Category Archives: Premium Recruiting

Weekend visitor list

Garrett Wilson at the UIL State Championship. (Justin Wells/IT)

So the recruiting weekend might be pretty nice after all.

On the final weekend for the 2018 class, UT has a number of signees and elites from 2019 and 2020 on the schedule.

Most you already read in the Humidor. A few new ones to notice.

Status check on 2019s

Roschon Johnson (Justin Wells/IT)

While some are already concerned about the next cycle as if Texas was nearing the end of it, it has barely even begun. Let’s take stock of where Texas is with some of it biggest targets at this very early juncture.

Step 1: Offer the Elites

Noah Cain at the UA camp. (Justin Wells/IT)

The NCAA has almost engineered structure into every school’s recruiting calendar with two recent rule changes. In this cycle we saw the institution of the early signing period. That will be met this cycle with the ability for recruits to take official visits in the spring months of April and May. This is more of an aside, but if they just move the early signing period to August — equipped with an out clause if a head coach is fired — then the NCAA will have gotten these alterations correct in my view.

Recruiting Q&A: Three Weeks Remain

2018 Texas commits (via Twitter)

Many will want absolute answers when there’s still a lot of uncertainty, but Texas is poised for a very fine finish on defensive line, though finding a Rover is still a concern. I’d also like to see more traction with slot receiver. The staff could defer to 2019 if necessary.

Post-NSD1 Recruiting Q&A

Keondre Coburn (Will/Gallagher/IT)

The biggest news yesterday was Anthony Cook pledging to Texas and then signing this a.m. My favorite news, however, was the signing of Michael Grandy. I’m a fool for depth.

We can talk about all that and whatever else recruiting related.

How We Arrived Here: NSD1 Rewind

Cam Rising. (Will Gallagher/IT)

If you follow recruiting year-round this post isn’t necessarily for you, though maybe it’ll make for a good refresher. If you forgo the drama and only have interest in recruiting to understand what players your program is definitely getting, then this offering should be insightful.