Pledged to Georgia since the middle of April, the 6'4, 260-pound strongside defensive end just took a visit to Austin and told 247Sports on Saturday that he is "75 percent sure" that he will flip his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.
His internal thought process has been playing out on Twitter on Sunday:
I had an amazing weekend in ATX— Lourde-Quincy Vasser (@LQVasser) November 30, 2014
I've been doing a lot of thinking... #MyFuture— Lourde-Quincy Vasser (@LQVasser) November 30, 2014
Gonna make some important phone calls in the next few hours..— Lourde-Quincy Vasser (@LQVasser) November 30, 2014
A consensus three-star prospect rated at 88 by 247Sports, Vasser is the No. 3 strongside defensive end in the JUCO ranks, the No. 4 junior college player in Texas, and the No. 36 junior college player nationally according to the same service. The Composite rankings have him a bit lower.
The commitment to Georgia back in the spring has likely reduced his offer list -- his only other offer is from Kentucky -- but he could be a critical piece to a 2015 class that doesn't have a strongside defensive end in it and few other options available.
With Cedric Reed graduating, the Horns need an instant-impact player since after taking only one defensive end in the 2014 class and missing on the position in 2013, though redshirt freshman Naashon Hughes has moved into the hybrid Fox role.
And while junior Shiro Davis and sophomore Caleb Bluiett could step into that role, the fact that both have lost playing time this year to Hughes provides some perspective on how the coaches feel about the two former players.
Vasser has a nice blend of qualities that could help him play early with the benefit of spring practice. He played some as a 3-4 defensive end for Navarro, so he already has experience playing in the same position that Reed has in recent weeks as Texas has predominantly gone with a three-man line.
Strong at the point of attack, Vasser should become the first true strongside defensive end take for Texas since Reed -- sophomore Hassan Ridgeway quickly grew into a defensive tackle, while redshirting freshman Jake McMillon moved to defensive tackle and then offensive guard within the first several months of his Longhorns career.
With a decision now looming on Wednesday for Vasser, it's not hard to predict what his choice will be.