Recruiting Notebook – 1/27/15

Kyler Murray. (Justin Wells/IT)

We start in Da Boot at John Curtis HS to meet a LB, head back to DFW for the winningest QB in the nation, stop by Mesquite for a freak athlete, then finish with an Arkansas-born JUCO WR worth watching. All in this edition of the Recruiting Notebook.

Cyclones cut down UT, 89-86

Javan Felix. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…a slow offensive start for Texas allowed its opponent to stretch into a double-digit lead in the 1st half before a resilient 2nd half run proved fruitless in a tough road environment…

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Charlie Strong. Will Gallagher/IT

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor it wouldn’t be a proper piece if we didn’t hit on some recruiting, especially with signing day nearly a week away and the likelihood of the bat guano possibly hitting the proverbial fan in College Station if things fall the way those in the know think it will fall.

Burt’s Back

John Burt. (Justin Wells/IT)

2015 Tallahassee, FL 4-star playmaker John Burt was once committed to the University of Texas.

He backed off that pledge to rethink his situation and look at all his options. After some careful soul-searching, he re-committed to Texas this morning during an in-home visit.

The Situation, Part II

Daylon Mack. (Justin Wells/IT)

This is going to be a busy week to say the least. Preparations need to be made for the final Official Visit weekend and Strong also needs to do some in-homes. We’ll have a list of visitors in a day or two as well as who Strong has personal visits left with.

Changing scenery of NCAA sports


College football has changed forever and nobody is talking about it. The vote that took place last week for the 80 autonomous schools in Division I to offer full cost of attendance scholarships is just the beginning.

Hoops Preview: Iowa State

Rick Barnes at the Drum. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas (14-5, 3-3) rides into Ames, Iowa for a Big Monday game on ESPN with a dilemma…19 games into the season, they’re attempting to figure out who they are as an offensive team.

Recruiting overlap is beginning

Kyler Murray. (Justin Wells/IT)

With the Malik Jefferson recruitment the two in-state rivals crossed paths in ways they hadn’t in some time. Texas landing Jefferson stirred up the pursuit of Aggie commits/leans, Kyler Murray, Daylon Mack and DaMarkus Lodge. How those recruitments play out will reverberate well into the class of 2016.

Barnes, UT await Jayhawks

Rick Barnes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The lofty expectations placed at the cleats of Texas basketball during the preseason could be confirmed, or denied, within the next 48 hours.