Conroe Oak Ridge defender Joseph Ossai may have one of the best mental evaluations I’ve seen in some time. We know he prides himself on academics and wants to be an engineer but that’s only part of it, he is also a tireless worker and natural leader who takes football very seriously.
Perhaps with the exception of the wide receivers, the defensive line has played the most consistent football this year of any position group. Because of that, the trepidation of the 2018 recruiting class has been much more muted than that of their cohorts on the offensive line.
I’m not particularly worried about either, but if we’re going to discuss the offensive line we might as well dissect the defensive line.
Exiting the Spring, Texas had 18 bodies on the offensive line. That’s enough for a three-deep and three red-shirts. 18-20 is typically what I’ve stated needs to the rolling average. Between injuries, transfers, retirement, and the steadfastness of red-shirting Sam Cosmi, the current number is 11.
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.