Open Post | Wednesday, October 18th

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– Tommy Bush: Texas is hosting another big visitor this weekend in Samuel Clemens (TX) WR Tommy Bush. He will be coming into town with both of his parents, and the other news will be he is coming in on an unofficial visit not an official visit. Bush has only taken one visit during the season, and it was an official to Nebraska on October 8th. He’s told me he doesn’t plan to take many visits during the season so this is a big one for Texas.

Bush is 6’5 200 pounds and is a freak athlete playing WR. Texas has 3 WR’s committed right now and expect them to take 4 at the most in 2018. The top two guys on the board are Bush and Jaylen Waddle. Texas seems to prefer Waddle over Bush, and I think that’s the right approach. Waddle is my #1 WR in the state so that’s a big reason why I’d like that stragegy. The other reason is that Texas has a WR committed right now that is similar to Bush and that’s Brennan Eagles. Eagles is a tall, freak athlete playing WR but isn’t the most refined WR like some others and is a bit raw. But his upside through the roof.

I’ve felt for awhile now that if Texas plans to take Bush, he’ll likely be a Longhorn on NSD. Baylor has made a huge impression on Bush. And with Texas being behind the 8-ball for awhile with him after a late offer, the Bears were his leader for awhile. Michigan State is a school he said he may visit in a few weeks. Nebraska and Florida State are also threats for him. Right now Bush is looking at making a decision on National Signing Day. – (Andrew)

– Jordan Whittington: Another elite recruit will be in Austin this weekend and that is Cuero (TX) ’19 ATH Jordan Whittington. He’s been to Texas multiple times and and this will be his second visit of the season to Austin. He has also visited Texas A&M twice this season and has been to Florida as well. UCLA is the other school in his Top 4. He told me recently that he doesn’t have a leader but told me that Texas and Florida are the two schools standing out right now.

He told me he’d like to make a commitment sometime in December. While it wouldn’t surprise me if he did that, he’s pushed his commitment date back multiple times already. So I wouldn’t necessarily expect a decision to come in a month or so. Texas sits in a really nice spot with Whittington right now and have a chance to help themselves this weekend. – (Andrew)