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  1. 15 points
    doc longhorn

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    What I like about this site is the quality of the posters. I'm on most Longhorn sites where I can bring out my alter ego asshole persona. And, believe me, posters on those sites will happily confirm this. I have little tolerance for arrogance and condescension from posters or mods and this is where I get into trouble. So this is the only site where I reveal what little behind the scenes info I get. For whatever it's worth.
  2. 13 points
    Texas2725

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Saw Herman speak today at a luncheon at the Headliners club here in Austin. He did say that we would make room for 1 more OL commit in 2020 and that those of us who follow recruiting would know who he's talking about.........meaning Lindberg. Just wanted to share since there's been a lot of speculation as to whether Karic's verbal means were done with 2020 OL recruiting.
  3. 11 points
    doc longhorn

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I'm sorry - got distracted before I could finish. I have been told that the coaches are beyond thrilled with our offensive possibilities. There sre some kids that have and are performing beyond their expectations. They are Epps (the coaches are GaGa over this kid and he is and has performed beyond their expectations), Ingram and Whittington (Herman says they are the best two running backs he has ever seen and that includes tOSU), Smith (they don't think he can be covered. Period). And, finally, Ehlinger (he has blown the coaches away this year). a Now let me say this. This info is coming from the coaches who are conservative even among themselves. It's inbred. No coach wants to stick their neck out even among themselves. Oh, by-the-way they are super hyper about the defense. Supposedly, after one practice, Herman chased the DC down the hall, pinned him against the wall and kissed him on the head. That's a really good sign and all of it is a good sign to get high about your Horns. It's going to be a good year, my friends. Drink that damned kool aid. EDIT: One more thing. Herman thinks our OL is as good or better than the OL when he was at tOSU.
  4. 11 points
    Huge, huge pickup. And like I said... dropped out of nowhere.
  5. 8 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    LA/west coast mod Greg Biggins crystal balled Bijan to Texas.
  6. 8 points
    In case anyone is interested, Karic just committed to Texas. Carry on.
  7. 8 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    It’s been Broughton, folks. Big Vernon to Texas.
  8. 8 points
  9. 8 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Take this FWIW but I saw a rumor the reason Broughton was in Austin yesterday was to meet with academic counselors. He's an EE.
  10. 8 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I’m not saying Wilson ends up at Texas, but from listening to him at The Opening, I wouldn’t be too quick to put in an Oregon CB. Maybe I’m misreading it, but I think this is going to come down to officials and how things play out in the fall.
  11. 7 points
    If you asked many people or fans who follow recruiting who the most important target was for Texas in the 2020 cycle, most would have responded defensive lineman Vernon Broughton. In 2019, Texas failed to reel in the state’s top defensive lineman in DeMarvin Leal, who picked Texas A&M. A year later, Texas could ill-afford to miss out on another top talent along the defensive line. Broughton’s recruitment was anything but a slam dunk, but in the end the Longhorns won out, securing perhaps their biggest commitment to date in the 2020 class. As stated above, Broughton’s recruitment was a bit of a roller coaster for Texas fans. Early on, it appeared the Longhorns had the edge, but Texas A&M, Arkansas and Ohio State quickly put on the full court press. Texas received the first official visit from Broughton this spring, then had to sweat it out as 4 other schools had