Category Archives: Football Recruiting

A Closer Look: Atascocita’s Alex Morris

Alex Morris. (courtesy of Humble ISD)

One of the surprising developments in Texas high school football last year was the improbable playoff run made by the Atascocita Eagles out of Humble.

Other than a 10-point loss to traditional power, North Shore, Atascocita made it through an otherwise easy district schedule unscathed. The playoffs loomed with dates against Deer Park first, then Pearland. Atascocita dispatched those two by a combined 60 points.

Tatum to Texas

Ron Tatum. (courtesy of Tatum)

PUTNAM CITY, OK — It’s happening.

Thompson. Rising. Now, Ron Tatum. Texas has its third steal from Oklahoma in two weeks with the addition of 2018 Putnam City (OKC) 4-star DE Ron Tatum, and sends a message to their rivals north of the Red River; UT isn’t playing around in this recruiting game.

Moore commits to Texas

Reese Moore (via Moore)

SEMINOLE — Texas figured out where West Texas was, and grabbed a rising prospect from the region.

2018 Seminole OL/TE Reese Moore committed to Texas today over offers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Oklahoma State, SMU and TCU, among others.

Rising flips to Texas

Cameron Rising (via Rising)

First, Herman went into Oklahoma to secure Sooner legacy Casey Thompson’s committment to the burnt orange and white.

Then, Herman and offense coordinator Tim Beck tried to go after Oklahoma’s other QB prize, 2018 Newbury Park (CA)’s Cameron Rising. They succeeded, as Rising flipped from Oklahoma to Texas this evening.

Brooks about to blow up

Marcel Brooks. (courtesy of Brooks)

One of this board’s favorite prospects this cycle seems to be Arp’s DeMarvion Overshown. With his size, ferocity, and play-speed, it’s no wonder. I don’t want to necessarily compare Flower Mound Marcus’ Marcel Brooks (2019) to Overshown, but with his size, ferocity, and play-speed, the comparison makes itself.

Recruiting Notebook – 4/18/17

Jaylen Waddle. (courtesy of Waddle)

This week’s Notebook starts in God’s country – East Texas – with a dual-threat QB flying under the radar of sorts, a linebacker from Florida with good genes, a slot receiver with good wiggle, and a young TE that’s on everyone’s radar. We got you covered in the Recruiting Notebook.

The Inside Scoop – 4/17/17

Byron Hobbs, JaQualyn Crawford, Leon O'Neal, Al'Vonte Woodard, Jalen Green, Keondre Coburn, and BJ Foster with Texas coach Tom Herman. (h/t Crawford)

With over 50 prospects on hand for Saturday’s Orange-White game, the feedback was good as the attendance was surprising.

And that’s one of the reasons for these scrimmages; to have fun, generate excitement in the program, and wrap up Spring ball in a positive manner. Mission accomplished.

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/14/17

Max Wright (Joe Cook/IT)

T-minus 24 hours until kickoff of the Orange-White scrimmage from DKR and there’s a hint of momentum in the air. After Texas landed its quarterback for 2018, Casey Thompson of Southmoore (OK), his pledge may be the signal from the light Tower to all the ships (recruits) approaching Austin harbor. UT didn’t just get a Chris Leak-type passer for the next class, they also snagged a key recruiter in the race for talent in 2018.