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We lost to University Lab tonight 46-55. I can honestly say Makiya Tongue is not a receiver, Jaqueline Roy wasn’t  disruptive, Christian Harris is built well but didn’t really do anything. The guy that won the game for them was running back Mike Hollins. Hollins should be ranked higher, that kid is a tank and is the best player on that team. 

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The Dotted Line: What’s left for Texas to accomplish in the 2019 recruiting class?

Posted November 27th, 2018

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Mike Craven Hookem.com staff

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Crunch time arrived for the 2019 class when contact period began Monday. The Longhorns won’t be on the road this week; instead, the coaching staff is preparing the team for a Big 12 showdown with Oklahoma. Texas’ class consists of 22 members and ranks seventh in the nation. Eleven of those commitments hail from out of state and the Longhorns are still working on a handful of top targets before closing shop.

IMG Academy running back Noah Cain at the Future 50 Camp in Orlando. (Mike Craven)

The only commitments who indicated that they’ll wait until February to sign are Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell and Louisiana defensive end Myron Warren. Expect the rest to sign early with at least a handful prepared to enroll in January and begin their college careers in the spring. Work remains undone and a trio of talented seniors are the priority for the staff:

Bru McCoy, athlete, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei

FYI: 6-2.5/212; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked athlete in country

Top competition: USC

McCoy was a longshot when the Longhorns hosted him and his family for the USC victory back in September. But the directions of the two programs since that day have put Texas squarely in the mix for the best athlete in the country. McCoy is the rare two-way college player. He wants to play wide receiver and be a specialist at outside linebacker. He’ll announce his decision live at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 5. It’s a two-team race between the Longhorns and USC.

Noah Cain, running back, IMG Academy (Fla.)

FYI: 5-10/212; 4 stars; No. 7-ranked running back

Top competition: Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Penn State

Texas started the cycle hoping Cain would be one of the running backs in this class and it’s looking more likely that the Longhorns lead for Cain. The former Denton Guyer star is set to pick a school on Dec. 19, the first day of the early signing period. He plans to make that decision in Dallas. Texas wants two running backs in the class and Cain would be the perfect complement to Derrian Brown. Both of those guys can see the field as freshmen with only Keaontay Ingram showing glimpses of a real future.

Isaiah Hookfin, offensive tackle, Fort Bend Dulles

FYI: 6-5/270; 3 stars; No. 35-ranked offensive tackle

Top competition: Illinois, Arizona State

The main question mark remaining for the Longhorns is at offensive line. Texas holds just two commitments at tackle and none in the interior. Hookfin emerged as a target late in the cycle and Texas is the odds-on favorite to land the athletic tackle from south Houston. Hookfin isn’t as polished as fellow commit Tyler Johnson or as freakishly talented as Javonne Shepherd, but he’ll be allowed a redshirt year and time to develop under assistant coach Herb Hand.

First: Land a JUCO offensive lineman

Texas needs instant help along the line heading into 2019 with the Longhorns losing three starters — left tackle Calvin Anderson, right guard Elijah Rodriguez and left guard Patrick Vahe. It wouldn’t shock anyone if Texas honed in on a JUCO lineman or even explored the grad transfer market like it did for Anderson in 2018. Assuming Texas keeps Johnson and Shepherd committed and lands Hookfin, only one more prospect would be needed at the position.

JUCO talents like Bamidele Olanseni and Myron Cunningham already hold UT offers and that number should increase once the staff can hit the road following Saturday’s rematch with Oklahoma. Three prep prospects for the future and one JUCO player to immediately provide depth or compete for a starting spot would be a solid haul for Hand in his first cycle controlling the offensive line.

Second: Flip the script

Texas Tech just lost its coach. TCU barely qualified for a bowl game. Texas is playing for a conference championship. See the difference? Prospects are noticing the rise of the Longhorns and it’s the perfect time for the staff to explore the commitment status of any prospects that could help the 2019 class. One such prospect is Katy Taylor offensive tackle and TCU commit Andrew Coker. Another is Texas Tech-bound defensive end Steven Parker.

Texas is in the power position within the state right now on the recruiting trail and there’s no better way to flex muscle than to flip a recruit this late in the cycle. The Longhorns can afford to cherry-pick the remaining members of the 2019 class and a few of those members might just be committed to rival schools at the moment.

 

https://www.hookem.com/story/dotted-line-whats-left-texas-accomplish-2019-recruiting-class/

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20 hours ago, Sirhornsalot said:

I do think that is indicative that Bama feels a sudden reason to shore up a back up plan. The departure of Locksley has had an impact.

While I'm loving what I've been hearing about the Sanders recruitment, he is set to visit Georgia I think this weekend.

I'd say keep recruiting Sanders hard along with Cain and the JC from Cali. I would not have a problem if we landed all three and I think we'd take all three. We need the bodies and one of the three is a two-year guy who can play immediately. That said, getting all three only happens in a fairy tale. I'm happy with one of those three.

I would be happy with all three also . Provided at least four of the unproductive backs left.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Sirhornsalot said:

I posted this with no intro, but you guys really need to watch these clips. This is Chris Adimora. He, like Degabriel Floyd, seem to commit a lot of on-field murder. lol In some of these clips, he's playing WR.

We're going to be fine at Safety for a good long while.

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1 hour ago, Sirhornsalot said:

I posted this with no intro, but you guys really need to watch these clips. This is Chris Adimora. He, like Degabriel Floyd, seem to commit a lot of on-field murder. lol In some of these clips, he's playing WR.

We're going to be fine at Safety for a good long while.

Yep his film jumped out at you from years back. Crazy someone on west coast didn't lock him up.

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I’m really impressed with the evaluations and development of talent by Texas’ staff. They know where they are weak and they find solutions to their weakness’. I’m also impressed by how little trouble these guys are making outside of football games and how everyone, top to bottom, is held accountable. If I were a parent of a stud student athlete I would have no problem sending my kid to Texas. Beat OU (maybe twice) and you will be playing for a championship... maybe the national if we can get some of the big dogs. Herman is willing to roll the dice and he may pull a surprise or two. He’s good on the trail. This clas is going to be one of the most unique ones we’ve ever had with kids all across the United States... quite a change from the days of Mack Brown’s glory but I Like It!

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2 hours ago, Sirhornsalot said:

I posted this with no intro, but you guys really need to watch these clips. This is Chris Adimora. He, like Degabriel Floyd, seem to commit a lot of on-field murder. lol In some of these clips, he's playing WR.

We're going to be fine at Safety for a good long while.

Don't know if he will start this first year, but he should get lots of playing time. Looks like he does not take bad angles. Something that C. Sterns and B. Jones did numerous times this year. 

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20 minutes ago, North Texas Golfer said:

Don't know if he will start this first year, but he should get lots of playing time. Looks like he does not take bad angles. Something that C. Sterns and B. Jones did numerous times this year. 

He is a damn good player and I love this take but he will pay a very different athlete in college than he has in HS. He will take bad angles Vc the CD Lambs and Hollywood’s of the world he will face. But he will learn quick. Sterns won’t make the same mistakes again. 

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3 hours ago, Sirhornsalot said:

I posted this with no intro, but you guys really need to watch these clips. This is Chris Adimora. He, like Degabriel Floyd, seem to commit a lot of on-field murder. lol In some of these clips, he's playing WR.

We're going to be fine at Safety for a good long while.

Adimora and DGF are two guys that should never make it out of the state they reside in. Especially a state like California. Huge pulls for Texas this cycle.

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