Tyler Lee defensive end Jamal Ligon announced his decommittment from the University of North Texas on Sunday afternoon and announced that he is committing to the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The announcement comes just three days before Wednesday’s signing day.
Ligon posted a note on Twitter on Sunday that said, “After much prayer and consideration, I have decided to decommit from the University of North Texas. The decision was not easy, but it is in my best interest to do what I feel is best for me. With that being said, I am blessed beyond measure to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at the University of Texas at San Antonio!!!”
Ligon committed to North Texas on March 23. Since then, he’s received offers from New Mexico State, UTSA and Nevada.
On Monday, UTSA hired Jeff Traylor — the brother of Lee head football coach Kurt Traylor — as its new head football coach.
In the 2019 regular season, Ligon had 73 tackles, five tackles for loss, nine sacks and two forced fumbles. On offense, Ligon carried the ball six times for 31 yards and a touchdown. He had three catches for 44 yards and a touchdown. He also completed a two-point conversion pass.
Ligon is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and is ranked as No. 88 strong-side defensive end recruit in the country.
Ligon is expected to sign with UTSA on Wednesday, while teammate Mark Patton is scheduled to sign to play for Tyler Junior College.
Tyler Lee defensive back Elliott Davison announced his commitment to Incarnate Word on Sunday night and is also expected to sign on Wednesday.
John Tyler’s Kitan Crawford is expected to sign with the University of Texas in a 10 a.m. ceremony at the JT gym on Wednesday.