A week after a report emerged that Texas Longhorns Assistant Director of Player Personnel Bryan Carrington was being “actively pursued” by the LSU Tigers, Carrington tweeted that he’s staying in Austin:
Carrington’s new title is Director of Recruiting, according to his Twitter bio, a promotion that likely includes a pay raise from the $36,000 he made last season. Earning the position was a longtime goal for Carrington.
The promotion was well earned by Carrington, who came to Texas with head coach Tom Herman after serving in a similar support capacity at Houston — Carrington played a critical role in recruiting in the 2018 class.
In fact, Herman thought highly enough of his skill in that regard that Carrington was briefly named the 10th assistant coach in order to allow him to get out on the recruiting trail. The move worked, as Carrington helped secure the commitment of Missouri defensive end Daniel Carson in January.
During that period, Carrington began to develop something of a cult following among Longhorns recruitniks, many of whom wondered if he might bolt to another program for a raise and expanded role.
But Texas stepped up in rewarding Carrington for his efforts and he’ll be around to positive influence the important 2019 recruiting class that will face increased competition from regional recruiting powers like Oklahoma and Texas A&M.