Let's Ride: No. 14

Charlie Strong and the Texas coaching staff have landed their second big time commitment in the last 24 hours.

Moments ago, four-star defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin (Houston/Cy Falls) announced his verbal pledge to the Longhorns, one day after four-star wide receiver John Burt joined UT’s 2015 class.

Lampkin (6-foot-4, 300 pounds), the No. 23-rated DT in the country, chose Texas over LSU and Oklahoma, the school he was originally committed to.

Newest UT commitment Du'Vonta Lampkin.

He’s had the Longhorns No. 1 for quite some time now but gave Texas fans plenty to worry about when he took a weekend trip to Baton Rouge, La., to visit LSU.

Lampkin tweeted that he had a “tough decision” ahead but ultimately decided to roll with UT, a school he visited on July 18 just before Texas started its “Under the Lights” camp.

In addition to those three, he held offers from some of the top programs in America including Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Missouri, Mississippi State, Michigan and Baylor.

Lampkin is a big, strong prospect that possesses a rare blend of size and speed. His talents were on display at the Nike Football Training Camp in Dallas where he was dominating in one-on-one drills.

He has great body control and balance, and has a tremendous ceiling under defensive line coach Chris Rumph, defensive coordinator Vance Bedford and Strong.

Lampkin is the 14th commitment for the Longhorns in 2015, their fourth in July, and their first defensive tackle.

Texas is still holding out hope that it can add four-star DT Darrion Daniels to the mix, or even steal Daylon Mack or Kingsley Keke away from Texas A&M.

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