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  1. 23 points
    DMAC

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I wanted to everyone to know, I took @Sirhornsalot post wrong and said some pretty childish and unwarranted towards him. I sent him an apology in PM but since I made my comments publicly I wanted everyone to know. I enjoy this board, its the only one I visit my longhorn news. SHA is a good guy and have known him on here for years. Its not an excuse for my comments, but I have been going through a tough time the last few months with family medical issues. Been burning the candle at both ends and believe me I dont have much wax left. Again not a an excuse for my behavior. Sorry for the shit show everyone! Hookem PS thanks for accepting my apology and your understanding SHA, much respect for you man
  2. 17 points
    2nd or 3rd hand info, so take it for what it's worth. Struck up a conversation with a woman at work last week. I've seen her around, but we work in separate areas. She introduced herself. Last name Ojomo. Jokingly I asked if she had family in Katy (I'm in the dfw area). She said that her husband does, but she doesn't know the extended family as they are recently married. I briefly mentioned why asked and that there was a kid being heavily recruited by the same last name, but never told her my affiliation to any school. Fast forward to today and I run into her in the parking lot. She tells me that her husband told her that he has a nephew who is a big boy and is going to be a longhorn!!! Hope she's right...
  3. 14 points
    A little on the long side, but we wanted to give ya'll a little something as we head into the home stretch.
  4. 13 points
    doc longhorn

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    Daughter (Aggie vet school grad) thinks TAMU will never change until it gets rid of the Corps and all its faux "traditions". Son-in-law (Aggie vet school grad) thinks TAMU will never change until they get rid of the yell leaders and fish school. To be clear - daughter went to TAMU because they have the finest veterinarian school and son-in-law went to TAMU on a baseball scholarhip..and vet school. And both want to resume the rivalry with UT. Both think Dodds and bow tie were idiots. Neither are allowed to wear aggie swag in my home - including grandkids. That is my punishment for my daughter going to aggy. Told daughter she has been removed from my will, with the exception of a 12 year old, dumb as hell, sway-backed old Longhorn steer. Who farts when alarmed. Wife threatened to make my life hell if I removed daughter from will. Daughter still in will.
  5. 12 points
    Sirhornsalot

    Prayers

    I'm going to be out of pocket for the next day or so. My sister will be undergoing cancer removal surgery tomorrow morning. She's endured 7 chemo treatments and now they're ready to remove the dead cancer. That might sound simple, but she's also dealing with a pacemaker and defibulator, so there's some risk involved. For that reason, me and my family would welcome and appreciate any and all prayers. Thank you in advance!
  6. 10 points
    Story by Daniel Seahorn Every year in recruiting, without fail, we see late bloomers burst onto the recruiting scene after being relatively quiet leading up to their senior season. Sometimes schools just completely overlook a kid, while other times kids have solid, but not spectacular junior campaigns before absolutely crushing it in their final year. In the case of Katy defensive tackle Moro Ojomo, he is much more of the latter. Ojomo had some solid FBS offers to his name prior to his senior year, but the big dogs didn’t really come calling until December when his senior film hit the internet at the conclusion of Katy’s playoff run. Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Texas A&M all came calling right before Christmas and the secret was officially out about the Katy nose tackle. Ojomo’s stock blowing up this late in the process insured that the competition for his signature would be competitive and he would no doubt take all five of his officials leading up to National Signing Day. Like we’ve seen several times this cycle, Tom Herman and his staff were not deterred by the competition and they were ready to put their hand on the line and compete. Early on it looked like A&M would have the leg up in this recruitment, but with the transition happening in College Station they didn’t even get a chance to step into the batter’s box to take a swing on an official visit. This recruitment shaped into a battle between bitter rivals Oklahoma and Texas and when it came down to it the Longhorns were able to keep him from heading north to Norman and secure his commitment. Player Information Name: Moro Ojomo Position: Defensive Tackle High School: Katy City & State: Katy, TX Year: 2018 Measurables Height: 6’3 Weight: 280 40-yard time: 5.0 Shuttle: N/A Film Pros: Ojomo is listed at 6’3, 280 pounds and already possesses an impressive physique. Has big, strong arms and he knows how to use them. If he gets those meat cleavers on he is able to do what he wants. Leaves no doubt that he possesses the functional strength necessary to play in the trenches. Has a good first step and up field burst off the LOS. Displays good lateral agility and quickness on stunts. Show the ability to win with his hands or by shear brute force. Eats double teams for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Shows consistent ability to split them and be disruptive. Flashes the ability to be a disruptive presence against the run and the pass. On top of being blessed physically, this kid gives great effort and plays to the whistle. Will only be 16 when he signs. Film looks fantastic and still has plenty of room to grow physically and technically. Cons: Fair or not, any player that comes out of Katy leaves with a “system player” stigma attached to them. Can he be more than just another good player to wear the red and white tiger logo? Is he scheme versatile? Spends majority of his snaps shading the center. May possess the ability, but I want to see it. If this kid pans out like I think he will, then he won’t be around very long. That’s both good and bad. Summary After Texas secured Keondre Coburn’s commitment last year, I figured they would close up shop on interior players they projected to nose and focus on guys who projected to 4i. That was until I laid these eyes on Moro Ojomo’s senior tape. To say I was impressed with what I saw would be putting it mildly. The senior tape was so good that I had to go back for a refresher on his junior tape to see if there were any signs of this breakout coming because I couldn’t believe that I had overlooked a guy playing this well and that more schools weren’t beating down his door. Ojomo is listed at 6’3, 280 pounds and if those measurables are close to being accurate I am absolutely giddy because he is built like a brick house (look up the picture of him on his Oklahoma visit if you haven’t seen it). Not only does Ojomo look the part, he also backs it up with his play. As a nose, he is required to take on countless double teams throughout the game and he absolutely dominates them on film. I lost count of how many times I saw him getting blatantly held by one or two offensive linemen, yet he still shed the block and made the play anyway. He possesses a good first step combined with good up field burst that when you combine with his natural strength is absolute hell to slow down as an interior offensive linemen. Ojomo not only moves well in a straight line, he also possesses good lateral agility and doesn’t waste a lot of motion when he is on the attack. This kid gets on you in a hurry, he sheds you with good technique or brute force, and then he proceeds to the ball carrier with a motor that consistently burns hot. If Texas wasn’t getting Coburn or somehow lost him late this cycle, I would be very content with Ojomo being the lone take because I think like him just as much if not more. Final Verdict If you couldn’t tell from the previous section, I’ m very bullish on this pickup by Texas. Aside from there being so much to like about his game on tape at this point in his development, it is also huge that he is only 16 and doesn’t turn 17 until later on this year when he will already be on campus. Ojomo is just now coming into his own as a football player and he still hasn’t even come close to hitting his ceiling yet. Personally, I might be as excited about Ojomo as any other player on the defensive side of the ball in this class, because I think he has the ability and potential to turn into a difference maker down the line at Texas. Getting Coburn in the boat was one thing, but getting a guy like Ojomo to pair with him is a grand slam and gives Texas two very disruptive interior linemen. Being able to identify and reel in players like Ojomo late in the cycle shows that the Texas staff is keeping their fingers on the pulse of players around the state and they showed once again that they are able to go toe to toe with big time programs when it comes to landing a recruit.
  7. 10 points
    Sirhornsalot

