The 2015 recruiting class was one of the most athletic collections of defensive players that the Longhorns had signed in this decade. Malik Jefferson headlined the group and was joined, by order of 247 ranking, Anthony Wheeler, Holton Hill, Kris Boyd, DeShon Elliott, Davante Davis, P.J. Locke, and Breckyn Hager to round out their defensive backfield class. Now in year three we are finally seeing how the pieces fit together.
With over 50 prospects on hand for Saturday's Orange-White game, the feedback was good as the attendance was surprising. And that's one of the reasons for these scrimmages; to have fun, generate excitement in the program, and wrap up Spring ball in a positive manner. Mission accomplished.
AUSTIN - On a gorgeous sunny day at DKR, the Texas Longhorns held their Student Appreciation Day and first scrimmage of the Spring. While the crowd was small, the enthusiasm was large as people got to see outside of an expanded social media contingent what Tom Herman's been cooking in his laboratory since his arrival in December. There were big plays, potentially important injuries, and big hits. Physicality was in full effect.
Following in the footsteps of Nike, Under Armour, its main competitor in the industry is trying its hand at the high school football camp scene. It gives us an opportunity to see some of the state's best compete with each other while gathering notes, contacts, and tidbits for each prospect Texas deems a target. Our Joe Cook and Eric Nahlin will be at Westfield HS in Spring. Here's who they'll be looking for.
This week's Notebook starts in DFW with a promising o-lineman, heads down to East Texas for a safety with bad intentions, and wraps up in Houston with perhaps the state's top WR and safety. The Recruiting Notebook gets you caught up on Texas targets with burnt orange on their mind.