On Friday evening, Galena Park North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson revealed his top two schools via Twitter, and the Texas Longhorns made the cut:
The 6’2, 211-pounder had set five official visits for January, including a trip to Austin planned for January 20. However, it wasn’t particularly clear from his note whether he is still going to Colorado, Oregon, and USC or whether his official visit to Texas will happen on that date.
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. The staff did a good job of recruiting him while at Houston, which positioned the Longhorns to make his top two.
Chaisson 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.
LSU also uses a scheme under defensive coordinator Dave Aranda that would showcase Chaisson’s ability. In fact, pass-rush specialist Arden Key has a similar skill set as Chaisson and just set the school record for most sacks in a season.
Not a bad selling point for head coach Ed Orgeron, a noted recruiter.
The ‘Horns had been trending in Chaisson’s Crystal Ball since late August, but a prediction did come in his week for the Tigers, breaking that long, uninterrupted run.
The consensus four-star prospect 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.