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  1. 24 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    Some Personal News...

    At 5:14 PM today, our second daughter made her grand entrance into this world and officially made us parents of two! I’m happy to report that mom and little Mia are both healthy and recovering as I type this note. I’ll be a bit preoccupied in the interim, but I will be in and out periodically as I am able to get the family back home and settled. Until then, still feel free to send questions our way and I will try to get back to y’all as soon as I can!
  2. 10 points
    Recruiting has been in a bit of a holding pattern for Texas and that has made many fans a bit anxious as we head into the summer months, but good things come to those who wait. Last week was chaotic to put it mildly with Bru McCoy departing the program and heading back west and Zach Evans leaving Texas outside his top five schools (and his commentary that followed. Needless to say, Texas fans needed something to get the good vibes flowing again and that is where Duncanville’s Ja’Quinden Jackson comes in. Jackson has long been a high priority target for the Longhorn staff and that hasn’t changed even with his desire to move forward as a quarterback despite already having Hudson Card in the class. Jackson is a caliber of player you simply figure a way to get him into your class because he is that talented and also offers you some flexibility down the line. The Texas staff has recruited him like the blue-chip talent that he is and now their efforts have been rewarded, as Jackson has announced he is bringing his talents to Austin to be a Longhorn. Film Analysis Player Information Name: Ja’Quinden Jackson Position: ATH (QB/LB) High School: Duncanville City & State: Duncanville, TX Measurables Height: 6’2 Weight: 219 40-yard time: 4.61 Shuttle: N/A Statistics 2017: 35/55 (60%) passing, 320 yards, 4 TDs/ 0 INTs – 93 carries, 766 yards (8.2 YPC), 12 TDs – 18 recs, 334 yards (18.5 YPC), 2 TDs 2018: 110/173 (63%) passing, 1550 yards, 15 TDs/ 3 INTs – 147 carries, 1497 yards (10.1 YPC), 23 TDs Film https://www.hudl.com/profile/7591645/JaQuinden-Jackson/videos Three Best Traits: Competitive Toughness – He’s one bad hombre in between the white lines and he brings it down to down. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking no matter the opponent and has shined on the biggest stages. Physical Measurables – Possesses a stout and sturdy frame at 6’2, 219 and it shows up on tape as a runner. Tough runner and breaks a good amount tackles and really wears on a defense. Also possesses good arm strength and can push the ball down the field. Patience/ Vision – Does a great job of allowing his blocks to develop and finding the creases in the defense as a runner. Manipulates defenders with his movements in the open field and is very elusive for his size. Three Worst Traits: Raw Passing Ability – Has a lot of development ahead of him as a passer. A lot of short comfort throws on tape and needs to grow more comfortable going through his progressions. Has the arm to push the ball down the field and had an absolute dime moving to right during the playoff run last year, but I need to see more of that going forward. Positional Ambiguity – Is he a quarterback? Is he a linebacker? Is he an H-Back/Tight end? There’s no doubt that he’s a baller, but he currently lacks a clean projection, so there will need to be a plan in place for when he hits campus to figure this out. Mileage on The Tires – Given that the offense flows through him and his legs, he logs a good amount of carries, which exposes him to a lot of hits. There is no doubting his toughness, but with more of the same on the way in the fall it is something to be mindful of. Summary Ja’Quinden Jackson is a four-star dual-threat quarterback from Duncanville HS in Duncanville, TX. Jackson is a soon to be three-year starter that has split time between quarterback and wide receiver. At 6’2, 219 pounds Jackson possesses good size and a good, sturdy frame that will continue to allow him to add on good weight regardless of which position he ends up at developing at in the long run. As a quarterback, Jackson is still a work in progress, but he possesses some nice raw tools to work with going forward. For starters, Jackson possesses a good strong arm that will allow him to push the ball vertically down the field that defenses will have to respect as he continues to refine his game. He shows that he can make throws on the move whether it be to his left or to his right and had a really nice throw that stood out on tape where he threw to a spot in the back of the end zone while scrambling left for a touchdown. Jackson stands tall and the pocket while looking going through reads and doesn’t get flustered when the pocket starts collapsing and does a great job of using his feet to buy time for himself. His greatest strength by far is his ability to hurt a defense with his feet via the quarterback run game or when he flees the pocket. Jackson proves on tape he can pound the rock in between tackles, as Duncanville runs a lot of power read and quarterback counter. Jackson’s toughness and competitiveness flashes constantly as a runner as he embraces contact with defenders and is not at all averse to trying to drop the shoulder on you when the opportunity presents itself. It often takes more than one defender to bring Jackson down despite being a pretty big guy, he is also pretty elusive and shows good COD in the open field. You would think a big target like Jackson would be easy to hit, but he consistently makes defenders look foolish and to boot he has good straight-line speed that allows him to split a defense if he finds a crease. Jackson’s playmaking ability as a runner could get him onto the field early in his collegiate career in some specialty packages his coaching staff opts to get creative along the lines of the 18-Wheeler package that featured Tyrone Swoopes or like how Blake Bell was used at Oklahoma or Tim Tebow early at Florida. With all that said, Jackson’s development as a passer will have to come a long way if he wants to become more than just a one trick pony. On tape he shows a lot of easy completions on short routes and some low risk throws to open receivers, but those windows will be much tighter, and defenses will be able to take those away at the next level. Jackson’s development in this area will determine how the ceiling goes for him as a prospect if he decides quarterback is where his long-term future is. He’s without a doubt an alpha and a playmaker that makes plays under the brightest of lights against tough competition and that won’t be questioned, which is why you want a player like this on your roster regardless of position. Final Verdict Jackson is easily one of the best football players in the state and the country regardless of position. He is a dude who is a flat-out playmaker and when the stakes are at their highest, he is going to show up and try to will his team to victory. You can go back and watch just about any game on high cutups and you will see number three out there bringing it from snap to snap. As long as Jackson is on the field, you know you are going to have a dog out there and guys like him are always fun to breakdown and study. The only question is where he will end up long term from a position standpoint, and right now I’m not sure the staff is too worried because that stuff often takes care of itself when the player gets to campus and starts putting the work in. Jackson is just a football player and he makes your team better the moment he is able to put a helmet and a jersey on in Austin.
  3. 8 points
    Slimer

