Gilbert to transfer

It’s official, injured QB Garrett Gilbert will transfer leaving the Longhorns with Case McCoy, David Ash and 2012 commit Connor Brewer next year. So now two questions arise, A) Where will Gilbert go? and B) Will UT recruit another quarterback in it’s 2012 class?

A) There is already a report that Gilbert was visiting the SMU campus today, but unless you are a fan of Mustangs you can’t really read about it on PonyPride.com. Almost as soon as there is a report about Gilbert visiting SMU, there is a story about how SMU shouldn’t go after him. You know things are pretty bad when the talk is should SMU go after Gilbert instead of should Gilbert go after SMU. Reports are he has four or five other schools on his radar (two others that were brought up were TCU and Clemson, but both teams have young QBs).

B) Guessing who the Longhorns will go after – and that’s IF they go after another QB for the 2012 class – is a little tougher. Looking at the Rivals rankings of players with Texas on their short list of schools, the top two are three-star recruits Jared Johnson of South Grand Prairie HS (who has his eyes set on Baylor) and Jeremiah Briscoe from Stratford HS (no offers yet … yay?). Of course, another name that pops up is local product and dual-threat QB Ben Johnson of Westwood HS. He has offers from Texas State and Rice, but one has to think if the burnt orange and white came calling, he’d answer. But I’m no expert, and I haven’t read any of these names anywhere else yet so don’t take them to heart.

One thing I will say about Gilbert is that I’m really sad to see him go … officially. I had a lot of high hopes for him and now I just hope he can find some success elsewhere. I really wish him the best.

Try to remember the good times Garrett … and good luck!

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O’ Canada

If anyone is frustrated with football, then you really need to check out what’s cookin’ at the Erwin Center. The Texas basketball team is really looking good after two games this week. I know it’s early but something just feels different about this team. Player roles are more  clearly defined and it seems head coach Rick Barnes has finally figured out the rotation.

That rotation includes two of the best freshman in the country, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph. If you watched the telecast last night you were reminded over and over again that both these players hail from Canada. Before playing together at Findlay Prep they both played for a grassroots Canada AAU team. You can read all about the two here.

Speaking of Canada, the newest Longhorn hoops recruit Myck Kabongo is also, you guessed it, CANADIAN! By no means am I looking past this year, because I think UT is going to be very good, but just thought everyone would want to see the basketball team still has great things to come, eh.

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Quandre Diggs Highlights

Keep in mind this guy is the brother of Quentin Jammer. He’s been offered a scholarship as an athlete, but you have to wonder if he’ll be the guy to double up with Malcolm in the backfield next year…

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Get Ready..

Locked and loaded. Saddle Up.

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Malcolm Brown Commits!

The nation’s top running back recruit, Malcolm Brown, called the Texas coaches Wednesday night to inform them that he is coming to TEXAS!

Brown held scholarship offers from nearly every elite college football program in the country. The commitment caps a months long recruiting battle with Alabama for the 5-star running back from San Antonio. Brown is considered to be the top running back prospect from Texas possibly within the last five years, drawing early comparisons to Longhorn greats Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson.

As a junior, Brown rushed for 2,170 yards and 33 touchdowns on 201 carries, earning all state honors, and proving his reliability as an every-down back.

Brown is the Longhorns’ 23rd commitment of the 2011 class, and the highest-ranked overall. His senior season kicks off against Madison High School running back and Texas recruit Aaron Green on August 28th.

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