Another key piece to Tom Herman's recruiting puzzle is now on board as elite Houston Lamar cornerback D'Shawn Jamison announced his committed to Texas on Saturday, choosing the 'Horns over TCU and Oregon.
Despite the significance of his pledge, as he adds yet another high-upside talent for Todd Orlando to build around, Jamison's recruitment pointed towards Austin virtually from the start. Although the mutual interest was apparent, Jamison waited to pull the trigger until mid-October, and in doing so, could spark another surge of commitments with decision dates looming for Anthony Cook and Bobby Brown.
Now a Longhorn, Jamison becomes commit No. 19 for Herman and Texas' first pledge since Rafiti Ghirmai announced on Aug. 21.
As far as how Jamison fits into an already deep and talent-packed No. 2-ranked recruiting class, it's the 5'10, 174-pounder's versatility that make his such an intriguing addition. throughout his career at Houston Lamar, Jamison has played all over the field as a cornerback, safety, nickelback and even a linebacker, along with thriving in the return game.
He projects as a nickelback once he gets to Austin. 247Sports provided a breakdown of the skill set Jamison will bring to the Forty Acres.
"Sound tackler who will both wrap up and provide the big hit. Outstanding athleticism with laser-verified 4.48 speed in the 40, a blistering 3.90-second shuttle, and an almost 37-inch vertical. Good pass-rusher in blitzing situations. Excellent closing speed in downhill pursuit as well as chase-and-tackle situations. Bigger receivers could be a problem once Jamison moves full-time to corner, but physical nature and leaping ability will help him."
Ranked as the nation's No. 18 cornerback, Jamison joins arguably one of the greatest defensive back hauls in history, as Texas already boasts pledges from safeties BJ Foster, Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown, as well as cornerback Jalen Green. He also becomes the 15th commit this cycle ranked within the top 300 nationally.
Jamison is ranked as the nation's No. 135 player and the No. 15 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.