Texas Football: Could Longhorns flip former 3-Star 2020 OK State commit?

A rising target of the 2020 Texas football recruiting class, 3-Star Longview DT Sawyer Goram-Welch, seems to be trending toward the Longhorns.

A solid round up before the Early Signing Period later this month for the 2020 Texas football recruiting class would likely include at least another commitment or two that signed their National Letter of Intent at that time. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman has already hauled in a 2020 recruiting class so far. According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the Texas 2020 recruiting class ranks at No. 7 in the nation and in the top spot in the Big 12.

One of the high school prospects that seem most likely to commit to the Texas Longhorns football program before the Early Signing Period, and maybe even sign their letter of intent, is three-star Longview defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch. A recent decommitment of the Oklahoma State Cowboys 2020 recruiting class, Goram-Welch seemed to gain more interest with the Longhorns after his Texas offer came in on Dec. 2.

Goram-Welch decommitted from Oklahoma State just five days after he received his Texas offer, on Dec. 7. He also has an official visit planned to Texas on Dec. 13. That might be the visit Herman and the Longhorns need to seal the deal with Goram-Welch.

Texas is about the biggest offer that Goram-Welch received yet. His other significant scholarship offers came from Oklahoma State, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Illinois Fighting Illini, SMU Mustangs, Oregon State Beavers, and Memphis Tigers.

Goram-Welch ranks as the nation’s No. 959 2020 high school prospect and the No. 77 at his position. And the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions went from favoring head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State to giving 100 percent favor to Herman and Texas.

With the recent decommitment of four-star Utah native defensive lineman Van Fillinger from the Longhorns 2020 recruiting class after the firing of former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, there is a new opening in the trenches. Goram-Welch is a solid underrated recruiting target for Texas to latch onto before the Early Signing Period arrives.

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Oklahoma State could still be in the running to land Goram-Welch’s commitment and signed letter of intent. But it is likely no coincidence that he decommitted just five days after he received his offer from Texas. And his official visit this coming weekend, just before the Early Signing Period, comes at the perfect time for Herman.

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