Highland Park defensive end Prince Dorbah at The Opening regional in Dallas. (Mike Craven)

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Meet the Longhorns: Is Highland Park’s Prince Dorbah a Joseph Ossai starter kit for Texas?

Posted December 18th, 2019


Prince Dorbah, outside linebacker, Highland Park

FYI: 4-stars; 6-2/208; No. 10-ranked OLB

Fabulous 55 ranking: 17th

Committed: July 9


What he brings to Texas’ table: Dorbah is uniquely gifted at rushing off the edge. He’s not the longest or the strongest or the fastest, but he understands angles and does a great job using his hands to get offensive linemen off balance.

Playing at Highland Park, a prestigious Class 5A program in the state, has allowed Dorbah to blossom as a young athlete with elite coaching and facilities. He’s a multiple state champion who has shown up in the biggest games of his career.

Dorbah isn’t big enough to play defensive end full-time. He’ll make the transition to B-backer in the same vein as former UT standout Joseph Ossai, who came on late last year as a freshman and then started this season as a sophomore. Ossai was a defensive end in high school, too. Dorbah can be the natural replacement with the two sharing similar builds, athletic prowess and background.

He said it: “He’s a great person who has been through a lot in his life. Football is his place to shine. He has so much character and he’ll do great in life.” — Highland Park head coach Randy Allen

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Texas' 2020 recruiting class

A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
Hudson CardQBLake Travis4May 25 (2018)
Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor4Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake MajorsOGProsper4Jan. 24
Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves4Feb. 17
Jaden HullabyATHBishop Dunne3March 30
Ja'Quinden JacksonQB/ATHDuncanville4June 3
Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler4June 21
Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park4July 9
Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge4July 17
Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll3July 24
Bijan RobinsonRBSalpointe Catholic (Ariz.)5Aug. 2
Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin4Aug. 11
Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek4Aug. 16
Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin4Sept. 20
Dajon HarrisonATHHutto3Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-WelchDTLongview3Dec. 15
Jaylan FordOLBFrisco Lone Star3Dec. 19
Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage4Feb. 4

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