Junior Day – Sunday Edition tidbits

Max Wright (Joe Cook/IT)

Around 25 more prospects showed up today to wrap up a big Junior Day weekend on the 40 Acres.

And while it only netted one commit, albeit the nation’s top rated athlete, it made a favorable impression on some of the state’s most coveted players.

Thompson high on Texas and vice versa

Casey Thompson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The second Southmoore, Oklahoma, quarterback Casey Thompson was offered by UT it was easy to feel good about the Longhorns’ chances of landing the dual threat, despite his ties to the in-state Sooners. Fortunately for Texas, OU chose a quarterback from across the country, rather than the one who lived in its backyard and spent a lot of time in its film room.

Game thoughts: Kansas rematch

Jarrett Allen with the flush versus Iowa State. (Will Gallagher/IT)

For what felt like the 29th time in 29 games this season, Texas competed, kept it close and – ultimately – doomed themselves as their own worst enemy in a home loss to Kansas that looks fine enough in the box score but is underlined by a roster that struggles so much with simple **** that you question how they progress from here.

Junior day breakdown

Casey Thompson. (courtesy of NewsOK)

The most anticipated recruiting event in Austin in years is finally here and the list of invitees certainly lives up to the hype. Not only is Saturday loaded, but Jaylen Waddle is headed to Austin as we speak, Casey Thompson will be in later today/tonight, and Sunday is a good day of visits in its own right. We’ll take a look at each confirmed name and offer our thoughts. These thoughts are equal parts inside info and intuitiveness.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/24/17

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

You don’t go through a 10-18 season like the Longhorns Basketball program is currently mired in without showing some bruises along the way.

Shaka Smart, brought to Texas because of his ability to relate to the young men under his tutelage, was considered a slam dunk hire when he came to Austin. And a slam dunk hire he still may be.

Recruiting Notebook – 2/24/17

Justin Watkins. (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook profiles some out-of-state Texas targets and breaks down how they fit and affect UT’s Class of 2018 with notes/evals from college coaches talking off the record. We start in Oklahoma, slide over to Da Boot, make a stop in Florida for a playmaker, then swing back through San Antonio for pass-catching gazelle. It’s Notebook time.