3 key Texas recruits impressed by early-June official visits

Texas had positive official visit experiences with multiple key blue-chip recruits who were on campus this weekend from June 7-9.
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Michael Terry III, Texas football
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Michael Terry III, ATH

Figuring out what position the elite five-star San Antonio (TX) Alamo Heights athlete Michael Terry III could play at Texas was the main headline for the Longhorns in this recruitment during his official visit this weekend. Texas and the Texas A&M Aggies weren't pitching Terry to play wide receiver, like the Nebraska Cornhuskers have since the start of the offseason.

The No. 1 athlete recruit in the nation in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking seems to be liking what the Longhorns staff is pitching him coming out of this weekend.

It sounds like Texas coaches didn't give Terry one specific position he could play for the Longhorns. Instead, multiple coaches were involved in the pitch to Terry this weekend during the official visit, including QB coach AJ Milwee, special teams coordinator/TE coach Jeff Banks, and co-DC Pete Kwiatkowski.

If Terry plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Longhorns, he is reportedly being pitched to play as a hybrid star/linebacker for PK. Think of a role similar to what PK and the Longhorns pitched to Texas redshirt freshman Jelani McDonald during his recruitment a couple of cycles ago.

The pitch the Longhorns gave Terry on the offensive side of the ball is to play tight end instead of wide receiver. Terry looked to be very receptive to the idea of being the next great tight end in the mould of someone like JT Sanders.

Word on the street is that Texas really struck a chord with Terry with their pitch for him to either play tight end or as a hybrid linebacker/safety chess piece at the collegiate level. Texas told Terry a lot of what he needed to hear to find see Austin as a place he can not only thrive, but be developed at a position he wants to play and do so proficiently.