– As most saw, Bishop Dunne (TX) 5-star 2019 S Brian Williams surprised some people Sunday in making an early commitment to Texas A&M. Most weren’t expecting a commitment from Williams to come until at least the summer. But Jimbo Fisher landed his first big fish in the state of Texas.
In talking to some people this huge factor in this one was TAMU DC Mike Elko. There was a reason some felt Notre Dame was the favorite or at least neck and neck with Texas to land Williams for awhile and that was because of Elko and his time in South Bend.
Obviously this isn’t good news for Texas, but with them bringing in the Top 2 safeties in the nation in Caden Sterns and BJ Foster in 2018. That certainly lessens the blow, but it is one nonetheless. The 2019 recruiting cycle is going to be a very interesting one to watch. As Texas looks to turn it’s 2018 recruiting dominance into wins on the field in hopes to keep control of the state. While Texas A&M has some early momentum with this class, and Oklahoma will be a major factor as well if they keep winning. (Andrew)
– I spoke with newest LB offer, Andrew Parker (New Orleans, LA). Parker tells me he will visit Texas from Friday and part of Saturday. He will then head over to TCU over the weekend.
Look for him to announce something on Sunday night or Monday. He will either reaffirm his commitment to Arkansas or select TCU or Texas. (Super K)
– There is no reason to be worried about Keondre Coburn. 😉 (Super K)
– Also, spoke with recent 2018 OT offer, Christian Jones who tells me that he is scheduled to visit Vanderbilt this upcoming weekend. As of now he had not decided if he would instead visit Texas. He has visited Texas in the past though. (Super K)
– Things went very well with Moro Ojomo but I’m told he still plans to take his final two official visits. He will visit both Miami and Oregon this week. (Super K)
– Sources on the Texas A&M side have indicated that the TAMU staff has sealed things up with Jalen Preston. As such, I do not foresee him making it to Austin this weekend. (Super K)
— Elijah Higgins (@ehigggz) January 29, 2018
Elijah Higgins, the 2019 6’3″ 215lbs WR out of Austin’s Bowie, grabbed an offer from Tom Herman and co.
We’ll have a more in depth story and analysis on Elijah later, but K got to talk with Higgins yesterday where Elijah told him, “I love Austin. It would be hard to leave here.” However, it is of note that Higgins is not originally from Texas. He and his family are originally from Florida.
Higgins won’t be at Texas’ Junior Day because he’ll be out of town but told me “I’m gonna get up there soon”. He’s also in Austin so it’s not a long trip. He will visit Baylor this Saturday and Texas A&M on Sunday. The Aggies recently offered.
Higgins recruitment just started heating up so he’s not going to rush anything in terms of an early decision. But Higgins has been forming some relationships with some 2019 recruits. One in particular is Lake Travis (TX) WR Garret Wilson. Higgins and Wilson are the top two WR’s in the Austin area, and Higgins said Wilson is someone he could definitely see himself playing with at the next level.
Texas might not have to go too far to find their main 2019 WR’s. (Baizer and Andrew)
– This past weekend, we told you that Moore did not end up taking his Florida State. We also noted that things were very much trending in Texas’ direction.
— KING (@_TheJoshuaMoore) January 30, 2018
The tweet above should certainly makes you feel even better about what I’d heard this past weekend regarding Texas and Moore. (Andrew)
– Everyone knows that Texas is in the market to land a graduate Transfer OT to sure up the OL in 2018 and add depth. There are two names that the Longhorns have been after. Rice GT Calvin Anderson and Stanford GT Casey Tucker.
One guy is off the board, as Casey Tucker is staying on the West Coast and playing his final season at Arizona State.
I am beyond excited to announce that I will be coming home to play my last year of eligibility… https://t.co/Rc0HJUWb1k
— Bigctuck (@CaseyTucker77) January 30, 2018
That just leaves Anderson, and the pressure is on for Texas to land him. The good news is that we feel good about Texas’ chances to do just that. The fact that Anderson went to Austin Westlake HS and is an Austin native is helping Texas. He also had an outstanding visit to Texas a few weeks ago.
Anderson originally said he planned to take all 5 official visits, but that might not happen. He visited Texas, then Michigan last weekend. Some other schools that are trying to make a run at Anderson are Oklahoma, Auburn, and TCU. We feel good about Texas’ chances to land him, and he could be a plug-and-play guy at OT. (Andrew)
– Texas HC, Tom Herman went by to see Rice OT grad transfer, Calvin Anderson.
— Calvin Anderson (@THE_CONDA25) January 31, 2018
Hoping to catch up with Anderson later this week to find out what his plans are moving forward.
OFFERS THAT WENT OUT:
Jan 29th to 2020 S Chris Thompson Jr. from Duncanville
Blessings on Blessings… #AGTG After a great talk with Coach Naivar I'm blessed to say that I've received an offer from THE University of Texas #HookEm 🐂 @Duncanville_Fb @MikeRoach247 pic.twitter.com/kOB11FZT3D
— ChrisThompsonJr (@cdotcaash_) January 30, 2018
– Jan 30th to 2020 S Darius Snow from Hebron
— ᴅᴀʀɪᴜs 𝕊ℕ𝕆𝕎 (@dsnowzy23) January 30, 2018