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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.

Stream of Consci__sness: 4/12/17

Rafiti Ghirmai (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Junior Day was to create momentum and it did. The spring game should compound that momentum, and as you’ve seen in the other thread, Texas has a very nice list of RSVP’s for Saturday’s event. We could see a commit or two go down this weekend, but that’s not for certain.

UT’s clear recruiting runway

Al'Vonte Woodard. (courtesy of UA camp)

Pretty much every single important internal and external aspect of recruiting is going UT’s way currently, save overall in-state talent level, which is beyond the staff’s control. While these aspects haven’t led to any in-state commitments (that’s not a bad thing, they simply aren’t reaching) thus far, it’s led to quite a buzz with the in-state elites.

Longhorn leans, longshots, and in between

BJ Foster at UT's Junior Day. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll use my rough draft Top 21 (for some reason Fuddy went with 21 — probably his attempt to blue ribbon more players into the Top 10 or 15) as a gauge to see where the state’s best are leaning at this point.

Of note, this is more based on my gut feeling and some rumblings than what players themselves are actually saying publicly.

The danger of balanced recruiting

Josh Moore at UIL State Championship. (Justin Wells/IT

The 2018 state of Texas recruiting features one of the most imbalanced talent distributions in recent memory. The Lone Star State is absolutely loaded at DB and WR, solid at TE, and relatively lacking in both top line talent and quality depth everywhere else.

Little guys haven’t been this empowered since Frodo went to Mordor.