This week’s Scoop dives into UT’s satellite camps, new 2019 targets on the radar, latest on top targets – Cook, Ghirmai, Brown – the trio from Dallas Bishop Dunne, and more junior WRs to know. We finish up with hoops news two weeks into Summer Session I.
One of the highly sought current recruits reportedly stated that his impression of UT football has changed dramatically over the course of a single year. He was comparing the practices of coach Strong opposed to coach Herman’s. Herman demands intensity and constant attention to detail with competitive inspiration built into every drill all over the field. He mentioned coach Strong’s practices from last year were still and dead in his opinion.
As the father of five I’ve had, well, five moments in my life that surpass all others.
I mean, you know, until this past Wednesday.
Happy Friday, cohorts.
The team is going about its business, Tom Herman is going about his business and it’s awesome, and recruiting is damn near on autopilot thanks to very little turbulence.
After a 39-24 campaign in his first season as Texas head coach, David Pierce has brought a renewed energy to the program. Last year, the team was sitting at home during late May watching as other teams played during a time Texas rarely misses out on. This season, Pierce was one game away from two consistent goals of the Longhorn baseball program; hosting an NCAA regional and advancing to the super regional round.
In the last column I explained how defending Big 12 run games is primarily a measure of how well a defense works in concert to fill gaps and get hats to the right places. Defending the pass in the Big 12 isn’t like that at all, there’s real skill and overpowering athleticism involved in the execution of these attacks and simply getting guys matched up in the right spots is not enough to guarantee success.
While Tom Herman and the UT coaching staff continue to blaze the recruiting trail, the program is taking full advantage of the allotted camps they’re allowed to hold each summer. Four on-campus events and four satellite camps (ETX, Georgia, Las Vegas, and Lafayette) will keep the coaches busy throughout June. Here’s some notes/quotes from Herman, one of his newest commits, and a ton of talent on the Texas radar.
It’s an okay start to the class, I guess.
You ask, he answers.
Our Tim Preston presents the first edition of offseason hoops breakdowns for Shaka Smarts 2017-18 Texas Longhorns.
ANGLETON, TX — “The Revolution has begun.” – BJ Foster
Today, the state’s top rated prospect, Foster, committed to Tom Herman and the RevolUTion18 class of the Longhorns.