Lagaryonn Carson Leading Texas Recruiting Charge

    Lagaryonn Carson, a 5-star defensive end prospect, is leading the Texas Longhorns' recruiting charge, working hard to bring other elite prospects to Texas.

    April 6, 2016

    Five-star defensive end Lagaryonn Carson has turned into a big recruiter for Charlie Strong’s Longhorns, and he’s trying to bring other elite prospects to Texas.

    Dylan Moses, the nation’s No. 1 athlete and No. 2 overall recruit in the 2017 class, has been considering Texas for a while. He even went so far as to name the Longhorns as his new leader following a visit to Austin, Texas this past weekend.

    That must mean Lagaryonn Carson is more convincing than he’s given credit for.

    The 5-star recruit has been working on bringing Moses to Texas via social media, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    Carson, the nation’s No. 2 defensive end and No. 24 overall player, wants to play with the best of the best and has been promoting the Texas brand to the top players in his class.

    “I’m trying to bring the whole cavalry with me,” Carson told Campus Insiders. “It’s the University of Texas! I know we have more ballers to come … and if if my guys Baron Browning, Anthony Hines, Jeff Okudah, DeAngelo Gibbs, Dylan Moses join us and [a] few other guys I left off … watch out!”

    He couldn’t hide his excitement to be a Longhorn if he tried.

    For Carson, who’s from Texarkana, Texas, the move to Austin, Texas can’t come soon enough.

    “I just wanna get down with the family and start learning, competing and help our football family do great things,” he said. “Even though the team is still young, I know we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

    If there is anything missing from the 6-foot-4, 261-pound defensive end’s game, it isn’t confidence.

    Texas hasn’t won a bowl game since the 2012 season, when Mack Brown led the Longhorns to a 31-27 win over Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. That doesn’t faze Carson, though. He believes Charlie Strong’s team, after finishing with the No 8-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle, will be making more headlines sooner rather than later.

    “We will be dominant very soon. Coach Strong and [his] staff will have it rolling for sure,” Carson said.

    While he reaffirmed he’s 100-percent committed to Texas, Carson does want to take some out-of-state visits to get the full effect of the recruiting process. Two schools he’d like to see are USC and Miami.

    When asked who he compares his game to, Carson jokingly responded with Odell Beckham Jr. before finalizing on one of the NFL’s most versatile stars.

    “[In] all seriousness, it’s so many players I watch, but I would say J.J. Watt because I love his motor,” he said.

    Anything close to Watt would be more than okay with most Longhorns fans. And while one player possessing exceptional versatility is great, Carson is eager to add more pieces to the Texas puzzle — the biggest of which is Moses.

    Carson said he doesn’t think he’s annoyed Moses at all, but Texas is his new No. 1 team so, “Something is working.”

    For now, he’ll continue to recruit his fellow 5-star prospect because of the respect Moses’ game, calling it “all love.” Beyond that, it’s spreading the Texas gospel and helping the Longhorns secure another banner class.

    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.

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