Posted August 29th, 2006 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Sam AchoThe Texas Longhorns continued to add to their fantastic recruiting class on Monday with a surprise commitment from defensive end [tag]Sam Acho[/tag]. The 6-foot-2 250 pounder from Dallas St. Mark’s exploded onto everyone’s recruiting radar with several big time camp performances this summer. He went from virtual unknown to holding offers from national powers such as Oklahoma, Texas, USC, and Virginia in just a handful of weeks. Texas made a strong impression on Acho during an unofficial visit to Austin in early August, but he was expected to take a little more time before making a decision.

Acho was rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals before his meteoric rise and reportedly will be elevated to 4-star status during the current reshuffling of their 2007 prospect rankings. National top 100 status is a possibility for the young man who excels in the classroom as well as on the football field.

Acho is the 23rd member of the Longhorns’ 2007 recruiting class and the fourth defensive lineman to give the team a verbal pledge. He joins DE Russell Carter and defensive tackles Andre Jones and Michael Wilcoxon as future anchors of the defensive front line. The Horns are still strongly pursuing 5-star DT Joseph Barksdale out of Detroit’s Cass Tech High School. Acho’s commitment likely leaves just one or two more slots available in this class.


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  1. reply to  #1


    yo sam acho is da best DE in da country and will be the heisman trophy winner all 4 yrs at UT b4 goin 1st in the nfl draft…

  2. reply to  #2

    Connor Anderson

    Sam had his first sack his first play as a freshmen…this guy has potentiol

  3. reply to  #3


    Sam Acho is an amazing player with incredible potential. Beyond that, he is such a team player! He is as modest and kind as can be off the field. Plus, he’s a killer jokester/comedian. What’s not to like about Sam Acho?

  4. reply to  #4

    sam yonikkk

    yo i stand by by comment acho is amazingg u c his sack brotha

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