2017 Houston (Tex.) North Shore defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson put on a dominant performance in the Under Armour Game on Sunday with three sacks and five tackles for loss. After the week the four-star had in practice, it wasn't a surprise.
"It was cool. There's a lot of big names that have come before me in this game and I just wanted to live up to the hype," Chaisson said. "I just wanted to prove people wrong that had me lower ranked, but I don't really care about that."
On Saturday night, Chaisson announced on Twitter that Texas and LSU were his top two schools. While Oregon, Colorado and USC remain in the mix and Chaisson will take official visits for sure to Colorado and USC, the 6-4 defensive end just wanted the list out there.
"It's the top two for now, but official visits can change all that of course. Nothing is really set in stone, but that's who I'm really looking into right now," Chaisson said.
After taking some time to think about where things stand in his recruitment, it was LSU and Texas that stood out.
"I look at after football, I look at academics, I look at defense, all that goes into factoring it in. When I looked at them and broke it down, those two had the best out of all of them," Chaisson said.
Chaisson said the official visits to Baton Rouge and Austin will play a huge role in where he ends up going. http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1741565-texas-de-opens-up-on-lsu-...
"The information they give me on official visits will tell me a lot. Right now, it's 50-50, but official visits could give someone the upper hand," the Houston area product said.
LSU commits like Kary Vincent, Jr. and Tyler Shelvin worked Chaisson this week along with Texas commit Toneil Carter. Chaisson said it's not a huge deal to him, but he was certainly listening.
"They did. They put a little bug in me and had me wondering. Toneil Carter also talked to me and he talked to me a lot and we're Houston boys. I don't let none of that persuade me, but I give it thought," Chaisson said.
What will be the deciding factor? Chaisson can't put a finger on it just yet.
"Nothing specific. Like I said, the more I learn, the more it'll just help me out."
The No. 5 overall defensive end and No. 51 overall player in 2017 plans a National Signing Day decision. He'll visit LSU on January 13, Oregon (potentially) on January 17, Texas on January 20, Colorado on January 23 and USC on January 27.
Evaluation Notes: Galena Park (Tex.) North Shore edge talent K'Lavon Chaisson was billed as one of the top pass-rushers coming into Under Armour All-America week and he began flashing why Wednesday at practice. He was around many big plays to kick off the week, including recovering a fumble and batting a pass down during team practice sessions, something somewhat rare for a defensive end. But where he really turned heads was off the edge and with his hand in the ground, proving his worth against some of the elite offensive tackles in the country during one-on-one drills. Chaisson should be considered one of the top edge benders in the class of 2017.