Burnt Orange Nation - www.morganriver.net Romancing each other since 2004 https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/community_logos/47839/BONfavicon.png 2019-05-24T22:58:27-05:00 /383/rss/current/ 2019-05-24T22:58:27-05:00 2019-05-24T22:58:27-05:00 Gritty, remarkable comeback by Texas produces 7-5 win over Alabama- www.morganriver.net <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/H4YP80BaddRsUJIbNKHYwL0LyDU=/0x1:1200x801/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63896182/longhorns.0.jpg" /> <p>Two home runs and a sensational relief effort by Shaelyn O’Leary kept the Horns alive in the Tuscaloosa Super Regional.</p> <p id="aXnAiH">The Texas Longhorns are quickly proving that they aren’t afraid of playing with their backs against the wall, as head coach Mike White’s team won its fifth straight elimination game with the biggest comeback of the season to pull out an extremely impressive 7-5 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday at Rhoads Stadium in the Tuscaloosa Super Regional.</p> <p id="86LGfR">Texas immediately fell behind, as star pitcher Miranda Elish gave up three runs in the top of the first inning with Alabama hitters battling hard at the plate. After Elish struck out the first batter on three pitches, she then gave up a single and two walks on full counts. A groundout scored the first run and another full count base hit scored two more to put the Longhorns in a 3-0 hole before even getting a chance at the plate.</p> <p id="urWjWR">The Horns then suffered a scary moment in the second inning. With a runner on first and one out, Texas catcher Mary Iakopo, who had two throwing errors on Thursday, fielded a bunt and tried to throw out the runner at second base, but instead <a href="https://twitter.com/ForecastinFloyd/status/1132102175457460225">hit Elish in the face</a> as she walked towards home plate. Elish wasn’t expecting the throw because the umpire called a dead ball — the batter was out because she stepped out of the batter’s box on the bunt.</p> <p id="MnjaOT">Quickly surrounded by her teammates, <a href="https://www.al.com/alabama/2019/05/texas-pitcher-miranda-elish-hit-in-face-with-throw.html">Elish was able to walk to the locker room</a> before she was taken to a nearby hospital on a stretcher as a precaution.</p> <div id="cSjJc7"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">INJURY UPDATE: More good news all as we've been told "<a href="https://twitter.com/elish_miranda?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@elish_miranda</a> is doing well and was taken to the ER as a precaution.,." </p>— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasSoftball/status/1132110861420638213?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 25, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="HpElAt">Shaelyn O’Leary replaced Elish, who left a runner on base after a walk on another full count. After a wild pitch by O’Leary, the runner scored on a throwing error by the shortstop to stretch the Alabama lead to 4-0.</p> <p id="PQTXCU">Against one of the most powerful teams in the country and a pitcher who entered the game having allowed only three home runs all season — Thursday winner Montana Fouts, a freshmen who threw a complete game shutout to open Super Regional play — Texas responded with its own power after Fouts replaced starter Krystal Goodman with one out and two on in the third inning.</p> <p id="vIJMJd">Iakopo make up for her earlier mistakes on the fourth pitch she saw from Fouts, sending it deep into the Alabama night:</p> <div id="2utgAR"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">BOMBS AWAY!! <br><br>Mary Iakopo with the 3-run HR and it's a 1-run game in Tuscaloosa! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAASoftball?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NCAASoftball</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasSoftball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TexasSoftball</a> <a href="https://t.co/NlS3zSCvOL">pic.twitter.com/NlS3zSCvOL</a></p>— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAAsoftball/status/1132110976105340929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 25, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="tjjMml">In the fourth, the power surge continued, as Alabama native MK Tedder, the Texas right fielder who entered the game with only a single home run on the season and three in her career, took advantage of another pitch up and over the plate, pulling it over the left-field fence to tie the game at 4-4. </p> <div id="PuqQqA"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">AND WE ARE TIED UP!<br><br>MK Tedder launches the solo shot... Texas and Alabama knotted at 4 in the 4th. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCAASoftball?