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3-star DE Daniel Carson commits to Texas

The Longhorns fought off the Cornhuskers to land a crucial defensive lineman for the 2018 class.

Daniel Carson
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Tom Herman and Texas Longhorns football may have held the No. 3 class in the nation after December’s early signing period, but the ‘Horns are clearly still hungry to fill more crucial pieces for the 2018 class.

Three-star strong-side defensive end Daniel Carson committed to the ‘Horns on Friday, Carson announced via Twitter:

The Independence, Missouri native is ranked as the nation’s composite No. 23 SDE, and the No. 522 recruit overall.

The William Chrisman High School senior recorded 73 tackles in 11 games played this fall, and posted 17 tackles for a loss.

This impressive play combined with a 6’5, 260-pound build led to Carson receiving 22 offers. Scott Frost and Nebraska were perhaps the biggest threat to land the talented defensive lineman, as Carson officially visited the Cornhuskers last Friday. Other high-level suitors included Alabama, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.

Texas offered Carson in March 2017 and Carson officially visited Texas this September. The ‘Horns made an in-home visit with Carson on Tuesday evening, which may have been crucial to securing the services of the three-star D-lineman.

Texas’ need for defensive linemen coupled with Carson’s excellent relationship with Assistant Director of Player Personnel Bryan Carrington helped push the ‘Horns over the edge.

The Longhorns now have 22 commits for 2018, and Carson is the second defensive linemen to join ‘Horns for the class. Four-star defensive tackle commit Keondre Coburn has still not officially signed with Texas, however.

The ‘Horns hold the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation and the No. 1 class in the Big 12.