Tom Herman talks to the media during a news conference where he was introduced as Texas' new head NCAA college football coach, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texarkana DE Lagaryonn Carson decommits from Texas

Posted December 27th, 2016

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Texarkana defensive end Lagaryonn Carson has decommitted from Texas and will reopen his recruitment, a source familiar with his situation confirmed to the American-Statesman.

Carson originally committed to Texas on Oct. 15, 2015. The Liberty-Eylau product was considered then to be the 11th-best player in the state. He held offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Baylor.

Carson did not respond to messages on Tuesday, but he removed references to Texas on his Twitter bio. Several recruiting sites have indicated that Carson may not qualify academically.

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In a statement issued to 247Sports on Tuesday afternoon, Carson said, “The Texas coaches informed that I’m not on scholarship count and that they would contact me and my high school coach in January. But as of now, I have no scholarship to Texas, so I can’t be committed without one. Texas is my school, but that’s what I was informed. I have no scholarship at this time. If it’s up to me, I will be a Longhorn.”

Decommitments are nothing new in the recruiting process, especially after a coaching change. Some coaches feel compelled to keep the pledges from the previous staff but are under no obligation to do so.

Texas coach Tom Herman, who replaced Charlie Strong, has landed several new commitments in recent weeks, including two running backs and Lake Travis tight end Cade Brewer.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

2017 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Tom Herman for the 2017 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from Horns247. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 1, 2017.

PlayerPos.SchoolStarsCommitted
Damion MillerWRTyler John Tyler46/25/2015
Sam EhlingerQBWestlake47/28/2015
Kobe BoyceCBLake Dallas34/3/2016
Montrell EstellSHooks35/20/2016
Josh ThompsonCBNacogdoches37/27/2016
Taquon GrahamDLTemple49/5/16
Joshua Rowland*KMiss. Gulf Coast CCN/A12/11/16
Toneil CarterRBLangham Creek412/19/16
Cade BrewerTELake Travis312/23/16
Daniel YoungRBHouston Westfield312/23/16
Derek KerstetterOLSan Antonio Reagan312/26/16
Reese LeitaoTETulsa (Okla.) Jenks312/29/16
Marqez BimageLBBrenham31/6/17
Max CumminsOLFW All Saints31/17/17
Gary JohnsonLBDodge City CC41/20/17
*-indicates signed letter of intent

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