Category Archives: Premium Recruiting

Wednesday Recruiting Notes and Thoughts

Deondrick Glass (Joe Cook/IT)

While going over the list of priority targets for this cycle, it should be clear the staff will have to cast a wider net at certain positions. I’ll go over that in a post tomorrow, but for now, just feel confident the staff is going to land a lot of players who aren’t currently on the radar.

Assessing the 2016 recruiting class

Jeff McCulloch and Malcolm Roach. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Here’s a good thread discussing 2015 class attrition. In the comments I offered thoughts on each player in the class. Go to the last page if you want the @stringsays assessment of A&M’s players, many of which were hotly contested battles between the two rivals.

Why don’t we do the same with 2016?

Recruiting Musing: Herman’s three stars

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m in the closing stages of writing and editing the 2018 Thinking Texas Football Preview magazine which will be available verrry soon. Needless to say, the process of writing and tons of extensive research from both public and private resources gives me a lot of time to think about Texas, our opponents and other important things.

Like recruiting. The Marques Caldwell commitment triggered me to expound on Tom Herman’s three star recruits.

Overcoming negative pitches through individual and team success

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

When it comes to recruiting, winning trumps all. Generally speaking, it’s more important than academic and networking appeal. It transcends ‘family atmosphere’. It precedes the importance of relationships and is more enduring. It is a panacea for what ails a program.

With surface level axioms out of the way, let’s dive a little deeper.

Catching up with Hudson Card and Peter Mpagi

Hudson Card (Joe Cook/IT)

Texas’ lone 2020 commit, Hudson Card, made the short trip to Austin yesterday to camp with his future school. In addition, a defensive lineman who has seen his stock soar in the last month worked out for the Longhorn coaches. Both talked about their camp experience.