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.
Or, college entrance interview. With the Houston Under Armour All American combine being held at Westfield this past Sunday I had a feeling I'd see 2018 UA All-American Keondre Coburn. That bore out and offered the perfect time to see how he's been spending his final weeks as a high school student-athlete before embarking on college.
Today is the eve of the last game of the season. You don't want to play those this early in bowl season but it's better than missing bowl season altogether. While you're reading this from the warm confines of your home or office, or your home office (me), the team is preparing like it always does the day before a game:
The 2018 class of defensive backs will very likely finish as the highest rated group the school has ever signed. Without researching it too much, it will also likely be the best position group to sign of any that routinely takes three players or more per cycle. For a school that fancies itself as DBU, that's quite an accomplishment.
This week's Scoop dives deep into last weekend's HS recruiting scene. From The Opening in Oregon, to the State 7v7 in College Station, IT has all your bases covered. News, notes, and quotes from Texas commits, targets, and more. Before you start celebrating our country's birthday, get some Scoop.
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.
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.