Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

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.

2018 Spring Primer: Tight Ends

Andrew Beck (Will Gallagher/IT)

it would be easy to make the case that aside quarterback play, tight end will be the most important of the skill positions. It’s also an easy case to make that Andrew Beck is one of the most important individual players on the entire team.

Here’s what new tight end coach Derek Warehime has to work with:

2018 Spring Primer: Linebackers

Anthony Wheeler, Gary Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas defense played very well for most of the 2017 season, with the linebackers benefiting greatly from activity on both the defensive line and in the secondary. Todd Orlando has stated it’s a position that is highlighted by his scheme and that bore out in his first year in Austin just like it did in his previous two years in Houston.