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2 minutes ago, ShowMeALoss said:

No, having 2 QBs can be bad for the class. Maalik plays in the same 7x7 circuit as many of our targets and he appears to be a good leader. I am worried if he decommits, it will mess with the momentum and chemistry.  That is my take.

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I work closely with a certain previously committed 5 star QB's father (hint: its Quinn Ewers, for those who haven't been following recruiting closely like I have) and chatted with him a bit this after

I find all of the angst about Murphy to be laughable. After Ewers, he's the guy I've been cheering for Texas to land for 3 weeks. Texas has a healthy QB room right now and that isn't going to change.

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38 minutes ago, ShowMeALoss said:

If Ewers is going to flip to us, I would rather be it a silent for now and not be public until the first NSD. We have a great thing going with this class that I wouldn't want to mess with by potentially having a friction among the two alpha QBs and/or one of them decommitting. Also, if we don't have a good season, there is always a chance Ewers flips again to another school during mid season and cause disruption to the class.

You don’t keep something like that silent amongst the recruits for very long.

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From: Justin Wells

OLB/DE Derrick Brown, Texas High (2022):

It was only a matter of time before UT offered the three-star from Texarkana.

At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Brown had a breakout junior season for the Tigers with 67 tackles, 20 for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one interception.

The offers began to flow along the way. Oklahoma, Penn State, TCU, Colorado, and Arizona State are among the double-digit list that continues to grow.

Who pursues Brown the most?

“OU, Baylor, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and Minnesota,” said Brown. “Really OU and Baylor.”

He’s close friends with former Texas High teammate and current Sooners LB Clayton Smith. He has big shoes to fill in replacing Smith, last year’s team leader for the Tigers.

“I learned a little of everything from Clayton,” said Brown. “I learned how to take control when it seems like things are falling apart. Keeping the team together, and pushing ourselves to the limit."

Brown is ready to take that torch from Smith.

“I want to be a better leader, work on my speed, agility, and pass-rush skills,” said Brown, who is one of the program’s hardest workers, per T-High staffers.

Regarding recruiting: “Spoke with Coach Sark and Coach Choate at 4:30pm (Thursday). Unbelievable.”

The Texas offer certainly got his attention. If you’ll remember, Smith was a Longhorn fan for a spell. Brown knows Texas' global network could be a game-changer.

He’s got the frame for WDE, but still has plenty of athleticism. He's a former basketball prospect. Plus, Coach Kwiatkowski likes his defensive ends to have some outside backer to them. Brown checks the box.

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Gerry Hamilton gathered intel on 2022 Spearman WR Brenen Thompson.

Thompson wants to take a student visit to Texas A&M next weekend. He also intends to see Texas at some point. The Texas Relays would seem like an opportune time, but the annual track showcase is limited to college athletes this year and will not have anyone from the high school ranks. Still, Thompson wants to make the nine hour trek to the state capital to see the Forty Acres himself.

Even with three receivers committed, Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners are still after the 10.32 sprinter. Other big names, like Clemson and Alabama, remain in pursuit as well and maintain regular contact with one of the state's fastest players.

Despite the attention and schools pushing for him, Thompson is in no rush with his recruiting process and does not have a timeline for his decision.

 

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35 minutes ago, RGBIII said:

Thompson gives me a Demani Richardson feel this weekend..

Would definitely suck to lose him. Also would be a really, really bad fit based on what Jimbo looks for in a WR. 
 

Seems like it’d be a transfer after sophomore year kind of situation when he’s just running jet sweeps. 

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6 hours ago, HtownHorn said:

It would hurt us with Coleman, who is unlikely anyway, but the rest of the skill guys are Texas kids and they would have no issues with Maalik or Quinn.

But yeah, Quinn had his shot, and blew it twice. You move forward with Maalik.

He was naming Cali kids in that video yesterday, too. I don't know if they're real prospects or not. That's what I mean about not having enough info to tell what the impact would be.

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1 minute ago, Mikey4 said:

He was naming Cali kids in that video yesterday, too. I don't know if they're real prospects or not. That's what I mean about not having enough info to tell what the impact would be.

I think he helps with the Cali pipeline Sark is trying to establish. I have to think a lot of thought went into taking Maalik's commitment this early in the cycle. They could very easily have gone with Klubnik.

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Five-star safety Jacoby Mathews dishes on his top six schools
STEVE WILTFONG

 

Ponchatoula (La.) High five-star safety Jacoby Mathews narrowed his list of close to 30 offers to six schools on Friday night.

The programs he’s highest on include “Florida, Texas, LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Mississippi State.” He says he’ll focus on these schools moving forward.

“I think I’m going to wait it out to the All-American game and sign there,” Mathews said of his timeline.


From this group, the Longhorns, Gators and local Tigers are making the biggest impression.

“Texas, they have a good staff they just built and how much they call me and let me know I’m a priority there,” Mathews said. He is talking regularly with Steve Sarkisian and Terry Joseph.

“Florida, Coach (Dan) Mullen and Coach (Keiwan) Rat(liff) and Coach Crime (Wesley McGriff) they hit me up daily. They always FaceTime me when the boys are getting in work and they let me know what it is and they’re making me a big priority there. They play five safeties. Their defense is fast to the ball and super aggressive and I want to be able to go in somewhere where I can attack the ball and make plays with others that can do the same.”