    Prayers

    Thank you, every one of you, for lifting my sister up in prayer. That means so much. I am very, very, very, very happy to say my sister came out of surgery today around 12:30 with the cancer removed. After an hour in recovery she was in her own room talking to me. Everything went exactly as planned by the surgeon, no complications or surprises. Cancer got its assed kicked today. I'll end by saying I am so proud of my sister. She's 5'4, 100 and nothing yet fights like a bar room brawler. Thanks again, you guys/gals are the best!
  8. 10 points
    prosfromdover

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Good points but I gotta say the criticism of Brown is starting to get old and petty. The man brought us a national championship and to new heights of wealth and class. In short, he made us a great program again. No he wasn't Saban, or even Meyer, but he was a badass nonetheless.
  9. 10 points
    Thank y'all!! I appreciate it
  10. 9 points
    Sirhornsalot

    Oh Aggy, Part Deux

    If they ask me, I say never. IMO, it was a blessing to get rid of them and distance ourselves from that association. There is no "win" in beating aggy. When we do and most of the time we do – we're supposed to. If we don't – the world is on fire. We so soon forget the pathetic way they left our conference and stuck their finger in our eye on the way out. F aggy.
  11. 9 points
    The guarantee.
  12. 9 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Ceddy, have no idea who you are, but . . . there are two worlds that this board has known. 1. Without Kate. 2. With Kate. You're free to run out on the street and spend your time finding some hottie every time we get a commit, but it seems rather pointless when you can have a babe who is worthy of the thousands of GIFs made of her – and has a role in communicating a message on this board. Daniel was right, you tripped coming through the door. I'm willing to give ya a do-over.
  13. 9 points
    Tweaked the format of the profile a bit for y’all. Hope y’all like it!
  14. 9 points
    shotime73

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    And this just in. Moore cancelled his trip to Oregon
  15. 9 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Liucci 4:11p Staf$#@! Worth noting: A&M has managed to sneak Brey Walker (OU), Vernon Jackson (Bama), Tre Brown (Bama) and Keontay Ingram (Texas) to campus without those programs being aware of it prior to the trips happening. That's what you call REAL recruiting and it bodes VERY well for the future, it's also why I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that happen again this weekend. Just not sure who that would be yet. Worth Noting – Brey Walker is already signed with OU, so if he visited it is a NCAA recruiting violation. This is why you can't believe much of what Looch says. And if you can, then he just gave up the school he covers to the NCAA. And Looch, the idea of having to sneak people onto your campus isn't sneaky. Its that no one wants to admit publicly that they were visiting you. Its not like you had to sneak anything or that Tom Herman was going to somehow stop a recruit at the DeadDogtTown city limit sign. My gawd they are a stupid lot.
  16. 9 points
    Sirhornsalot

    Andersen update

    Has anyone else noticed that Herm is addressing issues like no other UT coach that I've seen? OL went from depleted and questionable coaching to a nice depth/quality and a helluva instructor to go with it. Lack of recruiting momentum coming out of the dead period? Insert Carrington at the 10th on an interim and BOOM! – We're rolling again. We had issues at QB, no depth and very young. We've gone from two QBs to four QBs with the ability to shirt one and have a JR and SOPH with great experience. Depth on the DL? We're now going to finish with a nice haul there. I'm pretty tickled with what I'm seeing. Herm is getting it done. We're going to seriously be bad ass in a couple years.
  17. 8 points
    UTfish

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    That took guts to post on this male dominated board. God bless you, young man. Prayers are with you and all of us. There can be a fine line between appreciation for beauty and humor, and fantasy and lust. Most of us fit somewhere in the gray area. I believe SHA's intentions are in the first category. As much as I have enjoyed the Kate gifs, I am just as happy with Daniel's BOOM! There are other sites for provocative women. Sorry guys, hate me if you wish. BTW, SHO, SHA is a very smart guy. My bet would be that a naked pic of Kate would be only from the neck up...
  18. 8 points
    Harrison Wier

