Five Longhorns headed to NFL camps

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

While Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was celebrating going to the Houston Texans in the 3rd round, the other Longhorn prospects were in wait-and-see mode. As soon as the 2017 NFL Draft ended, five UT football players received phone calls. Four signed undrafted free agent deals, while one will attend two mini-camp tryouts.

Foreman headed home

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas City native is going back to Southeast Texas.

Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was selected 89th overall in the third round by the Houston Texans. The junior rushed for 2028 yards and 15 touchdowns before declaring for the draft after his junior year.

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/28/17

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Happy draft Friday, all.

Weather permitting it’s a great time of year, and although information is harder to come by during the football doldrums we have some interesting bits of information to pass along.

We won’t soon forget the last week, but let’s look ahead a bit.

A Closer Look: Atascocita’s Alex Morris

Alex Morris. (courtesy of Humble ISD)

One of the surprising developments in Texas high school football last year was the improbable playoff run made by the Atascocita Eagles out of Humble.

Other than a 10-point loss to traditional power, North Shore, Atascocita made it through an otherwise easy district schedule unscathed. The playoffs loomed with dates against Deer Park first, then Pearland. Atascocita dispatched those two by a combined 60 points.

Inside the Gameplan: Overload!

Jeff McCulloch and Malcolm Roach. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas really only utilized two blitzes in the spring game. When you consider the wide world of disguises, stunts, pressure combos, and back end coverages in Orlando’s playbook it’s easy to understand why both the first and second team offenses would be in such sorry shape against the defense in the spring. They each struggled some against the two blitzes that they saw in the spring and it’s easy to see them getting overwhelmed facing Orlando’s full arsenal.

Tatum to Texas

Ron Tatum. (courtesy of Tatum)

PUTNAM CITY, OK — It’s happening.

Thompson. Rising. Now, Ron Tatum. Texas has its third steal from Oklahoma in two weeks with the addition of 2018 Putnam City (OKC) 4-star DE Ron Tatum, and sends a message to their rivals north of the Red River; UT isn’t playing around in this recruiting game.

Spring game fuzzy focus

Collin Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Being “of a certain age” means that when I was younger, and my mind wandered and deflected from here to there, I wasn’t “diagnosed” with anything. Someone hollering “Calm your ass down!” was my verbal Ritalin.

Cajuns shut down Longhorns in Sugar Land, 8-1

Texas Baseball in Sugar Land (Joe Cook/IT)

Texas traveled to Sugar Land to take on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in a midweek match-up at Constellation Field.

They forgot their bats and arms at home. A six-run second boosted by a Louisiana grand slam and silence from the Longhorn bats all evening allowed for UL to cruise to an easy win, 8-1