the opportunity to make their pitch. Texas A&M was likely the runner-up in his recruitment, giving the Longhorns a head-to-head recruiting win over the Aggies. Broughton is ranked as the 6th best defensive tackle in the country and the 70th best player overall, according to the 247sports composite rankings. Film Analysis Player Information Name: Vernon Broughton Position: DL High School: Cypress Ridge City & State: Houston, Texas Measurables Height: 6’5 Weight: 286 40-yard time: 5.03 Shuttle: N/A Hudl https://www.hudl.com/video/3/10383207/5c132782b535280e806df6f4 Three Best Traits: Athleticism –For a guy who weighs north of 280, Broughton carries his weight extremely well. On tape, he consistently shows the ability to chase down ball carriers from behind and move sideline to sideline. Football IQ- Broughton shows a knack for diagnosing plays and putting himself in a strong position to make tackles. On film, he displays the ability to defend the zone read well and rarely plays tentative around the ball carrier. Scheme fit– This is not a knock on Breckyn Hager or Charles Omenihu, but both players were probably best suited to play the DE spot on a 4-man front. Hager in particular struggled at times playing in the 4i technique in Todd Orlando’s 3-man front. Broughton is exactly what Orlando and defensive line coach Oscar Giles envision when they are constructing their defensive. Broughton should be around 300 pounds once he plays his first game on the 40 acres, and possesses the ability to stop the run while freeing up room for the linebackers to roam around and make plays. Three Areas for Improvement: Continuing to develop as pass rusher– Broughton will likely need to few more pass rushing moves to get by college level offensive lines. As is the case with most dominant high school defensive lineman, he doesn’t have to display too many moves to be effective. Using his hands– Piggybacking on the thought of improving his pass rushing, one of the biggest things Broughton will be working on with Oscar Giles once he arrives on campus will be using his hands. In both the run and pass game, Broughton has the raw size and athleticism to get himself in position to make plays, but his ability to move bodies and work through defenders will be a key factor in determining how early he may see the field. Continuing to play with leverage- There are times where he shows the ability to get his pad level low and play with great leverage, but it is something Broughton is still learning. A player of his size and athleticism will need to work on playing with consistent technique. Summary It is pretty easy to see why Broughton was one of the most coveted players in the country. He possesses almost everything a defensive coach wants in the trenches. He may be 6’5, but the athleticism is real and he likely isn’t done adding weight. The first two years under Todd Orlando, Texas went through stretches where they struggled to generate pressure from 3-man fronts, particularly from their defensive ends. Broughton should be almost a perfect fit at 4i defensive end. He has the strength and weight to hold his own against offensive tackles while also having the ability to take on guards on stunts or when Texas deploys a 4-man front. Final Verdict Texas has taken a slow and methodical approach to the 2020 class, with Broughton only representing the 9th commitment for the Longhorns. It was expected the summer months would be a time where Texas experienced some momentum on the recruiting front. Broughton and LB Prince Dorbah have both pledged to the Longhorns in July, and Safety target Chris Thompson is set to announce his commitment on August 1st. It could be argued Broughton’s commitment is the biggest commitment along the defensive line since Keondre Coburn pledged to Texas in 2017. Tom Herman has made it clear Texas must be dominate in the trenches to get back to where they want to be. Broughton’s commitment gives Texas another key to the piece to the puzzle as they look to put another top 5 recruiting class in 2020.
  12. 6 points
    83Dee

