UT's bye week was anything but slow when Strong and the staff amped up recruiting with two big commits this week. We talk to one of them, along with Marvin Wilson, Jordan Elliott, JK Dobbins, and Brandon Jones. We check in on Manvel HS and also catch up to Collin Johnson about officially become a Longhorn and get the latest from Shaka on the hardwood. There's no bye weeks in the Scoop.
It's a new season. Texas opens conference play on Saturday with confidence and a few adjustments for the Big 12. We've got practice reports, injury updates, UT's newest offer, more recruiting, and the basketball team is going Navy Seal training this week. As usual, the Scoop delivers.
We deliver the Recruiting Notebook - Spring Game Edition this week. We stay in-state for a head-hunting DB, and a couple of edge-rushing ends. Then we hit the slopes of Colorado for an under-the-radar tight end that favors the Austin life. The Texas Spring game may be Saturday but the Notebook drops today.
With only two weeks remaining until National Signing Day, there is constant movement on both sides of the spectrum. Texas commits are looking around, while other pledged prospects are interested in UT. It's recruiting season and we're out here hunting at Inside Texas. Here's a weekly wrap-up. PLUS.. Update on UT's in-home visit Gentry and two very big surprise visitors in Austin right now.
First of all, I feel sorry for the young man, in a damn-it-must-suck-to-hear-your-phone-ring-around-the-clock type way. In the short time I was with him he talked to Texas Tech, ignored a call from Baylor, and texted with A&M about official visit details. That doesn't count the scribes looking for insights.