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.
We haven’t had a recruiting Q&A in a few weeks so why don’t we get some questions answered to the best of our ability.
Before he won a national championship with the “third string QB” or took over as the head coach of the Houston Cougars and led them to an AAC title and 22-4 record, one of Tom Herman’s main accomplishments as a coach was converting Urban Meyer to the inside zone play. Urban Meyer had built his two-time national championship Florida Gator offenses around gap schemes like power and counter, often sending Tim Tebow downhill on the former and loosing Percy Harvin to the edge on the latter.
As we approach Spring, Texas is hosting a number of targets each weekend, including some of the state’s best on Saturday and Sunday. We talk to them, add notes on other primary prospects, and where the Horns stand with the state and nation’s elite. It’s March. Let’s Scoop.
Time to discuss high school SPARQ and NFL combine testing tools and metrics. Both evals share the 40, short shuttle and vertical, but the NFL combine adds the 3 cone and broad jump and employs the bench press in lieu of the football SPARQ’s powerball toss.
Every now and then I find reason to appreciate exactly why I’m so glad my days of teaching this wonderful game are history. I find keeping up with the new fangled discoveries contrary to every rule that so guided my career. Damn, we were so fundamentally dependent compared to the swashbuckling attitude today’s game offers—hate to admit it but we were far less exciting to the appetite and by extension the ulcers. Mystic
Off-season continues as the strength and conditioning staff readies the players for spring ball. The players are working hard and the proof is in the pictures circulating the internet. Also, UT is hosting a few key targets in 2019, 2020 recruiting classes and quotes from the newest Longhorn, T’Vondre Sweat.
Time to empty the notebook from Texas’ junior day with notes on 2020 QBs, 2019 TEs, and a star freshman OL.
Because Mack Brown ignored it, and Charlie Strong emphasized it, every recruitnik should understand the importance of senior year tape.