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.
- Disengaging Skills
- Pass Rushing Skills
Areas to Improve
- Techniques and Moves
Fowler had a breakout sophomore season in 2013, recording 84 tackles, 19 sacks, and one interception.