Category Archives: Premium Recruiting

Fridays in the Humidor – 8/3/18

Daniel Young. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Hello campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties out there because it’s hoooot out there today.

It’s hot out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach?

Nope, it’s Austin, Texas and the first day of August practice. While you wonder where @Groundhog Day is we’ll set the table: Texas is coming off a season that both disappointed and gave hope for the future.

The 2020 and 2021 Cycles are Stacked on the OL

Bryce Foster (Joe Cook/IT)

The most important position to the long-term health of your program is the offensive line, so when your primary recruiting grounds are loaded at the position it’s time to feast.

The state of Texas has had its ebbs and flows along the o-line with a mix of below average, average, and above average classes in the recent half-dozen years.

Recruiting Notebook – 7/12/18

Jaylon Jones. (Justin Wells/IT)

We start outside Houston with a massive offensive tackle on the Horns radar. We swing over to Mansfield for an up-and-coming defensive linemen, back to San Antonio for one of the nation’s top DBs, then hit St. Louis for an elite wide receiver. We’re covered in this week’s Notebook.

Wednesday Recruiting Notes and Thoughts

Deondrick Glass (Joe Cook/IT)

While going over the list of priority targets for this cycle, it should be clear the staff will have to cast a wider net at certain positions. I’ll go over that in a post tomorrow, but for now, just feel confident the staff is going to land a lot of players who aren’t currently on the radar.

Assessing the 2016 recruiting class

Jeff McCulloch and Malcolm Roach. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Here’s a good thread discussing 2015 class attrition. In the comments I offered thoughts on each player in the class. Go to the last page if you want the @stringsays assessment of A&M’s players, many of which were hotly contested battles between the two rivals.

Why don’t we do the same with 2016?

Recruiting Musing: Herman’s three stars

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m in the closing stages of writing and editing the 2018 Thinking Texas Football Preview magazine which will be available verrry soon. Needless to say, the process of writing and tons of extensive research from both public and private resources gives me a lot of time to think about Texas, our opponents and other important things.

Like recruiting. The Marques Caldwell commitment triggered me to expound on Tom Herman’s three star recruits.

Overcoming negative pitches through individual and team success

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

When it comes to recruiting, winning trumps all. Generally speaking, it’s more important than academic and networking appeal. It transcends ‘family atmosphere’. It precedes the importance of relationships and is more enduring. It is a panacea for what ails a program.

With surface level axioms out of the way, let’s dive a little deeper.