Category Archives: Football Recruiting

Texas adds a kicker for 2018

Cameron Dicker. (courtesy of Dicker)

AUSTIN — While the Longhorns had an eventful April in recruiting, the momentum has carried over into May.

Texas lands 4-star kicker Cameron Dicker today from Lake Travis. He’ll join teammate Cade Brewer when the C/O 2018 enrolls next June. For Dicker, it was an easy choice.

Beasts from the East – Part I

Demarvion Overshown. (Justin Wells/IT)

ARP, TX — Making the rounds through East Texas can be a journey of backroads, old landmarks, plenty of beautiful scenery, and finding the elite athletes that are prevalent in this region. Two such prospects reside in Arp and Carthage. Two potential difference makers that brings the nation’s top college football coaches here to persuade them to join those programs. Arp’s Demarvion Overshown and Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram are two such players. Today, it’s Overshown.

Perennial power Allen focused on consistency this spring

Theo Wease (Joe Cook/IT)

With spring football now in full swing at many high schools, Inside Texas is traversing interstates and FM roads across the Lone Star State to talk with coaches and players and observe the talent each team has to offer.

This is the first spring I’m able to travel to spring practices, so I figured I would start with one of the top dogs in the Texas high school football landscape, the Allen Eagles.

Tuesday Scoopage

Jalen Green (Eric Nahlin/IT)

Sometime in the early mid-2000’s some friends and I were on one of those river buses in New Braunfels catching a ride back to the parking lot. It being a long day in the sun, we might have had a little buzz working. I look over to the side and I see somebody’s head standing way taller than the rest. It’s THE Chris Mihm. Within 15 seconds we had that whole bus chanting “Let’s go Celtics!” I still laugh about it wondering if most of the people even knew why we were chanting that.

The Inside Scoop – 5/1/17

Sam Ehlinger at the Spring game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

This week’s Scoop looks closer at UT’s recruiting momentum and the State of Recruiting for 2018. And despite Spring ball concluding, that doesn’t mean a certain Texas signal-caller isn’t putting in more work. Plus we catch up with the newest local hoops offer and how he’s gone from average to dominating in little under a year.

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/28/17

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Happy draft Friday, all.

Weather permitting it’s a great time of year, and although information is harder to come by during the football doldrums we have some interesting bits of information to pass along.

We won’t soon forget the last week, but let’s look ahead a bit.

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.