Texas Football 2018-2019

canderson

Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016
Gold Supporter
SoSH Member
Jul 16, 2005
22,638
37
Harrisburg, Pa.
www.pixelkickmedia.com
I wonder if the decision was made easier by good insurance feedback based on his draft grade. If he projected as a top 4 round pick - which I think likely - then it's possible he could have taken out an insurance policy on any potential injuries in 2019 which could hurt his draft stock for 2020. Plus, as Lefty alludes to, his injuries in 2018 were of the freak variety, meaning he won't get the dreaded "injury prone" label.

Best-case scenario, he has a breakout year and becomes a first round pick. Not a bad bet (he's certainly capable), if you can hedge.
Not going to lie, I'm giddy about the LB group next year. Jones probably is the least talented of who will see the field but with a three man front and those LBs Todd Orlando can have a hell of a fun time plotting against offenses.
 

LeftyTG

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 18, 2005
1,248
Austin
Getting De'Gabriel Floyd as an early enrollee is huge. He's the ideal linebacker for Orlando and is huge but can still really run (he returned kicks in high school). He's already big enough (6'2" 245), but he needs to learn the system and get acclimated to college speed. If he can get up and running on the mental side of things and be ready to go from day 1, that would be a boon for the unit.

Ossai is going to be an absolute monster next year.

Texas has done a good job of recruiting those hybrid typle DB/LB guys for the Joker position (guys like BJ Foster, Demarvion Overshown, the incoming Tyler Owens). There is a lot of flexibility overall on the defense next year.

My only concern is experience and cohesion. I think the defense next year will be more talented (Ossai/Graham/Bimage/Roach for Hager, Coburn/Ojomo for Nelson, Overshown for PJ Locke), but it will be a very young squad. The 2020 defense should be nasty, as almost the entire 2019 defense will return (minus Roach, McCullough, and Jones)
 

Bosoxen

Bounced back
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Apr 29, 2005
9,894
Bru McCoy, the #1 rated player in HS, had committed to USC.

He’s apparently leaving (he started classes this spring) and coming to Texas.
There is some question as to whether he'll be able to play this year, though. Because he had already enrolled in classes at USC, he's going to have to petition the NCAA for eligibility. If it isn't granted, he'll have to sit out the 2019 season (and presumably lose a year of eligibility).

https://www.burntorangenation.com/2019/1/24/18196615/bru-mccoy-transfer-portal-national-letter-of-intent-release-texas-longhorns-usc-trojans

Edit: If McCoy is granted eligibility for 2019, that would give the Horns two five-star recruits in their incoming class, since Jordan Whittington's prospect rating was upgraded to five stars.
 

canderson

Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016
Gold Supporter
SoSH Member
Jul 16, 2005
22,638
37
Harrisburg, Pa.
www.pixelkickmedia.com
There is some question as to whether he'll be able to play this year, though. Because he had already enrolled in classes at USC, he's going to have to petition the NCAA for eligibility. If it isn't granted, he'll have to sit out the 2019 season (and presumably lose a year of eligibility).

https://www.burntorangenation.com/2019/1/24/18196615/bru-mccoy-transfer-portal-national-letter-of-intent-release-texas-longhorns-usc-trojans

Edit: If McCoy is granted eligibility for 2019, that would give the Horns two five-star recruits in their incoming class, since Jordan Whittington's prospect rating was upgraded to five stars.
The 2020 offensive line recruiting might be the best class recruited at Texas. It looks - impressive.