Southlake Carroll offensive tackle Andrej Karic used to play on the defensive line. That background has helped him as an offensive lineman. (Mike Craven/American-Statesman)

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Meet the Longhorns: Southlake Carroll’s Andrej Karic is a project — and possible recruiting gem

Posted December 18th, 2019

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Andrej Karic, offensive tackle, Southlake Carroll

FYI: 4-stars; 6-6/270; No. 23-ranked OT

Fabulous 55 ranking: 36th

Committed: July 24

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What he brings to Texas’ table: Karic is a project who is still new to football. He started his career at defensive end. His footwork is great for a big man, but he’ll need to add 40 pounds before competing for a spot in Texas’ two-deep.

He earned first-team all-district honors as a junior. He’s nimble-footed and ultra-athletic for an offensive lineman. Some of that is due to his former life as a pass rusher. The goal for Karic is to keep that advantage over other offensive linemen while adding the necessary strength and weight to compete at the highest levels of college football.

Right now, he excels as a pass blocker and a blocker in space. He’ll improve his 1-on-1 blocking at the point of attack as he gets stronger. Former UT great Connor Williams went through a similar transition after leaving the tight end position and now he’s a starter for the Dallas Cowboys.

He said it: “The Texas-OU game was amazing. It was crazy seeing half the crowd be in orange and the other in red. I can’t wait to play in that game. I didn’t like being in the stands that much.” — Karic

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Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
PLAYERPOS.SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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