Two juniors, a sophomore, and a freshman walk into a locker room. Talking to the Allen OL, Dickinson TE, New Caney DB, and a Katy Taylor OL.
I’m not a big fan of ranking players across positions. It doesn’t make a ton of sense to rank a running back next to a tight end next to a guard and so on. It does make for fun conversation, however.
While some are already concerned about the next cycle as if Texas was nearing the end of it, it has barely even begun. Let’s take stock of where Texas is with some of it biggest targets at this very early juncture.
The NCAA has almost engineered structure into every school’s recruiting calendar with two recent rule changes. In this cycle we saw the institution of the early signing period. That will be met this cycle with the ability for recruits to take official visits in the spring months of April and May. This is more of an aside, but if they just move the early signing period to August — equipped with an out clause if a head coach is fired — then the NCAA will have gotten these alterations correct in my view.
Let’s get to a little Stream of Consci_ _sness as we near the intersection of the completion of the 2018 cycle and the official beginning of 2019 recruiting.
Well, I didn’t see that hire coming. In my defense, I don’t think anyone did, but, with this hire I might have figured out the end game.
EJ Ndoma-Ogar profiles as a bruising guard in college, but he’s light enough on his feet to play tackle in high school at a high level. His baseline physical traits along with his mental evaluation give him a very high floor. This was a great offer that needed to happen.
Along with 2018 jumbo athlete Vernon Jackson being on his official visit, Texas has also hosted younger unofficial visitors.
I don’t know. That is the same answer Junior Angilau would give to your question, “are you taking a mission trip?”
With that out of the way, let’s discuss the Texas signee from Salt Lake City, UT.
Today is the eve of the last game of the season. You don’t want to play those this early in bowl season but it’s better than missing bowl season altogether.
While you’re reading this from the warm confines of your home or office, or your home office (me), the team is preparing like it always does the day before a game: