There’s a pretty funny Friends episode where the oafish Ross tries to relive his college musical glory days when he “found his sound.” A bit hesitant at first, he eventually breaks out his keyboard synthesizer to play for the rest of the gang. A cacaphony of animal noises and simple beats befalls them. The piece culminates in the stereotypical movie sound of an explosion.
Stars do matter. You want highly rated players on your team. A team of four stars is better than a team of three stars, but not as good as a team of five stars. The tired counter to that is, “why didn’t Mack Brown win in the 2010’s?” The response is coaching and development also matters.
Every year has its share of peculiar ratings.
Individually, a rating is a fun topic of discussion as we vehemently stress how their opinion is so wrong. A rating is simply the summary of an evaluation. As we all know, evaluating is hard because of all the variables involved.
Last May we prepped the board for what would we expected to be a big June. Then Keaontay Ingram and DeMarvion Overshown dropped right before the beginning of June. In a little less than a week they would be joined by Ayodele Adeoye and BJ Foster.
We’re not exactly saying the same is going to happen, at least not in that short of a window, but May has the look of a successful month, and certainly much more palatable than April.
Oh no they didn’t. Oh yes they did.
Or, college entrance interview.
With the Houston Under Armour All American combine being held at Westfield this past Sunday I had a feeling I’d see 2018 UA All-American Keondre Coburn. That bore out and offered the perfect time to see how he’s been spending his final weeks as a high school student-athlete before embarking on college.
Despite his impressive offer list, Austin Bowie’s Elijah Higgins still feels like he has a lot to prove. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he’s heard the talk about being a tight end and he’s not having it. That topic is largely a semantic one to me as his best utility is likely as an inside flexed receiver who moves around some. I doubt Jordan Reed cares about his positional designation, but as of now Higgins does care about that perception. Schools are recruiting him at receiver, but when Stanford and its rich tight end tradition comes calling, that makes one wonder.
Regional recruiting rivals are each set to host a solid list of visitors for their respective spring game weekends.
This will undoubtedly lead to some tense moments for the fretful sect of Texas recruitniks — the ones whose lachrymosity cascades down my beloved Prospects Board — but keep in mind Texas will hold its rebuttal next weekend, under the lights, and all to itself.
Just what the title said.
There are a lot of moving parts with this offensive line so I wanted to reset the buffet table.
Charlie Strong often discussed the five phases of the off-season, one of those of course being spring ball. It’s important to remember spring ball isn’t specifically a build up to the season, it’s a build up to August camp.