After overestimating Tom Herman’s immediate recruiting impact on the class of 2017 upon his arrival to Texas, I hurriedly re-calibrated my expectations and wrote the finish wouldn’t be quite as smooth as I originally thought. That bore out, but the staff’s penchant for evaluation and pragmatic, ‘save the ship’ approach, had a positive long-term effect on the roster. Saving those scholarships enabled the staff to sign the #3 class in the nation in the following cycle.
We’re talking UT’s C/O 2019 and how we see it finish with recruiting percentages, latest on visitors this weekend including Tommy Kennedy, and more from Caleb Johnson, Peyton Powell, and running backs inside the Scoop.
Happy Friday, all.
Justin joins to discuss all things 2019 recruiting as well as a little on the 2020 class.
It’s been a fun week of recruiting. Here’s something to read while we get back to work on the Humidor.
Coaches have been putting miles on the rental cars and Horn Force One since late Saturday. Lots of recruits on the schedule, commits to close, and meals from parents who want to make a great impression. UT’s Class of 2019 is coming to a close with only a few more presents to wrap and put under the tree. Here’s what the prospects have to say.
Tuesday notes on the team after the Big 12 Championship and coaches seeing targets on the road.
We’ll post team information tomorrow. I’ll talk to more today, as will Justin. Obviously the most pressing news is regarding Caden Sterns’ MRI. We haven’t heard anything substantial yet, but should today. Notes/quotes from Jackson, Catalon, and Glass + Texas coaches hit the road this week. Find out where in the Scoop.
T-minus 24 hours and counting until the Death Star launches. It isn’t a week the team needed outside motivation, but it has been presented in the form of all Big 12 Conference snubs and a consensus feeling outside the program that OU is going to win. In the day and age of social media, of course outside noise filters in.
In most years, Texas having only two commitments from the state’s top-25 at this point in the cycle would be cause for great concern. This is not most years.
We know the drill: the state is down, both from an athletic and mental evaluation standpoint, the state is ultra-competitive for the few players UT deems championship caliber, and Herman thought it the perfect time to establish an out-of-state footprint.