Category Archives: Premium Recruiting

Are we there yet? 2020 recruiting will be a cycle to remember

Zach Evans (Will Gallagher/IT)

After overestimating Tom Herman’s immediate recruiting impact on the class of 2017 upon his arrival to Texas, I hurriedly re-calibrated my expectations and wrote the finish wouldn’t be quite as smooth as I originally thought. That bore out, but the staff’s penchant for evaluation and pragmatic, ‘save the ship’ approach, had a positive long-term effect on the roster. Saving those scholarships enabled the staff to sign the #3 class in the nation in the following cycle.

Wednesday Recruiting – 12/5/18

Jake Smith. (courtesy of Smith)

Coaches have been putting miles on the rental cars and Horn Force One since late Saturday. Lots of recruits on the schedule, commits to close, and meals from parents who want to make a great impression. UT’s Class of 2019 is coming to a close with only a few more presents to wrap and put under the tree. Here’s what the prospects have to say.

“Texas is missing on the state’s top 25!!!” But with context

De'Gabriel Floyd (Will Gallagher/IT)

In most years, Texas having only two commitments from the state’s top-25 at this point in the cycle would be cause for great concern. This is not most years.

We know the drill: the state is down, both from an athletic and mental evaluation standpoint, the state is ultra-competitive for the few players UT deems championship caliber, and Herman thought it the perfect time to establish an out-of-state footprint.

Tuesday recruiting notes

Bru McCoy at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

As we approach the seventh inning stretch for the Class of 2019, Texas has once again put itself in position for a potential top-five finish. If the staff can pull that off, you’ll see back-to-back top-five finishes for the first time since the Mack Brown era.