Scipio Tex looks at the current recruiting situation in Texas for the Longhorns.
Eric does a very good job of dissecting the QBs and RBs in his summer preview, but I wanted to expand on one strength with respect to this deep, but fairly workmanlike, Texas running back corps: their ability as pass catchers.
I think I may have converted a majority of my Texas readers to the idea that there are easy pickings out West and that the easiest bang for your buck in out of state recruiting is in the state of California (and it’s Southwestern satellite cities).
Hey, it only took me a decade.
ESPN has their power rankings out, and I break down the Big 12 thoroughly (and all Longhorn opponents) in the Burnt Orange Bible. But I wanted to share a few big picture observations here on what should be a wide open 2018 Big 12 race.
That’s the question that preseason prognosticators, Longhorn fans, and various media are wrestling with right now.
Some interesting changes in the (body) composition of the Longhorn roster, including several of the reporting freshmen. I’m only going to list guys who made a big jump or decrease – not the entire roster.
I have a problem with some of these selections…
The Big 12 preseason All-Big 12 media teams are out and I wanted to share my thoughts on them. It’s my belief that the media tends towards a little bit of groupthink and may not always evaluate the factors that led to the prior year’s performance that typically inform preseason picks. I think this year is also fairly challenging at some positions as there isn’t clear differentiation.
I’m in the closing stages of writing and editing the 2018 Thinking Texas Football Preview magazine which will be available verrry soon. Needless to say, the process of writing and tons of extensive research from both public and private resources gives me a lot of time to think about Texas, our opponents and other important things.
Like recruiting. The Marques Caldwell commitment triggered me to expound on Tom Herman’s three star recruits.
Anytime there’s a rule change of significance in any sport (the 3 point line and defensive rules in basketball, pro-offense rules in football and the NHL), you learn to quickly distinguish which coaching staffs play checkers, which play chess and which struggle with rock-paper-scissors.