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For the recruiting fans and avid readers out there


I just finished reading Meat Market: Inside the Smash Mouth World of College Football Recruiting by Bruce Feldman. In the book, Feldman follows Ole Miss for a a full year recruiting period from post signing day 2006 to signing day 2007. While it is obviously completely different the way Coach Orgeron recruits compared to Mack and Co. it was an interesting look in to some of the things the other schools will do and say to get commitments.  There were two Longhorn references, though.

 

One had to do with Jevan Snead leaving Texas. It didn't really say anything we didn't already know but it did state that he was not comfortable with Austin and how big it was.

Second was this:

"A trio of Texas Longhorns recruits were so enamored with McKnight's skills that they dialed up UT coach Mack Brown as they rode the team bus back to the hotel and told him he had to get the New Orleans star. "Coach Mack offered him right over the phone," said John Chiles, a future Longhorns receiver, citing the Texas coach's no-brainer move after the UT recruits handed their cell to McKnight."

 

I remember Texas jumping in late on McKnight but I certainly did not know that. Just thought that was interesting.

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