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    We offered less than 3 weeks after Bama' and the kid just finished his 10th grade year. That's a buncha' BS.
  4. 7 points
    UTfish

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    "They told me things that they were going to do and then didn’t do them until after the fact that Alabama offered me and I started to blow up in my recruiting process and I really didn’t respect that too much.” Well, obviously the Texas coaches didn't kiss his young Primadonna rear end enough to please him. Shame on them.
  5. 7 points
  6. 7 points
    Pay attention to the Prince Dorbah visit on June 14-16. Kate will likely make an appearance right before that visit.
  7. 7 points
    drgilbert

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Here it is. Wait for the end
  8. 7 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    This is really cool.
  9. 6 points
    I'm going to say it right now. Texas will win the Big 12 in 2019. Who's with me?
  10. 6 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Eric at IT saying Texas has a big lead for 5 star RB Robinson and a healthy lead for Ranson... July is going to be on fire..
  11. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I meant to share this earlier, but we supposedly had a tornado here earlier so I was taking cover for the past couple hours . lol My friend calls me, refers back to the guy I had called him about a few weeks ago. He referred me to his coming visit in June. Says he will be a Horn during or just after that visit. We lead despite him never coming here and apparently, he almost popped a few weeks back. Happiness will be served soon, folks.
  12. 6 points
    Well, the point is that a kid may take an OV only for the fun of it and have no intention of attending that school. But that being said I think that you and I pretty well know this recruiting class is going to be monstrous. This will be the best lineman class in my memory. Comparable to the DKR days. Herman has some huge, nasty boys coming and that means we are getting Bama good and the ass kickings are coming as well.
  13. 6 points
    We are a Tennis school!!
  14. 5 points
    Sirhornsalot

    Happy Father's Day, Horns!

