Jul 2, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Jerrod Heard (18) passes the ball during the Nike 7on7 pool play at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday July, 2, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for February 6, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Wednesday, February 6th.

Recruiting Matters: Be they ever so humble, the rankings (still) get it right – Football Study Hall

Everyone can name a handful of highly recruited prospects that never panned out. However, on a macro level, the scouting services are incredibly useful for predicting future team performance. Thus, winning National Signing Day usually translates to on-the-field success.

Texas Longhorns recruiting 2014: Offensive overview – Burnt Orange Nation

The boys at Burnt Orange Nation grade the offensive side of Texas’ recruiting hall. Needles to say, landing Jerrod Heard earned their top grade.

Strong finishing first Longhorns class – Houston Chronicle

After losing over five players who committed to Texas while Mack Brown was still in charge, Charlie Strong assembled a talented first recruiting class.

Grading the Defensive Class – Horns 24/7

Unsurprisingly, landing two safeties on National Signing Day helps a depleted defense.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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