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  1. 13 points
    drgilbert

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

  2. 12 points
    BIG BOOM! De’Gabriel Floyd has committed to Texas. Profile going up shortly!
  3. 11 points
    Better than last year? That's why I said "trending". But what I am hearing behind the scenes is Texas will be the team to beat for the conference title. And this with OU being the media darling for that position. Of course, everything always hinges on the injury front, but this is true of all teams. Seahorn is hedging his bets a little, which is the prudent thing to do. Maintaining ones credibility, as a mod, is paramount as the opposite could be a death knell. Personally, I think Daniel has done a wonderful job and has been one of the better mods of all the sites. He doesn't exhibit arrogance or condescention. I like that. I, on the other hand, have nothing to lose as most on here already think I am an obnoxious blowhard. But, 10% to 90% of the time, I mostly know what I am talking about. We gone be good this year and we gone have a fantastic recruiting class. I think.
  4. 10 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    This group would excite me more than the db haul from last cycle. But y’all know I’m biased towards the big man.
  5. 10 points
    I’m not sure I could trust any source who is writing off a kid after one practice into his true freshmen year.
  6. 9 points
  7. 9 points
  8. 9 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Love how in tune and attentive Anderson was during his practice visit. Showed up ready to take notes and learn as much as he can even though he can’t arrive until the summer.
  9. 8 points
    Friends and neighbor's, it's a long way to NSD, but the Longhorn recruiting witches are doing their magic. And they are doing it in the face of fierce competition from aggy and OU. Typically new coaches have an edge over "older" coaches. But Jimmy and what's his name from OU are finding out who the real boss is. OU, however, is doing well OOS and needs an eye kept on them. Aggy? Well, meh. Also, everyone should know there is serious negative recruiting being thrown at the Horns. That's good, that means we are winning and negative recruiting is the last resort of a loser. After watching Mack, Charlie and Tom, I have an opinion of their modes of recruiting. Mack - Literally a "daddy" figure and the friend of the family. Probably one of the best salesmen I have ever seen. Charlie - Related well to the kids. They just flat liked HIM. Tom - The most tireless worker and detail oriented person I have ever seen. He covers every minute detail and leaves nothing to chance. NOTHING. For those wondering what the teenaged boys will do in the coming months - be excited. Also, be observant. When Herman gets his clutches on them in their OV's, the game is mostly over. Two of my connected friends said they have never seen anything like his ability to close a kid (particularly his family), once he gets them on campus. I don't know about his Mensa rating, but the man is INTELLIGENT and he knows what the hell he is doing - completely. The only time something gets screwed up is when something out of his control happens - like with an underling. And it won't happen again if he has anything to do with it. So, friends, the Longhorn football program is in good hands - I promise you. And Del Conti was just icing on the cake. We gonna be good - real good. And this recruiting class will be awesome - I promise you that as well. Amirite, Daniel?
  10. 8 points
    It’s been awhile. But I’m here to say I’ve put in Texas picks for Kenyatta Watson and Nana Osafo-Mensah. I think Texas is in a solid position to hit the Fighting Irish with a double whammy.
  11. 8 points
    Texas has made a huge splash in the recruiting world today, securing a commitment from elite California LB De’Gabriel Floyd. Floyd becomes the first linebacker commit in the Longhorns 2019 class and ranks as 40th best player in the country (3rd ranked LB), according to the 247composite rankings. The addition of Floyd fills a huge need at the linebacker position, a position Tom Herman and Todd Orlando knew they needed to address in the recruiting cycle. On January 28th, Floyd was extended an offer. In Mid-February, he attended junior day and said afterwards that he was blown away and said the Longhorns were very high on his list. Floyd returned a month later during his spring break in March, and ultimately chose to commit to Texas, giving the Longhorns their highest ranked player so far in the 2019 class. Player Information Name: De’Gabriel Floyd Position: LB High School: Westlake City & State: Westlake Village, CA Measurables Height: 6’2 Weight: 220 40-yard time: 4.78 Shuttle: 4.51 Vertical: 35.6″ Statistics No stats available. Film De’Gabriel Floyd Junior Season Pros: From the moment you turn on the film, the first thing that stands out is Floyd’s willingness to hit. The first play of his HUDL is him blowing up a running back trying to pass protect and then slinging the Quarterback to the ground Floyd spent time on offense, defense and special teams during high school, and excelled in every well. On defense, he spent time at linebacker and DB. Plays very well in space. Takes good angles to the balls and diagnoses plays well. Definitely a guy who knows what he is doing in pass coverage Shows good patience in the run game. Chooses gaps wisely and rarely plays timid when attacking a running lane Not afraid to mix it up between the tackles. Takes on offensive lineman willingly and will knock them on their backside if they aren’t ready. Football savvy. Shows good instincts and high football IQ. Cons: Loves to lower the shoulder to deliver the big hit, which worked out for him a lot in high school, but he will need to become more reliable as a tackler at the next level. He shows the ability to wrap-up and drive a ball-carrier, he just needs to do it consistently Since he played all over the field, he will probably need at least a year to adjust to the ins and outs of playing college LB. Testing results shows a lack of straight line speed, which is worrisome, but his play speed seems adequate on tape. Have some questions about his coverage ability, but certainly seems athletic enough in space to be competent. Depending on how the roster shakes out, he could be counted on early, but could benefit from a redshirt. Summary Watch the first play of Floyd’s HUDL, and you will be sold. Tom Herman often times talks about how he wants physicality to be a trademark of his program, and Floyd fits that category. The California native shows tremendous athleticism on film. At junior day, he talked about how Todd Orlando had been discussing the Rover role with him, and it’s easy to tell why. Floyd possesses the ability to play between the tackles and serve as a run stuffer, while also having the speed to play in space. Against the pass, he has the ability to both rush the passer and play in coverage. Unlike some recruits, he doesn’t need to bulk up too much or add a lot of weight. Overall, Floyd has all the tools and traits coaches drool over at the linebacker position, and it’s easy to see why Texas made him a priority target early in the process. Final Verdict Entering the 2019 recruiting cycle, there were some questions about where Texas was going to turn for linebackers. The LB depth in-state was not outstanding, but the Longhorns still had glad a glaring need that needed to be filled. Tom Herman and Todd Orlando deserve a lot of credit for building a relationship with Floyd and pulling him out of California when many thought it was not possible. It certainly does not hurt to bring Floyd into the fold with the Longhorns still heavily pursuing elite California CB Chris Steele. With several members of the 2017 signing class hailing from out of state, it appears Tom Herman and company are willing to go wherever they see fit to bring talent to the 40 acres.
  12. 8 points
    doc longhorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    We are trending to have an even better recruiting class in 2019 than last year. Herman and his coaches are recruiting witches. The University of Texas is coming back. Trust me.
  13. 8 points
  14. 8 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    What would you think if Texas landed: 1. Shepherd 2. Johnson 3. Green 4. Wilkins 5. Bragg It is entirely possible. In fact, almost more probable than possible, if you can say such a thing at this point. Bragg is, ironically, the longest shot of the bunch as Stanford is leading. However, some of the names you see are actually working on Bragg right now.
  15. 7 points
    Slimer

