Despite his impressive offer list, Austin Bowie’s Elijah Higgins still feels like he has a lot to prove. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he’s heard the talk about being a tight end and he’s not having it. That topic is largely a semantic one to me as his best utility is likely as an inside flexed receiver who moves around some. I doubt Jordan Reed cares about his positional designation, but as of now Higgins does care about that perception. Schools are recruiting him at receiver, but when Stanford and its rich tight end tradition comes calling, that makes one wonder.
We’ve reached the penultimate weekend of spring football and it will be a quiet one on the 40 Acres. Coaches and players alike will be allowed to leave campus. Likewise, recruiting will also be quiet. We don’t expect any visitors, though you can never entirely rule that out.
Just what the title said.
I hate to interrupt The Masters/Spieth coverage, but I’ve got a few recruiting notes to drop on this cold and wet Saturday.
This week’s Notebook starts in the ATX with a big-time pass-catching target, then we head west to see an elite linebacker with Austin ties, back to Florida for a Texas transfer with LB skills, and finish up in the Fort Worth area with a safety with speed for days. The Recruiting Notebook keeps you in the loop.
With the recent de-commitments of potential class multiplier Grant Gunnell and the recently committed Bobby Wolfe, Texas A&M recruiting is seemingly driving slow in the HOV lane.
We haven’t had a recruiting Q&A in a few weeks so why don’t we get some questions answered to the best of our ability.
Time to discuss high school SPARQ and NFL combine testing tools and metrics. Both evals share the 40, short shuttle and vertical, but the NFL combine adds the 3 cone and broad jump and employs the bench press in lieu of the football SPARQ’s powerball toss.
Time to empty the notebook from Texas’ junior day with notes on 2020 QBs, 2019 TEs, and a star freshman OL.
Because Mack Brown ignored it, and Charlie Strong emphasized it, every recruitnik should understand the importance of senior year tape.