As the summer heats up, so it Texas Football recruiting for 2019 and 2020. After last weekend’s Heat Wave, the Horns generated positive vibes with its pool party and put themselves in a great position with a number of its top targets. Latest on a hot and humid weekend and where the Horns stand with some of the nation’s top prospects in the Scoop.
When they named this event the Heat Wave, they weren’t lying. Hot and humid was the forecast, but the dudes on campus today made the 40 Acres cool.
The 2008 Red River Shootout was the second of three consecutive I attended. It was easily the most exciting and rewarding live game I’ve attended in any sport. Because of the scarring that had resulted from five consecutive defeats to Bob Stoops’ Sooners, there wasn’t a ton of confidence going into any of these games even though Texas ended up finishing 3-1 against OU during the Colt McCoy era.
Anytime there’s a rule change of significance in any sport (the 3 point line and defensive rules in basketball, pro-offense rules in football and the NHL), you learn to quickly distinguish which coaching staffs play checkers, which play chess and which struggle with rock-paper-scissors.
(…and how to get out)
Since 2010, Texas has been a .500 ball club. Or, more precisely, our 53-48 record makes us a .525 ball club. Let’s not short ourselves. Over those eight years, the Horns have posted four losing records, only one AP Top 25 finish and our best three year run occurred between 2011-2013 when Texas went 25-14. Since 2013, Texas is an execrable 23-27 (.460).
After hosting the nation’s top running back, Texas is set to bring some of the top prospects in the 2019 and 2020 classes on campus this weekend. We talk to a handful bound for the 40 Acres plus insight on more recruiting targets in the Scoop.
The freshmen are struggling like us olds in the customary IT August get-in-shape thread.
As the Texas coaches continue trekking across the wide expanse for valuable face time at satellite camps, there’s still some business in the immediate region.
Texas’ lone 2020 commit, Hudson Card, made the short trip to Austin yesterday to camp with his future school. In addition, a defensive lineman who has seen his stock soar in the last month worked out for the Longhorn coaches. Both talked about their camp experience.
Trend lines are fun, if sometimes useless to discuss. They can change rather quickly, especially in an ever-changing climate. Recruitments turning on a dime, curiously, will always be something to contend with, but those are still in the minority.