    Wrapping up 2018

    The Longhorns finished with the No. 3 recruiting class in the country for the 2018 cycle. With the implementation of a brand new early signing period in December, this cycle was not without its twists and turns. Ultimately, Tom Herman closed out strong and added some nice additions on Wednesday. Here, we look at the storylines behind each February signee, what went wrong in some recruitments, and who can open eyes as a freshman. Signees Keondre Coburn Texas fans were overly worried about Coburn. If you paid close attention to the reporting of our Daniel Seahorn over at HornSports.com, you would know there was nothing to worry about. Miami made a late push, but that was a minimal threat. In the end, Coburn’s heart was with Texas and the idea of playing as a freshman - which he should do. After signing, Coburn got into a spat with former OU quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Red River Rivalry is going to be fun for the next 4 years. Keaontay Ingram If there was worry about Coburn, there was even less reason to worry about Keaontay Ingram. The Carthage product was solid to Texas from the day he committed. One offer that gave me a bit of pause was Auburn, strictly because of Gus Malzahn’s reputation as developing good backs. However, Stan Drayton had his own staple of success stories - Ezekiel Elliot and Jordan Howard, to name a few. In the end, Ingram knew his heart was in Austin. I won’t go into detail about Texas A&M pushing late because they honestly had no chance, and Ingram made that known. Daniel Carson This is the type of recruitment Bryan Carrington earned a raise in. Carson was a heavy Nebraska lean, and heading into his official visit with the Cornhuskers, we fully expected him to commit there. However, he was not overly impressed with the visit, which led to Bryan Carrington swooping in. After Carrington went on the road as a temporary assistant and visited Carson coupled with an official visit that blew Carson out of the water, Texas sealed the deal. Carson has a very high ceiling and will be one to watch over the years. Mike Williams Ultimately the Longhorns lucked out here in that Alabama and LSU did not have room to take Williams. After Texas offered, it became pretty apparent Texas is where he wanted to be. The official visit was the icing on the cake and shortly after, Williams committed. This is the type of evaluation and recruitment that made up for an abysmal start by defensive line coach Oscar Giles. Moro Ojomo I still firmly believe that Ojomo would be one of the best in the state if he were a senior next year. At 16-years-old, he has so much potential and his frame is unreal. This one ultimately came down to Texas and Oklahoma. For a while, it appeared that Oklahoma had the edge, but Texas slowly began to gain traction. By the time Ojomo took his official visit to Austin, Texas had widened the gap and the visit itself sealed the deal. Texas A&M was the early favorite, but the hype surrounding the offer did not last long. An Alabama offer can always be a game-changer, but the Tide were a little too late in this one. Texas got an absolute steal here. Joseph Ossai Ossai was considered a heavy Texas A&M lean for a long time, but the firing of Kevin Sumlin changed things. After that and even with the hype surrounding the hiring of Jimbo Fisher, the Oak Ridge DE began to give Texas a harder look. As time went on, Ossai began to develop a better relationship with the Texas staff and Bryan Carrington. In the end, Carrington was a huge factor in Ossai’s decision. When Ossai was asked what the major difference between the Longhorns and Aggies was, he listed one thing - Bryan Carrington. Christian Jones This recruitment was not as obvious as some would think. Ultimately, Jones’ preferred college position is on the defensive line. Cal did a great job of selling this to Jones, and it made him take a serious look at moving out west. However, the Longhorns were ultimately able to sell Jones and his family on his offensive potential on his official visit, and Jones pulled the trigger. At 6’6, 280 pounds, Jones is an intriguing prospect that can make some noise after a couple of years under Yancy McKnight and Herb Hand. Josh Moore From the get go, we knew this recruitment would have some twists and turns. The first was when Moore committed to Nebraska. At the time, it didn’t make much sense. Nobody really expected Moore to stick to that pledge. After a short stint at IMG Academy, Moore returned home and his recruitment got interesting. After his decommitment from Nebraska, Texas A&M became the heavy favorites. For whatever reason, Jimbo Fisher and Jordan Moore, Josh’s brother, could not do enough to get him to pull the trigger. This allowed Texas to re-enter Moore’s recruitment. Ultimately, Moore fell in love with Austin and liked how he fit schematically in the Texas offense. Although maybe not a true slot, Moore is Texas’ take at the position. It will be interesting to see how he develops, since he also has the ability to play in the defensive secondary. What could have been Vernon Jackson - Texas A&M This recruitment wasn’t even really close until NSD. Things got interesting when A&M took 2 running backs on Wednesday - which is Jackson’s position of choice. Because of this, Jackson became a bit worried that he would not get his chance with the way the roster was filling out. With this sense of wavering, Texas came back and began to push hard. We aren’t sure what type of effect this hard on Jackson, but he ultimately never sent in his LOI. As of yesterday morning, Jackson still hadn’t sent in the LOI. Finally, the fax was in. Ultimately Texas just couldn’t do enough to pry Jackson away, and he felt more comfortable with where he fit in College Station. Andrew Parker - Arkansas This recruitment was strange because Parker was not highly touted until after the early signing period. Some teams that offered Parker after December include TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Parker had to decide if he wanted to stick with his commitment to Arkansas or head to Austin. Soon after the offer, it appeared contingent that Parker would be a Longhorn. An Arkansas reporter of 247Sports even reported that he was set to go public with his commitment to Texas the Monday before signing day. For whatever reason, Parker changed his mind. After Parker failed to go public on Monday, reports surfaced that he was maybe waivering with his decision. He was set to announce at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, but pushed it back to 10:00. He did not announce at that time, either. At 12:00 p.m., Parker announced on Twitter that he was signing with Arkansas. Credit must be given where it’s due. Chad Morris did a fantastic job of holding off a late surge by Texas and getting Parker to honor his commitment. Linebacker continues to be a need for the Longhorns. Tommy Bush - Georgia Bush was always a fan of the Longhorns. After speaking with him at Junior Day in 2017, it was apparent that Texas was the favorite. But in the fall, the Longhorns stopped contacting Bush. This rubbed he and his family the wrong way. When Texas tried to come back late, Bush did not explicitly tell the Longhorns no. He listened to Tom Herman’s justification for the lack of contact and even took an unofficial visit on the Sunday before signing day to speak with the coaches. Texas was Bush’s dream school, but he just could not get past