Details on a busy recruiting weekend, notes and quotes from Texas targets, and where does the staff go after missing on a couple big names. The Scoop delivers on a Monday.
Lots to get to this week as the Longhorns tidy up preparations ahead of the short trip to Waco. We’ll cover the team from top to bottom — current players and red-shirts — and then finish up with some recruiting notes from our Eric Nahlin and Justin Wells.
The Big 12 Conference office announced the 2018 league football schedule on Thursday morning. The announcement completes Texas’ 2018 slate, as the three non-conference games were previously released.
Schedules and locations for where Texas prospects are playing this week.
Texas didn’t perform well in Stillwater last year, but Tom Herman has the chance to get another Big 12 win against Mike Gundy’s offensive attack. Join the IT Staff as they predict what happens in the game.
Another huge game awaits us this weekend as Oklahoma State comes to town with its Grand Prix offense. The defense has a lot on its plate but I think the plan going in is one that could work, but will the offense be able to keep up?
We also drop the TEX-OSU recruiitng visitors list with insight. Check it out inside the Humidor.
In years past we’ve discussed the type of seasons Texas would need to have in order to keep recruiting going. Not all 8-4’s or 7-5’s are created equally. Losing close, winnable games, while leading in the 4th, is heartbreaking, but it also gives you hope that in the future those turn into close wins. That’s much different than going 7-5 or 8-4 with blowout losses.
For recruits, the feeling is extremely positive. To a man, they feel once they get to campus they can help the team get over the hump.
With the elite talent in Houston this cycle, Tom Herman and Texas were waiting for another domino to drop from H-Town. That next domino just dropped.
Houston Lamar defensive back D’Shawn Jamison committed to Texas today. Jamison chose Texas over competing offers from Baylor, Florida, Houston, and USC, among others.
If you weren’t ready before, get ready for the Red River Shootout with the IT staff.
It’s time for Fletchers corny dogs, overpriced stuffed animals, and a fist fight between the burnt orange and boomer Sooners. Texas is hosting an impressive allotment of prospects, especially 2019, where UT is looking to make a dent in as soon as they finish up this Top 5 composite 2018 class.