Recruiting Notebook – 2/9/17

Brennan Eagles. (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook starts in DFW with a promising o-lineman, heads down to East Texas for a safety with bad intentions, and wraps up in Houston with perhaps the state’s top WR and safety. The Recruiting Notebook gets you caught up on Texas targets with burnt orange on their mind.

UT’s Pursuit of Out of State Talent – Vol 1

Jaelen Gill. (courtesy of

We’ve started looking deeper into recruiting philosophies of the Thomas Herman.

At times, when the state isn’t birthing certain quality at specific positions – like LB, RB in 2018 – you have to open the borders and find the fits. We’ve gathered a handful of notes and quotes from the OOS offers Herman and his staff have extended. We’ll break down a mixture over the next few months.

Game Thoughts: UT 67, ISU 65

Kendall Yancy. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A big, early Texas lead was short lived as a veteran, savvy Iowa State squad turned a 17 point deficit into a tie game late in the contest. Not unexpected, but still a tall task for this young Longhorn team to pull out a win against these senior-heavy Cyclones.

But Texas was up to the task.

News and Notes from The Opening – Houston

Brennan Eagles. (courtesy of Nike)

Some thoughts and observations. We’ll go into the insider-y stuff tomorrow.

The weather wasn’t inviting at 50 degrees and a slight breeze that made it cooler. I knew speed and agility times would be down, which is why my jaw hit the floor when Brennan Eagles told me his numbers. More from the Houston Regional.