Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

There will be fireworks in July

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

This statement of fact goes beyond literal 4th of July celebrations and bends toward metaphorical as the hard work put forth by the staff on the recruiting trail intersects with some critical decision timelines.

Post-Official Visit: Vernon Broughton

Vernon Broughton. (Eric Nahlin/IT)

I was able to catch up with the mother of elite defensive end prospect Vernon Broughton (Cy Ridge) after the family made its official visit to Austin this past weekend. Per the usual Yolanda Wells-Broughton offered some insightful answers, but perhaps her most telling reply is one she mostly declined.
Here’s how the conversation went.

Initial Class Ranking: 2021 Top 50

Tommy Brockermeyer (Justin Wells/IT)

I hesitate to say this, but UT is sitting in a good position for a number of top 2021 prospects. This will just make you wonder why they aren’t committing yet, “if these players really do like UT,” but it’s true.

It’s a very talented class, though not without its holes — stares at the linebacker room for the fourth cycle in a row.