Over the next 160 or so hours, the future of the Texas Longhorns will come into clearer focus as head coach Charlie Strong attempts to sway the 18 recruits still remaining on the Longhorns recruiting board. Strong's success in that area could well determine his fate in Austin.
With that in mind, here are a few Wednesday notes:
Dab on 'em, Coach!
In a stretch of important in-home visits, Strong had another on Tuesday evening as he met with Euless Trinity defensive tackle. The highlight of the meeting was clearly Strong dabbing with Daniels and managing to throw up a hook 'em in the process:
Chris Daniels and #Texas HC Strong dabbin. Why you peeking @ChuckFnStrong ? pic.twitter.com/HLJjjuJtdc— Super K (@SuperK_TFB) January 27, 2016
Besides one prediction for Texas A&M, the 247Sports Crystal Ball has been trending heavily in favor of Texas in the last 10 days, with the 247Sports Arkansas insider casting his vote for the Longhorns on Thursday. Guess that dab by Strong was effective.
#RecruiterReggie speaks again
It's been a quiet few days for the Texas wide receiver commit on Twitter, as the Longhorns apparently haven't picked up any silent commitments recently, but he did have some thoughts on the prospective big finish for Texas:
Feb 3rd finna be historic #HookEm— Reggie Hemphill5⃣♐️ (@reggiehemphill5) January 27, 2016
The burnt orange faithful certainly hope so, Reggie.
File this one away as stuff that is sorta news, but mostly isn't:
Source tells me Waco HS 4* CB Eric Cuffee is leaning towards signing with Texas. Nothing set in stone. Will decide on NSD at 8am.— Tim O'Donnell (@TimODonnell25) January 26, 2016
Pick up the tab for that official visit this weekend at your own peril, Aggies.
2017 visits continue
On Wednesday, Strong made a stop to see a key 2017 linebacker target:
Great to see Coach Strong today!! #HookEm— Anthony Hines III® (@TheAntHines_Era) January 27, 2016
The Plano East linebacker is the No. 1 inside linebacker in the 2017 class at this time and holds 75 offers (!). That is not a typo, by the way.
Bad news on Hudson?
The Longhorns have given the recruitment of Bears offensive tackle pledge Patrick Hudson the best shot possible in recent weeks, but it may not be enough:
#Texas made a strong run at #ESPN300 OL & #Baylor commit Pat Hudson. #Sicem fans should feel good today.— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) January 27, 2016
While this one isn't over yet and won't be until Hudson signs, it still looks like it will be too little too late for Texas with the state's No. 2 offensive tackle.