The most important position to the long-term health of your program is the offensive line, so when your primary recruiting grounds are loaded at the position it's time to feast. The state of Texas has had its ebbs and flows along the o-line with a mix of below average, average, and above average classes in the recent half-dozen years.
As we approach Spring, Texas is hosting a number of targets each weekend, including some of the state's best on Saturday and Sunday. We talk to them, add notes on other primary prospects, and where the Horns stand with the state and nation's elite. It’s March. Let’s Scoop.
Everything is bigger in Texas. Including the Junior Days. Instead of trying to cram a ton of prospects into one day, the UT staff breaks these events in half. More 1-on-1 with parents and players. Less chance of a kid not getting his attention. More opportunities for parents to ask questions to parents of guys currently on the Texas roster. It's a strategy that helped Herman corral the Class of 2018. It'll serve him even better with the 2019 class. 2020 too.
The NCAA has almost engineered structure into every school's recruiting calendar with two recent rule changes. In this cycle we saw the institution of the early signing period. That will be met this cycle with the ability for recruits to take official visits in the spring months of April and May. This is more of an aside, but if they just move the early signing period to August -- equipped with an out clause if a head coach is fired -- then the NCAA will have gotten these alterations correct in my view.