There are plenty of prospects set to compete this weekend for UIL State Championships at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. There’s Division I talent at all levels playing Thursday through Saturday, from 2A to 6A. Many have interest in the Longhorns and are top targets for Tom Herman and the rest of the Texas staff.
With 21 players signing Wednesday, Texas head coach Tom Herman has most of his 2019 class locked up. There remains a need for players on the offensive line and for an additional running back, but those details were quickly glossed over by the Longhorn head coach in order to sing the praises of those who did decide to join the program.
Everywhere around the country, defensive coordinators are having to make tough decisions about what to look for in personnel, particularly at linebacker. The results of those decisions look increasingly different than they did 5-10 years ago and the ongoing trend towards smaller, faster, and more coverage-savvy defenders is only going to intensify in the coming years now that the strongest programs in the country are embracing the spread passing attack.
Some quick thoughts post-NSD 1. I’ll probably have more on individual players later.
If you’re looking for negativity you’ve come to the wrong place. If you’re looking for positivity, also, the wrong place. Objectivity is the name of the game. Here’s how I see things during the 7th inning stretch.
Welcome to the first National Signing Day. Texas expects to sign much of its #fUTure19 class today. We’ll track scheduled announcements of unsigned prospects, scheduled signings of Texas commits, and the LOIs as they roll into Moncrief here.
AUSTIN — When looking to complete its wide receiver class, Texas looked at options in-state and targeted Melissa’s Kennedy Lewis. Today, the Longhorns earned the former TCU pledge’s commitment to join the #fUTure19 class on the eve of National Signing Day.
AUSTIN — With Texas’ two starting inside linebackers set to graduate, Tom Herman saw the need to find a prospect ready to compete upon arrival in Austin. He found one from the JUCO ranks in Fullerton College’s Caleb Johnson.
Can you feel it? NSD is almost here. The anxiousness is nauseating and intoxicating in the same breath. If you’re a coach at a college football program, multiply that by 10. The actual prospect will often experience a level of stress, but a lot of that can be by their own actions and decisions. Notes/quotes from Texas targets and commits, what Eric and Justin think they think, and Jordan Whittington, in his own words inside the Scoop.
After yesterday’s fun-filled Humidor stacked with official visitor weekend and some surprises for this Texas recruiting Class of 2019, we bring the latest from the team, injury report, and more recruiting as we inch closer to National Signing Day next Wednesday. It’s the Humidor – Saturday Edition.