The final piece of the Texas Longhorns 2016 recruiting class will finally make the short trip to Austin in the coming days, according to Manor defensive end/outside linebacker Erick Fowler on social media:
The arrival of the 2016 US Army All-American would justify the confidence displayed by head coach Charlie Strong at Big 12 Media Days, when he said that Fowler merely had to finish up a summer school class in order to enroll with the ‘Horns. He’s been listed on the Texas roster for several weeks now.
The nation’s No. 7 weakside defensive end had told various media outlets in the middle of June that he received the necessary test scores to qualify at Texas.
Fowler is a key piece of the recruiting class as the only pure Fox end recruited by Strong and his defensive coaching staff. Known as a high-level pass rusher because of his athleticism and intensity, the 6’1, 240-pounder will have a chance to compete for early playing time with junior Naashon Hughes and sophomore Breckyn Hager at the hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker position.