Four-star defensive end Lagaryonn Carson committed to Texas for the 2017 class on Thursday, according to several reports.
Carson, of Liberty-Eylau, is the nation’s second-ranked strong-side defensive end and the 70th player overall, according to 247Sports’ composite ratings. He is the No. 11 player in the state.
Carson’s commitment is the second this week for the Longhorns, who on Wednesday night landed three-star tight end Major Tennison of Bullard. There are now four players committed for 2017, including three who were recruited by Jeff Traylor, the former coach at Gilmer who was brought to Texas last offseason because of his ties throughout the state. Traylor helped land Carson, Tennison and four-star wide receiver Damion Miller.
Carson (6-4, 260) held offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Baylor, among others. As a sophomore, he had 18 sacks and 101 tackles.
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