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NCAASoftball</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasSoftball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TexasSoftball</a> <a href="https://t.co/uKpcwgUPrF">pic.twitter.com/uKpcwgUPrF</a></p>— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) <a href="https://twitter.com/NCAAsoftball/status/1132115642801303552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 25, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="7HU6Qs">The big blows marked a reversal from Thursday’s game, during which Alabama pitchers made Elish pay for her mistakes — on Friday, the Texas hitters didn’t miss their chances. </p> <p id="GDumFf">The Longhorns didn’t let up, either, with Fouts reeling in what quickly became the worst appearance of her brief but extremely successful career. In fact, two singles drove Fouts from the game. Fouts ultimately allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits in 0.2 innings, the shortest outing of her career.</p> <p id="ZX3j1C">With Goodman back in the game, a sacrifice bunt and a walk led to a major mistake by the Crimson Tide as a throwing error by the second baseman resulted in two runs scoring. Another scored on the subsequent groundout, a remarkable diving play by the Alabama shortstop with the throw to first delivered from her stomach.</p> <p id="LFsK8C">Still, the damage was done, as the Horns took a 7-4 lead.</p> <p id="icHm5Y">Alabama star Bailey Hemphill pulled the Crimson Tide to with two runs after hooking an outside pitch over the wall in left-center field — no easy task. Texas center fielder Reagan Hathaway thought she had a chance to make a play on the ball, but she miscalculated where she was and jumped into the fence instead of finding it and then going up.</p> <p id="w8xz03">From there, O’Leary shut Alabama down, ultimately allowing only two hits and the single run in 5.1 innings of exceptional work. Of course, O’Leary has set a high standard for herself as a freshman, as she leads the nation with an ERA that now stands at 0.59. Call it more of the same for the breakout sensation, then, albeit on the biggest stage yet.</p> <p id="1zQCMV">With the season on the line, the Longhorns once again delivered an incredible result, this time in a hostile environment against an excellent team.</p> <div id="8NRqlh"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Eyes of Texas sounds good down in Alabama <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HookEm?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HookEm</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ANewEra?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ANewEra</a> <a href="https://t.co/bFFwd5PA2M">pic.twitter.com/bFFwd5PA2M</a></p>— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasSoftball/status/1132130838156599297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 25, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="yEBXWV">Texas will have a chance to hand Alabama a rare home Super Regional defeat on Saturday at 1 p.m. Central on ESPN and 104.9 The Horn.</p> <p id="W4U2gI"></p> https:/383/2019/5/24/18639412/texas-longhorns-softball-7-alabama-crimson-tide-5-miranda-elish-injury Wescott Eberts 2019-05-23T22:10:53-05:00 2019-05-23T22:10:53-05:00 Alabama out-classes Texas in 3-0 victory- www.morganriver.net <img alt="Miranda Elish" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bP8mTGyCZ3S6u8jxGwT4kOJ9pTc=/0x296:684x752/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63890441/elish.0.jpg" /> <p>The Longhorns ace struggled and the Crimson Tide did what the program does well.</p> <p id="oSn13A">The postseason brilliance of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa continued on Thursday with a 3-0 victory over the Texas Longhorns that puts head coach Mike White’s team on the verge of elimination heading into Friday’s contest.</p> <p id="HSv9b9">All of the elements that make the Alabama offense so dangerous were on display. In the third inning, Texas ace Miranda Elish hit the leadoff batter. Due to the liberal substitution rules in softball, the Crimson Tide used a pinch runner. With catcher Mary Iakopo worried about the baserunner, she tried a snap throw to first base, but Lauren Burke wasn’t there to cover, allowing a sacrifice bunt to further the pressure on Elish with the runner moving to third base.</p> <p id="GJ4UgJ">Eventually, the Alabama offensive onslaught was too much, as Elish attempted to battle back from a 3-0 count, but left a pitch too far over the plate and at the right height for Merris Schroder. Despite hitting in the No. 9 slot for the Crimson Tide, Shroder has plenty of power and didn’t miss the mistake from Elish, hitting her 12th home run of the season to give the home team a 2-0 lead.