We start this week with an athletic junior o-lineman in San Antonio, then head down to North Houston for the ideal 4i, slide over to central Texas for another defensive end target, and finish in the Show Me State with sparkplug from the offensive side in this week's Recruiting Notebook.
KATY -- When David Gbenda learned that the Texas Longhorns were interested in his services, his confidence began to grow. When Tom Herman extended Gbenda and offer in front of David's father on a late Sunday afternoon, his heart began to grow. And when Gbenda called Herman and Todd Orlando today to commit to UT, his dreams were a reality.
It wasn't pretty, but football in Manhattan, Kansas rarely is. Texas jumped out to a commanding 19-0 lead, then held on down the final stretch for the 19-14 win at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday. Here are my Five Quick Thoughts following UT's win over Kansas State.
Coming off a big win over No. 22 USC last Saturday, Texas takes on a more formidable foe in the Frogs from Fort Worth. No. 17 TCU comes to Austin to open Big 12 play vs the Longhorns. We've got game previews, team news, injury reports, and the recruiting visitor list. It's Gameday, y'all.
AUSTIN, Tx -- Following two uninspiring performances to open the season, Texas decided to turn it on. And did they ever. UT dominated in all three phases of the game as the Longhorns knocked off No. 22 Southern California, 37-14 in front of a record 103, 507 fans on an electrically charged Saturday night at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The discussion around the 2018 Maryland Terps and Texas’ opening game against them has largely been dominated by the offseason tragedy and scandal that overtook HC D.J. Durkin and placed Matt Canada at the helm for fall camp and week one. There’s actually a lot of interesting football dynamics to this team beyond the big and important questions raised after their scandal about the game’s martial culture, player safety, and player empowerment.