There obviously isn’t too much going on with the team just getting back to campus this weekend. There will be a team meeting tomorrow to welcome everybody to the start of the 2019 school year. I imagine workouts will begin this week as well and I should have some details on that on Friday.
Notes and quotes from top targets at the Next Level Athlete camp, info on several Austin-area prospects, coaches searching for possible additions to next season’s team, and an update on a remaining 2019 target.
When Texas is looking to fill a position of need, the staff won’t confine its options to one of high school, JUCO, or grad transfer, rather it will typically weigh all available options and go from there. In some instances they may like their young options and want someone who can fill an immediate gap (or vice versa), but for the most part they’ll always go best player available from the three main tributaries to the program. Talent is talent and they don’t care if you’re a high school player, at Last Chance U, or are ready to move on from your current four-year school as long as you fit the culture and can improve the program.
On the eve of Christmas, we begin to settle in with family and friends on this wonderful holiday. Let’s wrap up the Texas HS State Championships – one for the ages – with notes and quotes from players headed to Austin or on the Texas Big Board for 2020 and 2021. Get some Scoop in your stocking.
Can you feel it? NSD is almost here. The anxiousness is nauseating and intoxicating in the same breath. If you’re a coach at a college football program, multiply that by 10. The actual prospect will often experience a level of stress, but a lot of that can be by their own actions and decisions. Notes/quotes from Texas targets and commits, what Eric and Justin think they think, and Jordan Whittington, in his own words inside the Scoop.
We’re talking UT’s C/O 2019 and how we see it finish with recruiting percentages, latest on visitors this weekend including Tommy Kennedy, and more from Caleb Johnson, Peyton Powell, and running backs inside the Scoop.
We’ll post team information tomorrow. I’ll talk to more today, as will Justin. Obviously the most pressing news is regarding Caden Sterns’ MRI. We haven’t heard anything substantial yet, but should today. Notes/quotes from Jackson, Catalon, and Glass + Texas coaches hit the road this week. Find out where in the Scoop.
Texas versus OU for conference supremacy….in December. Before it came to this, both teams had to win on the road with Texas drawing Kansas and OU playing West Virginia.
A fantastic win came with a price that Sam Ehlinger is happy to pay I’m sure. That, and more injury news, notes + a big recruiting weekend for the Longhorns in the Scoop.
If you heard the theme song to M.A.S.H. during UT’s locker room celebration on Saturday night, it wasn’t a flashback to the 70s. With the physicality this team plays with, you’re going to get banged up. It got to a point in Lubbock where we saw third stringers on the field, like Donovan Duvernay. Here’s what we’re hearing + recruiting in the Scoop.