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I think sentiments to the effect that “we didn’t really want him” are quintessential aggie. Surly (formerly Shaggy Bevo) named their recruiting board “RC didn’t offer.” In any case those type sentiments - or even “I preferred someone else anyhow” as in the case with Evans - have much more credibility if they occur before a commitment elsewhere.
  13. 6 points
    Monsieur ATX

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Fong just CB Bijan to Texas
  14. 6 points
    Andrej Karic is a Longhorn. Another nice pickup for Herb Hand and the Longhorns upfront.
  15. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    Jalen Milroe Commits To Texas

    Texas has landed their quarterback for the 2021 class. Katy Tompkins dual threat signal caller Jalen Milroe announced via Twitter this evening that he is committing to the University of Texas. What kind of player are the Longhorns getting in Milroe? They are getting a player that is great fit for what they do offensively and is dripping with upside. https://hornsports.com/index.php/2019/07/21/jalen-milroe-commits-to-texas/
  16. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    She is gonna be a busy lady these days.
  17. 6 points
    Guys these are the best kinds of commitments. Completely out of the blue. Huge get. I’ll have some quick hitters up in Connor later today. By the way, the Avengers themed video was pretty dope.
  18. 6 points
  19. 6 points
    Texas has gone far and wide for linebackers over the past few recruiting cycles. In 2018, it was Ayodele Adeoye from IMG Academy in Florida. The 2019 class included De’Gabriel Floyd from California and Marcus Tillman from Florida. In 2020, Texas did not have to go far to secure their first linebacker commit. Peter Dorbah was a linebacker identified early as someone who could be a good fit in Todd Orlando’s defense. Ultimately, it was a fit that was too good to pass up, as Dorbah pulled the trigger and became the newest member of the 2020 class. Dorbah ranks as 7th best outside linebacker in the country and the 111th best player overall, according to the 247sports composite rankings. He chose the Longhorns over offers from LSU, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Arkansas. Film Analysis Player Information Name: Prince Dorbah Position: LB High School: Highland Park City & State: Dallas, Texas Measurables Height: 6’2.5 Weight: 208 40-yard time: 4.8 Shuttle: N/A Statistics 2018: 92 Tackles, 36 TFL, 20 Sacks Three Best Traits: Potential Fit – One of the toughest positions to recruit for in the Texas defense is the B-Backer position. It is a position most players don’t start off playing in high school, but instead grow into as they transition into college. Dorbah is someone who could fit very well in the B-Backer spot depending on how he grows into his body. He has experience playing with his hand in the dirt as a defensive end, but also can play off the ball and possesses linebacker traits. Awareness and Physicality- On film, Dorbah is someone who stands out as football savvy. He rarely puts himself in a bad position and shows good awareness to help him make plays. He is not afraid to mix it up between the tackles in run support and can fight through traffic to get to the ball carrier. Motor and Athleticism–Dorbah is someone who always finds himself around the ball. He flies around the field and has a nose for the ball. The athleticism he shows on film proves he could be a successful linebacker if he grows into the position. Three Worst Traits: Developing as a pass rusher– This is will likely be the biggest question mark for Dorbah once he gets to Austin. All of the tools are there, but he will need to put it all together in order to be someone who can be relied upon to rush the passer. Size – Right now, Dorbah does not have the size to endure life as a linebacker in the Big 12. This shouldn’t be too much of a concern, mainly due to the fact that he is likely to spend his freshman year under the watchful eye of Yancy McKnight. If he is able to add 15-20 pounds and grow into his frame like expected, there is little doubt he will be a good college player. Using his leverage- One of the most important aspects of someone who is playing around the line of scrimmage is using leverage to move your opponent where you want them to go. As Dorbah adds weight, Todd Orlando is likely to spend a lot of time with him refining his ability to get lower than his opponent and force his way into the backfield. Summary College coaches often talk about finding players who fit their scheme well, and Dorbah is someone who fits that description almost perfectly. He currently spends a lot of time in the Highland Park defense as a defensive end, but his frame and physical traits could translate very well to linebacker at the next level. He possesses a lot of athleticism while showing the ability and willingness to play around the line of scrimmage. Regardless of what position he ends up at, Todd Orlando is getting another athletic defender who can play in space, which you can never have enough of in the Big 12. Final Verdict Texas has made an effort to re-establish their presence in DFW this recruiting cycle, and it has paid dividends. Dorbah becomes the 4th player from DFW to commit to the Longhorns, a number that is likely to rise in the coming months. Dorbah represents another player who raises the overall talent floor of the Longhorns and gives them another potential All-Big 12 type player to develop.
  20. 6 points
    primal defense

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I don't get this. The aggies just got a commitment from QB Haynes King. Where's the picture of King back to back with Johnny Football in his Cleveland Brown uniform?
  21. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Sometimes it’s best just be patient, folks. Hopefully everyone steps away from the ledge a bit.
  22. 6 points
    I actually see just the opposite. I see someone who is very confident of himself.
  23. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    It is what it is. IMO the kids are still entitled to have their moment.
  24. 6 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Texags just strait up said aggy wont be the pick for Broughton.
  25. 6 points
  26. 6 points
    Bogey

    Horns Down

    I have always thought Texas could capitalize on horns down and turn it into a positive. Bulls lower their horns when they mean business.
  27. 6 points
    Today is Darrell Royal's birthday. He was one of my childhood heroes. He loved to hear Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and other song writers sing.
  28. 6 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Texas looks good for Dorbah who announces in the coming days. They are also in a good position for Chad Lindberg, Chris Thompson, and Jahari Rogers as well.
  29. 6 points
    I don’t care how great a professional QB he was. I don’t care if he gave his life savings to the poor. He talked shit about my QB and my team. F him
  30. 5 points
    Alford commits to the Good Guys! Boom!
  31. 5 points
    Business is booming, folks. Texas has landed 2021 LB Derrick Harris this afternoon. The Longhorns are a runaway train on the trail right now. Y’all having fun yet? Quick thoughts on Harris' commitment to Texas: https://hornsports.com/index.php/2019/08/05/quick-thoughts-on-derrick-harris-jr-s-commitment-to-texas/
  32. 5 points
  33. 5 points
    Big Daddy Cane

