Recruiting in June at Texas can be tough under the Charlie Strong regime. Not today though.
This week’s Recruiting Notebook starts outside the Metroplex and eye-balls an up-and-coming defensive back that impressed at UT camp two weeks ago. We also evaluate a monster Texas legacy from Missouri City, evaluate a mighty mite at running back that would make ZZ Top proud, and meet a burner from #bEASTexas.
It was hot. It was humid. But it was the closest thing to football we’ve got, so I’ll take it. Texas opened its football camp series on Sunday hosting 230 willing participants who were able to go through instructions from the staff at UT and compete with prospects from around the country. Did I mention it was hot?
Let’s be honest, Saturday sucked. Du’Vonta Lampkin out and Mark Jackson to A&M within minutes certainly turned a nice, relaxing Saturday into phone call making/text filled craze.
Texas loses a big piece of the Class of 2015 puzzle. Cy-Falls 4-star DT Du’Vonta Lampkin will not be attending UT, he posted on Twitter today.
Texas and coach Charlie Strong have been looking for recruiting momentum. Problem solved.
The Longhorns added their 5th pledge to the Class of 2016 today when Tope Imade committed to UT.
Friday capped a big week for the Texas staff and its recruiting efforts. More offers went out to players from the 2016 and 2017 classes. Here are a few notes on the newest UT prospects.
This week’s Notebook starts in East Texas with a budding superstar, a smooth route-runner at Manvel, an up-and-coming inside linebacker, and a defensive end that came out of nowhere. How they fit, how it affects UT, and evaluations from a college coach at a premier program headline the Recruiting Notebook.
The Longhorns staff started offering sophomores recently with Marvin Wilson (Bellaire Episcopal) and Lagaryonn Carson (Liberty Eylau). The flood gates are now open with three new 2017 offers extended. Sophomores… stay by your phones.
The 3rd annual ETSN Recruiting Combine in Tyler wrapped up yesterday with 113 of the area’s top prospects competing at the invite-only event. It’s a smorgasbord of recruiting; Texas targets, unknown prospects, and the opportunity to talk to all of them. As I pulled out of APEC (Athletic Performance Enhancement Center), the thought floated around my head; East Texas has a crazy amount of potential in the 2017 class and UT knows about all of them.