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.
Austin, Texas was just another stop along a road trip of a few of the best college football programs in the country. Luckily for the Wrays, it’s a family thing
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 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.
After this weekend’s Junior Day, there’s a little buzz around CFB and Tom Herman.
Apparently he knows how to put on a Junior Weekend (that’s what I’m calling it now) with precision, execution, and alignment (DRINK). Well, that positive vibe continues this week as the staff will host a 4-star from Da Boot and maybe a couple of prospects this weekend.
Offer watch time.
Around 25 more prospects showed up today to wrap up a big Junior Day weekend on the 40 Acres.
And while it only netted one commit, albeit the nation’s top rated athlete, it made a favorable impression on some of the state’s most coveted players.
Junior Days usually yield positive quotes and enthusiasm afterwards from prospects partaking in the event. Today was slightly different.
The most anticipated recruiting event in Austin in years is finally here and the list of invitees certainly lives up to the hype. Not only is Saturday loaded, but Jaylen Waddle is headed to Austin as we speak, Casey Thompson will be in later today/tonight, and Sunday is a good day of visits in its own right. We’ll take a look at each confirmed name and offer our thoughts. These thoughts are equal parts inside info and intuitiveness.
Between now and September 2nd, Texas fans are going to devote a lot of time, energy and ink to discussing the QB position and to hand-wringing over which RB will assert themselves in the Spring and Fall.
Texas has sent a couple of offers out on this Tuesday evening, and there’s some additional news to boot.