“LSU that’s the first offer and of course it’s the home town team. I don’t like the teams to shy away from me because it’s the hometown school. Coach (Ed) O(rgeron) hits me up like three times a week, him personally telling me he was the first to offer and that’s a special feeling. I like how the depth chart is looking. They don’t have anyone committed or anyone on roster and I feel I can go there and ball out on their defense three years in a row and get to the league.”

The Sooners and Bulldogs have been near the top for Mathews for much of the process.

“Mississippi State that’s a day one school. Mason Smith is doing a good job recruiting me. They always call and keep in touch. Most of that isn’t about football. That’s what I like most about them, they’re genuine people that prepare you for life after football. The way they play with their safeties they put them everywhere on the field, in the box, over the top at nickel and I feel I’m a safety that can play all those spots.”

“Oklahoma I’ve built a good relationship with Coach (Alex) Grinch and Coach Lincoln Riley. For them to hit me up almost daily, it’s a good feeling to know it’s coming from the two most important coaches on the staff. I feel they have the fastest defense in college football.”

Alabama is the schools that has been rising in the ranks for Mathews.

“Coach Pete Golding is a guy from my area. He came out and offered me personally at my school and ever since then we’ve been super tight. He always shows me Zoom calls and how he can use me on the field.”

The 247Sports Composite tabs Mathews as the country’s No. 2 safety and No. 32 prospect overall.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, IDIOTsavant said:

Funny, that's what I think too, Lincoln. You're about to know what it feels like to have a tramp stamp instead of a belly button tat, bitch.

Haha we're gonna fuck up their shit this year and he's going to be an even bigger cunt about it than last time. It will be glorious

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Just now, Bevo14 said:

Haha we're gonna fuck up their shit this year and he's going to be an even bigger cunt about it than last time. It's going to be a repeat of 45-35. It will be glorious

I pray that this happens with Casey Thompson starting, so we can watch RJ Young self-immolate at midfield with a Fletcher's in every orifice after the game.

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4 minutes ago, Dijon Robinson said:

Yeah, seriously. We really can't take a little ribbing from an opposing coach? This kicks ass imo.

I don't think you're reading the room correctly. We have no problem with him talking shit...it's just we don't have a problem talking shit back. That's the point.

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4 hours ago, ShowMeALoss said:

No, having 2 QBs can be bad for the class. Maalik plays in the same 7x7 circuit as many of our targets and he appears to be a good leader. I am worried if he decommits, it will mess with the momentum and chemistry.  That is my take.

The King of Bad Takes strikes again!

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9 hours ago, Tree Fidy said:

He fucking bailed on Tom Herman, just like the rest of us.  I will never understand dying on this hill.  

Definitely not dying on the hill. If he wants back in fine, but I’m not going to fellate the kid because he’s this year’s #1 qb.  I’ve just moved on and really don’t care where he ends up unless it’s at Texas. 

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I think most of the board lands somewhere in the reasonable middle between: 

1. the class is a joke and a failure without Ewers 

2. fuck Ewers the blood traitor forever 

3. If he does flip I just hope he does it late or secretly because we don’t want to take the momentum hit of landing the number 1 player in the nation. 

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6 hours ago, Pato del Muerto said:

He bailed on Texas too, unlike all of us. 

JFC he bailed on Herman. Even during Charlie’s shit years, I watched. I missed multiple games this season because I had other shit to get done. Tom Herman pushed me to the brink of hating Longhorn football. If you want to play the “I’m UT’s biggest fan” then go ahead but don’t fault the rest of us and Ewers for getting visibly ill at the thought of Tom Herman Texas football. Fuck!

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19 minutes ago, Run Run Run Punt said:

JFC he bailed on Herman. Even during Charlie’s shit years, I watched. I missed multiple games this season because I had other shit to get done. Tom Herman pushed me to the brink of hating Longhorn football. If you want to play the “I’m UT’s biggest fan” then go ahead but don’t fault the rest of us and Ewers for getting visibly ill at the thought of Tom Herman Texas football. Fuck!

I’m not going to get into some argument, but I’m not disappointed that he decommitted, that’s understandable. What irritates me is that he jumped right into bed with osu instead of waiting to see how the Texas situation played out. He was a year out from signing, there was no rush. 

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28 minutes ago, UncleSonny said:

I think most of the board lands somewhere in the reasonable middle between: 

1. the class is a joke and a failure without Ewers 

2. fuck Ewers the blood traitor forever 

3. If he does flip I just hope he does it late or secretly because we don’t want to take the momentum hit of landing the number 1 player in the nation. 

Wouldn’t 2 be the middle of 1 and 3. 

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Teeth said:

Wouldn’t 2 be the middle of 1 and 3. 

I guess 1 and 2 are the opposite ends, get him back into the class at any cost vs never allow him back under any circumstance. 

3 is just kind of a baffling position that exists on its own. 

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27 minutes ago, Hornbeliever said:

I had longhorn games as a priority from 1994-2019.  Maybe missed 5 total games in that span. 

Herman coaching and Sam playing fullback didn't make me be anti-UT...but all of a sudden in 2020, I would go with my wife to my daughter's play dates and soccer games that I normally would get out of 11 or 12x a year because the family became a higher priority on fall Saturdays. 

All I ask is for Sark to let me ignore my family again for a few months.  Make the world right again. 

Same here, it was like a switch flipped. Covid probably helped, but I stopped giving a fuck for the first time in nearly 20 years. 

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2 hours ago, Dijon Robinson said:

Yeah, seriously. We really can't take a little ribbing from an opposing coach? This kicks ass imo.

Meh. All that is fucking noise and it means jack shit. I'm looking forward to Sark snatching Riley's soul in Dallas this October. 

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