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 remain fascinated by the in-state recruiting dynamics between football blue bloods Texas and Oklahoma, as well as Texas A&M. Compounding the intrigue of all three finishing with Top 5 classes for the 2019 cycle, each school will host its spring game on the same day: April 13th.
Last Saturday at NRG Stadium, North Shore and Shadow Creek advanced to the state finals in AT&T Stadium. There’s a slight difference between the two programs; North Shore is no stranger to state finals, while this is Shadow Creek’s first varsity season.
After overestimating Tom Herman's immediate recruiting impact on the class of 2017 upon his arrival to Texas, I hurriedly re-calibrated my expectations and wrote the finish wouldn't be quite as smooth as I originally thought. That bore out, but the staff's penchant for evaluation and pragmatic, 'save the ship' approach, had a positive long-term effect on the roster. Saving those scholarships enabled the staff to sign the #3 class in the nation in the following cycle.
If you heard the theme song to M.A.S.H. during UT's locker room celebration on Saturday night, it wasn't a flashback to the 70s. With the physicality this team plays with, you're going to get banged up. It got to a point in Lubbock where we saw third stringers on the field, like Donovan Duvernay. Here's what we're hearing + recruiting in the Scoop.
After a big win over OU on Saturday from the Cotton Bowl, football isn't the only thing that's fun again. Recruiting is sure to see an uptick over the final stretch of 2019's class. On-field success coupled with the resources and amenities of Austin usually equals recruiting success. Tom Herman could always evaluate and recruit, now he's got a winning program to sell. The Inside Scoop delivers.
You get inside by mid morning during the dog days---18 holes wrapped by 10 am or so and away you go. Always reminds me of the song "what a day for a daydream". Once the adult beverages rinse the dust out of my throat I enjoy visiting with my make believe brother Darrell and my other brother Darrell concerning the outlook for Tom's gridiron bunch this year, including recruiting the lifeblood of the program.