I enjoy talking to the parents at these things more than the kids because life experience lends to having a better bull*** detector. I don’t mean in the lying sense but this is a sales pitch of sorts. What stood out to me was the near universal responses of how genuine the staff came across. One parent said, “it’s not like other schools and we’ve been a lot of places. They don’t sugarcoat things so you know they mean what they say.”
Between National Signing Day and the Spring Game, Junior Day is all we have. Tennison wanted to know he'll be used in Austin. Miller wanted to know how Gilbert will get him the ball. And Browning just wanted to keep learning about the history of the Longhorns. Add a thrilling hoops victory over rival OU, and it was a good day.
Top to bottom, the most extensive news and notes on UT's Junior Day tomorrow. We've got the full roster, quotes, and more from the Class of 2017's top talent, and a few 2018s as well. Also we get the latest on Cam Ridley and Isaiah Taylor in the Inside Scoop.
If you were expecting a flurry of commitments on Saturday, adjust your expectations. What you should expect actually happened. After yesterday's tumultuous weather of freezing temperatures and rain, the players that actually did show up proved one thing; they really like Texas.
As we wrapped up the foundational class that is UT's 2015 group, we jump right into 2016 and Texas' Junior Day is on the horizon. We update the coaching situation, plus go in-depth on a handful of juniors showing Texas love. We add an interesting hoops tidbit all in the Inside Scoop.