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Longhorns Recruiting Road Trip: Week 9

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Last week, when I heard the news that Kennedale was traveling to Wimberley, I was ecstatic. I was eager to watch 2021 Longhorns commit, JD Coffey, play for the Wildcats in a big 4A classification matchup.

Week Nine:

What I learned from covering Wimberley earlier in the season is that they like to throw the deep ball. Against Lampasas, Wimberley tried their best to beat a dominant Badgers squad, but came up short. Despite this, I thought that the Texans would provide a decent test against Coffey and the Wildcats. In short, I was not disappointed.

JD Coffey’s anticipation was noticeable right away as he was able to sniff out plays before they even happened. In fact, there was multiple occasions in which he would fly to the line of scrimmage once the ball was snapped, and meet the running back in the hole. However, it was a defensive battle for both teams. Similar to the Wildcats, Wimberley’s defense was also walloping tailbacks in the backfield. Consequently, Kennedale had to send out junior, Aidan Birr, to punt the ball away on many drives. However, Birr also impressed with his leg as he had some booming punts with excellent hang time.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats were able to score on a safety and win 17-14, after the Texans missed a game-tying field goal attempt.

Extra Point:

What really stood out to me about Coffey is his fearlessness to attack the ball on defense. He never hesitated in his pursuit of the football and led the Wildcats to a nice victory. In addition, this win will bode well for Coffey and the Wildcats as they enter the playoffs with some big game experience. In fact, Kennedale has already clinched their playoff spot and will face Brownwood in the bi-district round. Lastly, the Wildcats (elite named) defensive trio of RJ Pepper, Braden Waters and JD Coffey, will all continue to make a name for themselves in the coming weeks.

Miles Logged:

75 (round trip).

 

Longhorns Recruiting News:

After Saturday’s game, the Longhorns extended an offer to 2022 four-star quarterback, Cade Klubnik. Last year, I was fortunate enough to catch a couple of Klubnik’s games with the Westlake Chaparrals, in Austin, TX.

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On Sunday, 2022 three-star linebacker, Trevell Johnson, received an offer from Texas. In addition, Johnson’s teammate at Arlington Martin, Morice Blackwell, is a current Longhorns commit.

On Monday, the Longhorns offered 2023 four-star cornerback, Malik Muhammad. Currently, the cornerback from South Oak Cliff has three other Big 12 offers from Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech.

Last night, 2022 four-star safety, Jacoby Mathews, listed the Longhorns as one of his finalists.

Lastly, we look at the bad news that has plagued the Longhorns over the past week. Firstly, the highest rated quarterback in the 2022 class, Quinn Ewers, de-committed from the Longhorns. Afterwards, 2022 four-star wide receiver Phaizon Wilson followed suit and de-committed as well. To top it off, 2021 four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. announced his commitment to Oklahoma on Sunday. Last year, I was able to cover three of Quinn’s games, and I was able to watch Phaizon and Billy just two weeks ago. The loss of these three players was huge, but now Tom Herman and the Longhorns must move on and look at their options.

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