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Parsing 2018 QB recruiting for Texas

Casey Thompson at the UA camp at Cedar Hill. (Justin Wells/IT)

A fun thing about recruiting is evaluation and seeing a staff’s big board materialize before you. It’s one of the reasons people geek as hard as Fuddward on the NFL draft. Often times staff’s are forced to give away their intentions through offers but in recent years offers aren’t what they use to be, otherwise Texas would already have its quarterback in the class, imo.

Fridays in the Humidor – 3/24/17

Charles Omenihu during Spring practice. (Will Gallagher/IT)

It’s Round Up weekend in Austin and a handful of UT’s top targets will be there visiting and watching the Horns’ first Spring scrimmage. We’ve got practice notes, recruiting info, and a look at each prospect in this week’s Humidor.

UT’s clear recruiting runway

Al'Vonte Woodard. (courtesy of UA camp)

Pretty much every single important internal and external aspect of recruiting is going UT’s way currently, save overall in-state talent level, which is beyond the staff’s control. While these aspects haven’t led to any in-state commitments (that’s not a bad thing, they simply aren’t reaching) thus far, it’s led to quite a buzz with the in-state elites.

Some opinions/notes from the program

Chris Nelson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Herman has said you can’t tell anything from watching players practice in underwear and it reminds me of something Cody Johnson told me years ago, “once we put the pads on it separates the men from boys. All the players at Texas look good until then.”