Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Post-Spring Then and Now – Running Backs

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll continue the series with running backs as Texas looks to find a replacement for D’Onta Foreman’s 2000 yards.

Texas has talent, albeit largely unproven, and it has bodies, but can anyone assert himself as the lead back while the rest of the depth chart finds its level behind him? That answer is yes, provided Chris Warren stays healthy. That’s an ‘if’ the size Warren himself, as illustrated by an exchange between Scipio and I.

Tuesday Scoopage

Jalen Green (Eric Nahlin/IT)

Sometime in the early mid-2000’s some friends and I were on one of those river buses in New Braunfels catching a ride back to the parking lot. It being a long day in the sun, we might have had a little buzz working. I look over to the side and I see somebody’s head standing way taller than the rest. It’s THE Chris Mihm. Within 15 seconds we had that whole bus chanting “Let’s go Celtics!” I still laugh about it wondering if most of the people even knew why we were chanting that.

A Closer Look: Atascocita’s Alex Morris

Alex Morris. (courtesy of Humble ISD)

One of the surprising developments in Texas high school football last year was the improbable playoff run made by the Atascocita Eagles out of Humble.

Other than a 10-point loss to traditional power, North Shore, Atascocita made it through an otherwise easy district schedule unscathed. The playoffs loomed with dates against Deer Park first, then Pearland. Atascocita dispatched those two by a combined 60 points.

Post spring football then and now: Defensive backs

Deshon Elliott (Will Gallagher/IT)

As promised, I’ll break down the entire roster based on what we know of each player to this point. Remember, a player’s story is never fully written until his eligibility is fully exhausted. How many gave up on guys like John Harris, Mykkele Thompson, and Steve Edmond? The answer, way too many people.

Brooks about to blow up

Marcel Brooks. (courtesy of Brooks)

One of this board’s favorite prospects this cycle seems to be Arp’s DeMarvion Overshown. With his size, ferocity, and play-speed, it’s no wonder. I don’t want to necessarily compare Flower Mound Marcus’ Marcel Brooks (2019) to Overshown, but with his size, ferocity, and play-speed, the comparison makes itself.

Stream of Consci__sness: 4/12/17

Rafiti Ghirmai (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Junior Day was to create momentum and it did. The spring game should compound that momentum, and as you’ve seen in the other thread, Texas has a very nice list of RSVP’s for Saturday’s event. We could see a commit or two go down this weekend, but that’s not for certain.

Program Focus: Houston Heights

Jalen Green and Michael Huff (Courtesy of Green)

One of the more visible high school coaches in the Houston area is Heights’ head coach, Stephen Dixon. I’ve bumped into Coach Dixon at numerous camps and college practices over the years. He’s easy to spot with his stout build, and ever-present smile.