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4-Star S Atanza Vongor Planning to Announce his Commitment

Four-star safety Atanza Vongor plans to announce his verbal commitment in early March, but not before taking an unofficial visit to Texas Feb. 25.

Some of the top in-state and national talent in the 2018 recruiting class is scheduled to be in Austin later this month for first-year head coach Tom Herman's inaugural Junior Day at Texas

Among those expected in attendance is South Grand Prairie safety Atanza Vongor.

Vongor is one of the top prospects in the Lone Star State, and a hot commodity for the Longhorns' staff.

Offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive backs coach Craig Naivar have led the charge in recruiting the four-star prospect. Vongor has enjoyed his conversations with the Texas assistants, and is most looking forward to better getting to know the staff come Feb. 25.

"They're great. I've had the chance to talk with them and they seem like some real people," Vongor said. 

"I'm just trying to get a feel for all the coaches and just the atmosphere of the place."

His unofficial visit later this month will give the Texas staff valuable facetime with the top prospect before he makes his college decision.

"I want to go somewhere I feel at home," he said of what he is looking for in a school. "A family atmosphere with a tradition of success, where I know I can succeed as well.

"Somewhere where the coaches are real and the program is legit."

TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Longhorns and Baylor Bears are on top for the No. 4 ranked safety in 2018. Vongor has plans to cut his recruiting process short and announce his commitment in early March, though no official date is currently set.


Atanza Vongor is one of the top defensive prospects in the state of Texas for the 2018 class. He's a physical safety with the athleticism to succeed in coverage, but thrive crashing downhill and running the alleys. Vongor is a hitter who can separate the ball from the receiver or ball-carrier. He's played both sides of the ball during his high school career, but projects best as a safety to the high-major level. - Gabe Brooks, Midlands Recruiting Analyst.


  • Blitzing Ability
  • Closing Speed
  • Size
  • Tackling Ability

Areas to Improve

  • Hip Flexibility
  • Recovery Ability


2016: Vongor enjoyed a strong junior season as he recorded 71 tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and six pass breakups from his safety position. Vongor also ran for 305 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a TD.

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.


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