After the dust settles from the spring and before the evaluation period where coaches take to the road en masse, I'll more thoroughly reset the landscape. For now I'll offer some quick thoughts. The shorter version is not much has changed since I wrote about the tension between UT-OU-A&M.
I hesitate to say this, but UT is sitting in a good position for a number of top 2021 prospects. This will just make you wonder why they aren't committing yet, "if these players really do like UT," but it's true. It's a very talented class, though not without its holes -- stares at the linebacker room for the fourth cycle in a row.
I remain fascinated by the in-state recruiting dynamics between football blue bloods Texas and Oklahoma, as well as Texas A&M. Compounding the intrigue of all three finishing with Top 5 classes for the 2019 cycle, each school will host its spring game on the same day: April 13th.
I'll write this in a 'stock up, down, or holding' manner but that isn't to slight the prospect in any way. It's not even to say I don't want them in the class. It just means I was personally too high on them previously. That's what I'm going on -- what my previous thoughts were. So, e.g., if I wasn't high on Jalen Kimber because I didn't properly credit his athleticism, I'll show him trending up based on that.
After Mookie Cooper de-committed a popular question was, "can Ty Jordan take his place?" My response was that the staff viewed the West Mesquite standout as a running back, while Cooper was more of a wide receiver. That's probably still the case, but...