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.
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.
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2017 Texas Longhorns recruiting classHere'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.
|Damion Miller||WR||Tyler John Tyler||4||6/25/2015|
|Kobe Boyce||CB||Lake Dallas||3||4/3/2016|
|Joshua Rowland*||K||Miss. Gulf Coast CC||N/A||12/11/16|
|Toneil Carter||RB||Langham Creek||4||12/19/16|
|Cade Brewer||TE||Lake Travis||3||12/23/16|
|Daniel Young||RB||Houston Westfield||3||12/23/16|
|Derek Kerstetter||OL||San Antonio Reagan||3||12/26/16|
|Reese Leitao||TE||Tulsa (Okla.) Jenks||3||12/29/16|
|Max Cummins||OL||FW All Saints||3||1/17/17|
|Gary Johnson||LB||Dodge City CC||4||1/20/17|
|*-indicates signed letter of intent|
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