One of the Texas Longhorns final few legitimate offensive line options is taking his talents out of state.
On Wednesday afternoon, three-star Houston North Shore offensive tackle Damieon George brought his recruitment to a close and announced his commitment to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
“Would like to say thank you to all the colleges and coaches for recruiting me during the past couple years,” George wrote on Twitter. “It has truly been a blessing and an amazing experience but at this time I would like to announce that I will be committed to The University of Alabama #RollTide.”
The 6’6.5, 348-pound George included Texas in his top 10 in January, though even then, the Longhorns were considered to be a bit of a long-shot, trailing SEC foes such Georgia, LSU, and of course, Alabama, despite Texas hosting George on numerous occasions.
George’s commitment to the Crimson Tide comes a little more than a week after the news that teammate and top-ranked national recruit Zachary Evans left the Longhorns from his top list. Alabama, however, is still firmly in the mix with Evans, and he and George have remained adamant about becoming a package deal and continuing to play together in college. If that still proves to be the case, it appears the first major domino has fallen with the three-star George joining Nick Saban’s 2020 class.
As fas as Texas is concerned, the Longhorns already hold pledges from a trio of four-star offensive line prospects in Port Neches-Groves tackle Jaylen Garth, Prosper center Jake Majors, and Helotes O’Connor guard Logan Parr. Texas is also still the team to beat for League City Clear Creek tackle Chad Lindberg, who’s currently considered a top-100 prospect nationally, per the 247Sports Composite.