Category Archives: Football Recruiting

Pre-Scoopidor: 12/14/17

DaShaun White. (courtesy of White)

Between now and NSD1, then between NSD1 and NSD2 on Feb. 7th, there’s a lot of room for kids looking around, official visits, minds being changed, and all that other “fun” stuff that could happen.

I decided to unload the notebook with quotes/insight on the latest from the juniors and seniors on UT’s radar. Here goes.

Texas lands 4-star Army All American OL

Junior Angilau on his in-home with Derek Warehime (via Angilau)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — In an extremely deep and talented pool of prospects headed to Texas from its Class of 2018, the must-need offensive tackle just made the rich get richer. Senior 4-Star OT and Army All-American Sione “Junior” Angilau committed to Texas tonight. Angilau chose UT over offers from Oregon, USC, UCLA, and Utah. 

The Inside Scoop – 12/11/17: PART II

2018 Texas commits (via Twitter)

Since the Texas Tech loss, the UT staff has been busy hitting the recruiting trail and preparing the team for the Texas Bowl.
Herman has been busy evaluating the program and also re-interviewing his entire staff. It’s not unusual for a head coach to do performance reviews, but that’s normally after the season, not in mid-December. The timing is peculiar given all Texas has on its plate, including trying to gather as many signatures as it can before NSD1.

The Inside Scoop – 12/11/17: PART I

Chris Del Conte. (courtesy of TCU athletics)

Since DeLoss Dodds retired in October of 2013 the Texas athletic department has been run by two entirely disparate personalities in the distant and prickish Steve Patterson and affable former letterman Mike Perrin.

Patterson took what few remaining BBs were left in the box and loaded them into buckshot for a weekend, non-hunting season dove hunt. Those little bastards had it coming.

Changing landscape makes for interesting race ahead of NSD1

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Recruiting fans, and not just Texas fans, might want to buckle up, and I don’t simply mean a seat belt. Maybe affix a helmet and HANS device as well. The road ahead is going to have many twists and turns and the traffic will be of the ‘rubbin’ is racin” variety. There may even be a spike strip of a bad beat along the way but Texas is still in contention for a podium finish and champagne bath.