Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Timelines

Luke Ford (Justin Wells/IT)

Texas has racked up in the last 10 days commitments from the state’s best player and corner in Jalen Green, and two vertical threat receivers in Al’vonte Woodardand Brennan Eagles. We’re seeing recruiting done at an extremely high level. It’s not all just social media show business; the staff puts in the hours and effort.

Stream of Consci__sness – 7/23/17

Roschon Johnson at the Opening Regional in Frisco. (Justin Wells/IT)

Speaking of excitement, that was a pretty exhilarating Friday for recruitniks and fans. It was also a blast to share the Jalen Green commitment with the remaining attendees of the happy hour. That was cause for yet another final final.

A perusal of Big 12 recruiting

Texas at Oklahoma State. (Justin Wells/IT)

If you’re unaware of how Texas has positioned itself for the class of 2018, this is your first day at IT. Welcome!

But what’s going on in the rest of the conference? From following general recruiting my suspicion has been the rest of the conference is recruiting better top to bottom than in years past, but after writing this it seems status quo overall. Some schools are up, some down, but overall it seems to even out versus previous cycles.

Some Opening Randomness

Tommy Bush (Eric Nahlin/IT)

Saturday’s competition included my favorite feature of this event – the 1 on 1s – and they were chippy to say the least. I thought for sure an unlikely player was about to throw down but luckily that didn’t happen.

The Opening Finals preview

D'Shawn Jamison (Eric Nahlin/IT)

Texas offers at The Opening number north of 40. That should lead to a fair amount of content, though the relevant targets as we know them are far less than that. Still, it’s always smart to ask anyone participating if they’re hearing from Texas and how much. Every year a player who wasn’t in heavy contact with Texas in the summer emerges with interest in the fall. We’ll attempt to root out any such players.