Steve Sarkisian and the University of Texas have landed one of the top linebackers in the country. 2023 All-American Tausili Akana from Skyridge High School in Utah has signed with the Longhorns. According to 247Sports, Akana is a four-star prospect and the No. 1 overall player in the state of Utah.
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— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 21, 2022
Past Longhorns selected to play in the All-American Bowl includes the likes of Derrick Johnson, Bijan Robinson, and Vince Young.
Akana will play in the annual East vs. West matchup inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Bowl will be nationally televised, live on NBC and Peacock, and will feature the nation’s top 100 high school football players.
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