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A week ago - Harrison Wier - Views: 554
The recruiting momentum for Texas keeps on churning, and so do we. With the addition of Cade Brewer and Reese Leitao (after some hiccups) in the 2017 class, Tom Herman is doing his best to restock what has been a thin tight end room since the departure of Jermichael Finley in 2008. He’s off to a good start with the...
A week ago - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 475
While Texas has stacked up on talent at the skill positions this cycle, many have understandably wondered when they were going to start picking up commitments from big bodies in the trenches. With the talent in the state being down on both the offensive and defensive line, it was important for the staff to cherry pi...
2 weeks ago - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 1080
It’s almost that time of year, folks. We’ve made it through the long, hot days of summer and made it to where the pads and helmets are coming back on and real football is about to be played. As a player I always had a love/hate relationship with fall camp because the days were long and you eventually get tired of se...
2 weeks ago - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 738
I’m not often shocked by anything when it comes to recruiting anymore considering how wild crazy it has become over the years. You have to be ready for just about everything due to the unpredictability of teenagers and that can be quite exhausting at times. With that said, many across the recruiting world wer...
3 weeks ago - HornSports Staff - Views: 1152
The point on a brisket is typically the fattiest cut. Pitmasters often trim the point (and select edges) off a brisket and return those pieces to the smoker. Are burnt ends tough, chewy worthless cuts of meat, or are they heavenly bites of smoky goodness? It depends on who you ask... Rather than discard the tr...
3 weeks ago - Will Baizer - Views: 839
Another Houston domino has fallen, and this time it is of the five star variety. When Brennan Eagles showed up to the Houston Regional of The Opening, most knew of him, but hadn’t seen him before. However, as soon as he stepped onto the field, every single person in attendance was impressed with his size, strength,...
3 weeks ago - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 897
Texas is on the board for the 2019 class. Many have wondered when Tom Herman and his staff would land their first 2019 target, and until now it has been a bit of a mystery due to the staff’s focus on the 2018 class. Well it’s a mystery no longer, as Texas has landed long time Texas lean in Port Neches-Groves quarter...
Jul 12 2017 09:35 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 716
This week's edition of the 4th and 5 Podcast featuring Will Baizer and Joe Cook dives into the Big 12's upcoming Media Days, slated for July 17-18 in Frisco, TX.   The guys answer mailbag questions and give their takes on what will be the "hot topic" items for Texas head coach Tom Herman and new Oklahoma C...
Jul 04 2017 08:43 AM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 769
It’s that time of year when bluest of blue chip high school football recruits make their way to the Pacific Northwest to “Football Heaven” in Beaverton, Oregon for The Opening Finals. It is there where we will see future All-Americans and NFL players compete against each other in various football drills and skills c...
Jun 02 2017 07:38 AM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 1052
Once upon a time, many (including myself) worried about the recruiting ramifications of Tom Herman electing to not retain Jeff Traylor on staff. I specifically worried about Texas potentially taking a step back in East Texas, a region of the state Traylor had been dominating on the recruiting trail during his time i...
May 31 2017 08:28 AM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 1156
With the running back position being thin and banged up on campus, landing a feature back this cycle has been highlighted as a glaring need. D’Onta Foreman was one of the top running backs in the country last year and carried the load to the tune of 2,000 yards, but he is now cashing NFL paychecks just a couple hour...
May 12 2017 09:47 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 1855
The point on a brisket is typically the fattiest cut. Pitmasters often trim the point (and select edges) off a brisket and return those pieces to the smoker. Are burnt ends tough, chewy worthless cuts of meat, or are they heavenly bites of smoky goodness? It depends on who you ask... Rather than discard the trimmi...
May 09 2017 09:01 PM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 3619
Not too long ago, some were legitimately worried about the ability of Tom Herman and his new staff’s ability to recruit. This past cycle, the new staff came in with limited time to work, had to pick up where Charlie Strong and his staff left off, and had to try to close some of the best recruits in the country. Not...
