First Evaluations: MJ and McNeal

Malik Jefferson at NFTC Dallas in May. (Justin Wells/IT)

Malik Jefferson and DeAndre McNeal committed to Texas today. On top of being supremely talented, they both fit wonderfully in Charlie Strong’s schemes at Texas. Here’s more on the Mesquite Poteet duo and newest Longhorns.

Jefferson to Texas

Malik Jefferson. (Courtesy of Jefferson family)

Nearly two years ago a family friend of the Mesquite Jefferson’s sent me sophomore highlights of Mike and Teresa’s youngest, Malik. I receive film all the time and watch each one exactly because of instances like this.

The Inside Scoop – 12/18/14

Malik Jefferson. (Justin Wells/IT)

Thursday Scoop! Surprises are nice from time to time, aren’t they? There will be plenty to discuss tomorrow so we wanted to post this info today. Plus Friday Justin travels to Arlington to cover the state games. When I’m done writing this, I’ll be headed back to Mesquite in preparation for tomorrow’s big announcement.

Recruiting Notebook – 12/18/14

AD Miller. (Courtesy of Bishop Dunne School)

In this week’s Recruiting Notebook, we start in D/FW with a couple pass-catchers, then head southeast towards the Sunshine State. Charlie don’t surf and he doesn’t play golf, but he certainly offers prospects throughout South Florida.

Inside the Gameplan: Recruiting the offense

Zach Gentry at UTL. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Watson/Wickline offense is a pro-style offense but that term has become a catchall for any system that puts their QB under center and makes it a point to accompany them with fullbacks and tight ends. It’s not necessarily that descriptive of what the offense is trying to do or what’s actually occurring in the pro ranks right now.

Will they stay or will they go?

Malcom Brown at Texas-OU. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Will they stay, or will they go? The likelihood that All-American DT Malcom Brown and suspended OT Desmond Harrison return to the 40 Acres next season has been a hot topic for weeks. Where do things stand now that the regular season is in the rear view mirror?

Croaker granted release

Damarcus Croaker. (Will Gallagher/IT)

University of Texas sophomore guard Damarcus Croaker has been granted an unconditional release from his scholarship, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

Recruiting Roundtable – 12/16/14

Kris Boyd. (Justin Wells/IT)

Here at Inside Texas we don’t look through a crystal ball. We talk to players, coaches, parents, and all that in between and formulate quality opinions. Let’s take an educated guess on where everyone goes.

Hoops preview: Lipscomb

Rick Barnes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas takes on Lipscomb tonight at the Drum. We preview the game and talk in-depth about how UT’s adjusted since the Isaiah Taylor injury and how they’ve grown.