the fact that the Longhorns did not prioritize him like other schools did. Bush signed with Georgia as part of one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory. 2018 Recruiting Class Superlatives Most likely to start as a freshman Daniel - While Daniel Young and Toneil Carter showed some nice things down the home stretch of the season, I think Keaontay Ingram will be the best back on campus the moment he arrive this summer. Ingram is a complete back that will excel as a zone runner and he has the potential to be a feature back during his time in Austin. Jameson - Aside from Cameron Dicker, who should start at kicker, the player most likely to start as a freshman in my eyes is Keondre Coburn. The departure of Poona Ford leaves a big need at NT, and Coburn has all the tools to anchor the middle of the defensive line. He looked very good at the Under Armor All American game, and will be counted on heavily during his freshman season. Harrison - A pick that I think is not so obvious - but one that stands out to me - is Caden Sterns. With the departure of DeShon Elliot, Texas needs a leader in the secondary. I believe Caden Sterns is that guy. Sterns took over at the Army All-American Bowl, and stood out as a leader both at practice and in the game by calling out plays and making sure his cohorts were in the right position. Sterns displayed the same traits as a safety at Cibolo Steele. On top of leadership traits, Sterns is the most fundamentally sound prospect in the 2018 class. Simply put - he does not make many mistakes. That coupled with his high football IQ makes for early playing time. Texas needs that type of leadership and style of play in its secondary. Highest Upside Daniel - Almost went with DeMarvion Overshown here, but then I remembered the monster in the trenches the staff landed in Moro Ojomo just before signing day. Ojomo will arrive in Austin at the age of 16 and as good as his film is, he still has a ton of untapped potential left in his game. The big man from Katy has chance to blossom into an absolute monster in the trenches. Jameson - Regardless of whether he ends up at safety or linebacker, there is little doubt in my mind DeMarvion Overshown will be a stud. He is arguably the hardest hitter in the country and his upside is endless because of how athletically gifted he is. His football IQ is off the chart and Todd Orlando will be able to utilize him in a variety of ways because of his skillset. Harrison - Remember this: Daniel Carson is going to be a force to be reckoned with. At 6’5, 260 pounds, Carson has a great frame and fits perfectly with the 4i scheme of Todd Orlando’s defense. After a year under Yancy McKnight, Carson will be ready. I think Carson compares well with Charles Omenihu. However, I believe Carson will produce much sooner than Omenihu, who didn’t have a very productive season until his junior year. Time will tell, but Carson has immense potential and one of the highest ceilings in the class. Most Underrated Daniel - Byron Hobbs jumped in the boat early on in the cycle and was one of the class’ biggest assets on the recruiting trail along with his mother Natalia Vaughns. On the field, Hobbs was off to a monster start for his senior year until he suffered an injury that sidelined him for awhile. Hobbs’ athleticism and upside are undeniable at this stage in his development and it was clear he was going to outplay his three star rating before the injury. Hobbs recently checked at 6’4, 219 pounds, and his frame isn’t even close to filling out. When he hits the weight room and a meal plan… look out.. I don’t think he is getting nearly enough love from the recruiting services given what he could develop into on campus. Jameson - He may not be underrated by some anymore, but Moro Ojomo is the real deal. He shot up recruiting rankings in the past month once his film spread like wildfire, but I still think he should be ranked higher. The fact he had his senior season at 16 years old and dominated the way he did should get Texas fans very excited. A lot of people know him as the second defensive tackle Texas took behind Coburn, but Ojomo has just as much upside and skill. Harrison - My pick here is the obvious choice - Byron Hobbs. Hobbs reminds me of a young Malik Jefferson - a quiet kid that puts his head down and goes to work. You can’t teach work ethic, and Hobbs has it. Hobbs could benefit from a redshirt year and an entire season in the weight room with Yancy McKnight. After that, he may be just the person to fill in the void left by OLB Gary Johnson when he graduates and heads for the NFL. Hobbs is not as quick or athletic as Jefferson, but he has all the right traits to fill the void. Hobbs position in college depends on how much he grows into his frame. He’s still growing and can easily gain much more weight. If he gets up over the 250 pounds mark, he may consider moving down to defensive line. Regardless, Hobbs will make an impact at Texas. Biggest surprise from the recruiting cycle Daniel - Tom Herman flipping Caden Sterns and Cameron Rising from LSU and Oklahoma will go down as to of the biggest shockers of the cycle for me. Both commitments were huge eye openers early on in the cycle and they set the tone for the rest of the cycle for how the staff was going to hit the trail and lock down the nation’s number three recruiting class. Landing these two sent an early message to regional schools that the Texas staff wasn’t going to back down from anyone and will go toe to toe with the nation’s elite programs to land top tier talent. Jameson - The biggest surprise for me from the 2018 recruiting cycle was Tom Herman’s ability to secure commitments from Daniel Carson and Josh Moore. Despite a 7-6 record, Herman was still able to go out of state and get a huge commitment from a guy who is a great fit at defensive end. Carson seemed destined to end up at Nebraska, but Bryan Carrington and Herman never gave up. Moore had one of the craziest recruitments of the 2018 cycle. Texas A&M, Florida State and Alabama all seemed to be the favorite at one point or another, and then there was the commitment he made to Nebraska. Even after he decommitted from the Huskers following Mike Riley’s firing, he still seemed likely to end up in College Station or out of state. Drew Mehringer, Jason Washington and Herman did a great job of getting Moore on campus for an official visit, and the rest is history. Harrison - The two big surprises of this cycle were Ryan Bujcevski and Cameron Rising. The cousin of former Texas kicker Michael Dickson, Bujcevski was almost a guarantee to end up at Texas. Nobody really knew who he was, so nobody expected his name to pop up on signing day. Regardless, Tom Herman filled a big hole with the departure of Dickson for the NFL Draft. If Bujcevski is even half the punter Dickson was, Texas will be in good shape. The flip of Cameron Rising from Oklahoma to Texas was a huge recruiting victory from the Longhorns and completely unexpected. Rising instantly became a fan favorite when his commitment talked about knowing when you’re in the right spot, and how he felt that way with Oklahoma. Then, Rising uttered the famous words of the 2018 cycle: “And then, I went to Texas.” This is where the narrative surrounding Tom Herman’s magic on official visits began. And boy, did it not disappoint. Rising was the first of many to choose Texas after officially visiting Austin, but none surprised more.
  19. 8 points
    java