May 09 2017 08:41 PM - Will Baizer - Views: 1603
Joe Cook and I bring on a very special guest in the form of the Longhorns' newest commit and #4 rated DB in the nation, Caden Sterns. Caden was about as solid as you could be to a school in LSU, but after a trip to Austin everything was turned upside down, including his commitment. We bring on the Cibolo-Steele pla...
May 08 2017 07:58 AM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 962
Don’t look now folks, but Tom Herman and his Texas staff are getting busy on the recruiting trail. This spring Herman and his staff have reeled in some high profile recruits that reside outside of the Lone Star State, but everyone has been wondering when the first elite in-state talent domino would fall. Everyone h...
May 02 2017 01:28 PM - Will Baizer - Views: 3763
The cold is going away, the days are getting longer, and the lovebugs are swarming the country side. It’s spring time. And with Spring comes Spring practice on Texas high school football fields - providing an excellent opportunity to get to know some of the Longhorns' top targets as well as identifying other players...
Apr 26 2017 01:14 PM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 2027
For years we have seen Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners poach talent from the state of Texas and use it to beat their archrival Texas when the two programs would meet in the Cotton Bowl for the Red River Shootout. Tom Herman and his staff have sent a very loud and strong message to their rivals north of the Red R...
Apr 25 2017 10:48 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 576
Buckle up. This episode of 4th and 5 is jam packed! HornSports.com's Will Baizer and InsideTexas.com's Joe Cook dive head first into the huge recruiting weekend the Texas Longhorns enjoyed by grabbing 2 commits and sweeping a series in baseball. Baizer and Cook celebrate this by bringing you THREE intervie...
Apr 24 2017 07:37 AM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 1021
With Texas only having two scholarship quarterbacks on campus right now, the discussion of taking two quarterbacks this cycle has taken place, but nothing had been firmed up with Casey Thompson just recently giving his pledge to the Longhorns. It was expected that the Longhorns would take their time and evaluate the...
Apr 20 2017 10:03 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 1583
With the spring game in the rearview mirror and the coaching staff about to hit the road to see recruits during the evaluation period, recruiting is about to become the primary focus once again before hitting the summer lull on calendar. We are often asked how we see the recruiting class playing out and which recrui...
Apr 16 2017 11:53 AM - Will Baizer - Views: 3075
It was a crisp, clear day for the first public look at Tom Herman's Longhorns in the annual Orange & White Spring Game held at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. Herman came into the day expecting the defense to far outshine the offense; however, 30,000 rabid Longhorn fans saw a game that was a bit tight...
Apr 16 2017 11:33 AM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 3097
It's never as bad or as good as you think. That's what coaches will always tell you when they go back and look at the film from games, practices, and scrimmages. Today's spring game provided us with the good, bad, and the ugly of the Texas Longhorn football team from the big plays made on both sides of the ball to t...
Apr 13 2017 02:34 PM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 911
Both on the field and during the recruiting cycle quarterbacks are viewed as the leaders by his teammates and his fellow commits. It has become a trend for quarterbacks to reserve their spot in the class early on in the cycle and help spearhead recruiting efforts for his future school, and that trend is going to hol...
Apr 12 2017 06:11 AM - Will Baizer - Views: 870
It was raining on Tuesday, so there was no open practice. However, we did talk to Tom Herman. Tom Herman Press Conference Couple injuries of note for the Spring Game. Kyle Porter with a slight ankle sprain. We’re being cautious with him. Probably not going participate in the Spring Game. Which is okay. We’ve seen...
Apr 08 2017 06:06 PM - Daniel Seahorn - Views: 749
With the 2018 cycle being a down year talent wise at the linebacker position, the Texas staff has been very patient with their offers and very deliberate with their evaluations. As things currently sit only five offers have been extended to linebackers and only two of them have been extended to players in the state...