Let’s get to a little Stream of Consci_ _sness as we near the intersection of the completion of the 2018 cycle and the official beginning of 2019 recruiting.
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.
EJ Ndoma-Ogar profiles as a bruising guard in college, but he’s light enough on his feet to play tackle in high school at a high level. His baseline physical traits along with his mental evaluation give him a very high floor. This was a great offer that needed to happen.
Along with 2018 jumbo athlete Vernon Jackson being on his official visit, Texas has also hosted younger unofficial visitors.
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.
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.
I wanted to hit offense first because we’ve seen some interesting developments in the previous days.
Let it snow (information).
Recruiting fans, and not just Texas fans, might want to buckle up, and I don’t simply mean a seat belt. Maybe affix a helmet and HANS device as well. The road ahead is going to have many twists and turns and the traffic will be of the ‘rubbin’ is racin” variety. There may even be a spike strip of a bad beat along the way but Texas is still in contention for a podium finish and champagne bath.
After the spring game Tom Herman voiced concerns over depth on the offensive line. I somewhat brushed those concerns off saying, “depth will only be debilitating if you have multiple injuries at the same time.” Then we found out Herman and Derek Warehime had a Murphy’s Law debt to finish paying from their previous year at Houston where anything that could go wrong on the offensive line did.