The Longhorns are off to a great start when it comes to recruiting 2017 defensive ends as they've already garnered a commitment from quite possibly the top DE in the state in Lagaryonn Carson.
If he's not the top DE in Texas then K'Lavon Chaisson probably is, which is why it should come as no surprise that he picked up a UT offer on Thursday. He also has offers from the likes of Baylor, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Houston, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas.
This is what Scout.com's Gabe Brooks wrote about Chaisson after watching him dominate the Class 6A Division I state championship a few weeks back against 2017 Texas QB commitment Sam Ehlinger and Austin Westlake:
If Texas high school football fans were not already aware of 2017 talent K'Lavon Chaisson before Saturday's Class 6A Division I state championship, they are now.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound edge rusher dominated in Galena Park North Shore's 21-14 overtime win against Austin Westlake, North Shore's second state championship and first since 2003. Chaisson earned Defensive MVP honors as he forced a fumble on the game's final play, recovered a first-half fumble, blocked a fourth-quarter field-goal attempt, and notched a sack and several tackles while playing defensive end and outside linebacker.
"My team. They put me in a position where I could get things done," he said. "It's all them. You're taking on a double-team and leaving me free, and I get the chance to do what I gotta do and help my team win.
"It feels good. We haven't had it in 12 years. To bring it back to North Shore, it feels great."
Schools have already lined up to offer Chaisson, who has even picked up an offer since Saturday's win. Stanford became the latest to offer the talented 2017 defender when he reported the offer Monday evening.
"Florida, TCU, Ole Miss, those are the ones I can think of right now," Chaisson said concerning some of the more recent offers he can remember off the top of his head. "I'm only worried about North Shore. I'm not thinking about any colleges right now."
In addition to those offers, schools such as Arizona State, Baylor, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas A&M had already offered Chaisson, who is the son of the late Kelvin Chaisson, who played at Baylor.
Chaisson possesses an elite frame for an edge rusher, whether as a four-man weakside end or an odd-front standing hybrid outside linebacker. He shows the ability to play either position at the next level. Chaisson is a high-motor player with a huge wingspan who is athletic enough to beat tackles around the edge and strong enough to disrupt against the run.
With 13 offers already in hand and a dominant performance on the state's biggest stage, Chaisson has emerged as one of the top defensive prospects in Texas in the 2017 recruiting class.