If this 2019 Texas football recruiting class really wants to dig deep to find its next defensive back commit, it should look no further than this Deerfield Beach High School three-star cornerback. Fort Lauderdale, FL, native Marcus Lafrance sits among the best uncommitted corners that the Horns have offered for the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Texas does have two solid 2019 high school cornerback prospects committed in the 2019 class currently, and four defensive backs in total. Adding a third cornerback to the mix would help since the secondary loses so much at the position this upcoming off-season. Texas loses both senior corners Kris Boyd and Davante Davis as each will run out of eligibility.
Lafrance would be more of a depth piece for the Horns for the next two or three years. If Lafrance makes some big strides under defensive coordinator Todd Orlando in his first year or two on the Forty Acres, he could find some playing time pretty quickly. Lafrance could fill a role similar to what redshirt freshman Kobe Boyce did in 2018 for the Horns.
By no means are we implying that Lafrance has the hype that comes along with him that would equate to a true freshman that makes an immediate impact like safety Caden Sterns did. Instead, the Horns could fend off some inferior recruiting competition like the Louisville Cardinals, Florida Atlantic Owls, and Akron Zips, to land a 6-foot-1 and 180 pound defensive back that has a lot of potential for being rated as a three-star prospect.