Wiley chooses Texas

Jared Wiley (Via Wiley)

Two tight end class? Two tight end class.

After several years of poor depth at the position, Derek Warehime’s position room might finally have all the seats filled come 2019. Temple TE Jared Wiley committed to Texas today over finalists of Houston and Missouri to join the #fUTure19 class. Wiley joins Brayden Liebrock as the second TE commit of the class.

Fridays in the Humidor – 5/25/18

Marques Caldwell (Will Gallagher/IT)

Remember that dreary April that brought some much-needed early May momentum? While June’s outlook is nice, we still have a week before the summer starts. The next seven days could make this May a month to remember.

Inside the Gameplan: Checking in on Roschon Johnson

Roschon Johnson (Justin Wells/IT)

One of my favorite things to do in the offseason is to find full games of Texas’ QB recruits from when they’re still in high school. The difference between watching highlights and a full game is a major one for any player, but at QB it’s a particularly big deal. It’s highly instructive to see how the team goes about moving the ball and the role the QB plays in making it happen, as well as what they do when things get tough. The best games to watch are the ones in which the QB’s team was seriously tested and perhaps even defeated, I found exactly that for Roschon Johnson.

Despite Big 12 Tournament elimination, I still plan on watching more games at Disch-Falk

Texas Baseball (Emily Lewallen/IT)

Two-and-‘cue is never a desired outcome especially for Longhorns baseball. A 3-2 loss to Kansas followed by a 3-1 loss to Oklahoma has the Longhorns leaving Oklahoma City much earlier than expected.

Elimination from the Big 12 Tournament is not a positive data point, but for me it comes down to this: two games shouldn’t supersede a season’s body of work when it comes to hosting.

A Roster Come Into View

Kerwin Roach (Will Gallagher/IT)

With the happy decision/return of senior-to-be guard Kerwin Roach now behind us, Texas Basketball can look to the future of the 2018-19 season with a clearer understanding of who they will have and what they are working with.

The roster, as of a few minutes ago was finalized as such..

Synthesizing differing, yet familiar recruiting approaches

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

There’s a pretty funny Friends episode where the oafish Ross tries to relive his college musical glory days when he “found his sound.” A bit hesitant at first, he eventually breaks out his keyboard synthesizer to play for the rest of the gang. A cacaphony of animal noises and simple beats befalls them. The piece culminates in the stereotypical movie sound of an explosion.

Texas bats silenced by Jayhawks in Big 12 Tourney opener, 3-2

Ryan Reynolds (Emily Lewallen/IT)

Texas didn’t face Jackson Goddard during the Longhorns sweep of the Jayhawks in mid-March. They got his best today.

Goddard pitched 6.2 innings Wednesday in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament. He allowed two hits, just one earned run, and struck out seven in a 119 pitch performance. Three Jayhawks pitched effectively in relief and survived a ninth inning scare to defeat the top seeded Longhorns 3-2.