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Quick Hitters | Update from Herman’s Week in DFW
– CJ Vogel

A few quick hitters now that the school semester is fully underway again.

Tom Herman

Herman has been rather busy this week making his rounds through the DFW area for much of this week.

So far, Herman has visited Fort Worth All Saints, Southlake Carroll, Parish Episcopal, Carrollton Ranchview, and West Mesquite.

  • Fort Worth All Saints – 2021 OL Tommy Brockermeyer
  • Southlake Carroll – 2020 DB RJ Mickens and 2022 QB Quinn Ewers
  • Carrollton Ranchview – 2o20 QB/ATH Michael Henderson
  • Parish Episcopal – 2021 QB Preston Stone
  • West Mesquite – 2020 RB Ty Jordan

2022 QB Quinn Ewers – (Southlake, Texas)

Being a 2022 grad, it’s safe to store this name away for the time being, but when it comes back around, it will be a big one.

Ewers has picked up offers from Michigan and Arkansas this week alone, after being offered by Ohio State in June.

Though he did not get a chance to speak with Herman, Ewers said he expects to camp with the Longhorns this summer and I fully expect there to be big interest from the Longhorns.

2020 QB/ATH Michael Henderson (Carrollton, Texas)

While Herman was at Carrollton Ranchview, he caught up with Michael Henderson.

Henderson is quite an athlete at 6-foot, 2-inches and 220 pounds. While at QB right now, Texas and multiple other schools are recruiting him as an athlete. Henderson said Texas will “give me a chance to play quarterback if that’s what I desire.”

Interest in Texas early on is certainly high for Henderson.

“I love the facilities and the coaches,” said Henderson. “I talk to the coaches everyday.”

While OU is also in the mix, Henderson said the two schools are “neck and neck.”

He will be in Austin this weekend for an unofficial.

2021 OL Tommy Brockermeyer (Fort Worth, Texas)

It’s worth noting that Brockermeyer is a Texas legacy with his father, Blake, having played for the football team back in 1992-1994. Tommy’s brother, Luke, is also a member of the Texas team, having joined as a preferred walk-on.

It’s safe to say early on that Tommy is a Texas lean. Which is huge considering he will likely be one of the top linemen in the state for the 2021 cycle.

2021 LB Kendrick Blackshire (Mesquite, Texas)

Defensive Coordinator Todd Orlando made the trip to Mesquite Horn HS to visit the massive linebacker.

Blackshire has shown interest in the Longhorns ever since the fall. He last visited Texas during the “Elite” Junior Day Texas had on January 19th.

Sooner or later, the big SEC teams will come calling, and Blackshire has made it known that he is not afraid of leaving home. With that said, the stop by Orlando and constant communication by the staff could end up paying off when it is all said and done.

Clark Phillips III Will Visit Texas
– Super K

This week Texas safeties coach, Craig Naivar was in California to see, among other players, 2020 CB/WR, Clark Phillips III (La Habra).

Texas extended an offer…

I saw Clark this past fall and when I tell you that this young man is a ball of quick-twitch…I mean wow. Very difficult to stay in front of him as a wide receiver but his primary position is cornerback. And despite being a little undersized, he’s very difficult to shake. He has the speed to stay in phase with anyone and can change direction, any which way you want, however fast you want.

I personally like this offer.

I checked with Clark right after the offer and he was excited. He said he will definitely visit Texas.

It was interesting because when I spoke to him in the fall, I remember a quote he said that caught my attention was when he talked about wanting to take visits he said, “I want to get out, especially, to the southern schools like Texas”.

He said that, despite not having a Texas offer at the time. In fact, if memory serves correctly, Texas hadn’t even been in touch at that time.

Phillips mother did graduate from UCLA but Phillips says he didn’t really growing up for any school and says his style of play may be more suited for schools outside of the PAC-12. Reminds me a bit of Chris Steele in that sense who ultimately ended up at Florida.

I think this will be one to watch. Once Phillips has a visit date set up, I’ll report back.

Texas Offers 2020 Running Back
– Super K

Recently, we were talking about Texas needing to make sure they get in on some additional running backs in this class to ensure they get a couple of elite backs.

And just like that, a running back offer goes out. Texas has offered 2020 running back. Kobe Pryor (Cedartown, GA).

Pryor tells me that coach Stan Drayton came through his school today. I did check with a source and was told the Texas staff is high on Pryor so it sounds like he’s a priority guy.

Another Longhorn in the Portal
– Will Baizer

Recently, we confirmed that back-up kicker Joshua Rowland is in the transfer portal.

He joins Tristain Houston, Kyle Porter, and Shane Beuchele in the suspended animation that is life inside The Portal.

Kelee Ringo In-Person | Update
– Super K

Just came from Saguaro High School here in Arizona where I spoke with 5-star CB, Kelee Ringo.

They were in workouts but I was able to speak to him for a couple minutes. As mentioned above, he said he will take an official visit to Texas. He’s already visited the Horns twice, unofficially. If you weren’t sure before, you can rest assured now that Texas is squarely in this one and likely somewhere at or near the top.

Texas was the only school he mentioned as a definite official visit. Don’t get the sense that he’s going to shut things down anytime soon but this will be one to remain engaged in.

De’Gabriel Floyd | Quick-Hitter
– Super K

Just wanted to pass on a quick note that may make y’all smile.

Walked into Higley High School yesterday in Arizona and almost immediately after I said hello to coach Eddy Zubey, head coach at Higley, coach Zubey started raving about De’Gabriel Floyd.

Said the young man is an absolute beast and predicted that Floyd will see the field immediately.

Apparenly coach Zubey was at the Adidas All-American game and what he saw in Floyd as a player caught coach’s attention.

Texas Running Back Signee Derrian Brown In Hospital
– Charlie S

2019 Texas running back signee, Derrian Brown, has been hospitalized due to what is being called a ‘medical situation’.

At this time, we do not have any information to share other than the public release put out by his High School.

Of course, we hope for a full and speedy recovery for the young man.

It appears that Brown suffered from a blood clot in his brain and had to have emergency surgery.

BE Family… You have seen us post lots of articles about Darrien Brown and his accomplishments on the field. We love…

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