Texas Football: Elite 2025 OT Ty Haywood visiting for Rice game

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There is an impressive visitor list building for Texas football heading into Week 1 at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 2 against the Rice Owls. Texas has already scheduled multiple blue-chip visitors for the season opener against Rice next weekend from the 2024 and 2025 recruiting classes.

Another big-time visitor recently added to the list for the Longhorns’ season opener against Rice is the elite blue-chip 2025 Denton Ryan (TX) offensive tackle Ty Haywood. Multiple reports (including TFB Texas and Inside Texas) indicate that Haywood is scheduled to make an unofficial visit to Texas for the Rice game on Sep. 2.

This will be Haywood’s second visit to Austin since the spring.

Texas football set to host high-4-Star 2025 OT Ty Haywood for a visit for the season opener vs. Rice

Haywood is one of the top in-state offensive tackle recruits in the 2025 class, along with Lewisville five-star Michael Fasusi.

The physically gifted and overpowering 6-foot-5 and 270-pound offensive tackle has great length and is very strong at the point of attack. He has a lot of room to fill out his frame as he continues to grow. Haywood has grown at least two inches in the last 12 months, so he can still add at least 30 or 40 pounds to his frame in the next year or so.


Texas a school to watch early in Haywood’s recruitment

Texas has consistently recruited Haywood since the spring. He fits the mold of what offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood and the Longhorns want for their “big humans” at offensive tackles.

Flood and the Longhorns were one of Haywood’s early Power Five offers. Texas offered him on Feb. 21, 2023. His offer list is still growing, but he already holds offers from some of the nation’s top Power Five schools, including the Ohio State Buckeyes, Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas A&M Aggies, and USC Trojans.

It will be important for Texas to get Haywood to campus as much as possible during the fall and early next offseason. Haywood is emerging as one of the top priority recruits for Texas at offensive tackle in-state in the 2025 class.

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