2020 Longhorn QB commitment Hudson Card had a nice showing at the Elite 11 camp in Frisco, finishing near the top of all performers overall. Granted, Elite 11 is far from real football and a lot of the simulations in shorts are virtually useless in projecting QBs, but there were a few format agnostic traits Card displayed that caught my attention worth bringing to yours.
With the Spring game just over a week away, we'll take a closer look at the early confirmed visitors. With so many major programs holding this event on the same day, the prospects you see arrive in Austin next Saturday could be a valuable data point in the class of 2020 and beyond. Or it might not be, but that'll be for us to discover.
Since the arrival of Tom Herman in Austin, there have been many changes around the Texas Football program. New, state-of-the-art facilities, renewed emphasis on Strength & Conditioning and hydration, and embodying a culture of accountability and winning. But one spot has seen significant change; quarterback. Meet Hudson Card.
Texas grabs a premier grad transfer offensive lineman, another OL target went out west for a vist, a QB guru drops knowledge during the Elite 11 regional trials, tidbits on UT's 2020 QB take, one of the best corners in Texas talks Texas, and the enigma; Ja'Quinden Jackson goes into detail about his recruitment. The Scoop knows.
After overestimating Tom Herman's immediate recruiting impact on the class of 2017 upon his arrival to Texas, I hurriedly re-calibrated my expectations and wrote the finish wouldn't be quite as smooth as I originally thought. That bore out, but the staff's penchant for evaluation and pragmatic, 'save the ship' approach, had a positive long-term effect on the roster. Saving those scholarships enabled the staff to sign the #3 class in the nation in the following cycle.
After a big win over OU on Saturday from the Cotton Bowl, football isn't the only thing that's fun again. Recruiting is sure to see an uptick over the final stretch of 2019's class. On-field success coupled with the resources and amenities of Austin usually equals recruiting success. Tom Herman could always evaluate and recruit, now he's got a winning program to sell. The Inside Scoop delivers.