Port Arthur Memorial defensive end Jordon Thomas. (Mike Craven)

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Four-star defensive lineman Jordon Thomas joins Texas’ 2021 class

Posted May 2nd, 2020

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Texas’ recruiting class is now at eight members with the Saturday commitment of four-star defensive end Jordon Thomas. The 6-3, 240-pounder from Port Arthur Memorial picked Texas over Texas A&M. He missed his junior season with a lower leg injury after earning second-team all-district as a sophomore when he recorded 32 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and five sacks. He ranks No. 25 on the 2021 Fabulous 55

Thomas is a big-bodied defensive lineman with a long-term future as a three-technique defensive tackle as he continues to grow. His best football is in front of him as a raw, rusty prospect who needs more time on the field to refine technique. Thomas is the first true defensive lineman committed to Texas unless five-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders counts. Sanders plays wide receiver and defensive end. 

PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLSTARSCOMMITMENT DATE
Hayden ConnerOTKaty Taylor4July 23 (2019)
Juan DavisWR/TEEverman3July 26 (2019)
Derrick Harris Jr.DENew Caney4Aug. 3 (2019)
Ja'Tavion SandersATHDenton Ryan5Sept. 8 (2019)
Jordon ThomasDEPort Arthur Memorial4May 2
Morice BlackwellOLBArlington Martin4May 10
Jonathon BrooksRBHallettsville3May 15
Casey CainWRWarren Easton (La.)3May 15
Isaac PearsonPProKick AustrailiaNRMay 29
Ishmael IbraheemCBDallas Kimball4June 15
JD CoffeySKennedale4June 15
Jamier JohnsonCBJohn Muir (Pasadena, Calif.)4July 3
Gunnar HelmTECherry Creek (Englewood, Colo.)3July 27
Michael MyslinskiCBishop Kennedy (Jacksonville, Fla.)3Aug. 6
Jaden AlexisWRMonarch Prep (Pompano Beach, Fla.)3Aug. 8
Charles WrightQBAustin3Aug. 22
Max MerrilOTStrake Jesuit3Sept. 25
Terrence CooksOLBAlvin Shadow Creek4Nov. 14
Byron Murphy IIDTDeSoto3Nov. 18

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