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Junior day breakdown

Casey Thompson. (courtesy of NewsOK)

The most anticipated recruiting event in Austin in years is finally here and the list of invitees certainly lives up to the hype. Not only is Saturday loaded, but Jaylen Waddle is headed to Austin as we speak, Casey Thompson will be in later today/tonight, and Sunday is a good day of visits in its own right. We’ll take a look at each confirmed name and offer our thoughts. These thoughts are equal parts inside info and intuitiveness.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/24/17

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

You don’t go through a 10-18 season like the Longhorns Basketball program is currently mired in without showing some bruises along the way.

Shaka Smart, brought to Texas because of his ability to relate to the young men under his tutelage, was considered a slam dunk hire when he came to Austin. And a slam dunk hire he still may be.

The Inside Scoop – 2/20/17

B.J. Foster (Justin Wells/IT)

In what is shaping up to be an epic Junior Day roster, Tom Herman’s first event is already gathering steam on a national level with an inordinate amount of out-of-state players joining some of the best prospects the state of Texas has to offer. All in the Inside Scoop.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/17/17

Mike Perrin. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of the Humidor, we get the details on the timeline and the targets for Texas’ next athletic director. We also provide an updated list for next weekend’s junior day, talk spring practice schedule, and talk about the way Herman and his staff groups his players.

The Inside Scoop – 2/13/17

DeMarvion Overshown. (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Scoop talks coaching clinic news as the UT staff hung out in Aggieland (cringes), and updated Junior Day list, 1-on-1 with the next big thing out of East Texas, recruiting notes, and basketball talk for your Monday.

UT’s Pursuit of Out of State Talent – Vol 1

Jaelen Gill. (courtesy of ElevenWarriors.com)

We’ve started looking deeper into recruiting philosophies of the Thomas Herman.

At times, when the state isn’t birthing certain quality at specific positions – like LB, RB in 2018 – you have to open the borders and find the fits. We’ve gathered a handful of notes and quotes from the OOS offers Herman and his staff have extended. We’ll break down a mixture over the next few months.