Texas will have a number of prospects on campus both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll have you taken care of with as much coverage as the school will allow.
The nickel defender has been one of the most important players in the 21st century. The proliferation of spread tactics made him a focal point and players like Roy Williams and Tyrann Mathieu demonstrated what defenses could do when they had a hybrid playmaker in that role.
This week’s Notebook starts in DFW with the nation’s top rated safety and four-star linebacker target for the Horns. Then we head to Bastrop to check in on a big defensive lineman, and finish in Lewisville with a safety with athletic genes. The Recruiting Notebook hits all angles.
Now that we have an idea of what kind of numbers the staff is working with for the Class of 2020, let’s take another look at the current names pinging the radar the hardest.
With the 2019 cycle comfortably in the rear-view, let’s re-familiarize ourselves with the numbers (Part I), names (Part II), and approach (Part III) for the 2020 cycle.
Catching up with 2020 class leader Hudson Card, rising defensive back Xavion Alford, newest Longhorn and legacy Parker Alford, and the early visitor list for the month of February and early March in the Scoop: PART II, by Justin Wells.
In Part I, we learned that 0/12 of the best linebackers in the Big 12 last year were blue chip high school recruits.
That’s the output part of the equation.
It started in the loss at TCU, oddly enough. Prior to that game in Fort Worth, the 6’3 freshman combo guard had taken only 40 shots inside the arc and hit 16 of them (40%). Over that same period, he had attempted 54 three point shots, making 17 (31%).
We’ve got so much Scoop, we’re breaking it into two segments. First up, breaking down the team by positions, and some out-of-state targets talking Texas in the Scoop, Part I.
We go behind the scenes on how the class of 2019 was built and the prospects that went elsewhere in this edition of the Humidor.