A solid underrated target that is emerging of late for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class is three-star Longview DT Sawyer Goram-Welch.
It will be interesting to see how the 2020 Texas football recruiting class will be pieced together with all the coaching staff turnover under head coach Tom Herman of late. Decommitments are always going to be a big part of the process of coaching turnover, and Texas already saw that with four-star defensive lineman Van Fillinger re-opening his recruitment.
A lot of the pieces that the Texas Longhorns football program appears to be reaching out to just ahead of the start of the Early Signing Period are commits to other various Power Five schools that could be pried away. That’s where the pursuit of the former three-star 2020 Longview High School defensive tackle, and former Oklahoma State Cowboys commit, Sawyer Goram-Welch comes into play.
The Longhorns recently sent an offer Goram-Welch’s way, on Dec. 2, and he decommitted from Oklahoma State just five days later. Goram-Welch announced his decommitment from head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State on his Twitter timeline on Dec. 7. He is also slated for an official visit with Herman and Texas on Dec. 13.
But there could still be hope on the Oklahoma State side to get the pledge of Goram-Welch back ahead of National Signing Day 2020. The 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions still favor Oklahoma State to land the commitment of Goram-Welch. But those might not be fully updated after he just decommitted over the weekend.
The 6-foot-4 and 280 pound in-state defensive tackle prospect would be one of the lower-rated commitments for Herman, if he were to commit to Texas. But Oklahoma State constantly recruits and develop three-star guys in the trenches that turn into big-time contributors between their second and fourth years on campus.
Maybe this could be a good different approach for Herman and this Texas recruiting staff to try since player development is currently being highlighted as a big issue on the Forty Acres. Goram-Welch has a great motor and good speed off the line of scrimmage for a defensive lineman that is rated as just the nation’s No. 958 2020 high school prospect and the No. 77 defensive tackle.
Other offers to watch that Goram-Welch has came from the SMU Mustangs, Memphis Tigers, Oregon State Beavers, Purdue Boilermakers, and Texas Tech Red Raiders. But the Longhorns are about the biggest and most recognizable program on his offer sheet at the moment.
Goram-Welch did enjoy a nice senior campaign for himself with the Longview program. He racked up 64 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and eight sacks. Add some size and strength to his frame, and Goram-Welch could be a great find for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.