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I’m a woman, and I was one of the featured twirlers for the LHB. There was one spot open, and had I not been chosen, I would have gone as a student. There were preliminaries and finals. The final was between me and my closest friend. That was tough.
  20. 8 points
    Coburn is in. Everyone can relax.
  21. 8 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Okay, I was just told Jackson to Texas. Wow if true. Was also told we're not getting Bush. I asked about Waddle. He laughed at me.
  22. 8 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    BOOM! Ojomo is in! Profile going up now. Love this pickup for Texas.
  23. 8 points
    texbound

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    This is by far my favorite! Also, my wife just walked by and asked why I'm looking at half naked pictures of Kate. I had to explain what it meant. I don't think she bought it.
  24. 8 points
    Adferrum

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    it's being reported that ojomo was supposed to make it to tcu today, except he didn't
  25. 8 points
    Texas2725

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Posters on Inside Texas saying the premium TexAgs board has info that Ag coaches tried to visit Ossai and were told not to bother. Am hoping like hell Longhorn Frenzy can get some screen captures along with the resulting meltdown Ag posts.
  26. 7 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    RJ has shutdown his recruitment. He will enroll at Texas early... He is currently recruiting very hard for Texas..... You can worry about other recruits but spending one second on this one is a wastes of time.... Trust me on this....
  27. 7 points
    oldhorn2

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Im sorry... My personal feeling is that when someone claims they are offended and feels it necessary to post that objection along with the notation that they will no longer follow or post, it rings hollow to me. If one is offended, just go away and that solves their issue. To do otherwise is in my opinion grandstanding, and it is just as objectionable as what they were claiming to object to in the first place. If we have Kate or dont have Kate is immaterial to this argument. Just because someone claims to be offended is no reason to try and make an argument that everyone should believe as they do.
  28. 7 points
    shotime73

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Just got an email from my connection buddy about Luke.. He accepted the PWO for Texas
  29. 7 points
    Hello Mr. Aaron Carrara We the people are asking for a 1 time get out of jail card for SHA. This would only happen if the Texas Longhorns receive a commitment from 1 said recruit named Jaylen Waddle. The Longhorn Nation
  30. 7 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Shots fired lol
  31. 7 points
    Article by Daniel Seahorn For some time now I’ve mentioned how the Texas offensive line meeting room was oversaturated with guard bodies and lacked players that could be projected to offensive tackle. In 2017, after Connor Williams went down against USC, Texas was forced to run out Derek Kerstetter and Denzel Okafor at tackle and both of them have higher ceilings along the interior. With the staff looking to take close to 30 in this recruiting cycle, I’m not surprised that in some cases they are taking fliers on some guys who have a lot raw tools and upside that they can slap a redshirt on for two to three years before they are asked to be relied upon. Programs with healthy rosters and quality depth are able to do this year in and out and we know that Texas hasn’t had that luxury over the past several years. In my book, Christian Jones fits the bill of a raw, high upside player that is by no means ready to contribute immediately, but he has traits and upside that you can’t ignore and tools that an offensive line coach looks for in offensive tackle prospects. Texas arrived a little late to the party on Jones, but once they got there they made a lot of noise and didn’t waste any time loving up the big man from Cypress, Texas. Jones made the call to Tom Herman and Herb Hand and let them know he wanted to be a Longhorn. Player Information Name: Christian Jones Position: Offensive Tackle High School: Cypress Woods City & State: Cypress, TX Year: 2018 Measurables Height: 6’6 (247Sports, Unverified) Weight: 285 (247Sports, Unverified) 40-yard time: N/A Shuttle: N/A Film Statistics No Stats available Pros: Listed at 6’6, 285 pounds, Jones possesses ideal tackle measurables to stick at the position long term. Moves and bends well for his size and has good feet. Left tackle starter kit is there for sure. Preferred to play defense, but his upside is at offensive tackle. His aggressive disposition and athleticism will translate well. Gives good effort and will hustle down the field to try to throw an extra block. Possesses good balance and coordination. Don’t see him falling over himself or looking clumsy often. Does a good job sustaining blocks and not getting thrown off by defenders. Dripping with upside due to the fact that he hasn’t played the game very long. Cons: Very raw at the position and to the game of football in general. He is going to need some time to develop and learn the technical side of the position. Coming out of a heavy offense, he is a pretty big question mark as a pass blocker. As a pass blocker he has a habit of catching defenders rather than delivering a punch. Appears to lack any experience with straight drop back pass sets due to the offense he was in. Could be a potential boom/bust guy if his development doesn’t go according to plan. Summary When I’m watching the tape of an offensive linemen and I’m trying to determine if they have the chops to project to tackle, the first things I look for is ideal measurables (particularly length) and athleticism (particularly foot speed and the ability to bend). Jones possesses both of those traits already at this stage in his development and even though he is raw as all get out right now his athletic traits make him a very intriguing prospect to me. Jones moves incredibly well for a kid his size (listed at 6’6, 285) and he shows it off in particular as he is hustling down the field and maneuvering to the second and third levels. One thing that stands out in particular is his balance and coordination. Even when the wheels are spinning at a high rate of speed and he is engaged on a block and he doesn’t lose his balance or trip over himself in the process. If he is falling on the ground he is either trying to execute a cut block or is finishing off a defender and that’s very positive characteristic of his play for me. I also love that he consistently brings his feet with him upon contact with defenders and by that I mean his feet don’t stop when he gets engaged with someone. Jones operates out of a heavy run offense and it’s obvious by how much they have offensive line heavy on their toes in their stances. I take that into account when I see how raw he is as a pass blocker at this stage and you can tell he hasn’t been asked to do it a bunch at Cy-Woods. Pass blocking looks like a foreign concept to him right now, as he doesn’t move his feet well and he more or less gets by on pure athleticism right now. Even when they do throw the ball it is mostly sprint out type throws or the pocket is being moved as opposed to straight drop backs like he will be asked to do at Texas. Final Verdict Some may think this is filler type offer, but personally I think Jones could be a diamond in the rough find if given enough time to properly develop and he comes with the right mental makeup. I firmly believe that the athletic traits he possesses will translate well to the college level and will give him the opportunity to be a nice player down the line. He may look like a project right now, but with some time, patience, and some tutoring from new Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand, I think he could end up being a ball player. Slap a redshirt on this kid, give him 2-3 years with Hand and Yancy McKnight and then lets see what he is made of out there when the time calls for. Personally I am very intrigued by him as a prospect and excited to see where he goes from here in his development.
  32. 7 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    The truth on RHM is that he had become a problem in the locker room and this exit was as much him being told to leave as it was him wanting to leave. I just learned this. We don't currently have a true slot on the roster. LJH will do fine there for now, but Heard is the other option and though I like him, his routes suck and he isn't the type of athlete we want in the slot. Funny. Waddle wanted to be the only slot take in our class. Remember that? Now, we could sell him on being the only slot on the whole roster.
  33. 6 points
    PTA

