This is not normally the place that you would see something about basketball, but we need everyone to be a part of the VTM Bracket Challenge. Go to this link for Yahoo! Fantasy Sports and then go to "Find a Pool". The pool number is 192450 and the password is very complicated . . . vtm. All lower-case. I can promise that you'll most likely beat me.
Impact JUCO's: Dave Campbell's takes a look at the impact JUCO from across the state and they pick just one JUCO from each of the colleges and they chose DT Rika Levi (via Texas Football). Like a lot of you, if this doesn't work out, I'm incredibly nervous about how this will play out, but there really wasn't much of a choice. The other choice was to recruit a bunch of high school defensive tackles that most likely wouldn't be ready to compete for a couple of years. Regardless, I'm incredibly happy to have four JUCO defensive linemen and after reading this link I started to think about the one JUCO player that I think will have the biggest impact. Here's the list, leave your pick in the comments.
DT Rika Levi
DT Keland McElrath
DT Marcus Smith
DE Brandon Thorpe
S Josh Keys
OT Dominique Robertson
OG Shaquille Davis
WR Devin Lauderdale
Commitment Table: I spent quite a bit of time over the past few nights about how to make the recruiting table a bit cleaner as I thought there was too much wasted space on the recruiting table previously. So I tried to delete as much as possible. With it being such a slow sports day in terms of football news because of spring break, I thought this was as good a time as any to publish this. Don't forget that I try to keep up with all of this at the Football Commitment Page and I also have the Basketball Commitment Page.
HIGH SCHOOL: Stephenville (Stephenville, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 6.0 | Scout | ESPN 84 | 24/7 Sports 96
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9849
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 7, 2014
OFFERS | Texas Tech, Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Arizona St. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, Ohio St., Oklahoma St., Ole Miss, Penn St., TCU, Texas, Vanderbilt, Washington St.
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HIGH SCHOOL: Memorial (Port Arthur, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports 84
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8400
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 3, 2014
OFFERS | Lamar, Texas Tech and Washington St.
JUCO: Riverside C.C. (Corona, CA)
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RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals N/R | Scout N/R | ESPN N/R | 24/7 Sports N/R
CUMULATIVE RANKING: N/A
VTM PROFILE DATE: March 9, 2014
OFFERS | Texas Tech
The official site has a contest for this year to be the year of the fearless fan (via Texas Tech).
You may not remember this guy, but Trevor Reilly was originally a Texas Tech commit with Leach, but he never showed up and went on a Mormon mission and ended up at Utah. Anyway, he's writing a draft diary for USA Today and he's got a terrific story that's worth your time (via USA Today).