Signing Day is always full of surprises.
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive tackle Jamari Chisholm chose the Longhorns after previously being committed to UCF.
From: Eric Nahlin
Texas desperately wanted size and depth for a swing D-lineman and it got it in the form of the big Valdosta native.
Though tall at 6-foot-5, Chisholm bends well enough to play low. This is of utmost importance when playing an interior role which the 4i partly is in this defense. He should be stout versus the run while offering just enough quickness off the ball and athleticism to slant and stunt. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him slide further inside on passing downs to generate a rush and try and disturb passing lanes with his length.
Like with much of this class, Chisholm’s value lies within fit to scheme. 4i’s with length aren’t in heavy supply.
Chisholm is the 17th member of the 2017 class. He joins Sam Cosmi (Atascocita), Max Cummins (FW All Saints), Gary Johnson (Dodge City CC), Marqez Bimage (Brenham), Derek Kerstetter (San Antonio Reagan), Reese Leitao (Jenks, OK),Daniel Young (Spring Westfield), Cade Brewer (Lake Travis), Toneil Carter (Langham Creek), Joshua Rowland (MGCCC, Juco) Taquon Graham (Temple), Montrell Estell (Hooks), Kobe Boyce (Lake Dallas), Damion Miller (John Tyler), Sam Ehlinger (Austin Westlake), and Josh Thompson (Nacogdoches).