Big 12 Recruiting

Texas Lands Four-Star LB Derion Gullette

NCAA Football: Texas at Texas Tech

The Longhorns continue to roll on the recruiting trail, sitting strongly as the number fifth-ranked recruiting class in the country for the class of 2023. This afternoon, Texas gained their 21st commitment for the 2023 class, with the commitment of Derion Gullette.

Gullette is a four-star prospect out of Teague, Texas. The 6’2, 220 pound linebacker is the 27th ranked player out of the Lone Star State. Gullette took his official visit to Austin back on the 24th of June, before ultimately deciding on the Longhorns.


Derion Gullette chose Texas over some high-profile schools such as Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama, and Ohio State. The four-star linebacker was recruited by Jeff Choate and is the Longhorns 13th four-star of the class of 2023.


According to, Gullette said “I chose Texas because I felt like I could go anywhere and be successful, but at Texas, they can prepare me best for life after football. I love broadcast journalism and Texas has one of the best in the nation.” When asked who helped him make his big decision, Gullette responded “My dad, my family, and former coach (Charles) Hitchens from Marlin. Jaray Bledsoe, DeMarvion Overshown, Jaylan Ford, and Derrick Brown were really helpful as well. I can’t wait to get there!”

In his junior year of high school, Gullette recorded 125 tackles, two interceptions, three sacks, and three forced fumbles while also playing receiver for the Marlin Bulldogs. The Texas commit will likely miss his senior season of high school football due to a knee injury, and will enroll at Teague High School where his father accepted the Teague girl’s head basketball coach.

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