    Hook'em!
  15. 5 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Ohio State mod just crystal balled Broughton to Texas.
  16. 5 points
    I dont know about everybody else, but I get damned excited when I read on Brainiacs that Jake Smith is like "the fastest kid in the world" type stuff. When you consider he is not just some track guy playing football, bur a damned skilled receiver that happens to be faster than anyone.....I cant wait! ....and that Hookfin , who was supposed to be 2 years in the weight room away from being a player comes in at 300....and not a sloppy 300 either....and that Gbenda is going to play early.......Damn!.....let the season begin already!
  17. 5 points
    Brainiacs reporting that Isaiah Hookfin came in at 300 lbs and its not a sloppy 300 lbs. He's been working. Says Jake Smith is opening eyes with his speed. Even 2020 recruit Washington commented on how fast he looks.
  18. 5 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Better yet, why do we care? Hard to read that story and not end it pissed off. I hope we get Bama in the NTG when he's the starting RB for them.
  19. 5 points
    For a guy who committed pretty early he has made the rounds and kept his options open. McClellan is fond of Texas and there is buzz he could be had.
  20. 5 points
    primal defense

    2019 Texas Football Cover

    Not the first time.
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    Coburn is going to be a beast. He'll probably get charged with manslaughter after the OU game.
  23. 5 points
    A lot of players tweeting that this program isn’t for everyone one. (Caden Sterns) Say it louder for people in the back (BJ Foster) We don’t kiss anyone’s A** (Coburn) And probably others I have missed
  24. 5 points
    dillohorn

    Remember Memorial Day.

    Thanks for their sacrifice.
  25. 5 points
    Everyone involved should ashamed of themselves.
  26. 5 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Pfft. Clint Eastwood saved Grenada. Everyone knows this.
  27. 5 points
    Baron

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I'd put my money on SHA
  28. 5 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Sounds like we are trending for 5* RB Bijan Robinson. Ringo is supposed to be back in Austin next month. Lathan Ransom will be on campus in a couple of weeks. I think in about a month we'll start seeing a string of commits happen.
  29. 4 points
  30. 4 points
    There's an officer in that video?
  31. 4 points
    Baron

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Better yet, I hope we go 13-0, in the playoff, and full at RB when NSD1 rolls around. I'm sure there will be some around here who will call me petty or even aggy-ish for posting this, but where do we draw the line? Evans doesn't care about Texas, why should we watch what we say?
  32. 4 points
    java

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Stay calm and party on, guys! Herman has built a winning culture, and from that culture our winning tradition has re-emerged. I am loving it. That video was amazing! After football, Mr Jackson may have a future in film. Welcome to the 40! Hook ‘em!
  33. 4 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Elsewhere, I'm hearing OU is in danger of losing their top two recruits in their class. One of the two has increased contact with Texas. The potential for a dual-5 star backfield is there for Texas, if the cards play out right.
  34. 4 points
  35. 4 points
    OK, cool. Hook 'em.
  36. 4 points
    tejasrulz

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Chuck Norris wears Earl Campbell pajamas.
  37. 4 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Urban Meyer HC at USC? He'll destroy that program or whats left of it. Then he'll claim health problems and retire. Its what he does. I'm sorry, but Bru sounds like a head case to me. The first change of heart was almost understandable. But this is clear sign of a kid who has too much going on between the ears. I'll leave it at that.
  38. 4 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Rivals USC is reporting that Bru has informed Helton he is coming home... My god what a flaky family..
  39. 4 points
    UTfish

    Remember Memorial Day.

    Amen, brother. Many heroes in our great nation. May God honor them and keep them in His loving care.
  40. 4 points
    Officially official as of this morning.
  41. 4 points
  42. 4 points
    The one I was told was tinkering on committing is a very big fish and would be relatively unexpected. Still have not confirmed with another guy yet.
  43. 3 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Take both commitments, if they come. The rest will sort itself out.
  44. 3 points
    J.B. TexasEx

    2019 Texas Football Cover

    Our 2019 battle cry - #BringItOn!
  45. 3 points
    Both his mom and dad advised Bru to stay at Texas and yes he's back in the transfer portal. Hopefully, the portal will not break down and Bru wil not be trapped in there. It would be like the little boy who fell down the well.
  46. 3 points
    He’s dead to me.
  47. 3 points
    Couldn't agree more. I think we dodged a bullet there. Besides, I don't think he could have beat out Jake Smith anyway. Saying that I don't think Evans could have beat out Dijan either. We are in for some thrills watching Dijan with the ball in his hands.
  48. 3 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Looks like Uncle Red will have to whip out some F350s now
  49. 3 points
    tejasrulz

    PSA: Men's Golf in NCAA Semis

    Man, you have to feel for that okie lite golfer on that missed putt! However, it's the Horns to the finals!
  50. 3 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Rivals saying Johnny Wilson will visit June 1st and take an OV in the fall.
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