The four-star standout is one of the top players in America for 2018. Atanza Vongor is the No 59 ranked overall player regardless of position. He has his pick of colleges moving forward with offers from Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Michigan Wolverines and now the Texas Longhorns to name a few. He had a chance to experience Under the Lights up close last night.
“Austin was great, loved the city and atmosphere,” Atanza Vongor said. “I arrived around 7:00 am coming in from a visit to A&M, me and my parents drove down to these places. I spoke with Tanner McCalister, Jaqualin (corner at my school), Anthony Cook and some other guys. I also spoke with some of the Texas players many of them being the incoming freshman, such as Eric Cuffee. I spoke with the DB Coach and the defensive coordinator who came out to watch me in the spring. I also spoke with Coach Strong. Coach Strong and I talked about the type of players Texas recruits if I would consider coming to Texas and just about my family.”
Vongor did not participate in the camp but was still invited to come and hang out with the players and other top recruits. He and his family are excited for the opportunity with the Texas Longhorns.
“It feels great,” Vongor said. “I’m just thankful to God for it, it’s just his favor over my parents and me, and I are excited. I will definitely try to come to a game this year,” Vongor said.
Vongor was surprised by the amount of support from the players, in particular, the class of 2016.
“Yeah, I was surprised,” Vongor said. “Coach Strong was telling me about a few of them and the 2016 class is huge and talented, Coach Strong knows how to recruit. I was able to speak to a good number of the guys and hook with them on Twitter.”
Inside the Numbers
Scout Overall Rank No 59
Position Rank No 5
Midland Safety Rank No 1
Texas Safety Rank No 1
2015: As a sophomore, Vongor played extensively on both sides of the ball, moving around on offense while playing in the secondary on defense. He finished with 431 yards of offense and accounted for five touchdowns. Vongor ran for 289 yards and four touchdowns on 5.8 yards per carry while completing 4 of 10 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown.