2019 Recruiting Thread

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  1. Bwilk55

    Bwilk55 Well-Known Member
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    As 2018 recruiting is slowing down with NSD2 in less than 2 months, I figured it was a good time to get a jump on 2019 recruiting.
     
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    Better f*cking kill it on the DL — as in this DL class needs to look like 2018’s DB class.
     
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    Less than a month actually
     
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    It starts Feb 7th, actually
     
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    Texas Longhorns Recruiting Big Board - Offense

    As I did for the 2018 class, I'll attempt to keep up with Texas offers, interested prospects and commitments by position. This list is composed of all 4/5 stars from Texas, all Texas offers, and guys in which there is a serious interest (i.e. Junior Days, recruiting event invites, etc.). This list will be edited periodically. Please provide updates or information that you come across and I'll add to the list.

    QB
    Spencer Rattler - 5 star (0.9813) - Az - OU Commit
    Grant Gunnel - 4 star (0.9720) - TX - TAMU Commit (No Offer)

    Roschon Johnson - 4 star (0.9292) - TX - TX Commit
    - Roschon is an impressive dual threat QB who has thrived at Port-Neches Groves both throwing and running the ball. He is an effortless runner with very good speed. He also shows a good ability to throw the ball, including a good deep ball.
    - Junior Day Visit 2/18

    Grant Tisdale - 4 star (0.9063) - TX - No Offer
    - A very good dual threat QB out of Allen. There isn't much separating Tisdale and Johnson as both are top 10 QBs in the nation. With Roschon in the fold, it is unlikely that Tisdale factors in here but I'm sure Texas will keep in touch just in case.

    RB
    Trey Sanders - 5 star (0.9961) - Fl (IMG) - Offered
    Quavaris Crouch - 5 star (0.9882) - NC - Offered
    Noah Cain - 5 star (0.9842) - Fl (IMG), originally TX - Offered
    - One of the absolute top RBs in the nation. Currently at IMG but originally from Denton, Tx. Texas has a legitimate shot at Cain but will have to fight off all of the top programs.
    - 1/2018: Texas named as top program at this time
    John Emery Jr - 4 star (0.9687) - La - Offered
    Devyn Ford - 4 star (0.9663) - Va - Offered
    Daniel Carter - 4 star (0.9262) - Fl - Offered
    Isaiah Spiller - 4 star (0.9256) - OU Commit (No Offer)
    Deondrick Glass - 4 star (0.9249) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Titus Swen - 4 star (0.9215) - TX - No offer
    Deion Hankins - 4 star (0.8967) - TX - No offer
    Darwin Barlow - 3 star (0.8900) - TX - No offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Marcus Major - 3 star (0.8700) - Ok - Offered
    Chux Nwabuko - NR - TX - No Offer

    WR
    Theo Wease - 4 star (0.9824) - TX - Offered
    - Texas not in top 7 (1/2018)
    Jordan Whittington - 4 star (0.9813) - TX - Offered
    - Tx visit 2/3/18
    Devonta Lee - 4 star (0.9731) - La - Offered
    Arjei Henderson - 4 star (0.9721) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Marcus Washington - 4 star (0.9719) - Mo - Offered
    Marquez Beason - 4 star (0.9706) - TX - Offered
    Jalen Curry - 4 star (0.9632) - TX - No Offer
    Garrett Wilson - 4 star (0.9610) - TX - Offered
    - Visited 2/3/18
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Kam Brown - 4 star (0.9511) - TX - TAMU Commit (Offered)
    Trejan Bridges - 4 star (0.9426) - TX - OU Commit (No Offer)

    Jake Smith - 4 star (0.9339) - Az - Offered
    Dylan Wright - 4 star (0.9297) - TX Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Kenyon Jackson - 4 star (0.9035) - GA - Offered
    Elijah Higgins - 4 star (0.8949) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Tamauzia Brown - 4 star (0.8908) - TX (No Offer)
    - Junior Day 2/18

    Genson Hooper-Price - 3 star (0.8861) - TX (No Offer)
    Jaylen Ellis - 3 star (0.8628) - TX - Baylor Commit (No Offer)
    - Junior Day 2/18

    Ke'Andre Street - NR - TX - No offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Robbie Williams - NR - TX - No offer
    - Junior Day 2/18


    TE
    Hudson Henry - 4 star (0.9777) - Ar - Offered
    - Possible Junior Day Visit
    Keon Zipperer - 4 star (0.9659) - Fl - Offered

    Austin Stogner - 4 star (0.9602) - TX - OU Commit (No Offer)
    Isaiah Foskey - 4 star (0.9459) - Ca - Offered
    Grayson Boomer - 4 star (0.9399) - OK - OKSt. Commit (Offered)
    Blake Hinson - 4 star (0.9147) - Ks - Offered
    Baylor Cupp - 3 star (0.8739) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Jalen Wydermyer - 3 star (0.8600) - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    David Ugwoegbu - NR - Tx - Offered
    Nolan Matthews - NR - Tx - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18

    OT
    Kenyon Green - 5 star (0.9922) - TX - Offered
    Tyler Johnson - 4 star (0.9806) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Evan Neal - 4 star (0.9708) - FL (IMG) - No offer
    - Visited Texas 2/12/18
    Wanya Morris - 4 star (0.9657) - GA - Offered
    Ray Parker - 4 star (0.9452) - LA - Offered
    Darius Thomas - 4 star (0.9387) - Ar - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Javonne Shepard - 4 star (0.9062) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Jack Buford - 3 star (0.8839) - Mo - Offered
    Stacey Wilkins - 3 star (0.8789) - Ar - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Brannon Brown - 3 star (0.8628) - TX - No Offer
    Jade Ashalintubbi - NR - TX - No Offer

    C/G
    Kardell Thomas - 5 star (0.9868) - La - LSU Commit (Offered)
    EJ Ndoma Ogar - 4 star (0.9374) - TX - Offered
    Branson Bragg - 4 star (0.9069) - TX - Offered
    Vincent Murphy - 3 star (0.8628) - Fl - South Carolina Commit (Offered)
     
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  6. Bwilk55

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    That is a tall task. This years DB class was truly historic. Probably the best ever DB class signed on any signing day. We signed 6 DBs who ranked 19, 34, 36, 47, 69 and 102 nationally. The 1st, 3rd and 6th safety. The 5th, 6th and 14th CB. There were 7 DBs from the state of Texas (23 total DBs) ranked in the top 102 and we signed 6 of them.

    To compare to 2019 D-line. There are 21 D-linemen in the top 100 nationally, and only two of them are from Texas (Marcus Stripling, NaNa Osafo-Mensah). Even if we sign them both, and add some top OOS talent, it is still a challenge to compete with that DB class.

    I do agree that we need to improve our D-line recruiting next year. Our top targets will be the two mentioned above, as well as guys like DeMarvion Leal. There are 10 total 4 star D-linemen in the state. We need to ink about 3 of them.
     
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    My bad
     
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    Nana-osafo-mensah that's a mouth full.
     
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    I know. I was being a bit hyperbolic to underline the urgency of the situation at DL. Hopefully the staff can work a miracle or two in the next five weeks to make things a little less dire.
     
  10. Bwilk55

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    You gotta use the hyperbole font man.

    The state of Texas just doesn't seem to produce the O-line and D-line players like some other states. We should always have a good crop of WRs, DBs, and QBs to choose from but O-line and front 7 are a bit more of a challenge.
     
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    Yeah that's a well documented flaw of this states talent production, but our opponents have the same problem, outside of OU who can go national with their recruiting. We may not be able to kill it in the rankings with Texas talent in the trenches like we can with the skill players, but we damn sure need to see more production on the field with the OL we have. Not having access to a stable of 4 and 5 star guys is no excuse for not being able to push a Tech D-line around.
     
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    actually, i've heard the opposite in that Texas historically produces more linemen. but that may have been years ago when i heard that, to the point of being before the proliferation of things like 7 on 7 and the widespread use of spread offenses.

    secondly, unless we screw it up somehow, branson bragg will be a Longhorn. his daddy is a former high school o-line coach (may still be, idk) and they are a Horns family.
     
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    It's a huge state so we produce all positions at great quantity (DI caliber talent) but just not quality. There are only 6 OL in the top 50 for 2018 class. Granted that was a down year, but even throwing a few more bodies in that range it's still not much for so many programs to live off of.

    2019 I count 7 in top 50. I am guessing that's the norm for past few years and going forward. Versus a typical Texas class yielding 10+ WRs in top 50 and another handful of athletes. There is just an imbalance unless you want to run 5 wide all the time.
     
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    At what point do texas hs fb players start suffering from anti texas bias when ranking players? They are still there but not on paper.
     
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    I guess you could argue they already are if you think there is a bias. I don't think there is an anti Texas bias. I just think the state actually produces a unbalanced crop at the higher end. Like you said the guys are there they just don't show up because of all of the quality receivers/DBs which are easier positions for recruiting services to evaluate.

    It's easier for sites to justify skill position player rankings so there is a little natural bias there.
     
  16. Bwilk55

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    It does seem that Tom Herman has no qualms about going out of state to try to land some big fish. I think that approach is necessary and can help us out in years when Texas is thin at a certain position.
     
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    To me on field proformancd will dictate the quality of the 2019 class more so than in 2018. Win 8-9 games I think
    Yeah I’m happy to see that. I think it’s important to get our pick out of Texas, but No reason Texas shouldn’t be a contender for the best players in the country regardless where they come from. That’s one thing I wish Mack had done a bit more of. Felt like it would of made us and even stronger program.
     
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    We could fill our WR, DB and QB classes from the state year in year out. But all other positions will need to be supplemented at times. Even if we start getting the absolute best of the best in state, there often just isn't enough beef to fill elite recruiting classes.
     
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    Agree. I think it would be a solid idea to have a coach or two with like Florida or California recruiting chops on staff.
     