</p> <p id="RxZzkx">In the fourth, it was more of the same. Alabama star Bailey Hemphill stroked a leadoff double to allow another pinch runner. When the Crimson Tide put the pinch runner in motion with the hitter faking a sacrifice bunt, Iakopo made her second mistake. With the third baseman defending the possible bunt, the shortstop wasn’t able to beat the runner to third and Iakopo’s throw went into left field to score the game’s third run. Another bad decision.</p> <p id="UVM7jx">As Elish and Iakopo weren’t able to raise their collective level of play to compete against one of the top softball programs in the country, the hitters failed, too. Through the first five innings, the Longhorns only managed two hits. In the fourth inning, two singles put runners on first and second with one out, but junior third baseman Shannon Rhoades struck out on a rise ball after battling back from an 0-2 count and junior left fielder Kaitlyn Washington flied out to left field on the first pitch of her at bat. </p> <p id="ts42Qt">Against freshman sensation Montana Fouts, the Texas slap hitters weren’t able to generate offense and the power hitters didn’t come through with extra-base hits.</p> <p id="7gtutw">And now the Longhorns are in the same position as last weekend — needing to win multiple games in a row to advance. Except this time, the Crimson Tide will provide a much more formidable opponent.</p> <p id="ZDxslO">First pitch on Friday is 8 p.m. Central on ESPN and 104.9 The Horn.</p> <p id="1l6yLM"></p> https:/383/2019/5/23/18638086/texas-longhorns-0-alabama-crimson-tide-3-softball-recap Wescott Eberts 2019-05-23T21:23:36-05:00 2019-05-23T21:23:36-05:00 3-star CB Joshua Eaton includes Texas in top group- www.morganriver.net <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/-Rg5d2C-Hfun-3dplx0nunwd-AQ=/0x0:1220x813/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63890353/Joshua_Eaton.0.jpg" /> <p>The Houston Aldine MacArthur star visited Austin on numerous occasions this offseason.</p> <p id="1ePVzs">After seeing his recruiting stock soar throughout the spring, Houston Aldine MacArthur cornerback Joshua Eaton has trimmed his list of 29 scholarship offers to a top 12 list. </p> <p id="igFM5T">Unsurprisingly, the <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/teams/texas-longhorns">Texas Longhorns</a> survived the cut, alongside Alabama, LSU, Texas A&amp;M, Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Auburn, TCU, and Arkansas. </p> <div id="z2kNkd"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Corinthians 10:13<br><br>No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. <a href="https://t.co/qfHuz1HBvp">pic.twitter.com/qfHuz1HBvp</a></p>— JE 1 (@JoshuaEaton_1) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshuaEaton_1/status/1131720156416303105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 24, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="c9oAcz">Texas’ inclusion in Eaton’s top group comes after the three-star talent made a trio of trips to the Forty Acres throughout the spring. The first of which took place for Texas’ Junior Day, which is when the Longhorns offered the the No. 32-ranked cornerback in the country, per the 247Sports Composite. Eaton then returned to Austin on Feb. 24 for his second visit in as many weeks. </p> <p id="DNpgoq">“They had a big season last year. They went 10-4, 7-2 in the Big 12, and they beat Georgia. They surprised everybody with that,” Eaton <a href="https:/383/2019/2/25/18240347/joshua-eaton-texas-longhorns-2020-visits-recruiting-tom-herman">previously told BON</a>. “They have the players to do anything.”</p> <p id="JIWns9">“This upcoming season, I want to see Tom Herman do the same thing he did this past season,” he added. “They have a dog at corner stepping up, <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/players/306856/anthony-cook">Anthony Cook</a>, that’s who I look up to.”</p> <div id="OWiAAP"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Everything is Bigger in Texas <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JoshTheIslander?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#JoshTheIslander</a> <a href="https://t.co/xJl9Ztyljr">pic.twitter.com/xJl9Ztyljr</a></p>— JE 1 (@JoshuaEaton_1) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshuaEaton_1/status/1099758307206746112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 24, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="nskdpN">Most recently, Eaton was back on campus a bit more than a month ago for the Orange-White spring game, which marked his second major visit in as many days, as the 6’2, 175-pound prospect traveled to College Station for an April 12 visit.