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    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Reserving a spot may make sense from a kids perspective, but if things did go “a certain way”, the school could still trap door him and the spot he reserves means nothing. Flawed logic IMO.
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    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    JUCO DE Jermaine Johnson. Texas makes the top 5 but Georgia probably leads.
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    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Mansfield Legacy DL Taurean Carter
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    2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    https://t.co/EVLjtU6CqU The commitment spotlight for Adimora
  5. When California LB De’Gabriel Floyd committed to Texas in March, he made it clear he would be a huge recruiting presence for the Longhorns on the west coast, specifically in California. When Floyd committed, it appeared to be the first step in Texas re-establishing themselves in one of the most talent-rich areas in the country. The next step was taken today, when Mayfair (CA) S Chris Adimora verbally committed to Texas. Adimora joins Kenyatta Watson as the only two defensive backs committed in the 2019 class. The California native took an unofficial to Texas for the Orange-White spring game in April, and came away very impressed. In June, Adimora named a top 7 of Alabama, Texas, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Oregon and the only school he ended up taking an official visit to, Boise State. Ultimately, Adimora decided to shut down the recruiting process and pledge to the Longhorns without taking his remaining official visits, giving Texas their first safety commit this class. The 6’1, 181 pounder ranks as the 14th best safety in the country and the 200th best player overall, according to the 247sports composite rankings. Film Analysis Player Information Name: Chris Adimora Position: S High School: Mayfair City & State: Lakewood, CA Measurables Height: 6’1 (Verified) Weight: 181 (Verified) 40-yard: 4.71 (Verified) Shuttle: 4.45 (Verified) Vertical: 32 (Verified) Statistics 2017: 71 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 7 interceptions Film https://www.hudl.com/profile/6729292/Chris-Adimora Pros: Possesses solid size for the position at 6’1, 181 pounds and carries a pretty muscled up frame. First thing that jumps off the tape is the amount of ball production he produces. Lots of interceptions, forced fumbles, and PBUs. Reminds me of Eric Berry or Ed Reed when he gets his hands on the ball in any phase of the game. He’s always looking to take it to the house and is dangerous when he gets his hands on the rock. Displays pretty good hands on both sides of the ball and does a good job of high pointing the football. Can produce the big hit with the best of them, but also does a good job of putting his chest on ball carriers and wrapping up. Displays good range from the middle of the field to both sidelines. Shows a nose for the end zone in all three phases of the game. He’s relentless in his pursuit of the end zone. Very versatile player that has been featured at several positions over the past couple of years including running back. Plays the game hard, fast, and looks to always be competing no matter what position he is playing. Cons: His tape was a lot of fun to watch, but some of the plays he made reminded me of DeShon Elliott, in which he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The competition he plays against doesn’t seem to be the best, which may lead to his stats being a tad inflated. Is he a big fish in a small pound? There were times where he was caught peeking in the backfield and he started flowing the wrong direction. Needs to become more disciplined with his eyes. Unsure if his ability as a return man will translate to the next level. Summary When you turn on the film, the first thing that stands out about Adimora is his ability to make plays. He has a nose for the ball and puts himself in position to produce turnovers. Unlike some guys who are being recruited as safeties but have most of their experience at corner, Adimora exclusively played safety on defense throughout high school, meaning he has a great understanding of his responsibilities and where to be on the field. He projects to be a reliable tackler who also has the ability to light people up who come across the middle of the field. The 4.71 40-time listed is not a concern, as he showed no problems being able to cover sideline to sideline and plays faster than that on tape.As mentioned in the cons, there are some questions about the level of competition in some of his highlights. Regardless, the skills and traits he displays scream productivity at the college level, which makes his high school competition a very minor concern. Final Verdict When Tom Herman got to Texas, he said he would not limit himself to just the borders of the state to find talent. The 2019 class supports that sentiment wholeheartedly. 5 of the 11 verbal commitments Texas has are from out-of-state players. Adimora and Floyd in particular could help Texas develop a nice pipeline to California in future classes. It doesn’t hurt that the duo can continue to work on 5-star ATH Bru McCoy, who plays at California powerhouse Mater Dei. The current talent in the defensive backs already on campus should afford Adimora a redshirt year, but he should squarely be in the mix for playing time by 2020. After the 2018 defensive back haul, Tom Herman and Craig Naivar have to be thrilled to add another talented player to the safety room.
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    Edwin Freeman Transferring

    This is not all that surprising, in my opinion. I think Strong really liked Freeman, but the new staff preferred some other guys. The writing was on the wall after he only played in 5 games last year.
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    Despite early exit in CWS, 2018 season a huge success for Texas

