2022 Texas Longhorns commit Jaydon Blue, a four-star running back out of Klein Cain High School in Houston, is opting out of his high school senior season this fall, he announced yesterday. Later that day, he opened up on social media on why he made the decision.
Notably, Blue said, the decision is centered around preserving his body.
“This is a strategic and conscious effort to ensure that I am prepared to perform at an elite level at the collegiate rankings during the 2022 season,” Blue wrote on Twitter.
Is this the beginning of a new college recruiting trend?
We shall see.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Loss to West Virginia keeps Texas stuck in Big 12’s second-place spot
Austin American-Statesman: UT women slamming through NCAAs, now in Final Four
Austin American-Statesman: If defense wins championships, can the Longhorns contend in 2021?
Dallas Morning News: Texas roster rankings, Nos. 5-1: Three seniors lead the way, including a returning team captain
247Sports: Morning Brew: What kind of defensive improvement can Texas expect under Pete Kwiatkowski?
247Sports: Three-star Longhorns who surpassed expectations in last decade
Inside Texas: College football national championship odds and conference win totals
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Looking at 2022 wide receiver recruiting ahead of visit season
247Sports: Mike at Night: More on Blue, new out-of-state DL name to watch
247Sports: Nick at Nite: VIP intel on new Crystal Ball Prediction for five-star Keyonte George
247Sports: Film Room: Evaluating Louisiana targets
247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Jaydon Blue’s opt out and a Crystal Ball for an elite basketball star
Inside Texas: Humidor: Arch Manning, Jaydon Blue, Devon Campbell, Denver Harris, and more notes on UT targets
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Baseball: Oklahoma series thread
Viva the Matadors: Red Raiders sign Calhoun and Batcho but lose Avery Benson to the transfer portal
Frogs O’ War: TCU Basketball coach Jamie Dixon to coach USA basketball U19 team
Crimson and Cream Machine: CFB: Intriguing bets from early lines on season’s marquee games
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: How to build an Aaron Rodgers out of YAC and mediocre quarterbacks
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas softball takes on Saint Francis in the NCAA Tournament regional finals today.