As a part of my review of the offense from last season I found another fun chessboard battle between everyone’s favorite B12 coordinators, Tim Beck and Mike Stoops.
During a big weekend on the 40 Acres, Texas hosted one of the biggest in the state. We’re talking top OL targets for 2019, one out-of-state corner with UT on his mind, and a few prospects that would look great in burnt orange. The Scoop tells all.
This edition of Inside Texas Magazine includes the IT Top 100, a quick look at recruiting around the Big 12, a breakdown of the 2018 Texas class, a recap of the first Junior Day, and why Tom Herman and Tim Beck deserve credit for the QB room overhaul.
Let’s wrap up the metrics that we began discussing in Part III.
AUSTIN — After signing a stellar class in 2018, Texas had one more rather large hole to fill before it embarks on the new season; a left tackle.
Mission accomplished. Former Westlake OL, Rice transfer Calvin Anderson is headed to Texas.
CUERO, Tx — Several power programs identified Jordan Whittington early in his recruitment, including UCLA, Florida, and Ohio State. Texas eventually jumped into the mix. Today, Whittington decided he wanted to be a Longhorn.
Though able to play multiple positions, Whittington has made it clear he wants to play receiver at the next level. The 6-foot-1, 200 pounder from Cuero had a top group of Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Florida, UCLA, and Ohio State.
Ahead of spring break, a more laid back Tom Herman took it a bit easier on the team this week but he and his staff are not taking it easy on the recruiting trail.
I’ve spent some of today doing some research for the next Gameplan, which will center around how far along Sam Ehlinger is in executing the Herman offense, and I noticed a fun peripheral detail from the Texas bowl.
This edition of the Notebook starts in North Houston with a top OT target, swings over to Katy for a fast-rising linebacker, then we jump on 45 to Temple for an athletic tight end, and finish in Georgia with one of the nation’s top corners. It’s the Recruiting Notebook.
With the recent de-commitments of potential class multiplier Grant Gunnell and the recently committed Bobby Wolfe, Texas A&M recruiting is seemingly driving slow in the HOV lane.