    I was just talking to a couple other reporters about Madden last night. I would not be surprised at all if he works his way into the weekend rotation as a freshman.
  8. David Pierce sat down for his press conference following the Longhorns 6-1 loss to Florida in an elimination game at the College World Series. The first statement out of his mouth was something everyone who follows college baseball could agree with. “There’s nobody in this room and nobody in this country who expected this team to be here,” Pierce said. “And they did a heck of a job from start to finish, from the fall ball into early spring. The things that they had to accomplish to get here is incredible.And I can only saw how proud we are as coaches and the effort that they gave us and the way they represented the University of Texas.” Entering the 2018 season, Texas faced the daunting task of replacing 11 MLB draft picks from a 2017 squad that reached the Long Beach Regional Final. It was a tall task, and Pierce, along with assistant coaches Sean Allen, Philip Miller and Phil Haig, filled the holes by bringing in several junior college players along with nearly a dozen freshman. When it was all said in done, nearly half Texas roster would be spending their first season on the forty acres. “Coming in this year, people expected it to be a building year due to everybody we lost year,” junior Chase Shugart said following Tuesday’s loss. “We had a lot of new guys that came in, and we didn’t know them at all,” Kody Clemens added. “And honestly the time that I was at UT we never really had an junior college guys come in. So it was different.” In addition to all the new faces in the program, the injury bug struck Texas before the season even began. Junior college transfer Donny Diaz and freshman Cole Quintanilla, both of whom figured to be key parts of the Texas pitching staff, underwent Tommy John surgery, forcing them to miss the entire 2018 season. The transition of Chase Shugart from a reliever to a starter left the bullpen with major question marks, especially in the back end. For the first month of the season, there were mixed results. Texas suffered a series loss at LSU and at home against Stanford while also being swept in a midweek series at Arkansas. Despite entering conference play with a 9-9 record, the Longhorns confidence never wavered. As conference play began, roles started to be established. Andy McGuire, who was not on the team the previous two seasons, emerged as the Texas closer. Parker Joe Robinson, a player Pierce admitted he wasn’t sure going to be a contributor on his team, had an ERA under 1.00 in Big 12 play. Duke Ellis cemented his place at the top of lineup and hit .390 during conference play. Texas started to build momentum, and they rode the momentum all the way to Omaha, a place the Longhorns had not been since 2014, which felt like an eternity for a program that has a record 36 appearances on college baseball’s biggest stage. It was not always pretty, as David Pierce admitted after Texas beat Tennessee Tech in game 3 of the Austin Super Regional, but it worked. From the moment he became the head coach, Pierce brought his style of baseball to Austin. He wanted the Longhorns to be mentally tough and have an edge. “The attitude we had was gritty,” Chase Shugart said when asked to reflect on the season. “We weren’t given anything; we had to take it. We took the Big 12 championship, like we needed, and the Regional and the Super Regional.” In just his second year in Austin, Pierce re-energized a program and a fan base hungry for success. Following Tuesday’s loss, he spoke with the media openly and honestly, making sure to point out that the 2018 season was anything but a disappointment. “This motivates you and this builds a culture of expectation from our program,” Pierce said. “And that’s the beauty of it. Their accomplishments were great, but what they’ve done for Texas athletics and Texas baseball is tremendous.” Now, Pierce and his staff will go back to work, preparing for the 2019 season where the Longhorns will likely return 7 of 9 starters in the lineup. As he has done from the very beginning, Pierce talked about embracing the process and building off success. “Hey, let’s build off of (this CWS appearance),” he said. “Let’s understand we are a pretty good team, especially when we do things together and do the little things. This wasn’t easy. For things to develop the way these kids allowed them to, and to accept the game and not force it, but to keep playing. I mean we go down the stretch, we are 3 (games) back going into the last weekend of the regular season, we sweep and roll through the regional and the supers, how can we regret anything.” The 2018 season marked David Pierce’s first trip to Omaha as a head coach. It likely won’t be his last.
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    Thanks for everyone who followed along this season. It was my first season covering the team, and I could not have ever imagined it would end in Omaha. I will try to get a nice little recap article up by the end of the night, but I may end up breaking it up into two parts. I guess we all have to turn our attention to football season now.
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    Bottom 9 Shaw- 4-3 groundout McGuire- Strikeout looking Hamilton- Single into RF Todd- Single into LF Clemens- Flyout to CF That is your season, folks. Texas falls to Florida, 6-1
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    Andy McGuire is in the on-deck circle. Looks like he will pinch hit for Reynolds
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    Top 9 India- 4-3 groundout Dalton- 6-3 groundout Schwarz- Strikeout looking Texas needs 5 to tie and 6 to win in the 9th
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    Parker Joe Robinson on to pitch for Texas
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    McKenzie- 4-6 fielder's choice. Petrinsky out at second. Hibbeler- Flyout to deep RF. 6-1 Florida after 8
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    ***CWS Elimination Game: Florida vs Texas***

    Zubia- Line out to deep LF. Texas can't get anything to fall today. Petrinsky- Single up the middle, Todd scores. 6-1 Florida
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