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.
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.
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.
As we approach the end of February, here’s the latest recruiting notes from the 40 Acres. Catalon, Richardson, Ellison, Dixon, and more on a Wednesday.
I wanted to attend the Dallas Regional Opening before doing any sort of rankings but that event isn’t until late April. Since it’s something I’ve already been thinking quite a bit about I’ll just drop a top 25 now.
Why have athletes run around in their shorts and take a battery of tests to assess their ability to play football in pads? Doesn’t the game itself select for the attributes we want? Watch film. You’ll know who is fast, strong, quick, violent and tough. Then just take the best players.
Coverage from the Opening Regional in Houston, notes/quotes from Texas targets, and 2019 and 2020 prospects on the radar heading into the spring. The Scoop delivers on a Monday.