Happy New Years Y’all!
– More Ojomo: 2018 DT, Moro Ojomo (Katy, TX) has been hot on the recruiting trail picking up recent offers from Oregon, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Texas to go along with offers he already held from schools like TCU, Oklahoma State and others.
Ojomo visited Texas during this past fall season but didn’t have much interaction with the coaches.
I asked Ojomo about his upcoming January visit schedule and he said, “I haven’t set any [visits] up yet but I’ll be definitely taking a Oregon and Texas one”. – (Super K)
– Texas needs to close out 2018 with some defensive linemen. Given Orlando’s attacking style, Texas doesn’t need the four and five star guys to make the defense work…and work well.
Josh Landry out of Lamar was a guy many thought Texas would offer but they didn’t and Landry signed with Baylor during the early signing period. Landry was a bit undersized but he had the burst and pursuit you’d think Orlando would want.
We’ve already mentioned Moro Ojomo. At this point Ojomo is probably somewhere near the top of the list for Texas. It is certainly worth noting that Ojomo mentioned Texas not Texas A&M as a school he will definitely visit.
Courtre Alexander (Owasso, OK) was a guy who came very close to signing with Texas in the early signing period. His family certainly wanted him to but Alexander just felt it was too soon and would still like to take some visits. We will see if Texas continues to pursue him into February.
The name that is reemerging that I wanted to pass along is SMU commit, Christian Jones out of Cypress, TX. Jones tells me he was out at one of the bowl practices last weekend. Jones played offensive line this year and has actually been playing football for two years. Jones said that he is being recruited by Texas as a defensive lineman and that he and coach Giles, “have been talking since last year”. He added, “we’ve always been in contact everyday. I went to see them practice last weekend”.
Jones is a raw prospect but he’s got a great frame and can run. He fits the mold of a 4i technique. A lot of odd front guys have success with players like Jones who have enough twitch to play on defense and one gap but the frame and power to play a man scheme as well. – (Super K)
– Dylan Wright: This Texas staff likes to be selective with their offers and the 2019 wide receiver offers is no exception. About a month ago Texas offered 2019 WR, Garrett Wilson (Austin, TX). Since then Garretty has picked up offers like Ohio State and Michigan.
Perhaps the next name to watch is Dylan Wright (Mesquite, TX).
Wright is a 6’5 200 lb wide receiver who has the hips to set the defensive back up and the acceleration to run by him. I tend to be a bit skeptical of bigger receivers. Size is great but it often comes with limited bend and there’s a lot of surface area to press at the line of scrimmage. Wright doesn’t feel like one of those guys. He said people call him “little Julio” after Julio Jones and the praise isn’t without merit.
If you watch Wright on film, you’ll like what you see. But you’ll like it even more when you find out that this was his first year playing wide receiver. Before transferring to West Mesquite, Wright was a quarterback at Ennis. He works hard and he picks things up fast. He even plays AAU basketball, “I could easily put forty on the score board but that’s never been me. Even if I got a lay up I’ll pass the ball out for a three.”
Coach Mehringer and coach Herman have obviously taken a liking to Wright. I suspect they see what everyone should see, perhaps the most untapped potential of any wide receiver in the state. “Coach Herman and coach Mehringer came by to visit (earlier this month)…They said, ‘we’re going to offer you before New Years’. I know the coaches at Texas are cool. Coach Mehringer said, ‘we are going to offer you soon’”.
Wright currently holds offers from schools like TCU, Oregon, Nebraska and others. But, I think as word gets out, Wright is going to end up having a massive offer sheet. And, as he goes into spring ball, don’t be surprised if he unseats some of the higher rated wide receivers in the state.
In my estimation, Texas is right (pun intended) in making Dylan a focus in their 2019 class. – (Super K)