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    Texas Longhorns Recruiting Big Board - Defense

    I'll attempt to keep up with Texas offers, interested prospects and commitments by position. This list is composed of all 4/5 stars from Texas, all Texas offers, and guys in which there is a serious interest (i.e. Junior Days, recruiting event invites, etc.). This list will be edited periodically. Please provide updates or information that you come across and I'll add to the list.

    DT
    Ishmael Sopsher - 5 star (0.9988) - LA - Offered
    DeMarvin Leal - 4 star (0.9586) - TX - Offered
    - 1/2018 Texas listed in top 5 (Bama, TAMU, Clemson, OkSt)
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Josh Ellison - 3 star (0.8889) - TX - TAMU Commit (No Offer)
    Carl Williams - 3 star (0.8739) - Tx - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18

    DE

    Kayvon Thibodeaux - 5 star (0.9986) - CA - Offered
    Stephen Herron - 4 star (0.9684) - KY - Mich Commit (Offered)
    Nana Osafo-Mensah - 4 star (0.9558) - TX - Offered
    - Tx listed in top 10
    Marcus Stripling - 4 star (0.9527) - TX - Offered
    - Tx listed in top 8
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Nelson Ceasar - 4 star (0.9475) - TX - No Offer
    Braylen Ingraham - 4 star (0.9199) - Fl - Offered
    Hunter Spears - 4 star (0.9185) - TX - No Offer
    Gilbert Ibeneme - 4 star (0.9075) - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Jamie Ferguson - 4 star (0.9000) - TX - No Offer
    Steven Parker - 4 star (0.9000) - TX - TTech Commit (No Offer)
    Braedon Mowry - 4 star (0.8985) - TX - Offered
    - Tx listed in top 7
    Marcus Hicks - 4 star (0.8937) - KS - Offered
    - Visited Tx 2/3/18
    Breylon Garcia - 3 star (0.8778) - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    T'Vondre Sweat - 3 star (0.8567) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Peter Mpagi - 3 star (0.8416) - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Javasia Brunson - 3 star (0.8366) - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    David Neil - NR - TX- No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Jason Gold - NR - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Trace Ford - NR - OK - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18

    LB
    Owen Pappoe - 5 star (0.9961) - GA - Offered
    De'Gabriel Floyd - 4 star (0.9776) - Ca - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Mase Funa - 4 star (0.9612) - Ca - Offered
    Donte Starks - 4 star (0.9534) - LA - Offered
    Marcel Brooks - 4 star (0.9526) - TX - Offered
    - Brooks has been all over the map already. Carries some off the field baggage (I don't know details) but we seem to be continuing to recruit him.
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Maninoa Tufono - 4 star (0.9524) - Hi - Offered
    Kevin Harris - 4 star (0.9477) - GA- Offered
    Anthony Solomon - 4 star (0.9445) - Fl - Offered
    Lakia Henry - 4 star JUCO (0.9200) - GA - offered
    Shammond Cooper - 4 star (0.9147) - MO - Offered
    Avery Huff - 4 star (0.9000) - Fl - Offered
    Curley Young - NR - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18

    CB
    Derek Stingley -
    5 star (0.9876) - LA - Offered
    - Texas in top 10
    Chris Steele - 5 star (0.9838) - CA - Offered
    Erick Young - 4 star (0.9391) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Devin Bush - 4 star (0.9324) - La - Offered
    Jaden Davis - 4 star (0.9291) - Fl - Offered
    - Tx listed in top 10
    Bobby Wolfe - 4 star (0.9122) - TX - TAMU Commit (Offered)
    Chris Adimora - 4 star (0.9052) - CA- Offered
    Marcus Banks - 4 star (0.8914) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Marques Caldwell - 3 star (0.8689) - TX - Oregon Commit (no offer)
    - Junior day 2/18

    Marcus Lafrance - NR - Fl - Offered
    Xavier Player - NR - TX - No Offer

    S

    Brian Williams - 5 star (0.9885) - TX - TAMU Commit (Offered)
    Daxton Hill - 5 star (0.9843) - OK - Offered
    Demani Richardson - 4 star (0.9448) - TX - Offered
    Jalen Catalon - 4 star (0.9427) - TX - Offered
    - Visited Tx 2/3/18
    Kenyatta Watson II - 4 star (0.9199) - GA - Offer
    - Visit 2/18

    Jamal Morris - 4 star (0.9193) - TX - Offered
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Anfernee Orji - 4 star (0.8987) - TX - No Offer
    Jalyn Phillips - 4 star (0.8933) - GA - Offered
    Jordan Battle - 3 star (0.8678) - Fl - Offered

    Athletes
    Bru McCoy (WR/OLB) - 5 star (0.9939) - CA - Offered
    Isaiah Williams (QB/WR/CB) - 5 star (0.9843) - MO - Offered
    Jeffery Carter (WR/CB) - 4 star (0.9221) - TX - Offered
    - Tx visit 2/3/18
    Jaren Mangham (RB) - 4 star (0.9090) - Mi - Offered

    Velton Gardner (QB/KR) - 4 star (0.8927) - TX - No Offer
    Dekendrick Bender (WR/CB) - NR - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
    Dylan Jantz (WR/S) - NR - TX - No Offer
    - Junior Day 2/18
     
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