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    (please read the sarcasm) What rock have you been hiding under? Get with the post-Trump was elected way of thinking. If one is offended, then one should join a paid riot, burn things like the flag (but cover up our faces while doing so), call the liberal media to stretch the story way beyond all comprehension, boycott the national anthem, shoot the police, call people racist and intolerant while pointing a finger and placing the blame on white, Christian, conservative males.
  34. 6 points
  35. 6 points
    Bear19

    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    It's the off-season man. We don't suck until we do. :-)
  36. 6 points
    Commitment profile is up now. Monster pickup for Texas and a big upset over the Aggies. Reminds me of the Brandon Jones recruitment in a way.
  37. 6 points
    OSSAI IS IN.
  38. 6 points
    TexCoyote

    ***National Signing Day 2 Thread***

    Nice work this year Daniel. We all appreciate it. Hook'em Horns!!!!
  39. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Let me be clear here, Vernon Jackson is offered by Bama months and months ago, he commits, and now right before signing day Bama says no thanks? If I were Tom Herman, I'd have staff make some sort of brochure on the Jackson recruitment and hand it out to whatever athlete I am fighting Bama for. Do you have a spot or not? When is "yes" really yes? The seedy underbelly of the Saban "process."
  40. 6 points
    RickyFlair

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I think the sight you were looking for is TexAgs
  41. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    We have another. Ojomo is a Horn
  42. 6 points
    Sirhornsalot

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I'm pretty sure ladies aren't supposed to take their tops off here. But that is exactly what Kate is going to do if Waddle becomes a Horn. You hear that Waddle!!!!??? All for you man!! lol
  43. 6 points
    HORNfromETX

