– Jaylen Waddle: I had a chance to speak with 2018 WR, Jaylen Waddle a bit recently. Texas went to his basketball game on Friday night. Drew Mehringer, Tim Beck and Bryan Carrington were in the building.
Waddle says he is going to try to take a unofficial visit to Texas sometime this month. If that happens then I think Texas has a chance.
If not, then I expect him to end up at Alabama or Texas A&M. – (Andrew)
– Marquez Beason: Bishop Dunne (TX) ’19 ATH Marquez Beason has been known as one of the best WR’s in the 2019 class with offers from 35+ schools like Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, and others. Though he’s recently been adding new offers, as a defensive back, or some of the offers are re-offers from schools that offered him as a WR but are also offering him as a DB.
I talked to Beason recently about this and if he prefers to play either one at the next level. He told me that he now wants to play DB in college, even though WR has been his main position for years and only started playing DB late into his Junior season. When I asked why, the answer was simple. “Due to the fact I’m 6 foot, run around a 4.4, have long arms, and feel like I can cover anyone in the country.” Confidence is certainly a trait that Beason doesn’t lack.
Last week at the Army All-American combine for some 2019 recruits, Beason worked out mostly at DB. I talked to someone who saw him in action, and they said “He looked natural there. Obviously you can tell he needs some work in terms of refining his technique. But he has the tools.”
Right now Texas hasn’t offered Beason as a DB just yet, but CB coach Jason Washington has been in contact with him about that. Beason told me “they want to watch some more of my film before offering as a DB.” I expect that offer to come.
Right now Beason doesn’t currently have any Junior Day visits set up. – (Andrew)
– Jacoby Simpson – We mentioned Simpson last week. Texas dropped by to see him last Friday, the first day of contact period. Simpson said, “They (Texas) said they just wanted to see me in person and get to know me over the next couple of weeks. They’ll also be back next week to see me workout”.
Simpson will take a official visit to TCU this weekend. – (Super K)
– Merlin Robertson – I covered Robertson while he was being recruited by Oklahoma. He and Oklahoma parted ways but it appears Texas has jumped in the mix for the very talented backer. Merlin says that Texas reached out to his father and Merlin will likely be setting up a official visit to Texas this month. – (Super K)
– Jordan Whittington: One of the top 2019 WR’s in the state, and is a top priority for Texas right now. He took an unofficial visit to Texas over the weekend and the Longhorns are sitting in a good spot for him right now. Whittington has a Top 6 of Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, UCLA, Ohio State, and Florida.
Right now I feel good about Texas’ chances to land Whittington, though I expect there to be some more twists and turns in this recruitment. There have been a few times that Whittington almost committed to Texas, but has decided to hold off. Oklahoma has made a recent surge in this recruitment as well, and Whittington is close with multiple Texas A&M commits and signees.
Right now Whittington plans to visit most of the schools in his top group this Spring. He didn’t rule out making a decision after those visits. Like I said before, Texas sits in a good spot with him, but things can always change.