Where Texas football stands with top priority 2025 recruits

After National Signing Day wrapped up the 2024 recruiting class earlier this week, the 2025 cycle has come into full focus for Texas football in early February.
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Offensive line

Michael Fasusi

The No. 1 offensive tackle recruit in Texas in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking is a top priority for offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood and the Longhorns.

Five-star Lewisville (TX) offensive tackle Michael Fasusi has a good relationship with Flood and has visited Texas multiple times since last offseason. Texas A&M and Oklahoma have also made big impressions on Fasusi in the last 15 months.

The emerging contender in this recruitment is the Mizzou Tigers. Fasusi loved his trip to Columbia to see Mizzou last month, and it has the Tigers right in the mix for the No. 1 OT recruit in Texas.

Flood and the Longhorns have recruited at an elite level at the offensive tackle position in the last few cycles, most recently landing the No. 2 OT recruit in the nation in the 2024 class, Mater Dei five-star Brandon Baker. If Texas can seal the deal with Fasusi when he gets closer to making a decision closer to signing day in December, he would be the next in line in this elite pipeline of offensive tackles Flood has established with the Longhorns.

Ty Haywood

The other high-priority offensive tackle recruit in-state in the 2025 class for Flood and the Longhorns is Denton (TX) Ryan high-four-star Ty Haywood. The north Texas native Haywood has made multiple visits to Texas since last summer.

He was supposed to be on campus for Junior Day on Jan. 20, but wound up not being able to make the trip.

"Coach Flood has a great OL room up there, so the offensive line is pretty good. Whatever they got going on is working. Coach Sark came to see me and he’s a really cool guy. Love his energy, everything about him. With Coach Flood, we’re still building that relationship."

Despite missing the Junior Day trip to Texas, Haywood told Inside Texas/On3 that the Longhorns remain high on his list.

This recruitment has the makings of a classic Texas-Oklahoma battle on the recruiting trail. Texas A&M also recently offered Haywood and is looking to make-up some ground in this recruitment in the next few months.