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Texas Football Recruiting 2013: Spring Game Weekend Huge For Longhorns

While the Orange/White spring game will be the first time Texas football fans get to watch their team in over four months, the most significant part of the weekend may be happening off the field.

As Wescott Eberts explains over at Burnt Orange Nation, it's the final major recruiting weekend of the spring and the last significant on-campus event until the June summer camp:

When the Texas Longhorns play the annual Orange-White game on Sunday, the school will host a variety of high-profile 2013 targets, as well as get an early start on the 2014 class by inviting top sophomore prospects into town.

Even with the late cancellation from Oklahoma cornerback Stanvon Taylor, there will be a number of important defensive back targets in Austin for the game. The two most important visitors are from out of state -- Chandler Hamilton (AZ) cornerback Cole Luke, the top target at his position, and Rossville Ridgeland (GA) safety Vonn Bell, one of the top safeties in the country.

For the in-state players, the trip will simply provide another look at the program -- both Davis and Smith are pretty familiar with the coaches and the campus after multiple visits this spring. For Luke and Bell, however, the visit is monumental -- Texas may not be able to get either on campus for a summer camp, making this the only trip to Austin before a possible official visit. Bell's verbal offer should become official, while Luke is virtually certain to receive his formal offer.

For the latest on Texas football's 2013 recruiting cycle, stay tuned to SB Nation Dallas' exclusive storystream and check out Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival.

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