It begins with a 7:30 a.m. alarm, followed by three periods a day on Google Meet, two more online classes to check into, then an evening workout and speaking with college coaches. This is the new normal for a 2021 high school football prospect in Texas. At least for Highland Park senior Jack Leyrer.
Last week we discussed the five must-get recruits for the 2021 class, at least in my view, but even landing those five ballers wouldn’t stamp the class as complete. Landing a number of those five, plus addressing the needs listed below, would stamp the class especially in this singularly ridiculous cycle.
I’m in the middle of writing the 8th Annual Thinking Texas Football preview. Aside from the fact that I get to stare way too long at a computer screen for 12 hours a day, it affords me the opportunity to dig into the football program at the macro and micro levels in every conceivable way. It was during this process last year that I began to have some insights on Orlando and the positional staff that allowed me to be the early driver on That Dog Won’t Hunt bus once I saw how we were going to play our 2019 cards.
As the cycle wears on, it’s looking more and more likely these five-star headlines are going to be replaced with three-stars like “That one kid committed to that one school flips to Texas” and “Texas holds off SMU, lands Bryxton Braxton IV.“ The IV is made up because Mom professes to hate trendy names. When asked why Dad’s name is Dan she spills wine on you to change the subject.