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Below was my most likely class from last Wednesday. With some recent shake-ups I figured I’d add some depth to it. We had Watkins out and Moore in, so this is a bit of a heat check.
The dog days of summer means it’s hot, humid, and camp season. Today, the dead period begins which means no unofficial visits, face-to-face contact, and only the player can text/call the coach. We wrap up an eventful weekend with Moore pledging his undying love for all things Texas, Watkins and UT mutually parting ways, and the Pylon 7-on-7 Championships in D/FW. We also talk to one of the top HS basketball players in the nation after his visit to Austin. It’s Scoop day.
AUSTIN — Tom Herman has attributes he prefers for slot receivers in his offense. It’s safe to assume a prospect with 4.33 (40) speed fits his preferences.
That’s one reason Louisville (KY) Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore committed to Texas today. Moore, one of the fastest wide receivers in the country, chose Texas over competing offers from Kentucky, Ohio State, Purdue, Penn State, and Pittsburgh, among others.
One of the most difficult things to do in the off-season of the dry summer is finding appropriate material to talk about on a football sounding board. Throw in a brand new staff that exactly nobody has totally figured jack about and you have a crapshoot that very easily could be as wrong as the four inch middle of June rain we had in the metroplex last night. Let’s make something up and see if we can find an opinion that’s worth taking sides on.
Birthday week on Inside Texas is coming to a merciful end with the Humidor. We’ll talk a little bit of team then finish up with some mild recruiting notes. Not a whole lot going on this week, but next week we’ll have updates galore from The Opening.
Throughout this century, Texas has been able to pick up more than a handful of 5-star prospects to play in burnt orange at the Erwin Center. Before freshman Mohamed Bamba’s recent decision, former Horn and the Brooklyn Nets’ 22nd overall pick Jarrett Allen was the next 5-star, one and done talent, destined to lead Texas to relative success thanks to his elite skill level.
Despite substandard results on the hardwood from the Longhorn basketball program in the last five seasons, they continue to thrive on the one night the NBA holds its amateur draft.
That Texas tradition continued tonight when freshman center/forward Jarrett Allen was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
This week’s Notebook starts in St. Louis at a premium spot, heads over to Kentucky for the nation’s fastest recruit, still heading east to see a versatile DB from the Peach State, then round-trips to Arizona for the country’s top JUCO TE. The Notebook finishes with notes/quotes from UT’s latest 2019 offer with a nasty disposition.
I join Will Baizer on the 4th and 5 podcast to recap the Texas Heats Wave, Brandon Hodges’ departure, and talk at length about Texas’ future basketball facility.