Deshon Elliott #LetsRide

Four-star safety standout Deshon Elliott and the rest of the 2015 recruiting class will be moving to Austin over the next couple of weeks. Elliott, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound defensive back checks in from Rockwall (Texas) Rockwall-Heath H.S.

Elliott has great closing speed, tackling ability and toughness. He is a perfect fit for Coach Charlie Strong and defensive coordinator Vance Bedford. Elliott is eagerly waiting to begin his Texas career.

”I'm ready to have a change of scenery and start my new path and officially get to business as a Longhorn Student Athlete,” Elliott said. “I want an early start at the weights and learning the defense. I want to prove myself and get my grades early. I'm coming to prove myself. I am 6'2, 200-pounds. I wanted to drop a little weight and get faster and quicker and give Coach Moore the opportunity to make me bigger and ready to play, plus I don't want to play LB lol”

What has Elliott been doing in preparation for college?

”These last two months I've tried to stay on my grades and grow as a young man,” Elliott said. “My birthday was in April, so I finally turned 18. I feel like I should be a man and be responsible for all of my actions so I'll be able to take care of all of my business on my own.”

Elliott has a great relationship with the Texas coaching staff, even the coaches that don’t technically coach him. As far as his future position/defensive coaches go he stays in constant contact with them.

”Off the field I'll expect be a role model to all with my grades and personality, I'm a people person,” Elliott said. “On the field I will be a force. Once I get the playbook down, and I get an opportunity to show what I have. They won't be disappointed. My classmates and I intend on coming in and making the Texas Program a powerhouse under the control of Coach Strong. Let's Ride.”

Inside The Numbers:

Scout Rank 202

Position Rank No 16

Midland Safety Rank 5

Texas Safety Rank 4 Take:

Elliott played both safety and linebacker and could realistically play either spot on the next level or in a hybrid role where he can use his tackling skills and coverage skills in tandem. He is a hard-hitter and a tough tackler, which is effective against the run and has the speed to chase down ball carriers sideline-to-sideline. He has shown the ability to make his presence felt to receivers and disrupt the passing game with his field authority.

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