We’re joined by Mark Branstad, CEO of the aptly named Tracking Football recruiting service, and former NFL running backs coach David Walker, also of Tracking Football.
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.
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.
But before he goes, I wanted his thoughts on all things Texas recruiting.
We wish EJ luck in his new endeavor and look forward to crossing paths with him whenever Texas and Notre Dame compete for recruits.
The NFL Draft is as good as the NFL gets in my opinion.
Latest news on top UT targets Vernon Broughton, Bryson Washington, Latrell McCutchin and more. Jump in on a Tuesday.
We discuss myriad topics including Mack Brown’s revival, new faces in the Big 12, and the 2019 Big 12 title race.
Ian and I discuss the offense and defense by scheme and position. I tidy up with a bit of recruiting.
After the dust settles from the spring and before the evaluation period where coaches take to the road en masse, I’ll more thoroughly reset the landscape.
For now I’ll offer some quick thoughts. The shorter version is not much has changed since I wrote about the tension between UT-OU-A&M.
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.