Nearing Thanksgiving and only seven recruits committed. Typically not ideal but after two heart-stopping cycles of late finishes with Charlie Strong you should be accustomed to this. It doesn’t look like Strong will be here on NSD, but the finish is guaranteed to be furious.
You can’t tell by the temperature outside, but Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. Perhaps a better indicator of that will be lines at the grocery store. They’re the worst.
Thanksgiving means being thankful another merciful offseason is upon us, which typically means belly laughing at the foibles of rival schools and recruiting at a higher level than the team plays.
Two games in. Limited data set? Very, but I think it’s okay to read into it a little. Notre Dame will approximate the high end of UT’s competition, UTEP will do the same for the low end. As some have concerns over the upcoming road trip, and, GASP!, the 9:30 (Texas time) start, I’m unconcerned. This is a much better prepared team.
Conventional wisdom has the 2017 class below 20, especially after Texas extended a life raft to the four Baylor signees. That’s not necessarily the case and we think the class will finish somewhere in the low 20’s.
The only way yearly large classes work is through attrition; lots of it. Turnover might not be good for many business models, but in college recruiting its how you keep the depth chart competitive.
This week’s Notebook starts in the San Antonio area with a completely safety and under the radar wide receiver that turned heads at Under the Lights, back to DFW for up-and-coming SDE, then finishes in East Texas with an offensive lineman from a traditional power. We cover the Lone Star state in the Recruiting Notebook.
Let’s talk roster numbers. Let’s talk to new recruiting targets. Let’s talk coaches calling kids at midnight. And let’s talk hoops and where UT stands with a few of his prime prospects. It’s Monday, let’s talk about the Inside Scoop.
All recruiting, all day today at Inside Texas. I drop news and notes on Baron Browning, Chuck Filiaga, Tanner McCalister, and more, then Justin Wells and I do a Recruiting Q&A at 9:30AM.
Come talk Texas Football recruiting with us today at IT.
Texas’ third annual Under the Lights camp had plenty of talent on hand, including talent already on campus and committed, to talent waiting to get to campus. Here are some of the names I made note of.
More from Joe Cook and Justin Wells.
For a long time we’ve discussed flip-flopping the Humidor and Inside Scoop. With the Humidor posted last Friday and Justin and I just returning from Oregon, we feel now is the time to do it. The reasoning is quite simple, the Humidor builds up better to games than the Scoop does, and we’d prefer to contact kids and sources on the weekend rather than during the week, especially during the school year.
Texas gets a bye this week as they prepare for Tech on Turkey Day. We’ve got team news and practice notes. Also add recruiting updates on Jean Delance and D’Andre Christmas-Giles, plus hoops in this week’s Scoop.