We start in the Houston area with a linebacker who tracks and smacks, then head west to see the nation's top corner and one of the best OL from Arizona, back to east Texas for a uber-athletic corner with lock down traits, and finish with UT's top QB on its 2021 big board in this edition of the Recruiting Notebook.
AUSTIN, Tx -- On the heels of a 10-win season, culminating in a 28-21 Sugar Bowl victory over SEC power Georgia, the vibe throughout the first week of spring practice has been notably upbeat and very energetic. And perhaps no one embodies that positive strut like junior signal-caller Sam Ehlinger.
Since the arrival of Tom Herman in Austin, there have been many changes around the Texas Football program. New, state-of-the-art facilities, renewed emphasis on Strength & Conditioning and hydration, and embodying a culture of accountability and winning. But one spot has seen significant change; quarterback. Meet Hudson Card.
It's been a cycle since Texas snagged an East Texas prospect. Keaontay Ingram and DeMarvion Overshown both pledged to the Longhorns Class of 2018 within days of each other two summers ago. With the region low on talent in 2019, the UT staff has gone back into the piney woods where a handful of 2020s and a sh*t ton 2021s are beginning to catch colleges attention.
Texas did themselves a solid when they held Elite Day last month, hosting some of the state's best for 2020. They outdid themselves with another righteous crop of prospects rolling through the first evening of Junior Day Weekend. With Texas-exes BJ Johnson and Priest Holmes stopping by, and adding a Mookie to the class was icing on the cake. Here's some quick hitters from a busy day on the 40 Acres.
This week's Notebook starts in DFW with the nation's top rated safety and four-star linebacker target for the Horns. Then we head to Bastrop to check in on a big defensive lineman, and finish in Lewisville with a safety with athletic genes. The Recruiting Notebook hits all angles.