ABILENE - There's another McMillon coming down the pipeline. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder from Abilene isn't a stranger to the recruiting game. The Tulsa commit has had his fair share of suitors since a breakout summer in which he hit multiple camps and garnering tons of exposure. For a west Texas kid, that can be hard to come by. And Texas noticed.
AUSTIN -- Texas Media Days marks one of the few occasions the media is able to meet with every member of the coach staff. All of the coaches were asked their opinion on the main storylines surrounding Texas football this season, including quarterback, the defensive line and the new offense. Joe will break down his time with the defensive coaches, while JW reports on the new offense.
AUSTIN -- UT's Class of 2016 keeps growing. And another Baylor signee is headed to the state capitol. Copperas Cove's JP Urquidez committed to Charlie Strong and the Longhorns today. Urquidez originally signed with Baylor, but requested a release from his LOI after the turmoil in Waco and Art Briles' departure.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we don’t have much new news to draw upon so we’re going to draw parallels between the two new coaches heading the big two men’s programs, hoops and football. There are some behind the scenes similarities that are rather interesting, and some issues that both Coach Strong and Coach Smart have had to endure in their short time on the 40 acres. The good news is that a lot of the “issues” seem to be getting fixed even if it’s not in the time frame some Longhorn fans would be satisfied with.
The ETSN Combine is where athletes from across the ETX region get invite-only opportunities to showcase their talents in a number of ways: 40-yard dash, shuttle, vertical leap, and broad jump. After the initial testing, the prospects then go through 1-on-1 drills - OL vs DL and WR vs CB. This is where it gets physical. I talked to Damion Miller, Kayce Medlock, and a host of other prospects during the event.
The Longhorns love recruiting East Texas. They landed a big one today. Hooks WR Montrell Estell committed to Texas today. The 4-star athlete held offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, and Alabama.
If you’re surprised, angry, or depressed by the amount of money Texas football’s assistant coaches make — don’t be. Most of us don’t make our living atop Fortune 500 companies, so a salary upwards of $400,000 is the kind of thing dreams are made of. In fact, making that much money annually puts someone near (or in) the top 1%. It’s understandable a football coach earning that much, or considerably more, will illicit a myriad of different responses.
The Texas coaching staff was back on the road again this week, covering TX, and hitting hotbeds like Louisiana and Florida. We also profile the most important position for UT's recruiting class in 2017 - wide receiver. After A&M's social media collapse, we look closer at players UT might pursue, plus Preston delivers four points on Texas hoops recruiting. As usual, the Scoop delivers on Friday.
The Longhorns coaches hit the ground running yesterday as Spring ball opened for many HS football programs in Texas. Jeff Traylor was in his native land East Texas. Brick Haley and Clay Jennings hit H-Town. Sterlin Gilbert was homeward bound out west. Charlie Williams met up in the Metroplex. Here's handful of notes and quotes from prospects the UT staff observed and put their eyes on.