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Brainiacs saying Demani Richardson and his family will visit Texas after the aggy OV despite Jimbo's no-visit policy. They are saying it'll definitely happen this time. Buckle up folks, recruiting is about to get crazy all around.
  16. 7 points
  17. 7 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Other Recruiting news: Marcus Banks has set his official visit to Texas for early May. Also it looks like Garrett Wilson made it back to campus along with Roschon Johnson and Elijah Higgins.
  18. 7 points
  19. 7 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Amazing how the trend line changed for several guys once they made it to campus. Texas sure seems rattled, right?
  20. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    1. This isn't over. It's April. And the worst is yet to come for aggy. If you will recall, Fisher literally gave up on the 2017 class in order to get a head start on the 2018 class. At first, it worked and there was momentum on their side. Then it faded. And faded. And Texas grabbed the momentum – without doing anything really special. Fisher had to do something, so he had certain recruits do OVs so he could throw everything he had at them. It worked. The thing is, this is April. Things will change. And Fisher will have no ability to really answer in any extraordinary way. 2. Since this is April – and this same time last year no one knew a guy named Ojomo – we might want to take a deep breath and enjoy the events of this weekend, instead. 3. We're in a similar situation with Wilson. But a friend of mine in the athletic dept at LT says Wilson to Texas. Too many reasons why it will happen.
  21. 6 points
  22. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Like Doc said, this class will be better than the last. There are kids on the verge, who would commit but started out determined to enjoy the process. Some of them will. But others will take a visit or two and realize the waste of time and where they'd rather be. This should be a very interesting spring game period.
  23. 6 points
    drgilbert

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    This was on SurlyHorn and put on Twitter by Frenzy
  24. 6 points
    drgilbert

