Inside the Gameplan: Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones. (Will Gallagher/IT)

There are two effective responses to roster turnover that you tend to see from strong programs. The first is what would best be described as “the reload” in which a star player at a featured position is replaced by another player that’s been developing and biding his time for the opportunity. The RB position is definitely one where you want to see a “reload” effect while for Texas the “rover” position, “H-back,” and really the QB also fall under that category. The other type of response to turnover is to elevate the roles of returning starters who were serving more as support for their star teammates and now get their chance to lead the way.

Recruiting Notebook – 5/2/18

Tre Watson

This week’s Notebook starts in Cali with a running back looking for a new home, then we head south to Louisiana for an athlete near the LSU campus, then we head down I-10 to South Houston for a look at a promising WR, and finish off in the Metroplex with a future DE. The Notebook is nationwide.

Hamilton’s grand slam caps ninth-inning comeback against Texas State

David Hamilton (Will Gallagher/IT)

It didn’t look good for Texas after 2.5 innings, but then the Longhorns came back to take a one run lead in the third and extend that lead to three runs in the fourth. It didn’t look good for Texas after 6.5 innings following three straight multi-run frames by the Texas State Bobcats. It didn’t look good for Texas heading into the ninth trailing by four, but then the Longhorns scored one run and had the bases loaded with nobody out. Then David Hamilton came to the plate.

Texas lands 4-star Watson II

Kenyatta Watson (via Watson)

LOGANVILLE, Ga — LOGANVILLE, Ga — Grayson high school is one of the most talent rich programs in the nation. Today, Texas got one of its top talents.

2019 Loganville (GA) Grayson CB Kenyatta Watson II committed to Texas on Tuesday, choosing the Longhorns over his other finalist, Notre Dame.

Tuesday Scoop: Resetting the Table

NaNa Osafo-Mensah (Justin Wells/IT)

Last May we prepped the board for what would we expected to be a big June. Then Keaontay Ingram and DeMarvion Overshown dropped right before the beginning of June. In a little less than a week they would be joined by Ayodele Adeoye and BJ Foster.

We’re not exactly saying the same is going to happen, at least not in that short of a window, but May has the look of a successful month, and certainly much more palatable than April.

Holton Hill, Cautionary Tale

Holton Hill (Will Gallagher/IT)

Cautionary tales have been with us since Man first started communicating as tribal hunter gatherers and Ooo-ga The Prideful boasted that he’d show everyone that cave bears are probably just large marmots. A story Eric Nahlin’s wife has repeatedly implored me to remind him of every time he announces to the family that he has mastered electricity with the power of his mind and tries to entice it from a power outlet with a paper clip.