Meet the new boss, future Longhorns.
Nacogdoches’ Josh Thompson and Lake Dallas’ Kobe Boyce both tweeted that they talked with new Texas football coach Tom Herman on Monday. Boyce also chatted with former Houston special teams coordinator Jason Washington, who has reportedly joined Herman’s staff. Thompson and Boyce are two defensive backs in Texas’ 2017 recruiting class.
Great Talk With @CoachTomHerman ! 🤘🏾Advertisement
— Josh Thompson (@given__talent) November 29, 2016
— Kobe Boyce (@KobeBoyce) November 29, 2016
Herman inherited a seven-player recruiting class that is ranked 61st among the nation’s football programs by 247Sports, and none of those recruits decommitted following Charlie Strong’s ouster and Herman’s hire. Liberty-Eylau defensive lineman Lagaryonn Carson, Westlake quarterback Sam Ehlinger, Hooks defensive back Montrell Estell, Temple defensive lineman Taquon Graham and Tyler John Tyler receiver Damion Miller are also currently committed to the Longhorns.
Graham told the American-Statesman on Monday that he is still committed to the Longhorns and that Herman is a “great coach.” The American-Statesman’s Kirk Bohls reported last week that Ehlinger planned on enrolling early regardless of who was the team’s coach, and Estell and Carson also haven’t wavered with their pledges.
— Jason Suchomel (@OB_JasonS) November 26, 2016
— Lagaryonn Carson (@LagaryonnCarson) November 26, 2016
Two of the aforementioned recruits may not be completely focused on the coaching change at Texas, though. Ehlinger and the Chaparrals will meet Lake Travis in the Class 6A, Division I quarterfinals on Friday. Graham’s Wildcats have drawn Manvel in the fourth round of the Class 5A, Division I playoffs.
Looks like late Monday night Ehlinger re-affirmed his commitment on Twitter and tagged the rest of his commitment class with the slogan “#TexasTakeover17”:
— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) November 29, 2016
Hookem.com’s Brian Davis reports this from Estell Tuesday morning:
Texas commit Montrell Estell on Tom Herman: "I think he's a great coach seeing how he turned Houston around in two years. That's amazing."
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 29, 2016
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