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We're going to re-do the recruiting chat today since we had technical problems yesterday.
Please feel free to leave questions here and we'll get to them asap.
As we said in yesterday morning's chat, Texas has been looking at juco receivers and voila, in the evening, it's reported that two juco WRs have had some contact with the Horns. They won't be the only ones.
Please join us if you can at 10am.
This post was edited by BobbyBurton 18 months ago
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P.S. we're making this a FREE chat so anybody and everybody can ask questions. Ask a friend to join us for it if they like.
1. What is the latest with Mal Brown's leg/foot injury? Does the staff plan to lean on J. Gray to take Brown's snaps this weekend?
2. What's the latest with John Harris?
3. What is the intensity level of practices this week and is the team working at game speed with live hitting/tackling?
What are y'all hearing on Marcell Harris?
What's up with OU jumping into his top 5?
Who wins out for his services?
If we get a commitment from Chevoski Collin does that mean that Marcell or Cole Luke no longer have a committable offer.
Is it gonna take a Texas win over Baylor for Billings commitment?
Are there recruiting territories for JUCO recruiting like there is for recruiting the state of Texas? Since Texas previously did not recruit JUCOs it seems like all of the new coaches have been doing the JUCO recruiting and are the ones with connections. Bo Davis and Manny seem to be strong in the South. Wyatt in the Midwest and Texas and Harsin In Cali. Will Applewhite, Chambers and Akina start getting involved in JUCO recruiting?
In three straight classes we've got ourselves a dual threat qb (Overstreet, Swoopes, and Heard). Is this to be expected from now on as long as Harsin/Applewhite are here? Do they fit our system here better as we can open up the playbook? Or has the previous Pro Style guys left sort of a bad taste with Mack?
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I think Swoopes is just a scrambler. Not a dual threat. Just my opinion man
How do you think Darrell Wyatt's board lines up right now?
Do you think Mack gives him two more 'ships?
This post was edited by maninblack1 18 months ago
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
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Champ, we'll answer these questions, but keep in mind this is a recruiting chat for today.
1a. Ankle sprain. Should be good for OU.
1b. Gray and Daje Johnson will both see more action. Coaches are much more confident in Gray's all-around game than they have been at any time this year. Really had a great game Saturday. Still a ways to go, but just a great start in their opinion.
2. Uncertainty is the best way to put it. Not making a dent.
3. I'm told they did some thud stuff but not tackle to the ground. Intensity level has been high.
I will re-ask my question then
Other than offering 2014 kids, what is the biggest surprise to ya'll in recruiting this year as it relates to Texas?
Thanks Bobby. On topic:
1. Odds on Texas getting in with Robbie Rhodes if Texas beats WVU and Baylor?
2. Any news on the D. Knox front?
Can you tell us which 3 coaches are the best recruiters on staff from a talent evaluator stand point and why you think so? Which coaches carry the most clout with HS coaches around the state?
Any news on Laquon Treadwell?
Does Major get another RB ship in 2014?
Do you think EJ Achelus is an option in the future if so?
lol. Thanks for hanging in there. Biggest surprise is Texas not only continuing to go the JUCO route if need be, but expanding it from California to Mississippi. Positive move to fill needs with impact players IMO.
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Yes to the first Q.
Texas is going to evaluate EJ Achelus, but academics are a long ways off right now. He'll be a late qualify and steal for someone that sticks with him, if a school can get him where he needs to be.
Honestly no one knows. It's come down to Texas and Baylor, with TCU in a distant third. It wouldn't surprise me to see him pick the winner of that matchup though. It's very interesting he's planning on announcing in the next coming weeks, probably after that game sometime.
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It's still Texas and Florida as his clear cut No. 1 and 2, with FSU trailing behind. I don't think OU is a factor in this one at all ,regardless of what OU fans think. We (Hookem.com) have been all over his recruitment and from both of our sources, it's always been about the Horns and Gators.
I think Harris would still have a scholly, regardless of Collins.
Which out of Nick Watkins and Tony Brown is more likely to be a Horn?
I'm on the Brown bandwagon btw. Love his physicality at the line.
Marcell Harris visits Florida this weekend and FSU the following weekend. South Carolina the last weekend in October. Florida and Texas are still considered the top 2. Florida still feels pretty good about it. Texas feels like they have a shot, but with the understanding it's a still a hill to climb.
1. It's going to be a very, very tough battle for Rhodes, regardless of who Texas beats. The key to that recruitment might be if Briles leaves, which is purely speculation at this point.
2. Texas is still Knox's leader and is sitting in a great position. He wil lbe down October 20th to watch the Longhorns host Baylor.
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