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Just read some info onK Watson. Apparently his mom prefers UT and dad said UT is out recruiting ND
  25. 6 points
    Read on another site that Chris Del Conte called in every single head coach at Texas into a room 2 weeks ago and told them they all needed to be top 10 programs. Period.
  26. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    multiples. right before, during, or right after spring game.
  27. 6 points
    POONA had himself a day today at Pro Day. He’s getting drafted.
  28. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Per EJ Holland of 247, DeGabriel Floyd is visiting Texas again this week. The four star California linebacker was on campus last month for junior Day and him making a quick return trip is great news for Texas.
  29. 6 points
    4th straight national title for Texas men's swimming and diving. Eddie Reese.
  30. 6 points
  31. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    This is from earlier today. Hmm.
  32. 6 points
  33. 6 points
    Baron

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    I saw this in a souvenir shop in Lewisville.
  34. 5 points
    I like doing these and then coming back at the end of the year and seeing who was the most accurate. I'll make my predictions and my reasons why. Maryland - @Maryland................ WIN - We owe them and Herman wants it bad Tulsa - @Austin........................ WIN - Our second team is better USC - @Austin....................... WIN - A war, but playing in Austin gives us a slight edge. This could be the only game we lose TCU - @Austin....................... WIN - There is no love lost between Herman and Patterson and Herman won't call off the dogs KSU - @Manhattan............ WIN - The Purple Wizards days are over. OU - @Dallas...................... WIN - Should have won last year - the players remember. Our defense snuffs OU. Baylor - @Austin...................... WIN - We will be 6-0 at this point and Baylor will make it 7-0 and we are #8 in the nation OSU - @Stillwater............... WIN - I hate Okie lite. This will be a war, but we edge them by a point WVU - @Austin...................... WIN - Trap game, but we prevail - #4 in the nation TTU - @Lubbock................ WIN - TTU's lack of defense will cause them a horrible season and we won't help ISU - @Austin....................... WIN - It's ISU - spunky but ISU KU - @Lawrence............... WIN - practice game leading up to our conference playoff game against: TCU, which the WIN will be a sweep for the Horns.
  35. 5 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Right at 100 pages folks. Take a bow.
  36. 5 points
    Bottom 9 Walker- Strikeout swinging Murray- Lineout to LF Lindsly- Single into LCF Ware- HBP Mendenhall- Flyout to RF Texas wins, 5-3. Huge series win for the Horns
  37. 5 points
    Top left picture: Tyler Johnson, Dylan Wright, Carrington, Jordan Whittington, David Gbenda.
  38. 5 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    5-Star 2020 RB Zach Evans is back in Austin again.
  39. 5 points
    We really like where things sit with Watson and Osafo-Mensah heading into their officials. The staff is putting a ton of work in on both fronts.
  40. 5 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I may not be too far behind. I’ve been treading cautiously, but I think the OV could seal this one.
  41. 5 points
    Slimer

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    2020 related, but RB Zachary Evans will be visiting this weekend. Will be his 3rd visit already this year.
  42. 5 points
    Lest we forget. Marty Akins (AA Longhorn QB) daughter has married and converted Sergio Garcia into a Longhorn. The happy couple just gave birth to Azalea Garcia - a beautiful baby daughter. Hook 'em, Angela, Sergio and Azalea! http://www.kvue.com/article/sports/a-longhorn-legend-will-soon-become-a-father-in-law-to-sergio-garcia/269-425429499
  43. 5 points
  44. 5 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    It’s a tactic that will eventually back fire IMO. Only a matter of time.
  45. 5 points
    Slimer

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    The aggy view on Javonne Shepherd has been a thing of beauty to watch the last couple of months from the aggy mods. From "aggy lock" in early February to "he's getting to know Hand / listening to Texas " to now "Texas has its foot in the door but we believe aggy will still be the pick." We've seen how this plays out over and over again, yet it's always such a great sight to behold. A down pour of aggy tears and words such as "Uncle Red" will flow when Shepherd commits to Texas in June.
  46. 5 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    If Texas can win 9-10 games this season there will not be enough slots for all the talent that will want to join the train...Damn good problem to have...
  47. 5 points
  48. 5 points
    MikeV73

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    Wow, it's a shame we didn't sign this guy
  49. 5 points
    CharcoalPuppy

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I liked it better when Stanford was a bad football program.
  50. 5 points
    It’s officially a Twitter funeral after this one. Good lord.
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