Tom Herman hasn’t accomplished Metroplex recruiting goals yet

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by X Misn Tx, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    Fortunately the swine have mostly descended into a pit of irrelevancy in 4 and 5 star-level Texas recruiting after their move to the SEC.
     
  2. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    Is there a suggestion that OU is paying some N. Texas HS coaches? Or do I need some new reading-between-the-lines glasses?
     
  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Directly pay no, but money isn't everything.
     
  4. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    Aha! I'll leave it at that.
     
  5. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 1,000+ Posts

    I predict that this recruiting class is going to be heavy with both kids from DFW and Arizona. JQJ is the type of player that will attract others to follow him. Already look at the guys that are leaning hard to Texas because of him. I think Texas lands

    Chris Thompson Jr
    Prince Dobrah

    Outside shot at Jase McCullen and Jahari Rogers.

    Add to the guys we already have from DFW and that is 5 to 7 guys or roughly a quarter to a third of our class.

    I have a really good feeling about the Arizona guys. Ringo, Ransom, and Robinson. I think we get all three.
     
  6. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    Again I just want a quarter of the top guys. I'd guess there are as many Texas exes in north Texas as any other school.

    I do think DFW has always had more transplants (#3 corporate headquarters after NYC and LA) so the culture is less state focused overall.
     
  7. hornde68

    hornde68 25+ Posts

    All this fixation with recruiting D/FW is over wrought. Recruiting HS kids is very cyclical and regionally focused to some degree. BlowU is closer to Dallas than Austin. And a much simpler/easier and less expensive journey for family. Plus, some of these kids want to go home routinely (having gone to UT at 18, I’m not sure why). Before being blinded by ‘only non-Texas school’ inferiority fit, Arkansas owned East Texas recruiting. Street would have gone there had they had a decent baseball team. They had at least 4 AA’s from ET in the ‘60s. None since joining SEC. duh, wonder why that is?
    Regionalism draws fam. Hence, when the sodbusters exhibited the ultimate penis envy over the Longhorn Network and took their ball to the SEC, SEC, they opened all south east Texas to Alabama, ole miss, LSU, etal owing to them playing every other year in dog patch. I reckon aTm figured on raiding Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana for top talent. You gotta dream!
    UT will have that headwind to recruit against in perpetuity. I guess until they get ‘Welcome’ printed on the front of their doormat/helmets.
    A couple years ago, aTm chose to play Prairie View, boldly risking the cinch of winning half time. Now I see where they have risked their likely Natty, by playing Lamar in pre-conference games. Bold, by damn. Question? Is this the Lamar in Beaumont or the better one over on Westheimer Road?
     
  8. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    No. Dallas is equal distance to both.
     
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  9. hornde68

    hornde68 25+ Posts

    Correct, as the crow/bat flies. But until planet Waco gets moved off I35 and/or until the Barker Lane/Georgetown parking lot gets expanded, in-time of travel terms, Austin is located some few miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Genius/ignorance. Principal difference. One has bounds.
     
  10. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    35 through Oklahoma is under constant repair so that art is a push. My wife's niece's daughter plays soccer for ou and she is from Houston so she gets to fight 45 then 35.
     
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  11. hornde68

    hornde68 25+ Posts

    Right. I measure 53 miles from DeSoto to Prosper. Must be the same place.
     
  12. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    The top athletes at a few DFW schools seem (to me) to almost never have any interest in Texas: Dallas Carter, SOC, maybe some of the Garland/Carrollton/Lewisville schools. It could be a pro-OU or anti-UT coaching staff, or just a general dislike of the Horns in certain limited pockets of the region... Maybe Rashad Samples will break some of that down.

    On a similar note, anyone else remember when the ags used to say there were pockets of East Texas (ahem, cough, cough, Lufkin, cough, cough) in which Mack Brown and UT were simply not welcome?

    The State should be ours, but it doesn't come without a lot of hard work.
     
  13. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Garland produced Herkie Walls and Marquise Goodwin for Texas. Not sure how DKR missed on Gene Mays. Steve Casteel developed big time for ou, and Chuck Dicus was 2 time AA for the pigs. There is a kid at Garland Lakeview who is drawing attention, but I question his academics.
     
  14. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I think it was more a case of Gene's family situation and his wife not wanting to be so far from her parents. DKR had Chris Gilbert coming in; TCU had both Ross Montgomery & Norm Bulaich coming in.
     
  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    and in a blink of an eye his world turned upside down.
     
  16. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Still the best OL to come out of a Texas HS

    Pretty damn good LB as well
     
  17. Chop

    Chop 1,000+ Posts

    Samples is gone. So what are we doing to mitigate any harm and to maintain the level of recent DFW recruiting Samples brought to us?
     
  18. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    At a minimum hold the current commitments. As I said above Herman should have been ready for this. With less than a month before fall practice starts for both college and HS, finding a coach is going to be tough. If Beaty is on staff he would be a good fill-in.
     
  19. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    Billy Bowman is a significant get related to this thread Denton has had players the last few years and UT has barely been sniffed at..Getting a national top 100 player out of Denton makes me gruntled.
     
  20. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Frisco Lone Star HS has consistently been one of the better 5A schools in the State (currently #1 in 5A-DI). For some reason most of their people have been going to the PAC-12. However, look who showed up on Thursday:

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    Unfortunately no pictures of anyone from Texas.
     
  21. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Surprise, surprise - Marvin Mills, Lone Star's stud WR, decommits from Stanford and is now headed to Norman.
     

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