Texas Football: Top 5 remaining must-have recruits for 2025

SEC and national recruitments have challenged Texas on the trail for the class of 2025 in late June and early July.
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Dakorien Moore, WR

The headlining wide receiver recruit for the Longhorns in the class of 2025 is the elite Duncanville (TX) five-star Dakorien Moore. The No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the nation in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking has been heavily picked to be trending to the Longhorns since the start of summer official visits around one month ago.

The former LSU Tigers commit Moore doesn't have a set decision timeline following the conclusion of his summer visits to Ohio State, LSU, Texas, and Oregon. Texas has been considered the pacesetter in this recruitment since Moore decommitted from LSU earlier this summer.

But Oregon and Ohio State haven't gone away quietly. I do still expect Texas to be the favorite for who Moore will announce for whenever he sets his commitment timeline and date, but this is far from a slam dunk for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail with their No. 1 WR target in this cycle.

Michael Fasusi, OT

Texas's top offensive line priority for 2025 this summer is the elite Lewisville (TX) five-star offensive tackle Michael Fasusi. The top-15 ranked prospect nationally in the class of the 2025 in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking seems to be down to four schools at this point of his recruitment this summer.

Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Mizzou are four out of the five schools that Fasusi officially visited in late May and June. Those are the four schools expected to be involved when Fasusi is ready to announce later this summer.

Throughout much of his recruitment, Texas has been at least the slight favorite over Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Mizzou also made things interesting with a couple of successful visits Fasusi took to Columbia in the last few months.

Fasusi's recruitment looks to be a classic Red River battle on the recruiting trail that will be decided between Texas and Oklahoma. I think this will ultimately be decided by whether Fasusi likes the relationship and longstanding resume with OU OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh or the chance to develop under Kyle Flood with the Longhorns as the next uber-talented left tackle for the Texas program.

The Fasusi family also likes the academics side that the University of Texas could offer Michael.