Revitalizing a football program is not an overnight project. No one hires a coach and expects success immediately (the exception probably being Alabama fans).
Texas head coach Charlie Strong has been tasked with returning the program back to national prominence. One of the components needed to do this is recruiting. And the best way to create recruiting buzz is to get these recruits on campus. Strong is doing just that.
Texas held its quarterback camp this week. It gave coaches the chance to get some top prospects on campus and to develop a relationship with the players. Jalen Hurts, the top quarterback recruit in the 2016 class left Austin impressed with the coaching staff. The time spent with Hurts now will go a long way towards landing the quarterback next year when recruiting really heats up for the 2016 guys.
UT commit Toby Weathersby plans a visit to the Forty Acres on Friday. The big offensive tackle is just stopping by for a visit, but he’s not coming alone. Tagging along are his teammates, defensive tackle Ed Oliver and wide receiver Tyre Cleveland (both are class of 2016). It’s a good sign when Weathersby feels comfortable enough with the coaching staff that he wants a couple of his teammates to see the school as well.
Dallas Bishop Dunne wide receiver A.D. Miller will also be in Austin. His stock is on the rise. The wide out currently has 26 offers. He makes for a nice target at 6’4”.
On Thursday, four-star defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin made another visit to Texas. He committed to Oklahoma in 2013, but doesn’t appear to be sold on the Sooners.
Recruits have limited visits. A school only has so many chances to impress a player when they get on campus. Texas has the facilities to compete with any school in the country. The question is: can the coaching staff sell the program? Early returns point to the program heading in the right direction.