Manor, TX; Manor Mustangs defensive lineman Princely Umanmielen (8) guards for the run against the Pflugerville Panthers during the second quarter at the District 11-5A football game on Friday, Sept 27, 2019, at the Manor ISD Athletic Complex. [JOHN GUTIERREZ/FOR STATESMAN]

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Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen picks Florida over Texas

Posted February 5th, 2020

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The hiring of Chris Ash and a move to a four-man front wasn’t enough for Texas to earn back the commitment of Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star pledged to Texas back in the summer before backing off in October over concerns about the defensive scheme and his future role in burnt orange. Other schools pounced on the opportunity for Umanmielen’s signature. A late push by Texas wasn’t enough for Tom Herman’s program to add Umanmielen. Auburn and Baylor were other finalists for the defensive lineman.

Umanmielen becomes the third member of the 2020 Fabulous 55 to sign with the Gators, joining Fort Bend Marshall cornerback Avery Helm and Arlington cornerback Jahari Rogers. Texas hopes to end national signing day by grabbing a commitment from Cedar Creek defensive lineman Alfred Collins, the highest-rated uncommitted defensive lineman in the country.

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