Following up from the Offensive All-Americans List, there were two Texas players who made the list of Top Defensive All-Americans. Baron Browning and Lagaryonn Carson are the epitome of what is Texas High School Football. These two are massive for their respective teams and even bigger in the recruiting circles. Browning is ranked the number two outside linebacker while Carson is ranked as the nation’s third best strong side defensive end.
Starting with Lagaryonn Carson, he has already committed to the University of Texas, but received offers from all spectrums of college football. Alabama, Baylor, Arkansas, TCU and even Oklahoma were all in the running for Carson’s services.
At 6’4” and 260 pounds, Carson is a physical force off the ball and uses his size and speed to contain the outside edge. Carson’s sheer determination to get to the quarterback is no secret; the edge rusher accumulated over 70 TFL and 35 sacks in two seasons. The success behind the line of scrimmage led to Carson’s invitation to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl where he will meet future teammates and rivals as he plays for the West.
Arguably one of the best linebackers in the state of Texas, Baron Browning has the size, speed and football IQ to be one of the best from the 2017 recruiting class.
The 6’3” and 230 pound outside linebacker from Kennedale, Texas has yet to commit to a college. That’s most likely because Browning is attracting interest from all over the country.
Schools like Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, UCLA and LSU are all fighting for a chance to sign Browning. Joining Carson on the West, Browning will have a chance to show off his skills at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as well. As a junior, Browning compiled 78 tackles, eight tackles for loss and two interceptions. The well-rounded Browning likes to get after the quarterback and has a keen sense for chasing down the ball carrier. It’s no wonder that he’s received upwards of 40 offers.