The 2015 cycle was unconventional, not just for Texas fans, but also Charlie Strong. Maybe especially Charlie Strong. Sure, it had some elements of his process at Louisville, but he got a whole lot more than he bargained for and ended up in some all out street fights with regional and national schools. He landed his share of body blows, and put WRTS at a standing eight count. You can actually say the fight with Aggie is now a draw, though I much prefer UT's trend line.
As we wrapped up the foundational class that is UT's 2015 group, we jump right into 2016 and Texas' Junior Day is on the horizon. We update the coaching situation, plus go in-depth on a handful of juniors showing Texas love. We add an interesting hoops tidbit all in the Inside Scoop.
On its face, this cycle won't be as talented as the previous one. That should be of little concern to a Texas staff taking a smaller class, being great at identifying proper fits, and possessing the ability to go out of state and Cherry-pick players. Furthermore, the class of 2015 was so large in scope, it plugged a lot of holes. That said, you always need to re-stock talent because that's how you reload rather than rebuild.
With the Malik Jefferson recruitment the two in-state rivals crossed paths in ways they hadn't in some time. Texas landing Jefferson stirred up the pursuit of Aggie commits/leans, Kyler Murray, Daylon Mack and DaMarkus Lodge. How those recruitments play out will reverberate well into the class of 2016.
Another busy recruiting weekend on the 40 Acres and we've got you covered. A big announcement goes down this afternoon and we're on top of it as well. The visitor list, two QBs on the Texas radar, a JUCO pass-catcher speaks out, and our weekly hoops update. All inside the Scoop.