Author Archives: Inside Texas Staff

The Inside Scoop – 1/23/17

K'Lavon Chaisson. (courtesy of Chaisson)

Another weekend, another opportunity for Texas and its coaching staff to solidify the current commits and try to snag a few more. Here’s the notes and quotes from all the attendees, plus news on midweek visitors and latest on Tevin Mack’s status on the 40 Acres. It’s Monday, Scoop Day.

Fridays in the Humidor — 1/20/17

K'Lavon Chaisson. (courtesy of TexAgs)

In this edition of the Humidor, the IT staff takes us through how Tom Herman and the rest of the staff are approaching the offseason, including recruiting and team mentality. We also dive into visitors coming in this weekend, and some who could make a mid-week trip; plus former Longhorn talks Max Cummins.

The Inside Scoop – Sunday Edition

Gary Johnson and Todd Orlando at LHN. (Courtesy of Johnson

The latest from a great Official Visit weekend on the 40 Acres. Relationships were built, questions answered, and potentially prospects convinced Austin is the place to take up residence. Also add a couple of minor team notes and the Houston Lamar bunch UT has in its sights. It’s a Sunday night Scoop.

Fridays in the Humidor – 1/6/17

Stan Drayton. (

There might not be much popping for UT in San Antonio this week, but there’s excitement on the 40 Acres and more on the way. We talk to recruits about recent hires, Tim Beck and Stan Drayton, and break down possibly the most important recruit for Texas in the Class of 2017. It’s Hermandor time on this Friday.

Five ‘Horns You Should Know in 2017

Chris Brown. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Last week, Ian Boyd told us the Top 10 most important players in Tom Herman’s inaugural season. Today, he and I discuss the five guys nobody is talking about but should. From the hardest hitter, most difficult to tackle and hardest worker, here are the Longhorns you need to know about.

Inside Texas Magazine – December ’16

Tom Herman on the cover of IT Magazine. (Will Gallagher/IT)

This month’s IT Magazine wraps up the highs and lows of 2016. More importantly, we meet new coach Tom Herman, go in-depth on the 10 most important players in the Texas program, and game-by-game thoughts on UT Basketball in 2016-17. Another superb job and special work by our Will Gallagher. Read it.

Fridays in the Humidor – 12/23/16

Jerrod Heard. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Last week we took a look at some of the lesser known players in the program. This week we mined our sources, old and new, for information on some of the more well known players in the program heading into the Spring. You’ll see some overlap in this and last week’s Humidor. If we’re reiterating it’s because it comes from differing sources. So you know it’s good.

Let’s take a look.

The Inside Scoop – 12/19/16

Toneil Carter. (Justin Wells/IT)

It might be the dead period, but recruiting never takes a break. We’ve got news on old Texas targets, new names to know, we wrap up the UIL State Championships, prepare for a Christmas Eve announcement, and finish with Shaka looking for a point guard in the C/O 2018. It’s the Scoop, holiday edition.