Texas, Oklahoma sit atop the race for 5-star OT Michael Fasusi

On3 imageby:Hunter Shelton02/22/24


The race for Lewisville (Texas) five-star offensive tackle Michael Fasusi is still jam-packed as he gears up for a busy slate of spring visits.

The 6-foot-4.5, 300-pounder locked in seven upcoming visits earlier this week. Missouri, LSU, Texas A&M, Texas, Oregon, Oklahoma and Colorado are all expecting Fasusi on campus throughout March and April.

While many programs figure to be firmly in the mix for Fasusi’s pledge, On3’s Sam Spiegelman sees a pair of teams that currently stand out above the rest.

“You started with Texas and you have to bring up Oklahoma, those are two teams that have been staples in Fasusi’s recruitment since the beginning,” Spiegelman said on The Inside Scoop.

The Longhorns and Sooners have had Fasusi on campus more than any other schools. He made his way to Austin and Norman for game trips last fall and is now set to return in the coming weeks. This year, Fasusi has already made Junior Day visits to Texas A&M and Mizzou — another pair of schools that are toward the top of the five-star’s recruitment.

“A&M made a significant move after getting Fasusi on campus last month, you can count Missouri in that group as well. You have some national programs like Florida and Oregon that are still staying involved,” Spiegelman said.

As the elite tackle moves through the next phase of his recruitment, the close-to-home programs will look to continue separating themselves from the pack. Between Texas OL coach Kyle Flood and Oklahoma OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh, some heavy-hitting recruiters will be pushing hard for Fasusi.

“When it’s all said and done, I expect this to be a battle between Oklahoma and Texas, Kyle Flood and Bill Bedenbaugh going head to head for one of the best offensive tackles in the country,” Spiegelman said.

Michael Fasusi Recruiting Profile

Fasusi is the No. 15 overall prospect and No. 2 OT in the 2025 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 4 player in Texas.

He has an On3 NIL Valuation of $257K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power writes this about Fasusi as a prospect:

“Strong, physical offensive tackle with a high developmental upside. Measured in at around 6-foot-5 and close to 300 pounds prior to his junior season. Added significant size during the off-season between his sophomore and junior years. Has plus length for the position and a well-proportioned build. Registers as a solid athlete in the combine setting. Also showing encouraging improvement on the field as a junior, adding play strength. Latches onto defensive linemen and keeps his feet moving on contact. Gets a considerable push at the point of attack. Plays with an edge and works to finish blocks with authority. Shows good lateral quickness and plays with an improved base and balance.”