This week’s Scoop focuses on who might be the next commitment for the Longhorns, wide receiver recruiting, notes on Demariyon Houston, Landyn Watson, and top targets dropping their top schools lists. The Scoop is here for your Monday reading.
I’m in the closing stages of writing and editing the 2018 Thinking Texas Football Preview magazine which will be available verrry soon. Needless to say, the process of writing and tons of extensive research from both public and private resources gives me a lot of time to think about Texas, our opponents and other important things.
Like recruiting. The Marques Caldwell commitment triggered me to expound on Tom Herman’s three star recruits.
Team updates from workouts and 7-on-7, the immediate and future recruiting landscape, and a breakdown of Shaka Smart’s main targets for the 2019 class.
When it comes to recruiting, winning trumps all. Generally speaking, it’s more important than academic and networking appeal. It transcends ‘family atmosphere’. It precedes the importance of relationships and is more enduring. It is a panacea for what ails a program.
With surface level axioms out of the way, let’s dive a little deeper.
Justin Wells and Joe Cook wrap up a fun week in Frisco with our final notes from The Opening Finals 2018. Talking to one of the nation’s top 2020 prospects and two local wide receivers with UT in their sights.
Much like a year ago, the Texas schedule is set up for a tough middle stretch with a softer landing on the back half that should allow a strong finish. The season’s ceiling will be set by games four through six, which we are previewing today. The Longhorns host TCU, travel to Kansas State, and then take on Oklahoma in Dallas.
Two of UT’s top targets talk Texas – Bru McCoy and Javonne Shepherd – and standouts after another day in Frisco. More notes from the Opening.
Attending the Opening. Seeing a ton of talent. Let’s discuss the ones that relate Texas and the Class of 2019. The Inside Scoop from the Star in Frisco.
As usual, it was way too hot in College Station for State 7-on-7. Inside Texas caught up with Dwight McGlothern and Darius Snow, two top DB targets in the 2020 class, regarding recruiting and Texas.
Texas’ 2018 schedule is generally considered the toughest in the Big 12 and one of the harder slates nationally. This is mostly because the rest of the Big 12 isn’t opting for taking on a blueblood like USC in their non-conference slate this year (except TCU, taking on Ohio State) but it’s still fairly remarkable given that, unlike the rest of the Big 12, Texas never has to play Texas. Not literally, at least.