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4-star OT Jaylen Garth signs with Texas

Roschon Johnson’s former high school teammate is officially set to join his old quarterback in Austin.

Jaylen Garth
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A longtime commitment is now officially a member of the Texas Longhorns football program as Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

The former high school teammate of quarterback-turned-running back Roschon Johnson, Garth is a big get for the Longhorns in more ways than one. Standing at about 6’5 and 285-pounds, the composite four-star recruit has the type of stature and frame that many stud offensive linemen typically posses. And for Longhorns teams of the near future, Garth could develop into an anchor at one of the tackle position along the offensive line.

Ranked as a top-20 offensive tackle prospect by 247Sports, Garth had more than 15 offers that included interest from other D1 college football programs such as Alabama, Ohio State, and Texas A&M, In the end, it was Texas’s offensive line coach Herb Hand and the Longhorns who won out and held on into December until Garth could make it official on Wednesday by signing his National Letter of Intent.

Though the potential is there, it could take Garth a couple years to fill out a college-sized frame. With the way Herb Hand has been recruiting the position, though, the addition of Garth is yet another piece of the pipeline Coach Hand is working hard to replenish at Texas.