Meet the new Longhorns: D’Shawn Jamison provides versatility in the secondary

Posted December 20th, 2017


D’Shawn Jamison, cornerback, Houston Lamar

FYI: 5-10/174; 4 stars; No. 134-ranked player in nation, per 247Sports Composite

Fabulous 55 ranking: 17


Committed: Oct. 14

Scouting report: Jamison proved doubters wrong throughout the offseason with MVP level performances at elite camps throughout the spring and the summer. Jamison’s knock is his height and it does limit him on the outside against bigger receivers. However, it doesn’t make him an ineffective defensive back if used properly.

Jamison is an ideal fit for a Big 12 defense because of his ability to play coverage against running backs, tight ends and slot receivers. He’s also physical enough to remain on the field in run situations. Texas plays with five defensive backs on the field a lot under defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and that is the role Jamison hopes to play when P.J. Locke III is gone.

The quickest way for Jamison to make an immediate impact at Texas could be on special teams. Jamison is an elite kick returner. He’ll join high school teammate Al’vonte Woodard at the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando on Jan. 4.

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