Four-star edge Derion Gullette of Marlin (TX) Teague High announced his commitment to Texas Friday afternoon.
The 6-foot-3, 225 pounder chose the Longhorns over Texas A&M and Ohio State.
Gullette on why he chose Texas
“I know I can go there and play good football and have a shot at the NFL, but also their broadcasting and journalism program,” Gullette said. “Also, I have a great relationship with all the coaches on the staff and relationships are big to me. Every time I went there it just felt like home!”
Close relationships to staff + Texas’ plan for Gullette
“I have a very good relationship with coach Gilbert, Coach Choate, and coach Sark,,” Gullette said. “Every time I talk with them it’s always about how I’m doing, and if my mental state is good. They see me as an inside linebacker, but they also said that they would use me in multiple ways because I’m so versatile.”
Gullette on Texas ‘23 Class
“This the best class in the country in my opinion,” Gullette said. “We fasho goinb to come in and make a big difference!”
Derion Gullette Scouting Summary
“One of the more twitchy jumbo athletes nationally in the 2023 cycle,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “A two-way standout on the small school level, starring as a receiver and linebacker. Shows off the top-end speed at receiver at 6-foot-3.5, 230 pounds. Highly productive, totaling 1,458 yards as a junior. Also shows movement skills and physicality on defense. Undeveloped technically and will need to continue improving his tackling technique in addition to pass rush. Doubles as one of the more electric above-the-rim dunkers in the 2023 cycle. Adds to the strong multi-sport profile with a 45-plus foot shot put throw as a sophomore. Could potentially develop into an EDGE or off-ball linebacker at the next level. Sustained a knee injury prior to his senior season.”
Gullette ranks as the No. 137 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 18 edge and the No. 22 player in the state of Texas.