The Texas Longhorns continue to cash in on the momentum created from the flurry of June visits as four-star edge rusher Derrick Brown made his pledge to the Longhorns on Saturday.
The 6’3, 210-pound pass rusher out of Texarkana Texas High narrowed his list down to two ahead of his commitment, picking between the Longhorns and the Baylor Bears — the only two programs he visited in June. At the time of his commitment, Brown holds 28 total offers and still has an official visit to the Oklahoma Sooners planned for the fall, but decided to shut things down during the summer.
A first-team all-district selection his senior year, he played both end and outside linebacker for the Tigers as a junior, racking up 67 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and six sacks in 12 games.
Brown is an aggressive pass rusher with an ability to find the ball and use his length to close the distance quickly. His long frame will likely support more size, allowing him to readily compete with the bigger linemen he will encounter in the Big 12.
A consensus four-star prospect, Brown is ranked as the No. 298 player nationally and the No. 16 edge prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
He joins a defensive class with a few linemen and linebackers but did not have a player classified as a pure edge prior to his commitment. Brown is the 15th member of the 2022 recruiting class that ranks No. 11 nationally and No. 2 in the Big 12.