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Du’Vonta Lampkin wasn’t scared away by the recent player dismissals at Texas. The defensive tackle from Houston announced his pledge to Charlie Strong and the Texas program.
Du’Vonta Lampkin (Houston, Texas. Cypress Falls) committed to Texas on Monday afternoon to give Charlie Strong his 14th commitment for the 2015 class and second in as many days after four-star receiver John Burt committed on Sunday.
Here is a little more in-depth analysis of Lampkin, and how he fits the defensive scheme at Texas.
At 6’3 and 291 pounds, Lampkin has ideal size for the position and isn’t far from a weight where he could contribute as a nose tackle if the coaches feel he doesn’t have enough gap-penetrating ability to play there. Additionally, he also has the strength to hold up at the point of attack to make such a move feasible.
It would seem Strong doesn’t want to have a repeat of his current quarterback situation. Texas has made offers to four high school signal callers.
At the start of morning on Monday, the Texas Longhorns coaches hadn’t extended a single offer to a quarterback in the 2016 or 2017 classes. By the end of the day, quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson and company had extended four total offers in the 2016 class at the position and one in the 2017 class.
After some good news on the recruiting front, we are back to the reality of this college football season. This story is worth following, especially since it involves three players who are expected to make an impact this season.
Texas junior receiver Daje Johnson, senior offensive tackle Desmond Harrisonand junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle all face suspension for violation of team rules and are down to their last strike, sources told HornsDigest.com.