Rivals.com National Analyst cole patterson shares his thoughts on Texas And oklahomaThe impending move to conference, a Mid-South asset at receiver and a pair of blue chip defensive backs from Dallas-Fort Worth who are making commitments.
Texas and Oklahoma get inked at SEC Media Day
SEC coaches took the lead for conference media days in Nashville last week. From nick saban To len kiffin To kirby smart And amid it all, the league’s top personalities outlined their plans for the upcoming season, addressed key position battles and even provided fun soundbites for social media.
But one of the more interesting stories of the week was that several coaches discussed next year’s additional players. Texas And oklahoma for the league. josh heupel joked Tennessee real UT, while Kiffin used the topic as an opportunity to talk about his days Steve Sarkeesian But usc,
The Longhorns and Sooners have one more season to prepare for life in the Southeastern Conference. It’s no surprise that every program has targeted the line of scrimmage before transition, with Texas recently landing four-star De’Antre Robinson and the Sooners heavily involved with several blue chip players in the trenches.
There is no doubt that both brands will add even more firepower to what is viewed as the best conference in college football. Not only that, but it’s worth noting that the SEC will be hosting its own media day in Dallas next year. What a welcome gift this is for the Longhorns and Sooners.
There’s no shortage of Elite Pass catchers in the Mid-South
This week, the Rivals staff wrote features on the top wide receiver talents in each region. Excellences such as best hands and best route running were awarded for a position that has become increasingly valuable in the sport.
Which brings me to the oodles of skill talent the Mid-South is loaded with. Micah Hudson is on the number. 2nd wide receiver nationally and a coveted target for in-state programs texas tech, Texas And Texas A&M, Not far behind him is Bryant Vesco, a Clemson pledge who is sitting on the cusp of five-star status.
In addition to those two, talents like Drey’lon Miller, JJ Harrell, and Courtney Crutchfield are among the prospects to watch out for at the position. Four-star speedsters Ernest Campbell and Jelani Watkins are track stars and some of the fastest prospects nationally.
One Mid-South program in particular that deserves praise for recruiting postseason this cycle is Texas A&M. jimbo fisher And damune craig Portal is crushing, landing talents like Miller, Campbell and distinguished playmaker Cameron Coleman – just to name three of their five-man hall. Talk about hoarding skill talent for whoever is behind center.
Buy Stock in DFW Defensive Backs
Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the largest recruiting centers in the country. Home to several elite programs and top-notch talent, the college has no shortage of potential difference-makers with the potential to play key roles right out of the gate.
The defensive position is strong for the 2024 cycle. Though no five-stars yet, the Metroplex is home to rival 100 defensive backs Javier Filsime and Corian Gipson as well as four-star standout Ka’Devian Dotson. The latter of the two is set to make his commitments later this week.
This is Texas-Clemson-Ohio State Battle for Gipson, who has the versatility to play in the defensive backfield. Clemson increased the recruiting of the Lancaster product after offering him in the spring and hosting him on several visits over the past few months. However, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Longhorns prior to the announcement. And the Buckeyes should never be overlooked for the potential they crave.
As for Dotson, he stands among Duncanville’s strong defense that ranks among the best at the high school level. He is a downhill safety who likes to run and make tackles in space. lsu And Texas was high on their list early in the process. but a trio of Oklahoma State, SMU And TCU Everyone has pushed and shoved.
SMU is the program that looks to be in the best position to potentially retain blue chip talent in-house. That said, there are a couple of Big 12 programs worth keeping an eye on as they head toward commitment. Dotson is about to announce his decision live rival youtube channel Sunday at 4 p.m. CT.