete. Brice can play any position on the field, and it’s up the Longhorn staff to determine where they want him. 247Sports projects him as a wide receiver, but he can also become a talented defensive back at Texas. The world is his oyster in terms of his success on the football field.
Speed and Height - Brice has electrifying speed on the football field. His track times show he’s fast but he looks even faster on film. He can be either a great deep threat or a punishing ballhawk safety at Texas. He also has great height that allows him to come down with the deep ball or take it away.
Areas of Improvement
Experience at one Position - It’s a somewhat of a double-edged sword playing all the positions that Brice does. On one hand he has experience to try them all again, but on the same note all of those snaps he played at quarterback could’ve been used to refine his wide receiver skills. Once Texas locks down a position for him he should blossom.
Defined Route Tree - If he does project to a wide receiver he lacks a sophisticated route tree. He’s a great deep threat and a coast to coast runner, but needs more experience with short to intermediate routes.
Brice can do it all. Whatever position Texas and the staff want him to play, he will, and will likely succeed. He’s an extremely talented athlete in all phases of the game. He’s got great height, length and speed for his frame. While lacking a little in muscle and size, he makes up for it with his impeccable playmaking skills and overall speed.
Flip-mas lives on! The staff has managed to flip three recruits on signing day - three recruits who many thought were long gone that the Texas staff has somehow managed to convince to head to the 40 Acres. It’s a tremendous achievement as all three can become integral parts of the team for years to come.