Army Bowl Preview: Longhorn Defensive Commits

Taking a look at Texas's three defensive commitments in the Army Bowl.

DT A'Shawn Robinson, Arlington Heights

Expect to see some fireworks with Robinson. Not only is he a soft commitment who is planning a visit to Alabama, but Robinson thrives on these kinds of events when he can go out against good competition and try to prove himself among the best in the country. He did just that at The Opening, and now he'll have the defensive tackle directly in front of him, Eddie Vanderdoes, going through the same drills at the same time. Robinson is currently the No. 3 defensive tackle in the country, and his savage nature, athleticism and brute strength should show up huge this week, giving him a shot to bump himself up further in the final rankings.


OLB Deoundrei Davis, Cypress Woods

It seems wrong to call the No. 10 outside linebacker in the country underrated, and maybe that's not the right term for Davis. But Davis is certainly somebody who seems to have flown under the radar within a star-studded 2013 recruiting class. Davis tore his ACL and won't participate, but when healthy, Davis provides safety-like speed at linebacker, instincts, short-area quickness and fluidity and a nasty streak when he hits. In short, he's exactly what you look for in an outside linebacker, and he serves as one of the top defensive catches in the Longhorn class.


CB Antwuan Davis, Bastrop

If Deoundrei Davis is somewhat under the radar, Antwuan Davis is a flat-out sleeper. Few, if any, cornerbacks are blessed with his combination of size, physicality and speed. And while Davis is still somewhat raw as a cover corner — thanks in-part to injuries sustained as a junior — his elite physical skill set and his work ethic gives hope that he'll grasp things quickly under Longhorn defensive backs coach Duane Akina. This week, he'll be tested by some of the best wide receivers from across the country, including his polished future teammate, Jake Oliver, but with his size at more than 6-feet tall and his sub-4.4-second speed (he ran a 4.35 at Texas camp), he'll have the tools to compete.


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