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9 minutes ago, MBHORNSFAN said:

I am feeling more confident that Shepherd sticks with Texas.

I hope he does. I think he's just a young man who is really enjoying all the attention and being treated like royalty by some of the top schools in the nation.  Yancey will bring him back to earth. 

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6 minutes ago, TexExSpur said:

Looch thinks he's playing out a planned spurn without actually saying it.  He thinks this whole thing has been in the works for months with a last minute switch to his circle jerk squad.  That's what Texaggy thinks.

It'll be more fun for us if Javonne skips ATX early after his visit, attends the aggy SB party, and commits to the good guys anyway on 2/6.

F#$% aggy

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37 minutes ago, TexExSpur said:

Looch thinks he's playing out a planned spurn without actually saying it.  He thinks this whole thing has been in the works for months with a last minute switch to his circle jerk squad.  That's what Texaggy thinks.

What's funny is the heavy amount of DGAF about this recruitment on our side.  If he sticks, great, if he flips, great.  It's all about 2020 except for a possible Juco or GT.  Loogie can prance around and do his celebratory dick dance however he wants at this point and nobody will give 2 $hits.

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Texas signing day primer: 4 things to know as Longhorns put finishing touches on another top-5 class

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Texas head coach Tom Herman speaks about the new recruit class during the early signing period, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

By Trenton Daeschner, Texas Longhorns blogger Contact Trenton Daeschneron Twitter:@TrentDaeschner

With national signing day arriving next week and most of their 2019 recruiting class already in place, the Texas Longhorns are in prime position to land their second consecutive top-five class.

Here are four things to keep an eye on regarding the Longhorns on signing day Feb. 6:

1. How many more players will Texas sign?

Right now, it's a little uncertain who all else the Longhorns will land, but expect there to be a couple of more names added to the class.

 
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The Longhorns have 23 players signed, while four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd remains a hard commit. Texas signed 21 players on the first day of the early signing period in December. Two days later, they added another signee in four-star Fort Bend Dulles offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin. And then there was the polarizing addition of five-star Mater Dei High School (Calif.) product Bru McCoy over the weekend, the nation's No. 1 athlete who abruptly decided to transfer from USC just a couple of weeks after enrolling. McCoy's transfer gave the Longhorns their 23rd official signee for 2019 and their 10th early enrollee for the spring.

Now Texas just has a handful of scholarships left. Upon signing 21 players on the first day of the early signing period, head coach Tom Herman said Texas had "five or six" more potential scholarship additions for the class.

"We're not just going to sign guys to sign guys," Herman said in December. "But if the right guys are available, then we'll certainly do that."

Taking that into consideration, along with the additions of Hookfin and McCoy and likely addition of Shepherd, Texas is looking at adding two to three more players -- at most -- on signing day.

One player to look out for is four-star JUCO linebacker Lakia Henry, who hails from the same JUCO (Dodge City Community College) as former Texas linebacker Gary Johnson. Henry, a Vidalia, Ga., native, is rated as the nation's No. 1 JUCO inside linebacker and No. 3 JUCO player overall, according to the 247Sports Composite. Henry is still undecided and set to take an official visit to Austin this weekend.

The Longhorns already have one Kansas JUCO defender signed and enrolled early as part of the 2019 class -- four-star defensive end Jacoby Jones from Butler Community College, the nation's No. 1 JUCO strong-side defensive end.

2. What are the biggest unfulfilled needs for Texas?

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As if it wasn't already obvious because of the lack of players signed at the positions during the early signing period, Herman made it clear in mid-December that the Longhorns still needed to add some more depth on the offensive line and at running back.

"I would think the two (positions) that stand out in my mind are offensive line and running back," Herman said then. "We've got our eyes on some guys already. Then I think it would just be on a best-player-available basis, probably would be the best way to put it."

Since that statement, Texas signed Hookfin and is awaiting Shepherd's signature. Assuming Shepherd puts ink to paper, that would give the Longhorns three offensive linemen in the 2019 class -- an improvement from where things briefly stood at the position a little over a month ago.

But the Longhorns could also still use another running back in this class. Four-star recruit Derrian Brown, a native of Buford, Ga., remains the only running back signed. It would be a big addition for Texas to somehow land a second back on signing day.

3. Can Longhorns hold on to sign Javonne Shepherd?

Shepherd, the four-star offensive tackle from Houston North Forest, was the only player already committed to Texas who didn't sign in December.

Shepherd has an impressive frame at 6-foot-6, 327 pounds, and he's rated as the No. 29 offensive tackle in the nation, per 247Sports Composite. He committed to the Longhorns last summer and is still being forecast to sign with Texas, per 247Sports' Crystal Ball Prediction, but it was a little disconcerting that Shepherd decided not to sign during the early period.

Since then, Shepherd has taken the opportunity to visit other programs. He's taken official visits to Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama this month, but he does still have an official visit with Texas scheduled this weekend.

Come signing day, the Longhorns should still be able to sign Shepherd. He'd be the third offensive lineman in Texas' 2019 class, a position that is still a high priority for the program.

4. Where will Texas finish in the national rankings?

The Longhorns' class sat at No. 5 in 247Sports' national team rankings just a few days ago -- before Bru McCoy decided to come to town. With McCoy bolting from USC to join the Longhorns, Texas leapfrogged both Oklahoma and Texas A&M to move up to No. 3, behind only Alabama and Georgia.

Barring some late surges from other teams and unforeseen events on signing day, Herman should reel in his second straight top-five recruiting class. Last year, the Longhorns finished with the nation's No. 3 class, and the No. 1-ranked class in the Big 12.

This year's result could very well wind up being the same. That's two consecutive years of impressive recruiting by Herman and his staff, yet another sign that Texas' rebuild is on the right path.

 

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/texaslonghorns/2019/01/29/texas-national-signing-day-primer-x

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1 hour ago, TB14 said:

Confused how Mizzou gets it so much worse off than UNC did. Crazy to me. 

Because the course work was actually not $EC worthy, but still counted.

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10 hours ago, TexExSpur said:

Looch thinks he's playing out a planned spurn without actually saying it.  He thinks this whole thing has been in the works for months with a last minute switch to his circle jerk squad.  That's what Texaggy thinks.

Lets assume this is true. What sane coach would want a person like that on their team?

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6 minutes ago, MBHORNSFAN said:

Hamm the pool boy nos saying Shepherd with stick with Texas...... Wait for it...

 

Aggy no longer has room for him.....

Classic Hamm!  This has been one of the best months I can recall with aggy tears.  The Georgia win, then passing them in the recruiting rankings and pretty much finishing ahead of them, and then the Bru transfers.

Got a feeling this whole year will be great.  We'll have a much better class and better year on the field while they still sputter around and it'll still be "Don't care, got Jimbo", "SEC!!"

Sit back and enjoy the show.

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On 1/31/2019 at 9:12 AM, TexExSpur said:

I'm not sold on this kids work ethic.  We need the bodies, but we don't need a cancer.  If he signs with Texas, I hope he works his ass off to see the field within two years.  

Unless u know the kid, u have no clue what his work ethic is. Following a kid on twitter means u know the kid? Not u but any of us who think we know x,y,z about any of these kids. We know their Hs film and some twitter posts, that’s it. 

If u do want to analyze some of this “ethics” then he has reportedly lost 18-20 lbs in past few months. That good work ethics to me, seems like he is focused on getting in shape to play 2019. 

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