Texas’ 2018 recruiting class grew to 22 members Friday afternoon when Daniel Carson , a 3-star defensive end from Missouri, picked the Longhorns over 23 other offers, including Nebraska. The 6-5, 260-pound prospect from Independence (Mo.) William Chrisman is the first defensive end that has committed to the Longhorns in the 2018 recruiting cycle.
— Daniel Carson (@sports__finest) January 17, 2018Advertisement
Carson recorded 73 tackles as a senior, including 17 tackles for loss and six sacks in 10 games. He’s the No. 23-ranked strong side defensive end in the 2018 cycle and the No. 9-ranked overall prospect from Missouri. He took an official visit to Texas on Sept. 9 and hosted members of the Texas staff for an in-home visit earlier in the week.
Texas signed 19 players during the early signing period. The two commitments who didn’t sign — Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram and Spring Westfield defensive tackle Keondre Coburn — remain committed and can sign on national signing day on Feb. 7. Texas hopes to add at least five more commitments before signing day.
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