AUSTIN, Texas - Jerrod Heard has the date on his mind and on his calendar. "June 3," Heard said. "Then it's showtime." The soon-to-be Texas quarterback was one of five Longhorns signees who returned to Austin to compete at the Texas Relays.
Now that they've signed their letters of intent, Texas' incoming recruits can officially toss their stars in the trash. They don't matter now. While such ratings and rankings are helpful throughout the recruiting process, they mean nothing once a kid sets foot on campus and joins the program.
Charlie Strong has officially been named Mack Brown's successor at Texas. It's a move that appears to get thumbs up from many of his future athletes. As 2014 Texas recruits waited to hear who would be their future head coach, many of them were hoping for the right fit.
about 1237 days ago | Damon Sayles | NCF On The Trail
Go ahead and mark this down as the biggest recruiting weekend of the season for the Texas Longhorns. It would have been impossible to comprehend that statement in mid-September when turmoil was at an all-time high around the program following back-to-back demoralizing losses to BYU and Ole Miss.
about 1288 days ago | William Wilkerson | NCF On The Trail
There is still plenty of work for every Big 12 program to do before the completion of the 2014 recruiting cycle. But one can begin to at least paint an outline for how each class is going to look come February.
about 1354 days ago | William Wilkerson | NCF On The Trail
Being the Joneses has its perks. But when the Joneses can't live up to their own way of living, things can go awry very quickly. Manny Diaz found out just how quickly Sunday afternoon when he was relieved of his duties as Texas' defensive coordinator not even 24 hours after the Longhorns gave up a school-record 550 rushing yards and 679 total yards to BYU in an embarrassing 40-21 loss in Provo, Utah.
about 1356 days ago | William Wilkerson | NCF On The Trail
Here is a look at how each one of Texas' 2014 commitments faired this week: • ESPN 300 defensive end Derick Roberson (San Antonio, Texas/Brennan), the No. 8 DE in the country, helped Brennan shut out San Antonio Holmes 52-0 on Friday.
about 1362 days ago | William Wilkerson | NCF On The Trail
The options were plentiful for three-star athlete Kevin Shorter (Newton, Texas/Newton). But in the end, he decided that his best bet was heading to the Forty Acres. The 6-foot, 188-pound prospect from Southeast Texas announced on Saturday that he was staying in-state and gave his commitment to Texas.
about 1378 days ago | Sam Khan Jr. | NCF On The Trail
Considering he'd never set foot in the Lone Star State before Monday, Miami Central four-star running back Dalvin Cook didn't exactly know what to expect going into his unofficial visit to Texas this week.
about 1396 days ago | Max Olson | NCF On The Trail