Recruiting never rests.
The Texas Longhorns are gearing up for what will amount to another big visit weekend. Recruits who are expected to pass through the Forty Acres this weekend include Keaontay Ingram’s younger brother athlete Kelvontay Dixon out of Carthage, who Texas hopes will help add depth to the receiver position; cornerbacks Ishmael Ibraheem out of Dallas Kimball (2021) and Denver Harris out of North Shore (2022); and linebacker Jaylan Ford out of Frisco Lone Star, who was an early signee but has yet to make an official visit to campus.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- Texas men’s basketball (12-6) will take on the LSU Tigers (14-4) at the Frank Erwin Center this weekend. The Tigers are currently sitting atop the SEC Conference standings. Meanwhile, after a wildly embarrassing loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers earlier this week, the Longhorns are barely hanging on as they drift towards the bottom of the Big 12 Conference. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. Central on Saturday. The game will be viewable on ESPN.
Shaka Smart in his office tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Ea2lD5wfwf— Derek Duke (@DerekDuke25) January 21, 2020
- As the men’s basketball team attempts to bounce back against the Tigers, Texas women’s basketball (12-6) will hit the road this weekend to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-6). As Texas currently stands at 4-2 and Oklahoma State at 3-3 in Big 12 play, a big showing will be required among the Longhorns’ standouts. That means you, Charli Collier, Sug Sutton and the rest of the talented girl gang. Tipoff will be at 1 p.m. Central on Saturday.
- Texas isn’t giving up on its recruitment of four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen, according to a recent report in 247Sports. From 247Sports: “Defensive coordinator Chris Ash and defensive line coach Oscar Giles made a stop by Manor on Thursday to check on Umanmielen, the No. 244-ranked prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings for 2020. Umanmielen made an unofficial visit to Texas over the weekend and came away feeling good about his face-to-face meeting with Ash. What’s putting the Longhorns in a good spot with Umanmielen late in the game is the decision of head coach Tom Herman to replace Todd Orlando with Ash allowing Texas to shift to a defensive front that will function more like a true four-man front. Additionally, Ash confirmed to Umanmielen in their meeting that even when he’s playing closer to the ball he’s going to be playing a wider shade in Ash’s defense than he would have in the previous scheme under Orlando that featured the ends pinched inside in 4i shades almost exclusively.”
Thank you @OscarGiles95 and @CoachChrisAsh from @TexasFootball for stoping by @ManorSeniorHS !!! Always good to have you here @d1princely @CoachSwain05 @Manor_Sports @ManorISD pic.twitter.com/ckAd96Jazy— James Keller (@Coach_Keller) January 23, 2020
- Newly hired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has offered 2021 four-star quarterback Sawyer Robertson out of Lubbock Coronado, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “The 6-foot-3, 205-pound prospect from the Texas Panhandle is currently rated the No. 10 pro-style quarterback, No. 26 in the state of Texas and No. 150 overall in the 2021 class by 247 Sports. This is the first signal caller offer for Yurcich, who helped recruit standout players like Mason Rudolph and Spencer Sanders while at Oklahoma State and played a role in shaping Ohio State’s Justin Fields into one of the best quarterbacks in all of college football last year. From his film Robertson isn’t the threat in the run game of a player like Fields (or even Sam Ehlinger), but has enough athleticism to extend plays and throws one one of the better deep balls of any quarterback in the class - a hallmark of Yurcich’s scheme.”
This should ice the game!!— Samuel Valerio Jr of 6atexasfootball.com (@TXHSathletics) September 22, 2018
Blair Conwright gets the long bomb pass from Sawyer Robertson!
9:06 in 4th
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