Through the two-pronged attack of selling academics and letting Herb Hand do his thing, Texas did a great job positioning itself with the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder. Landing his youth football quarterback, Jalen Milroe, was enough to put UT over the top.
Texas head coach Tom Herman constantly asks those in his program to go 1-0 in everything they do. Whether it’s an offseason workout, an in-season practice, a test, or a game, 1-0 is a non-negotiable program principle for members of his team. Senior WR Collin Johnson is a believer in 1-0. He’s a Longhorn though and through, just like the rest of the Johnson family. But Collin has his own small spin on 1-0 that he applies to his on field exploits and his off-field ventures.
After pulling several prospects from the Pac-12 footprint in the 2019 cycle, Tom Herman, Todd Orlando, and Oscar Giles looked west once again and found the next Longhorn defensive lineman. 2020 Draper (UT) Corner Canyon DL Van Fillinger committed to Texas today over competing offers from LSU, Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, USC, Ohio State, and Washington.