Just over three months after announcing his intention to leave the Texas Longhorns as a graduate transfer, senior cornerback Bryson Echols announces he's headed to Arizona State:
Okayyyy... Take 2 lol: Officially an Arizona State Sun Devil!! #ForksUp— Bryson Pumper (@B_Ech0ls15) May 20, 2016
A 5'10, 180-pounder, Echols played in 32 games with one start during his four seasons at Texas, but the one start came during the 2014 season. In 2015, Echols lost playing time to young cornerbacks like Antwuan Davis, John Bonney, Holton Hill, Davante Davis, and Kris Boyd, playing in only six games and recording only three tackles.
The year before, the DeSoto product was a valuable reserve, finishing third on the team with six special teams tackles and stepping in as a starter against Texas Tech. During that game, he recorded a career-high seven tackles, forced a fumble, and also broke up a pass. It would prove to be the high water mark of his career in Austin.
As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Echols led the team with 10 special teams tackles.
A member of the 2012 recruiting class for Texas, Echols was a consensus four-star prospect, the No. 175 player overall, the No. 13 cornerback, and the No. 25 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Like many players at the time, Echols committed to the Longhorns at a Junior Day over offers from Arizona, Kansas, and North Texas. By the end of his high school career, he was an Under Armour All-American after recording 128 tackles, nine INTs, 38 PBUs and three fumble recoveries during his three seasons as a starter for DeSoto.