</p> <p id="DrnFNG">Beyond the unofficial trips, though, Eaton is aiming to utilize each of his official visits before making a decision, and the Longhorns will quite likely receive one of those visits, as Texas has made him a priority early on. The Horns hold his only Crystal Ball pick to date. </p> <p id="6SnSLB">If you take a look at Eaton and analyze the type of player he is, you’ll see someone that embodies what Herman and his staff want at that cornerback position. Listed at 6’2, 175 pounds, Eaton is a long, rangy kid with tremendous speed and has receiver-like ball skills. His big-play ability on the defensive side of the ball makes him a high commodity at the moment and could potentially take him to even greater heights as a gridiron standout.</p> <p id="Ys7jAW">Beyond his sheer skill set, though, Eaton is most proud of his intangibles.</p> <p id="bWWrGe">“I bring leadership, athleticism, and a dog mentality,” said Eaton, who’s currently considered to be the No. 485 prospect nationally and the No. 67 recruit in the state. </p> <div id="ORqCIt"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.2493%;"><iframe src="https://www.hudl.com/embed/video/3/9801276/5bf4d2f4bd6a1e0ca4ddb50b" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" allowfullscreen="" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></iframe></div></div> <p id="sTborI"></p> https:/383/recruiting/2019/5/23/18638069/joshua-eaton-texas-longhorns-top-12-2020-recruiting-houston-aldine-macarthur-cornerback-tom-herman Cody Daniel 2019-05-23T17:52:20-05:00 2019-05-23T17:52:20-05:00 Texas set to face Alabama in Tuscaloosa Super Regional- www.morganriver.net <img alt="Miranda Elish" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/T6BupVaYJyB3sQPQw-La6ibehGs=/0x0:1200x800/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63889640/elish.0.jpg" /> <p>How much more postseason magic is there in the right arm of Miranda Elish?</p> <p id="DSRX7E">Under first-year head coach Mike White, Texas Longhorns softball will play its first road Super Regional against the Alabama Crimson Tide starting on Thursday evening at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, a stadium known for its intimidating home environment.</p> <p id="qwoG95">Following four straight wins to take the Austin Regional — with every single pitch in those games thrown by Oregon transfer Miranda Elish — Texas will attempt to continue that momentum against the No. 8 seed. </p> <p id="FhoH6Q">And don’t be surprised if Elish continues to play at a high level, as she’s been excellent during his NCAA Tournament career with a 12-1 record in 16 appearances with a 1.56 ERA and 95 strikeouts over 81 innings.</p> <p id="ExsqVp">At the plate, junior third baseman Shannon Rhodes looks to continue her own postseason success, as she’s hitting .452 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 23 games, including .467 with two home runs in the Austin Regional.</p> <p id="qUilqu">Overall, it’s a potent lineup that seemingly found its stride again last weekend and just set a school record for doubles (91). Moving into the top five in school history in hits, runs, triples, and RBIs is also within reach.</p> <p id="Wshm1P">Overcoming Alabama won’t be an easy task, however, as the Crimson Tide are 55-7 this season after winning the Tuscaloosa Regional for a 15th straight time by quickly running off three straight victories. The Tide have only lost once at home in nine Super Regionals.</p> <p id="qnG5oV">“We’re excited, obviously, to play against Alabama, one of the great teams throughout the history of the NCAA, especially in the last dozen years or so,” White said. “It’s a great opportunity to be out here, especially as a new coach of a new program coming up.”</p> <p id="CWVNZb">On the mound, junior Sarah Cornell is the SEC Pitcher of the Year with a 2.39 ERA, but she’s not a strikeout pitcher and has allowed three or more earned runs in four of her last five appearances, including five runs in 3.2 innings against Arizona State last weekend.</p> <p id="MWZrbK">Her battery mate, senior Reagan Dykes, makes things easier for the pitching staff by controlling opposing running games — Dykes recently set the school record with 46 runners caught stealing in her career. </p> <p id="THS1ZN">The Crimson Tide combine speed and power and consistency at the plate and on the base paths, as Alabama ranks fifth nationally with 139 stolen bases and ninth in the country with 79 home runs. Junior first baseman Bailey Hemphill has reached base in 34 straight games and also leads the team with a .373 average and 23 home runs.</p> <p id="FAG09C">Texas has a 7-2 all-time record in Super Regional play and is looking for its fourth appearance in the Women’s College World Series and first since 2013, but has lost the last two games against Alabama and has never won in Tuscaloosa. First pitch is at 8 p.m. Central on ESPN and 104.9 The Horn.