Open Post | Tuesday, March 5th

Breakdown of 2020 Offensive Targets
– CJ Vogel

Wanted to compile a target list by position for the 2020 recruiting cycle. We’ll begin on the offensive side of the ball and have a defensive one following this one.


Quarterback

  • HUDSON CARD (Austin, TX)
  • Malik Hornsby (Fort Bend, TX)
  • DJ Uiagalelei (Bellflower, CA)

Texas obviously has their guy at the quarterback position with the commitment of Hudson Card that came in May of 2018. The flirting with five-star Cali QB DJ Uiagalelei likely won’t produce anything, as he is being pegged to Clemson, Oregon and USC. The Hornsby case is rather interesting as he has been linked to Texas A&M but has remained in contact with the Texas staff. When it is all said and done, I’d be quite surprised if Hornsby does not end up in College Station.


Running Back

  • Zach Evans (Houston, TX)
  • Kendall Milton (Clovis, CA)
  • Ty Jordan (Mesquite, TX)
  • Jo’Quavious Marks (Atlanta, GA)
  • Jase McClellan (Aledo, TX)
  • Sam Adams II (Sammamish, WA)
  • Seth McGowan (Mesquite, TX)

Obviously the big dog of the group and main target is the nation’s No. 1 player, North Shore’s Zach Evans. Texas is keeping tabs on five-star Kendall Milton who has legit interest in the Longhorns, but with that said, it will take a lot to get Milton on board. Ty Jordan is real high on the Longhorns, but with Mookie Cooper already in the mix, it will be up to the staff to see if he ends up being a take. Texas is a longshot with Oklahoma commit Jase McClellan, Sam Adams II, Jo’Quavious Marks and Seth McGowan, who recently left Texas out of his top 10.


Wide Receiver

  • MOOKIE COOPER (St. Louis, MO)
  • Troy Omeire (Sugar Land, TX)
  • Demond Demas (Tomball, TX)
  • Quentin Johnston (Temple, TX)
  • JJ Hester (Tulsa, OK)
  • Collin Sullivan (Austin, TX)
  • Johnny Wilson (Calabasas, CA)

Texas got on the board in the receiver department with the commitment of Mookie Cooper during Texas’ Jr. Day. Troy Omeire and Texas A&M commit Demond Demas are the state’s top two receivers, and even after landing a phenomenal WR class last year, Texas is all-in on landing at least one of the two. JJ Hester was on campus for the Junior Day last week and has interest, though it is always tough for Texas to steal recruits out of Tulsa. One of my favorite receivers in this class is Quentin Johnston, because he isn’t a big camp-goer, his ranking will be undervalued for most of the cycle. Texas is in contact with five-star WR Johnny Wilson out of Calabasas, though it will take a lot to get him away from the west coast.


Offensive Line

  • LOGAN PARR (Helotes, TX)
  • JAKE MAJORS (Prosper, TX)
  • JAYLEN GARTH (Port Neches-Groves, TX)
  • Chad Lindberg (Clear Creek, TX)
  • Dameion George (Houston, TX)
  • Chris Morris (Memphis, TN)

Obviously the Longhorns got off to a scorching hot start with their 2020 offensive line recruiting. With three of their top targets already in the fold, the additions of two of the three remaining guys on the board would make this class a (5-run) grand slam. Texas is in a great spot for Chad Lindberg, who was spotted throwing up the Horns with commit Logan Parr at Future 50 last weekend. Stanford is the other school to watch for Lindberg. Dameion George is a teammate of 5-star RB Zach Evans and securing the “Great Wall of Austin” would certainly help the Longhorns in Evans’ recruitment. Though from Memphis, Chris Morris has real interest in Texas and has already taken an UOV to Austin last fall.


The Opening – Dallas Regional | Notebook
– Darius Terrell

“The Opening” camp series (no longer sponsored by Nike by the way) was held on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at The Star. Luckily for our readers at TFB, Will Baizer and I made the trip over to Frisco to have some eyes there for you. Here are some quick notes that I wrote down throughout the day:

I felt like 2021 FW All Saints OT Tommy Brockermeyer was easily the best lineman in attendance today. Brockermeyer is a lock to be a 5-star Offensive Tackle in my mind. UT fans will also be glad to find out that he put on his awesome performance while sporting a pair of shorts that happened to have the Longhorn logo on the knee.

(For a short video of Tommy Brockermeyer, please visit the Donor Board article)

2020 OL commits Logan Parr and Jake Majors were both present and participating today. Both players measured in at 6’4 and 280+ lbs. You’ll see later when we have the pictures up that while they have similar measurements, Parr and Major have very different body types and their weight distributed differently. Texas is off to a very nice start with these two slated to play on the interior.

(For a short video of Jake Majors and Logan Parr, please visit the Donor Board article)

2020 Mansfield Timberview DB and Texas offer Jalen Kimber is explosive. Kimber has long arms and broad, wide shoulders which indicate that his frame will be able to add weight easily. Texas has some options at Cornerback, I believe that Kimber belongs near the top of the list after seeing him today. Stud.

This was my first time seeing 2020 Carrollton Hebron Safety Darius Snow in person. Snow is listed everywhere in the 6’1-6’2 range, however, I would be very surprised to see that he measured over 6’0 at this event after seeing him next to some of the other DBs in attendance. Snow is definitely on the thicker side and I could see why his build has some believing that his future at the next level is at LB.

Met 2020 Lake Travis QB and Texas commit Hudson Card for the first time today. Card said that he measured in at 6’2.5 (an inch taller than last year) and 180 lbs. On top of being an excellent athlete, Card has a vibrant energy about him and other recruits were drawn to him and interacting with him regularly. Card is one of the leaders of what could be a banner year 2020 recruiting class for Texas. Texas got themselves a good one.

2020 Duncanville ATH Ja’Quinden Jackson was in attendance. Jackson is a physical specimen. He measured in at 6’3 220lbs and the ball was exploding off of his hand today. I believe that Jackson has as high an upside at the QB position as any player in the state of Texas, due simply to the fact that he hasn’t spent anywhere near as much time or received anywhere near the type of instruction at the position as many of his peers. Jackson can absolutely throw the football (he connected on some pretty “Out” routes today that l missed recording because I was watching, I’m sorry!) and we all know what he can do running it. I would caution anyone that believes that Jackson to Texas is a foregone conclusion. There is a long way to go in that recruitment.

2020 Bishop Dunne LB Brennon Scott has the build of an inside backer when you first look at him. I was very pleasantly surprised to see how fast Scott is in pursuit. The big fella gets a head of steam in a hurry. Scott is undoubtedly one of the top LB options available this year in-state.

(For a short video of Brennon Scott, please visit the Donor Board article)