Carrington Byndom Commits to Texas

The Texas Longhorns continued their recruiting roll on Monday night with commitment of Lufkin safety Carrington Byndom. The 6-0, 165-pound speedster became the 12th commitment of the 2010 class and the first corner prospect to pledge to the Longhorns. Burnt Orange Beat breaks another commitment story.

The Texas Longhorns are on one serious recruiting roll. After Connor Wood picked the Longhorns February 18, it appeared as if Texas wouldn't get another commitment until the weekend of February 28 or in the days following the Saturday junior day.

As it turns out, that would not be the case as Lufkin safety Carrington Byndom committed to the Texas Longhorns on Monday evening.

"Yes sir, I committed to Texas," Byndom said at 9:40pm. "I decided on Texas because it seemed like the place for me after the past visits and time I spent with the coaches. I had a feeling it was time for me to make a decision," Byndom added.

Byndom, was has been a first team all-district pick for the last two seasons, says he has always been a fan of the Longhorns.

"Every since I was young, I always thought about Texas. You see them on T.V. and think about what it would be like to play for them. Now, I have a chance to play for Texas," Byndom said.

While the three-sport star has played exclusively at free safety for the Panthers, he will make the move to corner at the next level.

"I think they (Texas) are going to try me at corner. At my size, that is the best position for me," Byndom said.

In recent weeks, the offers have poured in for the East Texas star. With offers from the likes of Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Houston, Arkansas, LSU and SMU in addition to Texas, the recruiting pressure was beginning to mount. The long armed, quick defender said he feels relieved to have the process behind him.

"It feels good just to have made a decision. I don't have to worry about anything and can enjoy the spring and my senior year," Byndom said.

In a short period of time, Carrington will follow in the footsteps of his father as a secondary player at the D-I level. His father, C.B. Byndom, roamed the secondary for the Houston Cougars from 1980-84.

Byndom joins Waco Midway safety Ahmad Dixon as secondary commits in the Longhorns 2010 class.


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