Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Synthesizing differing, yet familiar recruiting approaches

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Tuesday Scoop: Resetting the Table

NaNa Osafo-Mensah (Justin Wells/IT)

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.

The latest on Elijah Higgins

Elijah Higgins (Joe Cook/IT)

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.

Big recruiting weekend….but not for UT

Jamal Morris (Joe Cook/IT)

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.