Teams normally build their identity in the fall, and find their cornerstones in the spring. Last spring is when Todd Orlando determined that Brandon Jones was going to be a key piece of the puzzle in 2018 and what exactly he was going to offer (superior tackling and run support). They also established that Lil’Jordan Humphrey was one of the best players on the team and spent the fall figuring out how to maximize his abilities.
We spoke with more of the Texas targets at UA in Arlington Martin on Sunday. A 2020 rush end with a future at LB, and a handful of 2021s with UT on their mind.
247 is releasing their new national rankings today. With it amounting to an instate top 25 or so I wanted to get mine out as well. I plan on extending this to 100 by mid-March and then to write something up on the 2021 class by the end of March. That should be fun.
Catching up with a newly offered receiver, a priority for the 2021 offensive line, some Missouri talent, and finishing with an elite 2021 quarterback set to make a return visit.
The Clovis, CA., five-star running back made his way to Oklahoma and Texas for successive visits these past few days. He arrived in Austin on Friday and was supposed to leave on Saturday but stayed an extra day. Dates that go that well usually end in a pretty serious relationship but not always marriage.
A cold, but sunny day in Arlington for the Under Armour camp had plenty of Texas offers and targets on hand. We talk to each with notes and quotes, plus scattershooting on Monday, Inside Scoop day.
The class of 2021 is on Texas’ radar and the Longhorns hosted several top juniors-to-be at the recent junior day including Preston Stone, Corey Flagg, Jr., and Luis Chavarria
The IT Staff provides an in-depth look at the way off-season workouts are run and who’s impressed during Yancy McKnight’s time with the team. Then, we look at who the Longhorns are looking to add to #cloUT2020 in the secondary and along the offensive line. It’s Friday, it’s the Humidor.
It’s been a cycle since Texas snagged an East Texas prospect. Keaontay Ingram and DeMarvion Overshown both pledged to the Longhorns Class of 2018 within days of each other two summers ago. With the region low on talent in 2019, the UT staff has gone back into the piney woods where a handful of 2020s and a sh*t ton 2021s are beginning to catch colleges attention.
Linebacker has been a real challenge for Todd Orlando since coming to Texas and the Big 12 in 2017. While the American Athletic Conference is heavy on spread concepts, it doesn’t attack linebackers in coverage like the Big 12 does. In fact, no other conference attacks linebackers in coverage like the Big 12 does. Orlando’s concessions to the demands of defending the spread were actually a step behind where they needed to be in order to battle the Air Raid gurus in his new conference.