Texas can flip these 2025 defensive line recruits this fall

After a rough stretch on the trail with DL recruiting for 2025, Texas looks to reset the big board at the position entering late summer and the fall with no commitments there currently.
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Ryshawn Perry (UCF commit)

This recruiting cycle is very deep, with talented defensive linemen from the state of Georgia, many of whom are committed to other schools in the southeast this summer. Texas, among many other SEC schools, has found success before recruiting and developing these underrated and overlooked defensive tackle recruits from the southeast and in-state in the last few cycles.

Pursuing possible flip targets on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class, like three-star Covington (GA) Newton defensive lineman and UCF Knights commit Ryshawn Perry, makes a lot of sense with the Longhorns resetting the DL board for July.

The 6-foot-3 and 275-pound defensive tackle Perry is the type of big and disruptive three-tech Texas needs to be versatile and physical in run defense and the pass rush along the front in the SEC trenches. Perry clearly has the ability to play defensive tackle effectively in the SEC, since he has interest and offers from LSU and Bo Davis, the Auburn Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, and Oklahoma Sooners, among many other P4 schools.

There hasn't been any reported interest between Perry and the Longhorns from what I know of now. But given his physical stature and ability to play multiple techniques along the interior defensive line, I think it would make sense for Texas to at least kick the tires on the possibility of bringing him in for a visit and offering him this fall.