Jaylen Garth, offensive tackle, Port Neches-Groves
FYI: 4-stars; 6-5/285; No. 18-ranked OT
Fabulous 55 ranking: 26th
Committed: Feb. 17
What he brings to Texas’ table: Garth is still relatively new to football. He didn’t truly start playing organized sports until his freshman year in high school. But he quickly went from untapped potential to one of the state’s top offensive line prospects.
Welcome to the family, Jaylen Garth! 🤘
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 18, 2019
Much like fellow 2020 recruit Jake Majors, Garth plays tackle in high school but could play either outside or at guard in college because of his lack of ideal height. Still, he’s athletic for his size and is a mauler in the running game.
Garth missed his senior season with a leg injury. Each of Texas’ offensive linemen who signed in 2018 and 2019 were able to redshirt as freshmen, and that’s a good sign for the Longhorns. It’s not healthy to rely on a freshman to block college-aged athletes, specifically in the big games Texas hopes to reach in the coming years.
No position needs more time to develop and Garth should be given plenty of time with the amount of young talent already at Texas waiting for snaps.
He said it: “Coach Hand wants me at guard, but nothing is set in stone. I need to work on my body, turning it into muscle. I can also improve on getting to the second level and my feet.” — Garth
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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