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Meet the Longhorns: Myron Warren leaves Louisiana to become a Longhorn

Posted December 19th, 2018

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Myron Warren, defensive end, Many (La.)

FYI: 6-3/240; 3 stars; No. 44-ranked strong side defensive end

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A

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Committed: Nov. 19

Scouting report: Texas enjoys running a three-man front and that requires big, athletic defensive linemen who can take on double teams and create havoc in the backfield. It’s not an easy position to play for young guys and the Longhorns like the tweener defensive ends who might not be the prototypical edge rusher or big enough to play defensive tackle. Fellow commit T’Vondre Sweat is a similar body type and player. Warren is a wrecking ball off the edge and a bully at the point of attack.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder is the No. 44-ranked strong-side defensive end in the class and a top-25 prospect out of the state of Louisiana. Warren is raw and relies on his natural strength and athleticism. A redshirt season at Texas would allow him to shape his body and learn the finer techniques of playing defensive end at the college level. His motor is excellent for his size and he’s the type of physical presence Texas wants up front.

It’s hard to ask young defensive ends to compete for snaps as true freshman. Being blocked by grown men is much different than by fellow teenagers and it usually takes players a year or two to adjust to the physicality. The new four-game redshirt rule means prospects like Warren can improve as the season evolves and compete for snaps late in the year. Texas does lose all three starters up front and Warren will get his chance to prove worthy of game action.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25

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