This week's Scoop delivers the projected two-deep after a week of practice and scrimmage. We also begin the ETX FB Tour stopping by to visit Texas commits, UT targets, and potential future Longhorns, and finish with a hoops roster breakdown for Shaka Smart's 2nd season in Austin. It's Monday, Scoop Day.
Let's talk roster numbers. Let's talk to new recruiting targets. Let's talk coaches calling kids at midnight. And let's talk hoops and where UT stands with a few of his prime prospects. It's Monday, let's talk about the Inside Scoop.
Magic happens in team sports when skills overlap, strengths complement strengths, and weaknesses are mitigated. If Texas can unite these four guys in the 2017 class, they’ll have a collection of athletes who would find it all too easy to work together to overstress and break apart defenses.
A lot of people, especially my family in California, can't fathom there are people who make a living writing about a single college football team year-round. It's not a real job, they'll say, and I'll nod in agreement. The job is sort of real, however, because recruiting never sleeps. Hell, it doesn't even rest its eyes.
We go in-depth about the state's best prospects in 2017 and 2018 - Baron Browning and BJ Foster -, discover how many hands Jerrod Heard has, talk to a former Longhorn and future mayor, get quotes from the latest commitments, and cover Texas hoops recruiting thoroughly. It's a must-read Scoop, like most.
If Caleb Bluiett’s emergence at TE in the fall of 2015 was surprising after he’d shown so much promise at DE before hurting his knee, his subsequent season was downright shocking. The last time Texas had a blocking TE this good the Cowboys were drafting him in the 7th round.
Junior Day came and went. It's custom to deem these things a success no matter happens on them, but really it's hard for one to go bad. This was easily the most well run Junior Day Texas has had since Charlie Strong's arrival. Taking recruits to the basketball game was a very nice touch, the team pulling off the upset win over hated Oklahoma was even nicer.