Four-star Houston Lamar defensive back D’shawn Jamison will be on the Forty Acres for an unofficial visit this weekend as the No. 23-ranked Longhorns face the Maryland Terrapins for the inaugural game of the Tom Herman era.
Jamison is ranked as the No. 18 corner back in the country and the No. 15-ranked recruit in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite. Jamison measures at 5-foot-10 and 174 pounds with a verified 4.48 forty-yard dash, but his best physical attribute is his explosive first step and ability to change directions. Jamison posted a 3.90 in the shuttle run, which puts this skill in the elite category for high school athletes.
Jamison is physical enough in the run game to be a contributor from the nickel or safety positions and shows excellent ability to rush the passer in blitz packages. He also has the quickness and speed to provide an above average coverage option at the cornerback position. His physical style of play and above average burst allow for Jamison to create turnover opportunities via both the fumbles and interceptions. Jamison also possesses an above average football IQ, consistently reading the offense and putting himself in the right position to make a play.
This combination of skills provides Jamison the ability to be an immidiate contributor for the Longhorns on special teams, with the possibility of growing into a nickelback or safety in Todd Orlando’s multiple 3-4 defense, although Jamison is officially listed as a cornerback.
Jamison is set to make his decision on October 14. Making a big impression on Jamison this week could result in a early commitment for the Herman, Orlando, and the Horns 2018 recruiting class.
Texas currently holds all 22 of Jamison’s Crystal Ball projections