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.
As you could probably glean from the various mediums of social media, the pool party was a resounding event. Said one in attendance, "I don't know how a parent or player was there and doesn't think Texas isn't the place for them." This event was successful at recruiting whole families. We talk to some of the top recruits in attendance, a couple new offers, and keeping tabs on back-up plans for the UT staff in the Scoop.
We'll touch on UT's big visit weekend, with one out-of-state stud already in town. We'll touch on team, but it's still a bit early in the Summer I session to glean much. Today we'll focus on the weekend but also expect a lot of information unloaded in the Scoop on Monday. Recruiting fun times are hear again, as illustrated by the finish to this offering.
While the 2018 class is coming together quite nicely, let's take an early look at the 2019 Texas targets and the relationships being built. While there are roughly 12-14 spots left in 2018, the 2019 class could and should be Herman's biggest class in Austin to this point. Here's who they love, like, and will further evaluate. Also, some potentially huge hoops recruiting news. It's a two-Scoop kind of week.
T-minus 24 hours until kickoff of the Orange-White scrimmage from DKR and there's a hint of momentum in the air. After Texas landed its quarterback for 2018, Casey Thompson of Southmoore (OK), his pledge may be the signal from the light Tower to all the ships (recruits) approaching Austin harbor. UT didn't just get a Chris Leak-type passer for the next class, they also snagged a key recruiter in the race for talent in 2018.