As momentum seemingly continues to build for the Texas Longhorns with Galena Park North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson, the consensus four-star prospect set his five official visits for next month, including a trip to Austin:
Updated OV's for #ESPN300 @WhosThatGuy4 (K'Lavon Chaisson): #LSU Jan 13, #Oregon Jan 17, #Texas Jan 20, #Colorado Jan 23 & #USC Jan 27— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) December 20, 2016
The notoriously quiet Chaisson doesn’t really do interviews and hasn’t been particularly active on the recruiting trail, resulting in a whirlwind January.
However, Texas is in a strong position because head coach Tom Herman and his staff managed to catch the 6’4, 211-pounder’s attention while at Houston.
LSU has been a threat for some time due to Ed Orgeron’s installation as the permanent head coach in Baton Rouge, but it’s not clear that there is currently a major threat to Texas — since Herman’s hire, industry consensus has emerged that the Longhorns are the favorite:
A natural pass rusher who would fit well as a rush linebacker in Todd Orlando’s defensive scheme, Chaisson is an athletic playmaker who recorded 21 sacks as a junior. He also has a relationship with and a lot of respect for Texas quarterback commit Sam Ehlinger, against whom he played in last season’s state title game.
Chaisson is ranked as the No. 87 player nationally, the No. 6 weak side defensive end, and the No. 11 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.