Latest team info following the Sugar Bowl, updates on remaining 2019 targets, 2020 and 2021 prospects to keep an eye on, and more in an early edition of the Humidor.
Texas junior safety Brandon Jones has decided to return to school for his senior year, he announced today.
Any grading scale applied to football is going to have some degree of subjectivity. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder the saying goes, and Inside Texas’ @UTexasfootball has seen a lot of beauty (or ugly) on the gridiron in his esteemed career.
With Lil’Jordan Humphrey declaring for the NFL draft, the picture of the 2019 Texas football roster is starting to come into focus. The main cogs of 2018 are now accounted for as either graduating, departing early for the NFL, or returning. Texas has a lot going for it heading into 2019, namely the continued growth of key players recruited by Tom Herman in 2017 and 2018 that have additional developmental leaps ahead of them such as Sam Cosmi, Keaontay Ingram, Caden Sterns, B.J. Foster, and Sam Ehlinger.
Bowl games serve as opportunities for coaching staffs to try new things. After a 13 game season for both teams in the Sugar Bowl, the Longhorn coaches decided to throw some new things at the Georgia defensive staff lacking its defensive coordinator.
This might be a useful read for recruitniks if you value the evaluation/reality part of the process more than the star assignments, “perceptual wins”, and visit drama.
Junior WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey announced via Twitter Tuesday he would enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
After rushing for 708 yards and scoring 5 TDs from scrimmage in his freshman season, Texas running back Keaontay Ingram still saw room for self-improvement following the Sugar Bowl.
One day before the All-American Bowl took place in San Antonio, hundreds of high school football prospects from around the country participated in the All-American Bowl combine. Two talented performers had great days, Shadow Creek’s Xavion Alford and Cy-Ridge’s Vernon Broughton. Both spoke about their performance and about the Longhorns.
When Texas is looking to fill a position of need, the staff won’t confine its options to one of high school, JUCO, or grad transfer, rather it will typically weigh all available options and go from there. In some instances they may like their young options and want someone who can fill an immediate gap (or vice versa), but for the most part they’ll always go best player available from the three main tributaries to the program. Talent is talent and they don’t care if you’re a high school player, at Last Chance U, or are ready to move on from your current four-year school as long as you fit the culture and can improve the program.