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.
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?
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.
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.
As usual, it was way too hot in College Station for State 7-on-7. Inside Texas caught up with Dwight McGlothern and Darius Snow, two top DB targets in the 2020 class, regarding recruiting and Texas.
More notes/quotes from last weekend’s Heat Wave recruiting event. We look at a 2019 linebacker and where he stands with Texas + some 2020s that have UT in their sights. Another Scoop from Justin and I on a Tuesday.
When they named this event the Heat Wave, they weren’t lying. Hot and humid was the forecast, but the dudes on campus today made the 40 Acres cool.
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.
Let’s not waste time with pleasantries. It’s going to be a busy weekend and beyond. Jake Smith, Elijah Higgins, Marques Caldwell, and Malik Hornsby news.
A ton of long-term 2019 intrigue remains, but not too much intrigue exists in the short-term, at least that I know of.