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Fridays in the Scoop – 5/12/17

Noah Cain at the UA camp. (Justin Wells/IT)

While the 2018 class is coming together quite nicely, let’s take an early look at the 2019 Texas targets and the relationships being built. While there are roughly 12-14 spots left in 2018, the 2019 class could and should be Herman’s biggest class in Austin to this point.

Here’s who they love, like, and will further evaluate. Also, some potentially huge hoops recruiting news. It’s a two-Scoop kind of week.

The Four Levels of Longhorn DL

Poona Ford. (Will Gallagher/IT)

This is in complement to Eric’s excellent post evaluating the DL post Spring.

I went back and re-watched the Spring game and specifically concentrated only on DL snaps. Beyond the zero sum game caveats, I can evaluate get-off, mobility, effort, technique, low pads and explosiveness.

Recruiting Notebook – 5/9/17

Malcolm Epps. (courtesy of Epps)

This week’s Notebook starts around H-town for a top line tight end and elite defensive end. Then swing down to Louisiana for a high-potential offensive tackle, then hit the west coast for a 4-star quarterback in Cali. The Recruiting Notebook is here.

Tuesday Hoops Scoop

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

It’s a normal thing that, after the two April Evaluation Periods, Texas will have identified some players who they think can help them and a bevy of sophomore/junior offers will get handed out.

This year, obviously, has been no different.

Post-Spring Then and Now – Running Backs

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll continue the series with running backs as Texas looks to find a replacement for D’Onta Foreman’s 2000 yards.

Texas has talent, albeit largely unproven, and it has bodies, but can anyone assert himself as the lead back while the rest of the depth chart finds its level behind him? That answer is yes, provided Chris Warren stays healthy. That’s an ‘if’ the size Warren himself, as illustrated by an exchange between Scipio and I.