texasdalton reacted to RickyFlair in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread
So he was suspended, then kicked off the team and now he quit the team he was kicked off of? I can’t keep up.
I heard he didn’t quit and so all of the other players quit and then all of the coaches quit. Then all of the players and coaches that quit started a new team and Evans asked if he could play on the new team and they said no. So Evans is still on the team but there are not any other players on his team and he doesn’t have any coaches.
They say he really likes everyone on the team now and rarely has any incidents. Maybe he’s discovered a way to play for his teammates and do what’s best for himself at the same time.
It’s the elusive win win scenario. I’m happy for the kid.
texasdalton reacted to Sirhornsalot in Horns Vs Tigers!
People flock to Austin, one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. It is the city where your team's season dies.
Baton Rouge smells like the Mississippi. The city grows like a fungus, slow and ugly.
But still, you gave up 70+ points to aggy. What a scary defense you must have, lol.
texasdalton reacted to Sirhornsalot in what to expect Sat
Pardon me for noticing, but you seem extremely worried about this game. You're selling Vegas as if they're mother luv or something. You keep telling yourself and anyone who reads your stuff that LSU is going to win.
lol, I don't think you even believe that. Thats why you need the reassurance here, which you don't get.
For the life of me I can't think of anyone on this board who has ventured over the LSU boards to tell them how and why we're going to beat them. Its just not necessary.
Same thing with your players. For whatever reason, they felt they needed to talk shit this week. They filled up a bulletin board. I imagine they don't like the doubt thats in their hearts and thus have to express the opposite.
This is how one convinces themselves that they have a chance.
texasdalton reacted to Sirhornsalot in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread
Okay, spoke to my friend this evening. Lots of good stuff.
– The recent run on commits is enabling the staff to circle back and revisit some other recruitments that most think/thought are lost. Namely White (LSU) and Jaxon (OSU) and another OSU commit named Ransom. All three are very much in play, despite the commitments. Staff is trying to get them in for visits. Ransom is a name I didn't expect to be on this list, but he is.
– Two things he's very excited about . . BOTH lines. The OL is working more like a machine, mistakes are greatly reduced from the past years and we're moving people. The DL is young, feisty, and big. Coburn is a monster. We have big guys on the ends who can fly for their size.
– Injuries are starting to worry staff. So far, damage is minimal but it could get worse. They will not change their practice intensity despite the injuries.
– Said Casey Thompson is quietly coming along. Said he's not ready now, but isn't so far off. Encouraged by the improvement, just since camp began.
– Junior Angilau is the talk of the OL. He outworks everybody and is sharp. Shows leadership.
– I asked about our defense. He agreed that he thinks we do have our fastest defense is some time. But also said we're more experienced than some would think. He said just because they haven't started much doesn't mean they haven't gained experience.
– Thinks we'll land another one this coming Friday.
Thats it for now.
texasdalton reacted to Jameson McCausland in Commitment Spotlight: Vernon Broughton
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.
Name: Vernon Broughton
High School: Cypress Ridge
City & State: Houston, Texas
40-yard time: 5.03
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.
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.
texasdalton reacted to Sirhornsalot in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread
Ok, I've been able to catch up. I'm not a member of IT, but their updates float the internet like plastic in the pacific.
So the latest "mom" update on Broughton is from IT. And the reason for the panic is a short comment Broughton made about scheme. Wow.
He followed that by saying he knew he would be sliding inside at the next level. So I don't get the outright panic of the last several days.
Mom says an announcement will come before Aug. 1. Thats plenty of time for UT to counter the scheme BS being fed to him by the other contending schools. Mom also said UT set the standard as far as visits and all other visits were compared against it.
IT's quotes are almost verbatim to what Brainiacs posted several days ago.
texasdalton reacted to Bear19 in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread
Hey, it’s a message board.
I’m going to re-focus on that 10 pound bass I’m catching tonight. For any of you guys that like to fish for the largemouth, night is the only ticket right now. Use big baits. A 10” worm or longer. Black. Or a jig and dark trailer.
Keep your bait in 8 to 12 feet of water and work it very slowly. This is where the bigguns hunt. They are flushers. And 8 to 12 feet is their preferred hunting range.