Category Archives: Basketball Recruiting

Recruiting Rundown – 5/19/15

Mark Jackson. (Jackson family)

Texas goes hunting for wide receivers in Florida, tight ends in Colorado, athletes in East Texas, and the coolest name in recruiting. Tons of recruiting activity from the Texas staff on Monday so here’s the rundown from Justin Wells and Eric Nahlin.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Shaka Smart and Charlie Strong before the UT Spring game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ve got a variety of information especially in light of the time of year. We’ll dabble a bit in recruiting as a Cigar with ties to a prospect who’s almost impossible to get ahold of, drops us a dime. Our sources inside the program have also provided some intel on voluntary (read mandatory) 7-on-7 work this past week. Warning, some names may surprise. We’ll have some scouting information on a possible commit to Shaka Smart and the analog given may have the less discriminating hoops fan doing a double face-palm, while those with a bit more critical thinking ability as it applies to the game of basketball will see the value Smart is adding.

Inside Scoop – 5/8/15

Eric Cuffee. (Justin Wells/IT)

We talk to the guru of Texas defensive backs, touch base in Louisiana, and check on a few of the newest UT offers. We also preview Texas targets at the ETSN Combine, and drop a Tevin Mack update. All in the Scoop.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Shaka Smart and Charlie Strong before the UT Spring game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor there still isn’t much to sink your teeth into with spring practice going the way of the dinosaurs, or professional hockey ratings. The Cigar does have the goods on some coaching takes which are always interesting. The Cigar also talks a little about what Shaka Smart may be have brewing from a scheme standpoint, which may scare those not in the know currently, but in reality it’s not as bad as most think. Apart from football and hoops, there’s not much worth mentioning in these dog days prior to summer, inside the Humidor.

Inside Scoop – 5/1/15

Jeffrey McCulloch. (Justin Wells/IT)

New offers go out, new targets identified, and we talk to a few of the state’s best defenders. Got a few team nuggets, and talk to a 5-star’s father. We also have a hoops update on the roster and Tevin Mack. All in the Scoop.

Recruiting Rundown – 4/28/15

Texas DB coach Chris Vaughn. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Coaches were on the move Monday as they hit high school campuses for the beginning of Spring practice. Plus, a new hoops offer goes out. Here’s the latest on a handful of Texas targets and offers in the Recruiting Rundown. **Added Tuesday offers/visits.

Inside Scoop 4/24/15

Riley Anderson. (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Inside Scoop takes a closer look at the athletic o-line duo from east Texas, the UT tight end situation and a pair of pass-catchers visiting soon. We also touch base with a few under the radar types that Texas is contacting, and deliver a Tevin Mack update. It’s here in the Scoop.

Horns Hook Smart

Smart and Strong. (courtesy of TexasSports.com)

Poised and polished.

Shaka Smart was both today as he was announced as the new Men’s Basketball coach at Texas.

In Smart, Texas nabbed a 37-year-old, rising star who took Virginia Commonwealth to the 2011 Final Four in just his third season. The Rams recorded five straight upsets during that run, including top-seed Kansas.

Inside Scoop – 4/3/15

Jeffrey McCulloch. (Justin Wells/IT)

Tons in this week’s Inside Texas Inside Scoop. Team notes, recruiting updates, weekend visitors, out-of-state offers, and MORE SHAKA. Recruits talk Smart along with a behind-the-scenes look at how UT nabbed the 37-year old hoops coach. All of this and more in the Scoop, including a new visitor and offer.