Sawyer Goram-Welch, defensive tackle, Longview
FYI: 3-stars; 6-4/278; No. 86-ranked DT
State ranking: 159th
Committed: Dec. 15
Welcome to the family, Sawyer Goram-Welch! 🤘
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 18, 2019
What he brings to Texas’ table: Goram-Welch was a one-time commitment to Oklahoma State and picked up an offer from Texas on Dec. 2. He joins four-star Vernon Broughton as the two defensive tackle commits this cycle. Both are enrolling early and hoping to crack the two-deep as freshmen under new defensive coordinator Chris Ash.
Goram-Welch is a high-motor lineman who can fit in a three- or four-man front. That’s good because the Longhorns need versatile players up front with the change at coordinator. Goram-Welch is a proven commodity at the Class 6A level, helping Longview claim the Division II title as a junior. He was a first-team all-district selection that season, ending the year with 65 tackles with 15 for loss. He improved his sack numbers as a senior, recording eight sacks in 2019 compared to five in 2018.
Goram-Welch plans to enroll early and that gives Texas another body to develop in the spring. It’s tough for big men on either side of the ball to make an immediate impact, but he should enter his freshman season with the physicality of a sophomore with a full offseason under his belt.
A new defensive coordinator means a clean slate for everybody, and that provides opportunities for Goram-Welch to earn snaps on the two-deep in 2020.
Texas' 2020 recruiting classA list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
|Hudson Card||QB||Lake Travis||4||May 25 (2018)|
|Logan Parr||OG||San Antonio O'Connor||4||Oct. 28 (2018)|
|Jake Majors||OG||Prosper||4||Jan. 24|
|Jaylen Garth||OT||Port Neches-Groves||4||Feb. 17|
|Jaden Hullaby||ATH||Bishop Dunne||3||March 30|
|Ja'Quinden Jackson||QB/ATH||Duncanville||4||June 3|
|Kitan Crawford||CB||John Tyler||4||June 21|
|Prince Dorbah||OLB||Highland Park||4||July 9|
|Vernon Broughton||DT||Cy Ridge||4||July 17|
|Andrej Karic||OT||Southlake Carroll||3||July 24|
|Bijan Robinson||RB||Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.)||5||Aug. 2|
|Jerrin Thompson||S||Lufkin||4||Aug. 11|
|Xavion Alford||S||Alvin Shadow Creek||4||Aug. 16|
|Troy Omeire||WR||Fort Bend Austin||4||Sept. 20|
|Dajon Harrison||ATH||Hutto||3||Nov. 5|
|Sawyer Goram-Welch||DT||Longview||3||Dec. 15|
|Jaylan Ford||OLB||Frisco Lone Star||3||Dec. 19|
|Kelvontay Dixon||WR||Carthage||4||Feb. 4|
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