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Signing Day Recap: Mack Brown to Toughen Up On Recruits Who Waffle

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

The Longhorns signed just 15 players Wednesday on National Signing Day. Four of them are offensive lineman. The O-Line recruits average 6' 5" and more than 300 pounds.

Texas appears to be fine when it comes to protecting the passer. Protecting their recruits? That's a totally different story. This recruiting season saw five players decommitment after originally making a pledge to play in Austin.

"The fifteen that we got are very passionate about being at Texas and that's what you want," said Brown Wednesday. "And very honestly, if a young person tells you they're coming and the parents tell you they're coming and then they don't, you wouldn't want them to be here."

Even Bastrop's Antwuan Davis, who signed with the Longhorns Wednesday, admitted he flirted with other schools when the eyes of Texas didn't shine as bright

"There was one time I had questions: after the Oklahoma game," Davis told KEYE TV sports Wednesday. "I saw what was happening and I was like, this isn't great right here."

In light of the spike in decommitments, Mack will not bury his head in the sand of the recruiting trail. Brown said from now on, he will not rule out pulling a scholarship offer if a player chooses to take other recruiting visits after committing to UT.

"We've allowed a couple of kids to commit and still look around the past couple of years, but we are going to go back and say we're not doing that anymore," Brown told reporters Wednesday. "If you're committed to us, be committed and if you go look - we are going to go look."

So while the class is lacking in numbers, the 2013 recruiting season could end up being one of the most impactful Mack Brown has seen.

"If you're committed to us and you're looking, that's a simple message - we are going to look too," Brown reiterated. "And if we find somebody as good as you that wants to come and you're looking around, then we'll take him."

UT's spring game isn't until March 31st, but the Longhorns appear to have already started playing defense.

by Adam WinklerSigning Day Recap: Mack Brown to Toughen Up On Recruits Who Waffle


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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