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Boom!
  34. 5 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    Juan Davis Says Hook’Em

    2021 Everman TE Juan Davis kept the momentum train rolling tonight as he announced his commitment to Texas. The staff has got LJ Humphrey vibes from Davis and made a really early eval here. Davis and Lake McRee gives the Longhorns a solid tight end duo for 2021. Will have some thoughts on Davis and his commitment up this weekend.
  35. 5 points
    Monsieur ATX

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    USC Mod said “Texas is getting a good one”
  36. 5 points
    Slimer

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    He's had half a year to jump on board and never did. It may be a blessing in disguise long term cause' Karic looks like a beast.
  37. 5 points
    The Longhorns are absolutely rolling on the recruiting trail and added another big body to their 2020 class this morning in the form of Southlake Carroll offensive tackle Andrej Karic. This is a Sam Cosmi starter kit. He’s a little light currently, but has very good athleticism and feet that you can’t teach. Let him sit in the incubator for a year or two and watch what comes out on the other side. I’ll have a quick hitter up on Karic at some time today.
  38. 5 points
  39. 5 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    Jalen Milroe Commits To Texas

    He doesn’t strike me as a kid to play games. I know it’s a long way to go from now, but guys like Milroe get in the boat this early to be class leaders.
  40. 5 points
    Looked fine in spring game. Really hope we can blow out La Tech and Rice early in the season to get him some game reps before it’s forced on him. Even if it’s just handing the ball off. Those things can go a long way.
  41. 5 points
    Daniel Seahorn

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Boom! Jalen Milroe to Texas.
  42. 5 points
    Keep in mind, everything I have reported is 3rd hand at best. But, so far, the info I have gotten over the years has been pretty accurate. At least when they are semi-sober and have not totally gone into embellishment.
  43. 5 points
    I don’t see rattled. What I see is “I’ve got better things to do than this shit.”
  44. 5 points
    MBHORNSFAN

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    I will be shocked if it is not Texas.....
  45. 5 points
    NWAHorn

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    So 105 percent. Not the 110 percent I always want athletes to give, but close.
  46. 5 points
    Valid point. And bonus points for using "poppycock" in a post.
  47. 5 points
    java

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Relax, everyone. This is the traditional offseason. Herman is getting in on kids early, letting them look around, and when they are ready, they commit. Our commitments usually stick because the coaches want them to be sure, but getting on them early is key. We will be fine. Has Herman let you down, yet? I love Ellinger’s, “We’re baaack.” I think he will back it up. Think JB and Vince. Love it! Hook ‘em!
  48. 5 points
    How it all ends up playing out is going to be very interesting. Texas has pretty done all the things that is supposed to put themselves in position to land their share of the top recruits they are after yet it seemingly didn't have the effect it should have. That tells me some things are going on that we are not privy to. One of the things that I think is in play now, for whatever reason, is that other teams/programs have ramped up the negative recruiting against Texas. Bottom line, other teams/programs play the recruiting game differently than we are willing to play it. In several ways.
  49. 5 points
    TexCoyote

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    After that 2010 championship game Mack pretty much shut it down but he stayed for years after that and we were about a.500 team which should never happen at Texas. Then here comes Patterson and Charlie Strong so another several years of below average football and keep him on and people crying that we didn’t give him a chance. Now Hernan walks into a mess.....not for sure he realized how bad of a mess. Now CDC is hired.......HUGE HIRE. Upgrades the facilities that had fallen behind and many other changes for the better. All that to say I think we’re on the right track. These kids coming out of high were 7 or 8 years old the last time we looked good in football. We have to recruit nationally to stay with the top teams in the country because Texas kids go all over the country nowadays, so no one team is going to pull in enough Texas kids to beat the Alabama and Clemson’s of the world. Just look at the top teams recruiting classes every year and you’ll see. I think we’ll get there Boys and Girls. We’re getting closer. Or if not I’ll damn sure be fooled again. Bring on La Tech
  50. 5 points
    Baron

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Not only does Texas need to have a good season, they need for Ingram to be a successful 1000 yard back. That's what will catch the prospects attention.
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