ALVIN, TX -- 2019 Alvin CB Marques Caldwell wanted to stay closer to home. So when he de-committed from Oregon, he knew where he was headed. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound cornerback committed to Texas today. Caldwell held offers from Ole Miss, Colorado, Oregon, TCU, and Missouri among others, but ultimately the UT invitation was the most important.
We hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend filled with commitments and offers. Now back to work and finishing out May and jumping into the summer. We're talking to the new WR offers, building relationships with the DBs, and a JUCO defensive end on the radar in the Scoop.
In the mid-19th century, "Go West, Young Man" was advice popularized by Horace Greeley that urged enterprising youth to seek their fortunes by taking a left and building a country along the way. In 2018, "Go West, For Young Athletes" is my advice for an ambitious Texas staff rebuilding a proud program.
We're starting a big week. Today is the first day of the spring evaluation period. Coaches will be on the road soon. With one remaining spring practice, I anticipate the UT staff hitting all the stops. Latest on recruiting, spring game visitors, and Spring ball wraps up this week in the Scoop.
It's almost that time. We're less than 24 hours from spring football and Texas is still riding high after the Texas Bowl win over Missouri in Houston. We cover what to expect, plus a ton of recruiting as the weather heats up. Notes/quotes from some of UT's top targets in today's Scoop.
Last year's defensive line was led by long-time fan favorite Poona Ford. As you'd expect, the unit took on the workman-like image of the senior leader. He'll be missed as much for his presence in the locker room, gym, and practice field as much as he will be for his steady contributions on Saturday. Losing Poona is the bad news, but there is plenty of reason to believe UT's most consistent unit last year will repeat in the 2018 campaign. Today's Spring Primer, the defensive line.
The most important position group on the field was UT's poorest performing unit for the entirety of the 2017 season. We don't need to re-hash that, especially during the season of revitalization and rejuvenation. We'll leave the disappointments of last season confined to the darkness of winter. Today, it's the Spring Primer: Offensive Line.
AUSTIN -- After signing a stellar class in 2018, Texas had one more rather large hole to fill before it embarks on the new season; a left tackle. Mission accomplished. Former Westlake OL, Rice transfer Calvin Anderson is headed to Texas.
AUSTIN -- When it boiled down to accepting a scholarship from a Division I program or playing for his dream school, Luke Brockermeyer knew what he wanted to do. Today, he committed to Texas. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker from Fort Worth All Saints chose UT, the school where his father Blake was an All American offensive lineman and NFL veteran, over offers from Oregon State and Rice. Luke will enroll as a preferred walk-on in Austin.