Category Archives: Premium Recruiting

Jamison selects Texas, absurd DB class gets better

D'shawn Jamison (Eric Nahlin/IT)

The 2018 class of defensive backs will very likely finish as the highest rated group the school has ever signed. Without researching it too much, it will also likely be the best position group to sign of any that routinely takes three players or more per cycle. For a school that fancies itself as DBU, that’s quite an accomplishment.

Commit Hudl and Fits: Offense

Reese Moore (Joe Cook/IT)

September’s over. We’ve seen the Horns play four games and now we have some Hudl to enjoy of commits to discuss how they fit. We’ve also heard Herman discuss what’s missing from the roster, or at least hint at it.

Thoughts on current and future LBs

Gary Johnson (Will Gallgher/IT)

On Saturday we were treated to something we haven’t seen since 2014, quality and consistent linebacker play from the whole unit, rather than poor fundamentals and a sprinkling of athletic WOW plays. Plays were made at the line of scrimmage or behind it rather than 10 yards down the field. They played physical. It was awesome.

Potential potholes on the road to NSD

Rondale Moore (Justin Wells/IT)

No two recruiting cycles are alike, and when you factor for starkly different approaches between Charlie Strong and Tom Herman, there’s quite a bit to chronicle. Compounding the interest; for the first time for college football, NSD is plural as we’ll have one that runs from December 20-22 along with the customary first Wednesday in February (2/7).

What the Maryland game tells us about recruiting needs

Keaontay Ingram. (Justin Wells/IT)

This endeavor is a bit premature but I’ll happily update my thoughts as we accumulate more information, likely after USC.

Based on Saturday’s game there’s a chance Texas won’t exorcise demons until there’s significant roster turnover. The fastest way to accomplish that is with big recruiting classes, which should be on the order for the next two cycles. While you convulse as you remember I wrote the same damn thing in 2014, I’ll continue.