TYLER, TX -- You have to get up early to see the John Tyler Lions practice. Sessions start at 6 a.m., but Kitan Crawford, the rising corner for Cujo, has already warmed up. Sporting a burnt orange undershirt, Crawford is in full workout mode even though it's still dark outside.
We start in the Houston area with a linebacker who tracks and smacks, then head west to see the nation's top corner and one of the best OL from Arizona, back to east Texas for a uber-athletic corner with lock down traits, and finish with UT's top QB on its 2021 big board in this edition of the Recruiting Notebook.
It's been a cycle since Texas snagged an East Texas prospect. Keaontay Ingram and DeMarvion Overshown both pledged to the Longhorns Class of 2018 within days of each other two summers ago. With the region low on talent in 2019, the UT staff has gone back into the piney woods where a handful of 2020s and a sh*t ton 2021s are beginning to catch colleges attention.