Things heated up this evening when The Opening participants joined the Elite 11 quarterbacks here in Frisco. Measurements, 40-yard dashes, power ball, and broad jumps were followed by position-by-position situations and drills - OL vs DL, RB vs LB, WR vs CB. Just when the battles had started, in walked the four-star defensive lineman from Cypress Ridge, Vernon Broughton. Questions were asked. Answers were given.
Since the arrival of Tom Herman in Austin, there have been many changes around the Texas Football program. New, state-of-the-art facilities, renewed emphasis on Strength & Conditioning and hydration, and embodying a culture of accountability and winning. But one spot has seen significant change; quarterback. Meet Hudson Card.
This week's Scoop dives deep into last weekend's HS recruiting scene. From The Opening in Oregon, to the State 7v7 in College Station, IT has all your bases covered. News, notes, and quotes from Texas commits, targets, and more. Before you start celebrating our country's birthday, get some Scoop.
In the 80's with no humidity where we are. Of course, I can't brag too much because rather than staying in Portlandia, Justin has us stashed in Beaverton, or to put it in our terms, the Katy or Leander of Oregon. We talk quarterbacks, wide receivers, and top it off from team news from the Pacific Northwest.
Texas offers at The Opening number north of 40. That should lead to a fair amount of content, though the relevant targets as we know them are far less than that. Still, it's always smart to ask anyone participating if they're hearing from Texas and how much. Every year a player who wasn't in heavy contact with Texas in the summer emerges with interest in the fall. We'll attempt to root out any such players.
As another Signing Day passes, camp season has arrived. Our guys, Eric and Joe, will be in Houston for The Opening Regional camp. So will around 200 prospects, mostly from Texas, but also Louisiana, California, and Oklahoma. Here's a quick preview of who to take notice of while IT has you covered tomorrow.
I tuned in to ESPNU this weekend excited to see multiple hours of The Opening coverage. I even made a podcast about how to watch the “campetition,” that’s how eager I was for football fans at large to seize the opportunity. It’s not often in the dead of the summer something resembling actual football appears on television. If nothing else, an event like this whets the appetite for August and early September.