This week’s Notebook starts in California with a big-time dual threat QB, and a hard-hitting safety on the west coast, then over to Arizona for a pair of pass-catchers with Texas in their sights. It’s Tuesday, let’s Notebook.
Talking to elites from 2019, 2020 classes, new offers, another one to watch in Converse Judson, and our favorite pastime; recruiting percentages. It’s Monday so let’s Scoop.
In the mid-19th century, “Go West, Young Man” was advice popularized by Horace Greeley that urged enterprising youth to seek their fortunes by taking a left and building a country along the way.
In 2018, “Go West, For Young Athletes” is my advice for an ambitious Texas staff rebuilding a proud program.
Not much going on with the team right now as most of the players finish out the semester. For the next couple of weeks Humidors will likely be more recruiting-centric.
Chris Del Conte and P.T. Barnum have the same number of syllables in their names, though certainly the similarities between the two do not end with that simple fact. Both are/were salesmen of the highest order, and both are ringleaders of similar, rather chaotic circuses.
Vegas recently released over/unders for the Big 12 that had Texas at seven for the 2018 season. That put them square with West Virginia and Kansas State, a win ahead of potential darkhorse Iowa State, a win behind TCU, 1.5 behind Oklahoma State, and 3.5 wins behind Oklahoma.
Stars do matter. You want highly rated players on your team. A team of four stars is better than a team of three stars, but not as good as a team of five stars. The tired counter to that is, “why didn’t Mack Brown win in the 2010’s?” The response is coaching and development also matters.
CHANDLER, Az — When building the Class of 2019, Tom Herman needed a premier tight end to go with the #fUTure19. So he went to Arizona and found a stud. Chandler’s 3-star tight end Brayden Liebrock committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound pass-catcher holds over 20 offers including Alabama, Ohio State, USC, LSU, and Oregon.
From LA to LA and some points in between, more Scoop on a Tuesday.
The April/May edition of the Inside Texas Magazine is here. We’re talking spring football, Augie Garrido, Lil Jordan Humphrey, and recruiting in this issue. and Special thanks to Will Gallagher for putting another fantastic copy of the magazine together.