2017 National Signing Day Spotlight: Texas Longhorns Sign 4-Star DE Taquon Graham

Four-star defensive end Taquon Graham has officially joined the Longhorns 2017 signing class.

Temple DE Taquon Graham is finally a Longhorn. The four-star prospect verbally committed to Texas Longhorns last September under then head coach Charlie Strong.
Even through Strong's dismissal and the welcoming of first-year head coach Tom Herman, Graham stayed true to his word and made his pledge with the Longhorns official Wednesday when he signed his National Letter of Intent.

Inside the Numbers 

Class: 2017
Position: Defensive End
Star Rating: 4-Star
Height, Weight: 6-foot-3, 251-pounds
High School: Temple (Texas)
Scout.com Rank: No. 147
Position Rank: No. 12
Midland DE Rank: No. 3
Texas DE Rank: No. 3

Scout.com Analysis 

Graham gets after the quarterback and puts a ton of pressure on the offensive backfield. He is a new-age weapon at the positon that is able to 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, Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst.
Strengths
Athleticism
Pass-rushing skills
Suddenness
Areas to Improve
Leverage

High School Stats - Gabe Brooks, Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst

2016: Graham helped Temple to the Texas Class 5A Division I state title game and a 12-4 record. He recorded 50 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks.

2015: As a junior, Graham posted big numbers with 62 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 11 1/2 sacks, and three forced fumbles.

2014: Graham got his first extended action as a sophomore, when he registered 37 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He helped Temple to a 13-2 record and a Texas Class 5A Division state runner-up finish.

http://www.scout.com/player/195794-taquon-graham

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