An important in-state 2018 prospect made the short trek from Houston to Austin this weekend, as four-star cornerback D’shawn Jamison unofficially visited the Forty Acres on Sunday.
Young Bull on his visit @D_JAMISON5 pic.twitter.com/6hDVbCyR2i— James "PJ" Locke III (@PjLocke4) February 19, 2017
Considered an undersized prospect by some, Jamison recently told Burnt Orange Nation that Longhorns cornerbacks coach Jason Washington is selling him on the message that his height won’t matter in Austin, which is supported by another 5’10 defensive back in P.J. Locke spending some time and likely relaying much of the same with the Houston native.
“He doesn’t care about anybody’s height,” Jamison said of Washington’s message. “He cares about if you’re a player on the field. He’s just saying that once you get over here we’re going to fix you up, improve you better and just come play for UT.”
For Texas, Jamison is a key recruit for a variety of reasons. Along with Texas missing on a handful of the state’s premier cornerback targets last cycle, the fast-rising prospect out of Houston Lamar is teammates with Longhorns priority, five-star cornerback Anthony Cook. Though Jamison told BON that the two haven’t etched in stone the idea of playing together at the next level, he said it’s possible and potentially earning a commitment from Jamison would certainly help in that regard, as Jamison could spend much of his senior season serving as a recruiting in the talent-rich Houston area.
Along with his Sunday visit, Jamison is also expected to attend Texas junior day Feb. 25. The ‘Horns currently own all seven of his Crystal Ball projections.
With offers from 21 programs, including USC, Baylor, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, TCU, Penn State and Ole Miss, among others, Jamison ranks as the nation’s No. 162 player, No. 20 cornerback and the No. 18 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.