I know the Humidor is more easily digestible for those on the go but I got in a little late and am now chasing the kid around so it'll be tough to write up. In between racing him to the dog bowl I'll answer questions. I'm sure you have a lot of them. Team info, new injury report, and all the questions you have for the Humidor.
In the football-only facility at Denton Ryan there’s a wall of pictures of players who have gone on to the next level from the Raider football program. 2021 ATH Ja’Tavion Sanders will likely join his cousin, former Florida Gator defensive end Jarvis Moss, on that wall someday.
Running back evaluation is pretty tricky. It is for me at least, the driver of the Kyle Porter bandwagon. I believe Dana Holgorsen is about to steer us into a casino for a “pit stop” and that will likely be the end of our journey. The top prospects tend to have outstanding measurables in terms of 40 times or track times, but if you’re playing RB at all you’re probably a great athlete.
I was able to catch up with the mother of elite defensive end prospect Vernon Broughton (Cy Ridge) after the family made its official visit to Austin this past weekend. Per the usual Yolanda Wells-Broughton offered some insightful answers, but perhaps her most telling reply is one she mostly declined. Here's how the conversation went.
TYLER, TX -- You have to get up early to see the John Tyler Lions practice. Sessions start at 6 a.m., but Kitan Crawford, the rising corner for Cujo, has already warmed up. Sporting a burnt orange undershirt, Crawford is in full workout mode even though it's still dark outside.
The nation's top three rated 2019 class wasn't quite finished yet. Texas decided to offer Iowa Western CC offensive lineman Willie Tyler at the end of February. UT became the easy choice for Tyler among interest from Louisiana Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Miami, as he verbally pledged to the Longhorns today.
One of the state's best, one of the most underrated, one of the most intriguing, and one of the quietest recruits all walk into Moncrief. All leave with smiles and good vibes as the Longhorns staff continues to build relationships with the state's, and nation's, best high school football talent. Austin is hopping and everybody is knocking.