Open Post | Monday, December 17th

Sophomore RB Toneil Carter has left the program
– Will Baizer

As first reported by Anwar Richardson, we can confirm that sophomore RB Toneil Carter will be transferring.

This one has been known for quite a while, since sophomore RB Toneil Carter put his name in the national transfer database back in November, but Toneil Carter has informed the staff that he will be transferring and has left the program.

Toneil Carter had promise as a freshman due to his ability to break open a big play, but had trouble fumbling the ball. This led him to being passed up on the depth chart in favor of incoming freshman Keaontay Ingram and graduate transfer Tre Watson.

Carter netted 283 yards and four touchdowns his freshman year.

Quick-Hitter | “Position of Need”
Super K

***I know you’ve heard me mention the phrase “position of need” in reference to potential commits.

Just to be clear, in my estimation greatest positions of need are: running back, wide receiver and linebacker.

***Also, 2019 running back, Deondrick Glass (Katy, TX) is a reemerging name to watch. This will likely be contingent on what happens with Noah Cain and Trey Sanders.

My current feeling on Sanders remains Alabama. On Cain, again, I’ll need to write up my thoughts on him and let you all decide.

Coaches Meet With Freshman Class
– Will Baizer

After the unexpected departure of freshman defensive lineman Michael Williams and unrest in the quarterback room, the Longhorns’ staff has decided to be proactive and call a town hall meeting for the freshmen class.

It was a chance for the freshmen to air their thoughts on the program and any issues they have with staff, playing time, and/or promises they felt were not held up.

This has happened before, so there isn’t much reason to panic.

Update on Texas Commits/Targets in HS Playoffs
– CJ Vogel

A quick look at Texas targets and commits playing this week in the Texas High School Playoffs:

Duncanville 44 – Allen 35

2020 ATH/QB Target Ja’Quinden Jackson:

  • Passing: 8/12 passing for 54 yards, 1 TD
  • Rushing: 16 carries, 173 yards (10.3 YPC) and 3 TD

Jackson was limited through the air as Duncanville opted to keep the ball on the ground for the most part. Allen’s pass rush made deep passes rather difficult. The explosiveness of Jackson was phenomenal. His 40-yard scamper with 3:02 in the 4th quarter was the difference in today’s game that snapped Allen’s 30 game win streak.

North Shore 51 – Lake Travis 10

2020 RB Target Zachary Evans (North Shore HS)

  • Rushing: 196 yards and 4 TD
  • Receiving: 3 receptions, 39 yards and a TD

Arguably the top player in the 2020 class, Evans did not disappoint on the big stage at NRG Stadium in Houston. With North Shore blowing out Lake Travis, Evans did not play much in the second half yet still ended a hair shy of 200 yards.

2020 QB Commit Hudson Card (Lake Travis HS)

  • Passing: 13/33 for 158 yards and a TD.
  • Card was also intercepted once and fumbled once.

Obviously not the prettiest looking stat line for Card in the state semi-final game, however much of his struggles comes as a result of the relentless pass rush from North Shore. It appeared Card was on the move in every single drop back this afternoon.

Cuero 29 – Silsbee 24

2019 WR Commit Jordan Whittington (Cuero HS)

  • Receiving: 5 receptions for 60 yards
  • Offense: 90 passing yards (2/2 passing), 34 rushing yards on 7 carries
  • Defense: INT, plus an INT on a 2-point conversion returned 103 yards for two points.

Whittington was everywhere for Cuero as they clinched their spot in the 4A DII state championship game Friday night. Whittington has a knack for finding the football which is clearly evident with his two takeaways on defense. A 70-yard passing touchdown to his brother on a trick play is what inflates his passing numbers, but regardless, the versatility of Whittington will prove to be a great tool at the next level.

Highland Park 43 – Denton Ryan 21

2020 DE Target Prince Dorbah

  • Defense: One big sack to end Ryan drive at the end of the 1st Quarter.

Dorbah was in the backfield often against Ryan. Dorbah has shown interest in the Longhorns and was offered earlier this season. At 6’4″, 220 lb he will be a hot commodity this spring for college coaches.

There will likely be similar post next week with Evans, Dorbah, Jackson and Whittington all playing in the state championship round.

Sunday Recruiting Weekend Updates
– Super K

***Last night, I exchanged a few texts with the father of Isaiah Hookfin and asked how the visit was comparing to their recent Baylor visit. He said, “It’s been very good. It’s going to be a tight race”.

I’ll check back with them later.

***No word yet from Andrew Coker but again my source tells me that the key is going to be to get his mother to buy in.

I don’t imagine Coker is going to be willing to say much publicly so I’ll have to continue to ask around.

The one thing I have been told by my source is that it seems unlikely that Coker will make the flip and we do feel like he sticks with TCU at this time.

***ICYMI, Marcus Washington tweeted out the following…

I mentioned previously that Washington has been telling Texas he is solid. It’s looking better but because the family wants him closer to home, might have to sweat this one for a couple more days. But, again, looking better than it did.

***Also, I know there was some thought that Deondrick Glass made it on campus. That was my initial thought as well.

He did not. He tells me that he will take an official visit to Texas in January.

Quick Hitter | More Injuries
Will Baizer

After Friday’s practice, there emerged two injured freshmen.

DT Moro Ojomo sustained a lower-body injury (leg/ankle). According to a source, it was so bad that they had to take him to the hospital. We’ll keep you updated on whether or not it is as serious as it sounds, but for a guy who needs the Spring, this is no bueno.

WR Al’Vonte Woodard broke his collarbone during a collision. No word on the severity of the injury, but he also needed these extra bowl practices and workouts.