will buy you a cup of coffee at Starbuck's. With Texas toeing the NCAA commit limit in the 2010 recruiting class some recruits are beginning to show their colors. As my title initimates any real finality is atleast 11 months away but atleast some credence could be given to my speculation on these matters.
First up is Demarco Cobbs. Brown and Co. may not even be courting this young man anymore. Last weekend Cobbs was scheduled to attend Junior Day but was a no-call no-show. Cobbs later said that his ride--his former coach, now AD, had a last second commitment. It is believable, Cobbs does appear to be a man of limited resources, however it does not explain the no-call. Hopefully there is a good explanation for this snub that I have not come across yet, I have been looking for a week. Ofcourse then he said this. (Said USC is his No 1, said it this weekend.) If Cobbs does not visit campus soon the sun may set on his possibilities at Texas, if it hasn't already.
Let's talk Matthews. It was first speculated that Texas might not recruit the Oline this year, then came Trey Hopkins, then Espinosa and then Matthews. Matthews is the son of former Oiler great Bruce Matthews. Matthews was on campus just prior to the last junior day. While taking in the first practice it has been said that Matthews' father was not very enthusiastic about Texas blocking schemes or drills. Matthews goes somewhere without the spread, and that is elsewhere.
Seastrunk. I have to say that Seastrunk looks every bit the 5star talent he is supposed to be. But after having listened to several of his interviews I must preface my post by saying that he has lockerroom cancer written all over him. Right now all signs point everywhere but Austin. In many of his quasi-public appearances Seastrunk has repetitively sported USC attire. Seastrunk's cousin (not sure if they are really cousins or if that is a term of endearment from Lache) currently plays for LSU and Seastrunk has said he wants to go to school with some friends, namely Trovon Reed (also a Texas Offer.) Pair this with our taking Blue chipper RB Shead and I think Texas is not in the cards.
Nelson. Corey Nelson has not been to warm on Texas. With Texas already having two LB commitments in the books and things looking good for Hicks' recruitment (.....then there is his famous horns down incident....) Nelson does not go to Texas.
Reggie Wilson. Wilson's coach has said that Wilson is close to making his decision and Texas is among the top five. All the boards have Wilson as a Texas lean. He will make a decision before his spring ball ends. Wilson wears Burnt Orange in college.
Adrian White is scheduled to announce his decision this friday on Geoff Ketchum's radio show. Ketchum is on record saying that Texas has a silent commit and many are speculating that White is it. White is on the Forty next Spring, I'm calling it.
As much as people think it is, we are better off without Seastrunk. Cobbs is the biggest loss, IMO. I am not sold on needing Matthews either. I would really like to get Darius White. In Cobbs' stead Deandrew White would be an amazing addition. The kid was crushed not getting an offer last weekend, but I thinkTexas ges an auto commit here if they offer.
These recruits are kids and are allowed to make mistakes. It is difficult for them to handle their celebrity. I acknowledge that.
Lastly, I want to apologize to the swim enthusiasts for my having fun at their expense. Swimming is an important sport and Texas is awesome at it. I'm just sayin..