Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Longhorns swipe a top defender from LSU
By David Ubben
Texas already had the nation's No. 2 recruiting class. Could they overtake Alabama at No. 1?
The Longhorns grabbed one more ESPNU 150 signee in defensive end Torshiro Davis, who had been committed to LSU since Feb. 3, 2011.
Davis (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) is the No. 12 defensive end and No. 77 prospect overall in the ESPNU 150.
From William Wilkerson at HornsNation:
The Longhorns have long been on Davis' radar because of the relationship he has with Texas defensive tackles coach Bo Davis. The two met at an Alabama summer camp the summer going into Torshiro's sophomore year when Bo Davis was the Crimson Tide's defensive ends coach.
The two have maintained a close bond since then, as Torshiro has always appreciated the straightforward approach Bo Davis has given him.
However, this decision comes as a surprise if you consider that Bo Davis called former Woodlawn coach DeCarlos Holmes to cancel a scheduled in-home visit on Jan. 23.
"He's going to LSU," Holmes told HornsNation. "The coach said they're not going to waste any more time and they're going to let him honor his commitment and basically they're not going to keep trying to beat a dead horse."
So much for that.
A huge pickup for yet another huge class for Texas.
Davis became the fourth player since Saturday to switch his non-binding verbal pledge to Texas. Dalton Santos (Van, Texas/Van) switched over from Tennessee. Daje Johnson (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson) flipped from TCU and Bryce Cottrell (Plano, Texas/West) switched over from Oregon.
The Longhorns now have 12 of the nation's top 150 prospects in their class.