2019 Recruiting - Football

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by Badass, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Handler

    Handler 100+ Posts

    There's a lot of top recruits from Bama, Penn St, LSU in the portal this year. Bill Snyder would kill if he was still around. 3 of the 4 teams in playoffs have transfer QB's the wouldn't be there without them.

    We need to fill some CB, LB, DE spots with the portal.

    Joe, any news on if we are targeting any of these?
     
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  2. Handler

    Handler 100+ Posts

    New world with portal, you really need to have 2 QB commits each year. We almost went from 5 QB's Jan 1 to 2 and the 2nd was a high school senior.
     
  3. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Like the LSU CB/S decommit?
     
  4. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    The conversation was probably less an ultimatum, and more like, "look, I've really got to know now, because I have some other families I have to call tonight to let them know whether I can give their son a scholarship."
     
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  5. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    HC just has to get real and get a gut check on each guy before he executes a scholarship.
     
  6. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Just have to say after this season Kenyatta Watson and Chris Adimora do not look like filler pickups. Herman once again did a good job of evaluating and scouting them. They will be even more valuable players in the future.
     
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  7. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    Adimora looks like a stud!
     
  8. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    Yes and wait till he feeds off future successes and gains that "I deserve to be here" confidence.
     
  9. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    First he will probably go through a thinking before acting stage, but once he gets through that, he should be very good.
     
  10. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

  11. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    So Peyton Powell who decommitted from Texas then signed with Baylor, then dumped them last fall then signed with Utah (?) is now at Rutgers. Getting around.
     
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  12. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    As mentioned on the other thread, we have finally be able to stockpile some talent

     
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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Myron Warren
     
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  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Didnt stockpile Roschon but hopefully we now have the depth that this sort of situation wont come up again
     
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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Here is what Tom Herman told Max Olson about the injuries last year

    The obvious excuse Texas’ staff could point to on that run to 7-5 was the long list of key players who missed games or were banged up. And when they got a month to heal up and trounced the Pac-12 runner-up in a 38-10 Alamo Bowl victory, that was the resounding message: Look how good Texas is when they’re healthy. But if Herman really believed injuries were the only issue, he could’ve run it back in 2020 with the same staff and dismissed the 2019 campaign as an anomaly. He knew it wasn’t that simple.

    Injuries put a program’s player development to the test. Herman didn’t like what he saw on defense. When six of Texas’ top defenders missed games last season, the head coach sensed their backups weren’t ready. “I look around the country and people are playing true freshmen on defense all the time,” he said. “That shouldn’t be an excuse with the way we recruit at Texas. Develop ’em or figure out what they can do and let ’em do it really fast.” Considering the Longhorns had just signed back-to-back top-three recruiting classes, he has a point. Maybe the defense was too complex for those young players. Maybe they needed to pivot to a much simpler attack, learning to play fast with just a few fronts and coverages. Whatever the reason, the results were concerning.

    “We weren’t ready with the guys behind them,” he said. “And at Texas, you should be ready.”
     
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  17. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    I bet the DB Coaches never thought they would have to start 3rd and 4th stringers. That said, I think Adimora, Watson, Owens and the others gained valuable experience that will help greatly this year.
     

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