Who is UT commitment Quincy Vasser?

The Longhorns picked up a big commitment from a versatile JUCO defensive lineman on Wednesday.

The Longhorns picked up a big commitment from a versatile JUCO defensive lineman on Wednesday.

But just who is Quincy Vasser (Navarro College)?

Well, he played his prep school football in New York before attending Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia in the fall of 2012 where he was really able to show off just how valuable an asset he truly is.

“I was an All-State tight end in high school and UConn and Rutgers were both recruiting me,” Vasser told Scott Eklund of JCFootball.com. “But I wasn't able to get my grades good enough to get qualified, so Rutgers told me about Hargrave and I headed there.

“I went there for a quarter and they moved me to defensive end and I think it was a great change. I loved the move and am happy I stuck with it."

From there Vasser committed to Georgia on April 17. One of the big reasons he chose the Bulldogs in the first place was because he knew two of their players, John Atkins and Leonard Floyd, and “thought it would be great playing with them.”

As a freshman at Navarro last year, Vasser played weakside defensive end and finished with 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks, eight tackles-for-loss and a blocked a kick as well.

"I'm probably at my best stopping the run just because I'm really good at reading blocks and then I can hold up along the line," Vasser told Eklund. "I'm working a lot this offseason on how I use my hands and my flexibility in my hips too."

Vasser is an important piece for Texas in 2015 because he could be an immediate plug-in at strongside defensive end with Cedric Reed moving on to the NFL.

Shiro Davis and Caleb Bluiett will both be back, and are sure to see solid playing time. But the fact that they both got passed over by Naashon Hughes should say something about how the staff views them.

The cupboard isn’t exactly packed with DEs right now given that UT only took one defensive end in 2014 and missed on the position in 2014, though, Hughes, an original grey shirt offer by Mack Brown, has been converted into a hybrid DE.

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