In the first of a position by position look at what Central Texas has to offer to the Class of 2009,…
The Inside Texas Recruiting Review
Ten years of recruiting work has all built to this. It's no secret that Texas Longhorn football teams have been built primarily of players from the state of Texas and the reasons are not arbitrary. It's a hot bed of high school football talent and the state's most prestigious football program is right smack in the middle of it. But Texas head coach Mack Brown has had much to do with it as well. In his decade at UT, Brown has focused almost exclusively in-state, only going out of state for players with connections to Texas. Offers for players outside of Texas who had no previous connections do occur, but they're typically few and far between. Brown's strategy has been to recruit by building relationships with Texas high school coaches. For example, when the Longhorns won the national championship in the 2006 Rose Bowl and Brown stood on stage with the crystal football, what was the first thing he did? He thanked Texas high school coaches. When Inside Texas travels across the...
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