Category Archives: Football Recruiting

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.

National Signing Day 2017

Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

It’s Christmas for recruitniks at Inside Texas as we celebrate National Signing Day, the day high school football players sign their letter of intent to play college football for the next 4-5 years. It’s your one-stop shop for all things Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting.

IT Top 100 for 2017: 51-100

Max Cummins. (courtesy of FW All Saints Athletics)

I’m not the biggest fan of ranking players, especially when it’s non-specific to position. Ranking a guard, next to a corner, next to a linebacker is silly, but they’re fun to discuss and also serve the function of getting an idea of what each player brings to the table. You can also get a macro perspective of which schools have recruited well and which ones haven’t.

Cosmi commits to Texas

Samuel Cosmi (courtesy of Cosmi)

Finding an offensive tackle with upside and potential is exactly what Tom Herman and Texas wanted in this transition class. So they got Sam Cosmi. The Humble Atascocita 3-star committed to the Longhorns today, one day after his official visit weekend in Austin.

The Inside Scoop – 1/30/17

Stephan Zabie (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’re less than two days from National Signing Day 2017. And like most, we’re ready to wrap this class up and move on to 2018. So what’s left in a class currently holding steady at 15 members? Four, by our calculations. We talk predictions for the C/O 2017, 1-on-1 with 5-star BJ Foster, breaking down 2018 in-state DBs, and finish with your basketball fix. It’s the Inside Scoop, of course.