The value of early commitments stretches far beyond the individual talent of the player. They become the most vocal and enthusiastic recruiters, with unlimited contact. I recall an OU insider telling me the Sooner coaches had never seen anything like it. The commits were making their job easier.
If drinking to alignment didn’t have you drunk, at least smoking to transition class had you high. And while we don’t condone the use of drugs and alcohol here on this family medium, I don’t blame you for doing what you needed in order to get through those last two months.
It’s all just one person’s opinion — and regardless of what anyone tells you — there are no experts in this line of work; just people with strong opinions to varying degrees of value.
But since you don’t follow University of Houston football, you may have missed some of the highlights.
I’m not the biggest fan of ranking players, especially when it’s non-specific to position. Ranking a guard, next to a corner, next to a linebacker is silly, but they’re fun to discuss and also serve the function of getting an idea of what each player brings to the table. You can also get a macro perspective of which schools have recruited well and which ones haven’t.
With Herman struggling to land headliners in the 2017 class, recruitniks have held a rather scrutinous eye when it comes to the recruitment of North Shore defensive end, K’Lavon Chaisson.
Whatever euphoria you were feeling last year at this stage – or at least nervous excitement (some were still pretty concerned a week out from NSD) – you’re feeling the opposite as this cycle comes to a close.
Last week we discussed the offense, today we’ll take a look at the defensive side of the ball.
Heading into the 2017 season Texas has only four seniors on defense. Pretty insane, huh? Despite that, Texas will be returning a lot of experience. Gone are the days when we could say this is a young team, despite the dearth of seniors.
How about a refresher as we head into the second-to-last official visit weekend? Eric Nahlin takes us position-by-position with two visit weekends left and the clock ticking down until National Signing Day.
We get asked this question every year at this time, just as we’ll get asked ‘what goes into a junior day’ next month. Official visits are the compilation of fun, business, and atmosphere. It’s the ultimate, and most importantly, the last time a prospect gets to see your school before he decides.