This week’s Notebook starts in Cali with a JUCO defender, a complete safety from D/FW, then over to Georgia for speedster at tailback, then finish up in Oklahoma with a slot receiver who is Austin bound. Just another Recruiting Notebook.
The discussion around the 2018 Maryland Terps and Texas’ opening game against them has largely been dominated by the offseason tragedy and scandal that overtook HC D.J. Durkin and placed Matt Canada at the helm for fall camp and week one. There’s actually a lot of interesting football dynamics to this team beyond the big and important questions raised after their scandal about the game’s martial culture, player safety, and player empowerment.
AUSTIN — Some soundbites from the players and coaches heading into the 2018 season, from Tom Herman, Kris Boyd, Charles Omenihu, Malcolm Roach, Yancy McKnight, and Sam Ehlinger.
Some Wednesday morning recruiting notes.on Jalen Catalon, Marquess Caldwell, Kelvontay Dixon, and Mani Tufono
FRISCO, TX — During last year’s Big 12 Media Days, Texas head coach Tom Herman spoke about changing the culture and establishing a foundation for not only winning, but building championship teams before his first season on the 40 Acres. His savvy, smart demeanor exuded confidence that he was the right man to right the ship known as Texas Football.
Two of UT’s top targets talk Texas – Bru McCoy and Javonne Shepherd – and standouts after another day in Frisco. More notes from the Opening.
When they named this event the Heat Wave, they weren’t lying. Hot and humid was the forecast, but the dudes on campus today made the 40 Acres cool.
RICHMOND, TX — Texas made the defensive line a priority in this cycle. After offering Peter Mpagi on Thursday, the George Ranch defensive end wasted little time in verbally committing to the Longhorns.
Mpagi, at 6-foot-4, 225-pound weakside end chose UT over Washington, Cal-Berkeley, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Northwestern among his 20+ offers.
A pair of new offers talk Texas and the updated version of this weekend’s recruiting list for your Wednesday. More on Javonne Shepherd, Jaylen Garth, Chris Thompson, and Mookie Cooper in the Round-Up.
Let’s not waste time with pleasantries. It’s going to be a busy weekend and beyond. Jake Smith, Elijah Higgins, Marques Caldwell, and Malik Hornsby news.