Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Your 2019 Offensive Class (So Far)

Jared Wiley (Joe Cook/IT)

By this time we know who Texas missed on and who it signed. The staff did an absolutely tremendous job of keeping its head above water as the SS Class of 2019 took on a little early water. Turns out there wasn’t a hole in the vessel, just some shoddy plumbing.

Are we there yet? 2020 recruiting will be a cycle to remember

Zach Evans (Will Gallagher/IT)

After overestimating Tom Herman’s immediate recruiting impact on the class of 2017 upon his arrival to Texas, I hurriedly re-calibrated my expectations and wrote the finish wouldn’t be quite as smooth as I originally thought. That bore out, but the staff’s penchant for evaluation and pragmatic, ‘save the ship’ approach, had a positive long-term effect on the roster. Saving those scholarships enabled the staff to sign the #3 class in the nation in the following cycle.

“Texas is missing on the state’s top 25!!!” But with context

De'Gabriel Floyd (Will Gallagher/IT)

In most years, Texas having only two commitments from the state’s top-25 at this point in the cycle would be cause for great concern. This is not most years.

We know the drill: the state is down, both from an athletic and mental evaluation standpoint, the state is ultra-competitive for the few players UT deems championship caliber, and Herman thought it the perfect time to establish an out-of-state footprint.