Manor DE Erick Fowler has Committed to Texas

Charlie Strong received HUGE news on National Signing Day with 4-star Manor DE Erick Fowler flipping his commitment from LSU to Texas.

Four-star defensive end Erick Fowler committed to LSU in June 2015. Publicly, his commitment to the Tigers seemed solid.

Enter in the Longhorns, who never gave up on recruiting the Manor (Texas) prospect.

After months of constant communication, and even behind-the-scenes visits to Austin, Charlie Strong and Co. were able to pull yet another National Signing Day flip, and to the surprise of many burnt orange faithful, convince Fowler to sign with the Longhorns.

Inside the Numbers

Class: 2016

Scout Overall Rank: No. 153

Position Rank: No. 21

Midland DE Rank: No. 8

Texas DE Rank: No. 7

Scout.com Take of Greg Powers: 

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.

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