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LSU OLB/DE commit Erick Fowler to take official visit to Texas

Add another big name to the visit list for the weekend of January 15th.

Erick Fowler
Erick Fowler
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Landing a Fox end remains a priority in the 2016 class for the Texas Longhorns and head coach Charlie Strong and company will host Manor outside linebacker/defensive end Erick Fowler on an official visit in less than two weeks, according to Horns247.

The Austin-area native is participating in the US Army All-American game next weekend and has been committed to LSU since last June. However, the recent departure of defensive coordinator Kevin Steele could help the Longhorns in his recruitment, as could the commitment of 2017 quarteback Sam Ehlinger, who is close friends with Fowler. The 6'1, 232-pounder last visited Texas for the Under The Lights camp last July.

A consensus four-star prospect, Fowler is the No. 80 player overall, the No. 5 outside linebacker, and the No. 12 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Texas is also set to host Texas A&M defensive end commit Mark Jackson of Cibolo Steele in January, but appears to be out of the mix for Killeen Shoemaker defensive end Rahssan Thornton, who is also an LSU pledge.