Category Archives: Football Recruiting

UT’s Pursuit of Out of State Talent – Vol 1

Jaelen Gill. (courtesy of ElevenWarriors.com)

We’ve started looking deeper into recruiting philosophies of the Thomas Herman.

At times, when the state isn’t birthing certain quality at specific positions – like LB, RB in 2018 – you have to open the borders and find the fits. We’ve gathered a handful of notes and quotes from the OOS offers Herman and his staff have extended. We’ll break down a mixture over the next few months.

News and Notes from The Opening – Houston

Brennan Eagles. (courtesy of Nike)

Some thoughts and observations. We’ll go into the insider-y stuff tomorrow.

The weather wasn’t inviting at 50 degrees and a slight breeze that made it cooler. I knew speed and agility times would be down, which is why my jaw hit the floor when Brennan Eagles told me his numbers. More from the Houston Regional.

The Opening Regional – Houston preview

BJ Foster. (courtesy of TexAgs)

As another Signing Day passes, camp season has arrived. Our guys, Eric and Joe, will be in Houston for The Opening Regional camp. So will around 200 prospects, mostly from Texas, but also Louisiana, California, and Oklahoma. Here’s a quick preview of who to take notice of while IT has you covered tomorrow.

Breaking down Herman’s first class

Gary Johnson

The dreaded transition class has now finally come together for Tom Herman and includes several players that were obviously chosen for their fit and the staff’s comfort level with making the most of their talent. As Herman himself noted, their first class at Ohio State was ranked 5th nationally but only produced three contributors because of lack of fit.

Pouncey Picks Texas

Jordan Pouncey. (courtesy of Pouncey)

WINTER PARK, FL — Because of a glitch in the Texas Football recruiting mailing list, Jordan Pouncey has been receiving mail from Austin for a year. Well, call it fate when he committed to Texas today.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wideout from the Sunshine State joins the Longhorns a month after de-committing from Notre Dame. He chose UT over Miami, Tennessee, and the Fighting Irish.