Texas coaches will check in with an LSU commitment today

Texas is trying its best to get several LSU commitments to change their minds.

My Take: The Longhorns have been after Erick Fowler for a really, really long time. He was one of the very first 2016 DE's to receive a Texas offer. So selling him on the program is something both parties are well-versed in. We do know that Vance Bedford was one of the coaches that went to visit the four-star defensive end today. No word on if Brick Haley went as well. From what we understand, the Longhorns still feel like they have a legitimate chance here. It obviously hurt UT's chances that Les Miles was told he'd remain the Tigers head coach. There are plenty of questions Fowler will surely want answers for: Will Bedford be back as defensive coordinator? Will Haley return? What's Charlie Strong's future look like in Austin? A lot of unknowns right now, but nothing has suggested that Bedford is in any trouble of losing his job. I still think it's a long shot but I would give UT a puncher's chance here. Don't forget that Fowler and Texas 2017 QB commitment Sam Ehlinger are really good friends. 

Evaluation

Fowler is a player who is perfectly suited to be an edge player in college whether he puts his hand on the ground or does it from a stand-up position, it matters little. All that matters is that he is a whirlwind of a defender who constantly applies pressure to the opposing offenses, sucking up running back behind the line of scrimmage and sacking quarterbacks often. He has the size to take a pounding and deliver one as equally as well. - Powers

Strengths

  • Disengaging Skills
  • Explosion
  • Pass Rushing Skills

Areas to Improve

  • Techniques and Moves

Bio

As a junior in 2014, Fowler racked up 75 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss and 12.5 sacks to earn 17-5A District Defensive MVP and Second Team All-State honors. 

Fowler had a breakout sophomore season in 2013, recording 84 tackles, 19 sacks, and one interception.
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