I detailed Steve Sarkisian's college QB developmental history and his ability to elevate quarterbacks is proven, whether in unleashing the previously untapped potential of one-time "bust" Carson Palmer, exploiting the heady play of Cody Kessler, constructing the Matt Sanchez mirage with play action, or exploiting the decision-making and ball placement of trait twins Matt Leinart and Mac Jones.
Texas commit Maalik Murphy wasn't the only major target for Steve Sarkisian and the rest of the Longhorn coaching staff playing at Pylon 7on7 near Las Vegas. Joe Cook caught up with Texas' quarterback pledge plus Washington OL Malik Agbo and California WR CJ Williams while out on the West Coast.
We start in the Metroplex with an athletic linebacker, head down to Houston for one of the state's top offensive linemen, hit the Golden Triangle for a safety with elite traits and genes, then catch a flight to California to check on a popular passer. It's the Recruiting Notebook.
With Steve Sarkisian at the helm in Austin, it's a safe assumption that quarterback recruiting will continue to be a strength at Texas as it's been over the last five years. Let's look a closer look at the in-state quarterback crop, a top heavy class with a lot of potential.