The Texas Longhorns did secure a silent commitment on Sunday, but not all of the recruiting news was good — Texarkana Pleasant Grove defensive end Landon Jackson committed to the LSU Tigers over the Texas Longhorns and a host of other programs.
Jackson becomes the third Longhorns target to commit to the Tigers in recent days, joining Aledo wide receiver JoJo Earle and Earle’s teammate Bryan Allen Jr., a 2022 safety.
Texas changed defensive coordinators, but Jackson’s primary recruiter, defensive ends coach Oscar Giles, didn’t change and the Horns continued to prioritize Jackson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 3 weak-side defensive end, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Unfortunately, a visit to LSU before the dead period helped seal the deal for LSU — head coach Ed Orgeron has always been known as an exceptional recruiter, but now he’s doing so with the momentum generated by a national champion the best job security he’s ever experienced as a head coach.
And that means that for Texas head coach Tom Herman and his staff, stopping prospects from leaving the Lone Star State to play in Baton Rouge is not going to be an easy task.