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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas commit Jaydon Blue on why he’s opting out of his senior year

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Plus: Texas softball readies for a big one this evening

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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

Inside Texas: Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas RB commit Jaydon Blue opts out of senior season

Texas athletics returning to 100-percent capacity with baseball game against West Virginia

No. 1 SG Keyonte George names Texas in Top 5

4-star PG Arterio Morris includes Texas in Top 5

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

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 Football RB Darwin Barlow enters 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

Cowboys Ride For Free: Five-star guard Keyonte George includes Oklahoma State in top five

WHAT WE’RE READING

SB Nation: The Detroit Lions are the NFL’s version of ‘Last Chance U’

SB Nation: Wizards stomp Pacers to earn a trip to the playoffs

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.