Texas Football: Evaluating 3 new UT offers from Junior Day

Junior Day saw Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian hand out a handful of offers to visiting recruits from the 2025 and 2026 classes on Jan. 20. Here's a breakdown of some of the top new offers for the Longhorns coming out of Junior Day this weekend.

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Ryan Fodje, OT

The first Texas offer that was announced on social media by any of the Junior Day visitors on Jan. 20 was three-star Cypress (TX) Bridgeland offensive tackle Ryan Fodje.

Offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood and the Longhorns wasted no time offering the 6-foot-5 and 275-pound offensive tackle from the Houston-area in Texas at Junior Day.

Fodje joined his teammate at Bridgeland High School, four-star 2025 offensive tackle Jonte Newman, among the top in-state OTs the Longhorns have offered for this cycle. Bridgeland is obviously stacked at offensive tackle, and Flood finally extended Fodje a scholarship offer this weekend.

While he is still growing into his large 6-foot-5 frame, Fodje fits the physical profile of what Flood and the Longhorns ideally want from their "big humans" in the trenches in the SEC.

Fodje is a physical and agile offensive tackle who plays with great technique and pad level in pass pro and has no problem finishing blocks with emphasis as a run blocker. He's often found flattening defenders as a pulling blocker and/or burying opposing pass rushers when he locks onto them with his long arms in pass pro.

This was a big offer for the Longhorns to extend to Fodje this weekend at Junior Day. He will be in College Station next weekend to see the Aggies for an unofficial visit.

Fodje's recruitment has the makings of a classic Texas vs. Texas A&M battle on the trail.

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