Texas assistant coach Oscar Giles recruited three highly-rated defensive tackles for the Longhorns' 2020 class. Texas needs to focus on edge rushers in 2021. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman)


Longhorns add out-of-state defensive end Michael Williams

Posted January 22nd, 2018


Texas added a second commitment from an out-of-state defensive end within a week when Michael Williams of Dunham School in Baton Rouge (La.) pledged to the Longhorns over LSU, Tennessee and others on Monday afternooon. Daniel Carson, a defensive end out of Missouri, committed to Texas on Jan. 19.


Williams, a 6-2, 240-pound prospect, took an official visit to Texas over the weekend and pulled the trigger when he got home. He’s the 23rd commit in Texas’ 2018 recruiting class, which ranks third in the nation and first in the Big 12. The 3-star is listed as an athlete at 247Sports but will play defensive end for Texas.


Texas signed 19 players during the early signing period. None of those were defensive linemen because defensive tackle commit Keondre Coburn chose to wait until Feb. 7, the next national signing day. Carson and Williams are Texas’ only commitments at defensive end.

The Longhorns aren’t done recruiting defensive linemen. Texas is also chasing Conroe Oak Ridge defensive end Joseph Ossai and Katy defensive tackle Moro Ojomo.

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