Texas football is top 3 for No. 1 2025 ATH Michael Terry III

The No. 1 athlete recruit in the nation in the 2025 class left Austin and Texas football last weekend after Junior Day with a big offer in hand. Texas is one of the top schools for 4-Star Michael Terry III after his first visit to UT of 2024.

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The highest-rated offer that Texas football handed out among the 2025 visiting recruits for the first big Junior Day of the offseason last weekend was to the top athlete in this cycle. High-four-star San Antonio (TX) Alamo Heights athlete Michael Terry III was one of the many offers Texas handed out during the festivities at Junior Day on Jan. 20.

Terry had visited Texas before, but it was a big deal for him to officially get the offer from the Longhorns last weekend. It was not only the offer that made a big impression on Terry but also the complete experience he had during his Junior Day visit to Texas.

No. 1 2025 athlete Michael Terry III has a successful Junior Day visit to Texas football

Before he received the offer, Terry liked what he saw from the Longhorns regarding the direction of the program under head coach Steve Sarkisian and the environment on campus at UT. He's already built good relationships with many of the coaches on the Texas staff that he's built since he attended Junior Day at UT last offseason.

Getting the offer from Texas boosted the Longhorns up among Terry's top schools early this offseason. He told Inside Texas that the Longhorns are "definitely top three" for him coming out of the Junior Day visit.

Terry also said after the Junior Day visit that the "coaching staff is incredible" and "genuine".

Texas standing out among Terry's top schools early this offseason

The Texas Tech Red Raiders, TCU Horned Frogs, and Texas are the three schools Terry has most frequently visited since last offseason. The Texas A&M Aggies, SMU Mustangs, and Oregon Ducks have also made an impression on Terry early in his recruitment.

Texas Tech and TCU are the next two schools on the docket for him to visit after the Junior Day trip to Texas last weekend.

Texas pitched Terry at a particular position group yet. He says that he just wants to get the ball in his hands on offense to make plays.

The 6-foot-3 and 210-pound athlete does a little bit of everything on multiple sides of the ball for his high school squad. Terry plays wide receiver, defensive back, and occasionally takes snaps at wildcat quarterback as well as returning punts and kicks on special teams for Alamo Heights.

Terry ranks as the No. 1 athlete recruit in the nation in the 2025 class and No. 9 in Texas in the On3 Industry Ranking.

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