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    LB Andrew Parker is no longer visiting TCU this weekend.
  44. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    We overlapped with Texas opponents twice during my senior year at UAB (A&M and UCF). We got caught up watching Shipley carve up those defenses both times. He was so damn good and he was ALWAYS open.
  45. 6 points
    By: Daniel Seahorn & Jameson McCausland With National Signing Day (the February edition) rapidly approaching, everyone has been asking and wondering how Tom Herman and his staff are going to close up shop come February 7th. The Longhorns had 19 of their 21 commitments sign on the dotted line during the early signing period and have since added a couple more commitments in the form of Baton Rouge jumbo athlete Michael Williams and Missouri defensive end Daniel Carson. That leaves 23 spots in the recruiting class spoken for and the speculated number is the staff is shooting for is closer to 30. With most of the class already signed, sealed, and delivered, where is the staff focusing their attention? Well there are still some high priority targets left on the board heading into latter part of January and today Daniel and Jameson give a little insight on the remaining targets. With each recruit left on the board both Daniel and Jameson use a scale of 1-10 on how confident they feel the player will end up landing at Texas come NSD2. Targets Quarterbacks Tanner McKee J: McKee will be taking a 2 year LDS mission, which means he will not be enrolling in the school of his choosing until 2020. Despite that, Texas has remained in contact with the 4 star quarterback, flying Tim Beck out to California multiple times to visit. He officially visited during the season, but still has a visit remaining to BYU and recently visited Stanford. Texas appears to be on the outside looking in on this recruitment. Confidence: 3 D: Texas got the first crack at McKee on his official visit tour and given the competition I would have much rather had the last word than the first. This one has had a West Coast vibe to it for some time, so Stanford is probably the pick here with BYU and Washington in the picture. Too bad because the kid is a baller. Confidence: 1 Wide Receivers Tommy Bush J: Texas has recently turned back to Bush after cooling on him earlier in the cycle. If Texas made their move a few months ago, I would feel confident, but it may be a little too late for the Longhorns. Bush currently has no plans to visit Texas and seems to be looking at other options. Confidence: 3 D: Texas has been hot and cold with the handling of Bush and despite pushing hard now late in the cycle it could end up biting them. The staff will have to overcome not consistently recruiting as hard as other programs, but Bush and his family are fond of Texas, so the door isn’t completely shut just yet. Confidence: 4 Lawrence Keys III J: Keys will be in Austin this weekend for his official visit. With reports circulating that Reggie Hemphill-Mapps may not be returning Texas should be pushing hard for the talented Louisiana wide out. He visited Notre Dame last weekend and came away impressed, but a good visit in Austin could push Texas over the top. His top 3 appears to be SMU, Notre Dame and Texas. Assuming Texas pushes for him this weekend, there is a good chance Keys signs with the Longhorns. Confidence: 7 D: Texas arrived late to the party and had some work to do to get their foot and the door, but as one of our posters put it that was B.C. (Before Carrington). Texas is in the mix and has him on campus for an official, but the leader in the clubhouse seems to be Notre Dame as things sit. It’s no secret that the staff has a big void at slot receiver and the path to the field is wide open for a guy like Keys. Lets see how his visit in Austin goes and see if the staff can narrow the gap. Confidence: 6 Josh Moore J: It is kind of ironic that after a recruitment full of twists and turns, Moore may end up where many thought he originally would. He said Texas “felt like home” after his official visit last weekend, and it’s hard to envision the Yoakum product ending up somewhere else. Moore is scheduled to officially visit Oregon this weekend, but I think it’s safe to say Texas has a sizeable lead right now. Confidence: 8 D: After looking like a Texas lock early on in the process, Moore proceeded to play the recruiting game a little more than most would like before committing to Nebraska. With the staff change in Lincoln, Moore opted to open things up and re-explore his options. This time though his options aren’t as plentiful and due to how some things have played out he and Texas may end up being a match in the end. Obviously nothing is a given with Moore, but Texas has proximity on its side at this juncture and the staff has made it clear they want him. Confidence: 7 Jalen Preston J: Despite being committed to A&M since last summer, Preston is scheduled to officially visit Texas the weekend before signing day. First he will take an official visit to Texas A&M this weekend, where there will surely be some pressure to cancel his visit to Texas. Preston has long been seen as an A&M lean even before his commitment, so it's hard to envision him ending up anywhere but College Station, but if Texas is able to get him to follow through with his plan to visit, all bets are off. Confidence: 3 (Much higher if he visits) D: After receiving an early offer from Texas under the previous staff, things between Preston and the new staff were pretty quiet up until recently. There have been rumors blowing of him being a grade risk, but those issues seem to have been cleared up a bit and the staff is pressing the gas with urgency. With A&M’s transition class limping to the finish line, there has been chatter of him opening things up with both Arkansas and Texas working him hard. A visit to Austin is currently scheduled for the final weekend before signing day and if he makes it to campus anything could happen. After an in-home with A&M and him currently in College Station on his OV, I expect them to try to shut things down. We should know more on this one come Monday. Confidence: 2 for right now, but receives a few ticks upwards if he visits next week Jaylen Waddle J: Unless Tom Herman has a trick up his sleeve, it seems that the state’s top receiver is headed to Alabama or Texas A&M. Waddle has used all 5 of his official visits and has yet to return for an unofficial visit. Unless that unofficial visit happens, the Longhorns chances are not good. Confidence: 2 D: Speaking of having a credible sales pitch at slot wide receiver… *stands under Waddle’s window with big boom box over his head* Waddle’s recruitment has been all over the place dating back to last spring when he allegedly was a silent to Texas. Since then he has been rumored to be leaning towards at least four other schools and the most recent one being Alabama. Waddle has already used all of his official visits unfortunately for Texas so any other visits will have to be of the unofficial variety. This one is the longest of long shots all things considered, but the staff is still working the telephones and trying to get him to campus one last time. Confidence: 1 Offensive Line Calvin Anderson J: The former Austin Westlake and Rice product is one of the most sought after graduate transfers in the country. Anderson seems to have a great relationship with new offensive line coach Herb Hand, and it is doesn’t hurt that Sam Ehlinger and Breckyn Hager are in his ear about returning to Austin. Michigan, Oklahoma, TCU and Auburn have all been pushing hard, so there is a lot of competition Texas is facing. He will visit Michigan this weekend and has stated he does not intend to make a final decision until March. Texas probably has the edge right now, but Anderson will be visiting some big schools in the coming weeks. Confidence: 7 D: Anderson might be the most sought after graduate transfer on the market and the Longhorns are in a great position to land him even with the big dogs in pursuit. The staff is putting in a lot of work here courting the former Austin Westlake tackle and that includes a recent meet and greet with his girlfriend down in Houston. Texas knocked his official out of the park and we continue to hear that they’ve become the bar going forward for his remaining visits. Confidence: 8 Christian Jones J: The Cy Woods product collected a Texas offer today. The former SMU pledge is visiting UCLA this weekend and is scheduled to visit Vanderbilt next weekend, but those plans could change. Assuming Texas pushes, they would have a great at getting the raw but athletic tackle. Confidence: 6 D: Jones was just extended an offer this evening as this piece was being put together, so we are unsure what his intentions are at this point. He is currently on a visit to UCLA after visiting Cal last weekend is tentatively scheduled to visit Vanderbilt next weekend. Texas will need to unseat the Commodores for that last visit for this one to become real. Confidence 3 until we get confirmation that he will visit Casey Tucker J: Anderson is not the only graduate transfer Texas is chasing after. Tucker is a former Stanford standout who has battled injuries the past few seasons. He visited Austin a few weeks ago and talked highly of the visit. Reports surfaced yesterday that Arizona State feels like they may have the inside edge since Tucker is originally from Arizona, which makes sense. TCU and Colorado have also both shown interest. Right now, Texas is in the top group of