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Texas edge target Derrick Brown announces commitment date

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The Longhorns made an impression on Brown when he visited Austin on the first visit weekend in June.

Derrick Brown at Texas
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An important target for the Texas Longhorns has set his commitment date, as Texarkana Texas High edge Derrick Brown revealed on Thursday that he’ll announce his decision on July 20.

A 6’4, 210-pounder who is rated as a consensus four-star prospect, Brown visited Austin during the first visit weekend in June after the dead period was finally lifted for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic started. Brown seemed to come away impressed with what he saw.

In the immediate aftermath of that visit Horns247’s Mike Roach put in a high-confidence Crystal Ball prediction in favor of Texas.

The biggest competition for Brown might be Oklahoma — the other two Crystal Ball picks are for the Sooners and Brown took a visit to Norman last weekend.

Other schools in contention include Baylor and Texas Tech, which will host Brown on visits over the next two weekends. Brown previously visited Lubbock earlier this month.

The recent commitment of Nevada’s Anthony Jones has somewhat decreased the pressure on defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski to find players at the edge position, but with no clear replacement for Joseph Ossai yet, Brown remains a key recruit for the Longhorns.

Ranked as the No. 302 player nationally, Brown is the No. 13 edge player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.