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.
With Herman and the Horns being the home team this year, they get to host a large number of UT targets in Dallas on Saturday.
Here’s the current list, plus additional visitors coming later this month. We’ll add names when they’re known, and have more on each in the Humidor on Friday.
I’m just randomly looking through junior year Hudl and wanted to share my thoughts as I go. I’ll keep it to just a handful to keep the conversation more condensed.
We’ve discussed September Hudls and potential fits on offense, now let’s look at the defensive side of the ball.
Here are some mildly interesting notes not worth holding on until the next insider feature.
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.
Let’s take a look at some possible late options for Texas to round out the class. Today we’ll do offensive line and tight end. This isn’t a complete list of who the coaches are looking at. That number is much, much higher.
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.
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).
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.