The Milli Vanilli song might be "Blame It on the Rain," but if Missouri fans could describe the Foreman brothers' recruitment, it might be changed to "Blame It on the Polar Vortex." The bad winter weather that swept the country — including Texas — over the past few days forced Armanti Foreman and his brother D'Onta Foreman to cancel their surprise official visits to Columbia this past weekend.
It also gave the Texas staff another chance to move in and solidify things. And after meeting with the brothers on Monday, that's apparently precisely what the staff did. Not only did the Foremans cancel their rescheduled visit to Missouri, but they also canceled their in-home visit with Tiger coach Gary Pinkel this week.
Recruiting can be a lot like the football drill "Bull in the Ring." If you can see where the threat is coming from, it's not all that hard to deal with. It's when you're surprised, or caught off guard, that it becomes troublesome. Missouri caught Texas off guard with the initial visit plans, but thanks to the weather canceling that visit, Texas saw the threat and dealt with it promptly.
2015 Sherman OL prospect Aaron Garza decommitted from the Longhorns on Monday, though it might not have really been his choice.
Per sources, Garza was told that Texas was re-evaluating the 2015 commitments and couldn't guarantee that he would have a committable offer in that class.
Seeing how other 2015 commitments, like Maea Teuhema, among others, have been told that they will have a spot, it would appear that Texas was, at least somewhat, pushing Garza out the door.
Garza is now open to all comers.
Will Hill Visit?
Potentially the biggest news from this past weekend was that Texas extended an offer to Schertz Clemens defensive end/linebacker Kolin Hill, a Notre Dame commitment. And Hill told LonghornDigest.com via text message that he planned to visit on Jan. 31.
But it appears those plans might be on hold as he told multiple people yesterday that he wasn't planning to make the visit after all, and was going to stick with Notre Dame. The Longhorn staff will make its way to Clemens if not today (because of the weather), then likely tomorrow, to try and change his mind on the visit front. The general thought line is that if Texas can get Hill to visit, the 'Horns have a great chance to flip him.
With or without Hill's visit, this weekend will be an important one with TCU commitment Emanuel Porter slated to return to Austin. Porter backed out of his Texas commitment and re-committed to TCU, where he was originally committed. But Porter still appears to be pretty open, as he visited LSU this past weekend and has plans to hit the 40 Acres this weekend.