Recruiting Stream – 7/29/15

Eric Cuffee. (Justin Wells/IT)

There’s already been more activity in recruiting after Under the Lights this year than from mid-July through September last year. For reference: I think the UCLA game in Arlington had 12 confirmed visitors or some extremely low number like that.

Ehlinger picks Texas

Sam Ehlinger. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN – It was a lifelong dream.

Today, Austin Westlake QB Sam Ehlinger committed to Texas. The 2017 quarterback joins John Tyler WR Damion Miller in the junior class for UT.

Stream of Consci__sness – 7/28/15

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Our last week without football noise for quite some time.

Last year was a beat down. The losses were either other-person’s-newborn-ugly or maddeningly frustrating. The football was bad and difficult to watch, much less write about. When your quarterback is giving away games before the offensive line can even make it difficult to move the ball, your season is heading nowhere.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Jerrod Heard. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, we’ll touch on the CBS blurb about Steve Patterson contacting Nick Saban’s agent at the 11th hour. Although it’s water under the dam if you ask Bob Stoops, the rehash provides some instructive background about what’s going on in Patterson’s political world.

Putting Windex on the Crystal Balls

Brandon Jones. (Justin Wells/IT)

It’s a cool feature, but not necessarily accurate. It’s always fun to see people scramble to adjust as new info comes to light, man. Obviously recruiting changes rapidly, but you may notice some sites are overly-optimistic in favor of the school they cover. In fact, when I’m done with this, I’d likely be accused of the same. I’ll at least give some reasons of why I’ve written what I wrote.

Weekend Update – 7/26/15

Jordan Eliott. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A quiet late July weekend turned into a nice recruiting spurt for the Texas Longhorns. Strong and company added New Orleans native Peyton Aucoin on Friday night. UT also hosted five more prospects, including one getting used to DKR. All in the Weekend Update.

Inside Scoop – 7/24/15

Kai Locksley. (courtesy of Elite 11)

In this week’s Scoop, we break it into two parts. In Part I, we take a closer look at the next potential offers from the UT staff. Also an interesting tidbit on another freshman from this 2015 class putting in extra work. Part II talks Peyton Aucoin and Devwah Whaley. It might be hot outside but it’s cool inside the Scoop.