Four-Star DE Taquon Graham will Visit Texas for UTL

In nine days Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff will host some of the most heavily recruited players from the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019. One of those players checks in from Temple (Texas) at 6-foot-3, 253-pounds and his name is Taquon Graham.

Temple standout defensive end Taquon Graham holds offers from Baylor Bears, Michigan Wolverines, Oklahoma Sooners, TCU Horned Frogs and Texas Longhorns to name a few.  Graham is one of the top defensive end players not only in Texas but the country.  He is a high priority for Charlie Strong and Brick Haley.  Texas needs to land two defensive end players in this cycle minimum with one defensive tackle.  Lagaryonn Carson is a 6-foot-4, 265-pound defensive end currently committed to Texas meaning Texas is looking for at least one more defensive end. 


Graham is scheduled to bring both parents to Under the Lights.  This is a great sign for Strong and staff.  Timing will be critical this year with so many players/parents wanting to sit down and spend time with Coach Strong.  In this environment, there is no better head coach regarding recruiting.  After this trip, Texas and Charlie Strong will know exactly where they stand with Graham and family.


Defensive End Offers


Lagaryonn Carson Liberty Eylau

Robert Beal IMG Academy

Taquon Graham Temple

K’Lavon Chassion North Shore

Isaiah Buggs Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

LaBryan Ray James Clemens

Alec Jackson Jefferson Davis

Ondario Robinson Hutto Take


Graham gets after the quarterback and puts a ton of pressure on the offensive backfield. He is a new-age weapon at the position that can slide around and confuse offensive coordinators and offensive linemen from where he will be bringing pressure. Look for him to be a guy who can put his hand on the ground as a true defensive end, but can also stand up as a linebacker as well. He runs extremely well in the open field. - Greg Powers


Inside the Numbers


Class 2017


Defensive End

6-foot-3, 253-pounds

Temple (Texas)

Temple High School

Scout Overall Rank No 122

Position Rank No 9

Midland DE Rank No 3

Texas DE Rank No 3


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