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4-Star DE Decommits From Texas After Team Dismisses Defensive Coordinator

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07:  A Texas Longhorns helmet is seen before the game against the LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman made a plethora of changes to his coaching staff on Sunday, one of them being the removal of defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. That decision had a domino effect of sorts.

Hours after the news broke, four-star defensive end Van Fillinger decommitted from Texas.

Short, sweet, and to the pint by Fillinger, not even utilizing the full 280-character limit on Twitter. With Orlando now shown the door, Filinger is joining him on the open market.

One program to look out for in the now-reopened Fillinger sweepstakes is the Utah Utes, given the defensive end is from the local town of Draper.

Fillinger is 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Utah. Through his high school career at Corner Canyon, Fillinger posted 188 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, and 22.5 sacks.

For any team looking for an edge rusher for their 2020 class, Van Fillinger's line is open and he's ready to talk.