I'm not the biggest fan of ranking players, especially when it's non-specific to position. Ranking a guard, next to a corner, next to a linebacker is silly, but they're fun to discuss and also serve the function of getting an idea of what each player brings to the table. You can also get a macro perspective of which schools have recruited well and which ones haven't.
This weekend marks the final weekend of the Texas high school football season. What began with camp in August will end under the state’s brightest lights, AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Justin Wells and Joe Cook plan to be there from Thursday through Saturday to see everything from Bremond to Lake Travis. In addition, Fox Sports Southwest will carry all 12 games so you can see it from your couch.
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.
The last two Longhorn recruiting class are long on numbers but I'm not optimistic the staff will find difference makers beyond John Burt and Collin Johnson. That doesn't mean Texas won't extract production from the likes of Davion Curtis, Ryan Newsome, et al, but this offense really goes when you have dynamic playmakers who can stretch the field.
We struggled to identify any new corners who should be on the Texas radar, but the top tight ends need little introduction. It's the best cycle in years with five guys who should be under consideration, though Brock Wright would require a miracle to flip from Notre Dame.