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Tom Herman didn’t have to look too far for the next defensive commit of the Class of 2020.
Manor defensive lineman Princely Umanmielen committed to Texas today over finalists Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Oregon, and LSU.
Umanmielen is 6-foot-4.5, and weighs 254 pounds.
Ian Boyd on the commitment: Umanmielen is a pretty obvious projection to the defensive end position in the Longhorn defense, resembling Texas’ best so far, Charles Omenihu. He’s got the length and frame to grow into someone that can survive inside against the giants that can be found there. Umanmielen also has the quicks to beat OL to a spot or to combo those quicks with his reach to beat stretch or cut blocks against stretch schemes and maintain his gap. As a pass-rusher he projects best as a guy that can use his hands to push the pocket and could become very effective taking inside tracks or stunting across an OL’s face in the blitz package. There’s also a chance he grows into a disruptive nose tackle down the line because he’ll probably play at 300. All in all, exactly the sort of high upside project that Texas has been looking to stock up on.
Umanmielen is the 15th commit in Texas’ 2020 class joining Jerrin Thompson (Lufkin), Ethan Pouncey (Winter Park – FL), Bijan Roinson (Salpointe Catholic – AZ), Andrej Karic (Southlake Carroll), Van Fillinger (Corner Canyon – UT), 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).