As a young man in the insurance business I always like to see contingency plans and protections in the event of a loss.
Even if Jerry Scarborugh says there's an 80 percent chance that Malcolm Brown will be a Texas Longhorn, there's still a 20 percent chance he won't. And with the President of the Snake Oil Salesman Association Nick Saban jumping into the mix with Brown, that 20 percent gets more and more concerning as time goes on.
Malcolm Brown is certainly free to take his time with his decision, but a hint or lean towards Texas would reassuring. Kirk Bohls accurately wrote that football recruiting was the second most popular sport at the University of Texas.
Is Daniel Lasco really Texas' back up plan? In year where there are potentially 4, high 4 to 5 star running backs at a need position, our back up plan is a kid, though talented would be a low 4th star and lucky to be the ESPN 150. Lasco is not currently listed on the ESPN 150, but he is listed amongst Top Texas Prospects on one of the ESPNU Recruiting Lists. Additionally, Texas isn't listed as one of Lasco's favorites and he's long been rumored to be out of state bound.
I just wonder where the coaching staffs' mindset is on the possibility of not getting Brown and jumping into it too late with Green. I'm sure they have an out of state kid in mind, and in Mack we trust. However, a star running back at Texas seems like a distant memory.
I'm interested to hear if the Burnt Orange Nation has heard anything about an out of state running back in contact with the coaching staff, or a rising in state kid on the coaches' radar.
Whatever the outcome, if Texas does not get Brown, Green, Williams or Sims in a year where Texas was loaded at running back it becomes a festering concern and a poor reflection on our premier program.
Apologies to Whaley, Jeremy Hills, Shead, and Trey Newton. The aforementioned guys were not top 20 national prospects, but may develop into great backs.