Four-Star DE Lagaryonn Carson has pulled the trigger to the Texas Longhorns

The Texas Longhorns are off to an incredibly fast start in 2017 with four big-time commitments. Last night the class size grew by one with tight end prospect Major Tennison. Moments ago 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive end Lagaryonn Carson informed head coach Charlie Strong he is a Texas Longhorn.

Lagaryonn Carson is a four-star defensive end from Texarkana (Texas) Liberty-Eylau.  He is the No 70 ranked player in the country for next year regardless of position and will battle for five-star status.  Lagaryonn Carson is wanted by Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee and Texas A&M but ended speculation and committed to the Texas Longhorns.


“Texas is a great place to be,” Carson said.  “I can see the coaches are not just going to use me they are going to make me better at everything.  They are great coaches but also great people.  They are great people to be around and my type of people.  That’s why I feel Texas is the place to be.”


Inside the Numbers

Class 2017

Scout Rank No 70

Position Rank No 5

Midland DE Rank No 1

Texas DE Rank No 1 Take


A very raw prospect who still has his best days of football in front of him, so that just makes him that much more intriguing. Players with his size are not usually as explosive as he is. He gets off the ball quickly, and his closing speed in the open field is surprising. He is still growing but at 6'4, 260 he could play defensive end in an odd or even front, also possibly sliding around along the front adding some versatility. –Greg Powers. 

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