So far we've seen an Elite Day that created buzz, there will also be a Junior Day in February, and we're also hearing one in March. Weekends in between, like this past one, will feature a sprinkling of talent. The recruiting gas pedal is officially floored.
There obviously isn't too much going on with the team just getting back to campus this weekend. There will be a team meeting tomorrow to welcome everybody to the start of the 2019 school year. I imagine workouts will begin this week as well and I should have some details on that on Friday.
When Texas is looking to fill a position of need, the staff won't confine its options to one of high school, JUCO, or grad transfer, rather it will typically weigh all available options and go from there. In some instances they may like their young options and want someone who can fill an immediate gap (or vice versa), but for the most part they'll always go best player available from the three main tributaries to the program. Talent is talent and they don't care if you're a high school player, at Last Chance U, or are ready to move on from your current four-year school as long as you fit the culture and can improve the program.
On the eve of Christmas, we begin to settle in with family and friends on this wonderful holiday. Let's wrap up the Texas HS State Championships - one for the ages - with notes and quotes from players headed to Austin or on the Texas Big Board for 2020 and 2021. Get some Scoop in your stocking.
Can you feel it? NSD is almost here. The anxiousness is nauseating and intoxicating in the same breath. If you’re a coach at a college football program, multiply that by 10. The actual prospect will often experience a level of stress, but a lot of that can be by their own actions and decisions. Notes/quotes from Texas targets and commits, what Eric and Justin think they think, and Jordan Whittington, in his own words inside the Scoop.