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This week’s Notebook starts in Rockdale with a rock star athlete, a DT destined to destroy worlds from North Houston, a dynamic athlete from H-town, and an ILB parked in the middle of Kansas. A handful of juniors and a very important ’17 JUCO athlete get evaluated today.
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 starting center (Belton) Zach Shackelford named Freshman All American today by the FWAA.
Played through injuries, held his own, and was rewarded. Bright future here.
Houston Lamar remains one of the best high school programs within greater Houston. Accordingly, their team boasts several players with Power 5 talent. Tom Herman and Texas decided to extend an offer to two Lamar juniors, defensive back D’Shawn Jamison and wide receiver Al’vonte Woodard.
Nick Saban will lose. Yes, I know, it’s actually Alabama (the team) and not Saban (the individual) who is facing Clemson Monday night for the national championship. But Saban has become so monolithic, so omnipresent, so…SABAN…that really, most people usually talk about how impossible it is to beat Saban, primarily. Oh, and also, Alabama.
This week’s Scoop wraps up the Army All-American Bowl with 2018s to watch. We talk about the newest staff addition, Trey Haverty, AD news, and more recruiting, including a new target.
Early turnovers and some big three point makes from the Cyclones doomed an otherwise applaudable game from the Texas Longhorns as they fell to Iowa State *-* in Ames.
Coming off their first conference win (and one of the better games they’ve played all year), the Longhorns (7-7, 1-1) head north on I-35 to take on an Iowa State Cyclone (9-4, 1-1) team that one-part knows exactly who they are and one-part finds themselves searching for a new identity post Georges Niang. Is this a winnable game for Texas or simply another in the long line of UT teams who come up to Ames only to head home in disappointed fashion?
BRENHAM (TX) — It was always a dream of Brenham OLB Marqez Bimage to become a Longhorn. Today, it became a reality.