TEXARKANA, Texas – Wednesday evening, the Longhorns landed a 2017 commitment from tight end Major Tennison. Right at the end of that update, the fact that Texas has gained a ton of momentum as of late was brought up, and that’s truly the case now as the Longhorns have landed their second ’17 commitment in less than 24 hours.
According to Horns247, 247Sports’ Texas Longhorns’ specific site, Charlie Strong’s crew has picked up a commitment from 4-star defensive end Lagaryonn Carson, who’s a big-time 2017 recruit.
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Carson is 6-foot-4, 260 pounds and runs a 4.60 40. That’s an elite blend of size and speed for a defensive end who’s only a junior in high school, so it’s going to be interesting to watch his progression in the next year or two. Right now, on measurables alone it’s easy to see why he’s so highly ranked. Speaking of, the industry generated and averaged 247sports Composite ranks Carson as the No. 2 strong-side defensive end in the 2017 class. The Top247 considers him to be the 52nd highest ranked player nationally in his class, so that says just about everything you need to know about how big this commitment really is for the Longhorns.
It’s also worth taking a look at Carson’s offer list. If the rankings or highlights can’t convince you of the overall skill of a recruit, usually checking to see what other schools wanted his commitment will do the trick.
Though Carson only has nine offers, there are a few things to keep in mind. 1) He’s only a junior, and some schools don’t like to come to the table with an offer until they can see some senior film. 2) Perhaps most important is the schools that have expressed interest in the 4-star via an offer. He doesn’t have many, but he does have some very impressive opportunities.
Carson’s offer list includes Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Tennessee, SMU, North Texas and of course, Texas.