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UT lands state’s top ’18 OL

Rafiti Ghirmai (Will Gallagher/IT)

So far this cycle, Texas has loaded up with some of the best skill players in the country. Today, they added the state’s top lineman to the fold.

Frisco Wakeland’s 4-star OL Rafiti Ghirmai verbally pledged to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder is the versatile type interior lineman who can play both guard and tackle. He chose UT over LSU, Alabama, UCLA, and Florida.

The Inside Scoop – 8/21/17

Ronnie Perkins (courtesy of Perkins)

On Total Eclipse day, Texas fans be like:

Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes [Tom Herman]

The Scoop.

Fridays in the Humidor – 8/18/17

Chris Warren (Justin Wells/IT)

A few questions arose this week with regards to personnel that we’ll get answered as best we can. We’ll also talk about a few players who haven’t been mentioned much but who still have a chance to see the field. Though the team is tired, its confidence is building.

Horns Down Under: What we’re looking for

Andrew Jones drives against WVU (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas begins the 2017-18 campaign in Australia where they will play four exhibition games in seven days. With players like Mohamed Bamba and Matt Coleman joining Dylan Osetkowski, Andrew Jones and Eric Davis, Inside Texas’ basketball trio of Justin Wells, Joe Cook, and Tim Preston break down what they’re looking for during the Longhorn’s early morning games down under.

Texas, Smart land top in-state SF

Gerald Liddell. (courtesy of

AUSTIN — Just days after Texas Basketball landed its first verbal pledge for the Class of 2018, No. 2 dropped this evening.
Cibolo Steele 4-star small forward/wing Gerald Liddell committed to Shaka Smart and the Longhorns over offers from Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, Cal, and SMU.

Epps chooses the Longhorns

Malcolm Epps. (courtesy of Epps)

One after another, UT’s Class of 2018 is turning into a Who’s Who of statewide and national recruits.

Add one more to the mix when Spring Dekaney TE Malcolm Epps verbally committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound multi-sport athlete, who also excels on the hardwood, chose the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Florida among others.

The Inside Scoop – 8/8/17

Keondre Coburn (Eric Nahlin/IT)

UT’s Class of 2018 added a new member yesterday, so let’s look at the remainder of the class with percentages. We also talk to two of the Horns’ top targets as their decision time is getting close, 1-on-1 with newest hooper pledge, Brock Cunningham, and more. It’s a Tuesday Scoop. Dig in.