Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch (23) and quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) stand next to Texas head coach, Tom Herman, before the team exits the tunnel for the Orange-White spring game held at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April, 13, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas adds three-star out-of-state defensive end Van Fillinger

Posted July 18th, 2019


Texas’ strong recruiting week along the defensive line continued with the commitment of three-star defensive end Van Fillinger. The 6-3, 250-pound prospect out of Corner Canyon (Utah) held 18 offers and picked the Longhorns over programs like Oregon, Michigan, and Ohio State. He’s the second commitment along the defensive line this week, joining four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton. Fillinger is the 10th pledge for Texas in the 2020 cycle. He’s the third-ranked prospect from Utah and the No. 350-ranked overall prospect in the class.

Fillinger is the first out-of-state pledge for Texas in the 2020 class. The Longhorns signed 10 prospects from outside of Texas in the 2019 class. Fillinger is a big-bodied defensive end who can play the 4i position currently occupied by Malcolm Roach. Texas’ other targets at defensive end are local products Alfred Collins and Princely Umanmielen.

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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