Late Wednesday evening, Tom Herman and company elected to extend a scholarship opportunity to one of the more overlooked prospects in the Lone Star State.
A rising senior, Midland Lee wide receiver Loic Fouonji is the latest in-state recruit to have the Texas Longhorns undivided attention, as he announced on Twitter that he had been offered by the Horns.
I am honored and blessed to have received a scholarship from the University of Texas! @DrewMehringer #hookem pic.twitter.com/dJYF60GT47— Loic Fouonji (@LFouonji) May 9, 2019
After picking up an offer from the Longhorns, Fouonji is now sitting at a total of 10, though it marked his first invitation in quite some time. Before Texas came calling for Fouonji’s services, the last offer he received was over three months ago. Other school’s that have extended him an opportunity are Baylor, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.
Fouonji is a four-sport standout that competes at a high level in basketball, soccer, and track and field, as well. After briefly watching over Fouonji’s film from last season, you’ll see him utilizing some of those athletic traits from those other sports on the football field, which makes him a dynamic threat to opposing teams. The rising wideout is also the lead man in kicking duties, and excels on that end also.
As a junior, Fouonji turned his 51 receptions into 903 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The three-star prospect made a visit to the Forty Acres for Texas’ Junior Day earlier this year alongside many other in-state wideouts the Horns are targeting.
He is now the 12th wide receiver to pick up an offer from the Texas program in this recruiting cycle. Notable in-state receivers the Longhorns will continue to push for are Texas A&M verbal pledge Demond Demas, Fort Bend Austin’s Troy Omeire, and Temple’s Quentin Johnston.
At 6’4, 186 pounds, Fouonji is ranked as the nation’s No. 368 player, the No. 67 wide receiver, and No. 54 player in the state, per the 247Sports Composite.