Posted January 5th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Bowls, Football, Recruiting

The US Army All-American Bowl is most fans first chance to see the top high school recruits for themselves. Texas fans can see several Longhorn commitments take the field for the West squad as well as take their first look at 5-star stud running back Darrell Scott, who reportedly may now favor the Horns. Tune in now (12 pm Central) to NBC to catch the game.

Here are the Texas commits and targets to watch for:

Name Number Position Commit? Ranking
[tag]Nolan Brewster[/tag] 24 Safety Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Dan Buckner[/tag] 4 Wide receiver Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Dravannti Johnson[/tag] 44 Linebacker Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]DJ Monroe[/tag] 25 Defensive back Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
Rahim Moore 15 Safety No 1 star1 star1 star1 star
Darrell Scott 2 Running back No 1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]David Snow[/tag] 76 Guard Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Justin Tucker[/tag] 23 Kicker Yes 1 star1 star1 star
[tag]Aaron Williams[/tag] 7 Cornerback Yes 1 star1 star1 star1 star

I’ll post some relevant updates and thoughts below:

First Quarter
  • Nice looking punt by Justin Tucker. He’s been recruited as a placekicker but it certainly wouldn’t hurt if he could help out as a punter as well.
  • DJ Monroe makes a good break on the football and knocks the pass up in the air for Nolan Brewster to pick it off. A third Texas commit, Dravannti Johnson, was also right there after the play was over. Impressive play by Monroe.
  • Fantastic catch by Dan Buckner taking advantage of his size to go up high and grab the ball over a shorter corner. Definitely something I think we’ll see a lot of during his Longhorn career.
Second Quarter
  • Good coverage by corner Aaron Williams but he gets beat deep. Williams has reportedly been very impressive this week and may be on the verge of getting a fifth star. He’s got good size but his speed (despite being listed with a 4.4 forty time) may mean he ends up at safety.
  • It’s pretty clear where the Terrelle Pryor/Vince Young comparisons come from. The kid is big and natural and makes things look easy. Vince became Vince because of his intangibles and the improvements he made while in school, if Pryor can do the same he’ll be special.
  • Monroe doesn’t look afraid of contact. Came flying up on screen and made a solid tackle behind the line of scrimmage.
  • Another play by DJ Monroe. Good high punt by Tucker and Monroe gets down the field quickly as one of the gunners and covers up the ball after the East returned muffed it.
  • Good tackle by Williams. I love to see secondary guys who can actually tackle.
Third Quarter
  • I haven’t noticed Darrell Scott much. I don’t think he’s been in on a ton of snaps.
  • Safety Rahim Moore, who is committed to UCLA but is still being recruited by Texas, just made a big hit on a pass breakup then popped up and gave the double hook ’em. Don’t know what our chances are but new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp won’t hurt.

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