</p> https:/383/2019/5/23/18637840/texas-longhorns-softball-preview-alabama-super-regional-game-time-television Wescott Eberts 2019-05-23T17:04:47-05:00 2019-05-23T17:04:47-05:00 Texas removes interim label from men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque- www.morganriver.net <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/fpzogjtGOaCAC4ZA_w4FgERtd0I=/0x0:5472x3648/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63889394/USTA1150435_20190519_NCAA4_JMM21759.0.jpg" /> <p>Winning the program’s first national championship on Sunday produced well-deserved promotion for Berque.</p> <p id="oK1aH2">Days after the Texas Longhorns men’s tennis team defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 4-1 to win the program’s first national championship, interim head coach Bruce Berque earned the job permanently.</p> <div id="tqNCO0"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Guess who our next head Men’s Tennis Coach is...maybe the one who just won the National Championship?! Yeah, that seems about right! Congratulations ?<a href="https://twitter.com/bberque?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@bberque</a>?! <a href="https://t.co/BBpyyBumnD">pic.twitter.com/BBpyyBumnD</a></p>— Chris Del Conte (@_delconte) <a href="https://twitter.com/_delconte/status/1131663425912877056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="2Vphtk">“It was a no-brainer,” Del Conte said. “We actually made the decision before we left for the National Championship. We had done our due diligence around the country, and we had the very best right in our own backyard. Sometimes you might think the grass is greener somewhere else, but with where we are right now and what Bruce has done with the program, from the time he took it over, we knew he was the right man to lead our program, the championship was just the icing on the cake.”</p> <p id="0vBNS3">”It’s the absolute thrill of a lifetime to be entrusted to lead this program,” Berque said. “So many great men have been a part of it as both players and coaches, and it’s an absolute honor to be the fifth men’s tennis coach in the history of the program. I want to thank Chris Del Conte for entrusting me with that, and I’m truly excited about where we are and our future.”</p> <p id="mXbTCk">The fifth head coach in the program’s 74-year history took over for longtime head coach Michael Center in March when Center was implicated in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Center <a href="https://www.hookem.com/2019/04/24/ex-ut-tennis-coach-michael-center-pleads-guilty-role-admissions-scandal/">faces 15-21 months in prison</a> after agreeing to a plea deal with the government for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.</p> <p id="jp8MPm">The team responded quickly to Berque’s leadership — a day after Center’s termination, Texas beat No. 1 Ohio State. Ultimately, the Longhorns only lost two of the final 17 matches on the way to the title in Orlando. As a result, Berque earned recognition as the Big 12 Coach of the Year.</p> <p id="b0y0Zl">Texas has had plenty of success since Berque arrived as a volunteer assistant in 2014 after a decade as the Michigan head coach. In 2016 and 2018, the Horns made the NCAA Quarterfinals and made the Sweet 16 in 2017, years during which Berque served as the associate head coach.</p> <p id="Khs3U2">A New Jersey native, Berque also served as an assistant at Florida, Ohio State, and Illinois before earning his first head coaching job in Ann Arbor.</p> https:/383/2019/5/23/18637811/bruce-berque-texas-longhorns-mens-tennis-head-coach Wescott Eberts 2019-05-23T15:14:03-05:00 2019-05-23T15:14:03-05:00 Report: ‘Mutual interest’ between Texas and Kansas State graduate transfer WR Isaiah Zuber- www.morganriver.net <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/b9EGNc0L6eSRjBdtzm-_Lc7ylFs=/0x0:4963x3309/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63888643/usa_today_11320339.0.jpg" /> <p>After entering the NCAA transfer portal, Zuber could rejoin his former offensive coordinator in Austin.</p> <p id="UFazr8">On Wednesday, <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/teams/kansas-st-wildcats">Kansas State Wildcats</a> wide receiver <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/players/261390/isaiah-zuber">Isaiah Zuber</a> <a href="https://www.kansas.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article230713169.html">entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal</a> with the intentions of becoming a graduate transfer. On Thursday, a report connected Zuber to the <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/teams/texas-longhorns">Texas Longhorns</a>:</p> <div id="SGrq6e"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm told to keep an eye on Texas as a potential landing spot for Isaiah Zuber. Keep in mind that Andre Coleman is now an analyst there. Mutual interest on both sides from the sounds of things. Doubt it'll be just a one team selection pool though.