schools, but distance may be a tough factor to overcome. Confidence: 4 D: The buzz behind the scenes was that Texas hit Tucker’s official visit out of the par much like Anderson’s, but Arizona State reportedly feels confident they can reel in the Arizona native after his trip over the weekend. Like with Anderson, proximity to Tucker’s hometown could work in the favor of the Sun Devils here, but Texas is certainly in the mix and not giving up hope here. Confidence: 5 Defensive Line Vernon Jackson J: The Alabama commit officially visited Austin a few weeks ago. Since then, Texas has gained commitments from Mike Williams and Daniel Carson. Jackson is also being heavily pursued by Texas A&M, where he will visit the weekend before signing day. Alabama and A&M seem to be the top 2 here, and Texas may be content with the other two defensive ends they just gained commitments from. Confidence: 3 D: Texas has hosted the Alabama commit a couple times now, including an official visit earlier this month. There has been talk of Jackson contemplating staying close to home for college, but as now he still hasn’t de-committed from the Crimson Tide. TCU will host him this weekend and A&M will get the final swing at him next week before the dead period. I think if he stays close to home it will be A&M in the end. Confidence: 2 Moro Ojomo J: Ojomo is scheduled to officially visit this weekend, and the late rising defensive tackle will definitely be receiving the red carpet treatment. After failing to sign 1 defensive lineman during the early signing period, Texas has received commitments from Daniel Carson and Mike Williams, while still holding a commitment from Keondre Coburn. Texas was the first big school to offer Ojomo, and have recruitment him hard for over a month now. Oklahoma is clearly in the picture and it is tough to make a prediction before he officially visits, but Texas has to feel good about where they stand. Confidence: 7 D: The man-child from Katy saw his stock shoot through the roof right before Christmas and it was kicked off by a Texas offer. Initially it was believed that A&M would be the team to beat, but as of today the Aggies are on the outside looking in and it looks to be a Longhorn/Sooner battle with the momentum favoring Texas. He is in Austin as I type this and a great visit could put this one to bed. Confidence: 8 Caleb Okechukwu J: With Carson and Williams in the fold, it does not appear that Okechukwu is a priority. Unless Texas decides to take another defensive lineman not named Moro Ojomo, it appears Okechukwu is headed elsewhere. Confidence: 2 D: Okechukwu reported a Texas offer on the heels of his official last week, but we were told that he does not in fact hold an offer at this time. With Texas recently receiving commitments from Daniel Carson and Michael Williams and things with Ojomo looking favorable, Okechukwu is on the outside looking in right now. Linebackers Luke Brockermeyer J: The Longhorns legacy will be visiting Texas this weekend. He is currently committed to Rice and does not have a Texas offer. It is not known if Texas will extend one or try to get him as a preferred walk-on. The picture should be a lot more clear following this weekend. Confidence: 4 D: Texas legacy and Rice commit is in an interesting spot as he is scheduled to make his way to Austin for an unofficial visit this weekend. This visit will more than likely be a feel out session for the staff, as they see if they can wrangle Brockermeyer without extending an offer, but with Rice and Oregon State already being an option I can’t see that happening. Texas is obviously still looking for another linebacker in this class and if they want Brockermeyer they will likely have to put an offer on the table. Confidence: 4, but would go up to 9 or 10 with an offer Joseph Ossai, LB J: It’s hard to not feel good here if you are a Longhorn fan. Since NSD1, Ossai has not made it back to Texas A&M for a visit and the Longhorns have visited him multiple times. He would fill a huge need at B-Backer and the fact that the coaching staff does not seem to have a backup plan should be telling sign. Confidence: 8 D: Ossai’s recruitment has had more twists and turns than a John Grisham novel. The long presumed A&M lean looked like he was College Station bound with Jimbo Fisher retaining position coach and lead recruiter Terry Price. In the words of College Gameday’s Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friend.” The Texas staff has been relentless in their pursuit of Ossai and has consistently been hitting all the right buttons, and now it is looking like their efforts are going to pay off come NSD2. Ossai reportedly told the A&M staff thanks, but no thanks in regards to a school visit recently and if that’s not a sign Texas is in a good spot, then I don’t know what is. My confidence is a high as it will ever be here, but I’m leaving room for error. Confidence: 9 Andrew Parker J: One the newest 2018 offers has already scheduled a midweek official visit to Texas. Parker committed to Arkansas last week, but picked up an offer from Texas A&M in addition to Texas. Not much is known right now on his interest in the Longhorns, but Texas would love to add another linebacker to the class and Parker has good film. Confidence: 5 D: Just like Christian Jones, Parker received an offer from Texas earlier today, but unlike Jones he has already scheduled a visit for next week. Parker visited Arkansas last week and gave Chad Morris a commitment, but if he makes it to Austin and the staff presses all bets are off. Confidence: 6
  46. 6 points
    Story by Jameson McCausland In an effort to bolster the defensive line, Tom Herman has dipped into the state of Louisiana and secured a commitment from Michael Williams. The Baton Rouge native popped up on the recruiting radar for Texas following the early signing period as the staff turned over every rock looking for potential fits. Subsequently the Longhorns extended an offer on January 17th just before Williams made his way to Austin for his official visit. Following his official visit to Texas on January 19th, Williams ultimately chose to continue his football career on the 40 acres. Williams chose the Longhorns over offers from LSU and Tennessee. Film Analysis Standing at 6’2 240 pounds, Williams is classified as an athlete. In high school, he saw the majority of his snaps at Quarterback, where he led his team to a 7-2 record and a playoff berth as a senior. Despite his experience on offense, Williams projects to play on the defensive line at the next level. His athleticism and physical stature makes him a good fit at defensive end. One thing is clear about the talented prospect from the moment you turn on his tape, he loves contact. Much of Williams highlights consist of him bulldozing over defenses on QB runs and seeking out contact from tacklers. The physicality carries over to the defensive side of the ball, where he shows a willingness to hit and plays with a great motor. Experience may be the biggest knock on Williams as he begins his collegiate career. Since playing Quarterback was his primarily role in high school, Williams is still kind of raw at defensive end. He will need a redshirt year to clean up his pass rush skills and add some muscle to endure playing in the trenches. There is not much to dislike about Williams’ game. His ability to play QB in high school at 240 should tell you all you need to know about how gifted of an athlete he is. When he first arrived at Texas, Tom Herman stated that his defensive lineman needed to be more than just space eaters and big guys, he wanted guys who could move and cause chaos in opposing backfields. Williams fits that description perfectly. Final Verdict One player comparison that makes sense when looking at Williams’ film is fellow Louisiana native, Malcolm Roach. Roach was a little more polished and college ready when he enrolled at Texas, but both display similar skill sets and possess similar athletic traits. The coaching staff put in a lot of time and focus on defensive line recruiting following the early signing period, and it is beginning to bear fruit. The addition of Williams is a good example of the staff discovering someone they thought was slightly under the radar, and going after him hard. The final pieces of the 2018 recruiting class are starting to fall into place, with the defensive line getting a much needed addition.
  47. 6 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Is this good?
  48. 6 points
    Texas2725

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Man. Not gonna lie that while I anticipated transition class challenges for the Ags, I didn't see this train wreck coming for them. Just a hugely embarrassing situation right after shelling out $100M for a new set of coaches and paying the old staff in the $15M-$20M range to leave. Hard not to laugh........check that.....I'm laughing hard.
  49. 6 points
    I don't post a lot, dont feel comfortable doing that much. I thoroughly enjoy all the information that comes from y'alls amazing connections and the staffs top notch insight. Yea we get a little snarky occasionally, much like a big family of boys and a few sisters would do. This post from DMAC is one of the examples of the family that exists here. It's a very classy move on both of your parts. Respectfully
  50. 6 points
    Slimer

    2018 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Rumors circulating that Leon O'Neal may have committed to Clemson. If so, poor aggy.
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