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If Texas ever came calling, he’d listen.
When Oscar Giles called Longview’s Sawyer Goram-Welch to extend him a scholarship for the Class of 2020, he listened. After his official visit this weekend, the three-star from East Texas committed to UT.
At 6-foot-4, 285, the defensive tackle from the state power Lobos held over a dozen offers before committing to Oklahoma State a few months ago. But when UT cam calling, he quickly de-committed and setup an OV to Austin.
“The number reason for me was the opportunity Texas presents,” said Goram-Welch. “And this includes academically and athletically. The culture was something else that also attracted me, I wanted to stay in-state and help this program get back on its feet.”
Goram-Welch and Texas had built a relationship over the last two seasons. He’s visited Austin a handful of times, but this weekend clinched it.
“I just wanted my family to come see what I see,” Goram-Welch said.
Excerpt from Recruiting Notebook:
Ian Boyd on how Goram-Welch fits at Texas: Out in Longview, Goram-Welch is currently serving as a James Lynch type with 15 TFL and eight sacks. Longview uses him at DE two-gapping tackles at times against the run at times or turning the corner on the tackle off the edge in the pass-rush. He’s quick off the ball with strong hands and an active motor, but he’s not as explosive as Lynch and likely slides inside to more of a strongside end or defensive tackle position in high school. He could be great at pushing the pocket from a DT position and could also play an anchor end in an even front.
Goram-Welch is the 18th commit in Texas’ 2020 class joining Dajon Harrison (Hutto), Troy Omeire (FT Bend Austin), Quentin Johnston (Temple), Xavion Alford (Pearland Shadow Creek), Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin), Bijan Robinson (Salpointe Catholic – AZ), Andrej Karic (Southlake Carroll), Vernon Broughton (Cy-Ridge), Prince Dorbah (Highland Park), Kitan Crawford (John Tyler), Ja’Quinden Jackson (Duncanville), Jaden Hullaby (Bishop Dunne), Jaylen Garth (Port Neches-Groves), Jake Majors (Prosper), Logan Parr (Helotes O’Connor), and Hudson Card (Lake Travis).