<br>cc: <a href="https://twitter.com/ChipBrown247?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ChipBrown247</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TaylorEstes247?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TaylorEstes247</a></p>— Ryan Wallace (@GPCwallace) <a href="https://twitter.com/GPCwallace/status/1131561928977833989?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="9qazCJ">So far, Andre Coleman is the only member of the Texas staff following Zuber on Twitter, but the 6’0, 186-pounder is an intriguing option with several scholarships still available for the fall.</p> <p id="4k7jKr">A native of Georgia, Zuber redshirted in 2015, then played in every game as a redshirt freshman, hauling in 24 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns. After moving into the starting lineup over the last two seasons, Zuber led the team in receptions, while leading the team in receiving yards (619) and touchdowns (six) last season. In fact, Zuber caught six of the 11 touchdown passes thrown by the Wildcats quarterbacks in 2018.</p> <p id="QkjUyt">Zuber also broke out as an explosive, if inconsistent special teams contributor last season — he fumbled the ball twice on punt returns, but also had an 85-yard touchdown return and averaged 17.8 yards per return to lead the Big 12. He also returned kickoffs for Kansas State.</p> <div id="8ER9do"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.2493%;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y8rfWcCMXQI?rel=0" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></iframe></div></div> <p id="yw95Bi">With the departure of Lil’Jordan Humphrey to the NFL, Texas lacks a proven slot receiver, and Zuber has the quick-twitch skills and route-running ability to do damage inside and the versatility to serve as a home-run threat outside — one catch last season went for 72 yards, longer than any play from scrimmage for the Horns last season.</p> <p id="3A1cGP">During the spring, sophomore <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/players/7978/joshua-moore">Joshua Moore</a> took first-team reps in the slot, but head coach Tom Herman publicly noted <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/players/306873/joshua-moore">Moore</a>’s need to gain strength to survive a full season. The only other options are equally unproven, as redshirt sophomore <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/players/289997/jordan-pouncey">Jordan Pouncey</a> struggled catching passes during the Orange-White game and incoming freshman speedster <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/players/114225/jake-smith">Jake Smith</a> isn’t yet on campus.</p> <p id="GVF3hr">If there’s one concern, is that’s Zuber <a href="https://themercury.com/k_state_sports/isaiah-zuber-k-state-s-leading-returning-wr-to-miss/article_5242ad53-9b4c-5295-ade3-2cb1c8735ff0.html">underwent hip surgery</a> during the offseason and missed spring practice. However, he was off of crutches by early March and should be available for the start of preseason camp wherever he lands.</p> <p id="CPCGCL">And there’s already buzz that it might be in Austin with his former offensive coordinator.</p> https:/383/2019/5/23/18637632/isaiah-zuber-graduate-transfer-texas-longhorns-kansas-state-wildcats Wescott Eberts 2019-05-23T14:34:45-05:00 2019-05-23T14:34:45-05:00 Texas women’s basketball signs Penn State transfer Karisma Ortiz- www.morganriver.net <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/D20NVFCvvh2M2fN0uZLaDrxcBaA=/0x0:4500x3000/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63888331/usa_today_10541168.0.jpg" /> <p>The former four-star prospect averaged 3.6 points and 4.2 assists last season for Penn State. </p> <p id="yXaNyI">Just a few days after committed to the Texas Longhorns, Penn State transfer guard Karisma Ortiz is officially a member of Karen Aston’s program after signing with the Horns on Thursday. </p> <div id="C0gn38"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welcome to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TexasFamily?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TexasFamily</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/KarismaOrtiz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KarismaOrtiz</a>! <a href="https://t.co/muw64pk7Nd">https://t.co/muw64pk7Nd</a> <a href="https://t.co/EOtWczKWKz">pic.twitter.com/EOtWczKWKz</a></p>— Texas WBB (@TexasWBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/TexasWBB/status/1131610703243153410?