With the end of the dead period on our doorstep, let’s do a status check on some remaining targets with upcoming visits. Plus, new names headed to Austin this weekend.
Texas running back commit Toneil Carter and defensive end target K’Lavon Chaisson join several of the best high school football players in the country in today’s Under Armour All-American game. Come join the discussion with the IT staff.
Our Eric Nahlin drops a note on important 2017 Texas target, Blinn College CB Kendall Sheffield.
With the 2015 signees being long in the tooth by the time this class makes it to campus, Texas will need to replenish and hit on some players who can contribute early.
This is as much me getting caught up as catching you guys up. Let’s get to some quick thoughts and notes.
The Toneil Carter commitment couldn’t have come at better time or faster rate. His recruitment went 0 to 60 in the same time he does, giving Tom Herman’s staff a much needed jolt. This was a just reward for persistent work, and also a bit of good fortune.
Listening to Christmas music this morning in the Wells’ house, I’ve got a couple recruiting notes to drop this morning while sipping on this egg nog waiting for Army-Navy. Just added Sunday updates on new offer and surprise visitors.
Here are some notes for the big official visit weekend.
The Texas staff has been hitting the trail hard recently, and Thursday afternoon was no change. Coaches visited Houston and East Texas, offering several prospects across Houston and Dallas, including some committed to other schools. The IT Staff has more inside.
What I’m seeing and hearing right now is a staff that has a very clear plan. We’re noticing the mad rush to get into the ear of early enrollees, while also seeing contingencies set up for January in the event they are needed. Basically Tom Herman is operating a long cycle on a short clock and doing a pretty good job of managing his limited time, at least so far as I can tell.
No other position presents clearer resolution of controlled recruiting chaos than running back.
Join Eric Nahlin, Justin Wells, and the rest of the Inside Texas staff in a recruiting Q&A as Tom Herman and the rest of his new staff hit the recruiting trail in the state of Texas