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Report: LSU actively pursuing Texas assistant director of player personnel Bryan Carrington

LSU is reportedly interested in Bryan Carrington and Texas would be wise to use whatever resources necessary to retain him

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It may be time for the Texas Longhorns to show assistant director of player personnel Bryan Carrington the money.

According to a report for Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods, LSU is actively pursuing Carrington, who has quickly built a name for himself as an ace recruiting for the Longhorns.

A key figure for recruits during on-campus visits, Carrington was temporarily promoted as Texas’ 10th assistant prior to Tom Herman hiring Herb Hand as the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. However, despite Carrington not remaining as one of Texas’ 10 assistants after a brief stint on the recruiting trail, Tom Herman raved about Carrington’s importance on National Signing Day after Texas signed the nation’s No. 3-ranked class.

“Bryan does a fantastic job of connecting with players,” Herman said. “He’s young. He shares similar backgrounds to a lot of them. Grew up in Houston. He is passionate about the University of Texas. I think where Bryan comes into play is because of that connection, I think it adds a lot of validity to the things that we’re saying to the full-time recruiters. We’re saying it and we’re presenting information, then Bryan is saying, Yeah, man, that’s the real deal, that’s really how it is here.

Herman then added, “Bryan does a phenomenal job. I hope he sticks around for a long, long time.”

Carrington played a key role in the recruitment of players such as Moro Ojomo and Joseph Ossai, who gave Carrington a shoutout during his commitment video.

Bearing Carrington’s value in mind, it’s quite possible that Texas’ rebuttal to LSU’s interest is a significant pay raise.