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="Ap178h">“I am excited to welcome Karisma to our Texas family. She comes from a winning pedigree, having played for Coach Phillips at Mitty. She understands the game at a very high level,” Aston said, <a href="https://texassports.com/news/2019/5/23/womens-basketball-signs-transfer-karisma-ortiz.aspx">per TexasSports.com.</a> “Our staff and players felt an immediate connection and we are so thrilled that Karisma chose Texas. She will make an immediate impact on our team at the guard position, but also will be the embodiment of a student-athlete here.”</p> <p id="X8E4Or">Originally a member of the 2018 class, Ortiz is a former four-star guard out of San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty, where she guided the program to a 29-1 effort as a senior and an 80-8 record throughout three seasons on varsity. From California, Ortiz traveled all the way across the country to Penn State, where she made 24 starts in 30 appearances last season, averaging 3.6 points and 4.2 assists in 25.4 minutes per game. </p> <p id="KGW3vZ">In mid-April, however, <a href="https://twitter.com/KarismaOrtiz/status/1117912674744930304">Ortiz announced</a> her intention to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. A little more than a month later, on May 18, she pledged to Aston’s program, and has now put pen to paper, officially becoming a Longhorn. </p> <p id="f41Fl1">“Karisma will bring to Texas a floor-general mentality, a high basketball I.Q., and the skill set to make an immediate impact,” Archbishop Mitty head coach Sue Phillips said, per UT. “Her quality of character is second to none and her style of play is a great fit for Coach Aston’s system. Karisma is thrilled to be a Longhorn.”</p> <p id="A0SBco">Ortiz will have three seasons of eligibility remaining, and <a href="https://www.hookem.com/2019/05/23/texas-lands-transfer-basketball-player-penn-state/?utm_source=SND&amp;utm_medium=Twitter&amp;utm_campaign=bevobeat">per Rick Cantu</a> of the Austin American-Statesman, she’ll apply for a waiver to become eligible immediately. </p> <div id="K2Pngt"><div style="left: 0; width: 100%; height: 0; position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.2493%;"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ti51bG4MYZw?rel=0" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></iframe></div></div> https:/383/basketball/2019/5/23/18637584/karisma-ortiz-texas-longhorns-signs-womens-basketball-penn-state-transfer-karen-aston Cody Daniel 2019-05-23T13:49:31-05:00 2019-05-23T13:49:31-05:00 Versatile 2021 TE Juan Davis receives a Texas offer- www.morganriver.net <img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/F-ITE8IL3midhrEZPY3g2V0F-kY=/0x0:6015x4010/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63887851/usa_today_11589689.0.jpg" /> <p>Texas is targeting an unfamiliar name on the recruiting trail who has the potential to become a major name. </p> <p id="9mtz0M">One of the state’s more under-the-radar prospects has caught the attention of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff. </p> <p id="YzyExM">2021 Everman tight end Juan Davis is the latest in-state recruit to earn an offer from Tom Herman and company, he announcing on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. </p> <div id="J4Ldve"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Extremely excited and thankful to say I have received my 3rd offer to the University of Texas thanks to @coachwarehine. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HookEm?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HookEm</a> <a href="https://t.co/6iviYIQbz8">pic.twitter.com/6iviYIQbz8</a></p>— Juan Davis (@XxJuanDavis13xX) <a href="https://twitter.com/XxJuanDavis13xX/status/1131618771804798977?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a> </blockquote> <script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p id="jmxH7H">After reeling in an opportunity from the Longhorns, Davis now holds three early offers thus far with Baylor and Southern Mississippi in the running for the talented D-FW product. </p> <p id="EkgC1l">Davis has been a dynamic player for his high school, being able to showcase his abilities as a pass catcher, a runner after the catch, and sometimes lining up under center at quarterback. The versatility with which Davis plays, plus his remarkable stature, is a reason the Horns will be recruiting him at the tight-end position. </p> <p id="bjdgnx">As of right now, the Longhorns have offered five tight ends from the 2021 recruiting cycle. Outside of Davis, Lake Travis’s Lake McRee and Spring Dekaney’s Var’Keyes Gumms are the other in-state tight ends that Texas will be targeting. </p> <p id="0D8iD3">At 6’4, 217 pounds, Davis is currently unranked, but that will change over time. </p> https:/383/2019/5/23/18637310/juan-davis-texas-longhorns-football-recruiting-everman-tight-end-receives-offer Joe Hamilton
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