7 Takeaways from Charlie Strong Talking NSD

Here are a 7 takeaways from Charlie Strong press conference talking about the 2015 recruiting class:


... Charlie Strong called the 2015 class a "foundation class" that met his team's needs - primarily OL, QB, LB and DB.


... Strong was non-commital about if he'll add to the class and didn't really answer if he's interested in looking at a grad transfer (or JUCO) quarterback.

As far as the offense, Strong said it would include more spread principles and going up-tempo to feature more ways for the team's skill players to win outside with either size or speed.


... Strong was asked if Tyrone Swoopes would be considered the starter for the Notre Dame game Sept. 5, and Strong didn't want to think that far ahead.

"Let's just make sure we get the right guy in there," Strong said of his QB. Strong added that freshman QB Kai Locksley will compete with redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard and Swoopes for the starting job this fall.


... Strong praised his assistant coaches for working non-stop until signing day to land this class and said he'll never be afraid to do battle with other powers for a player Texas believes in.


... Strong called OLB Malik Jefferson the "marquee player" of the class because getting him to commit to Texas helped convince players who were "on the fence" about Texas to get on board.


... Asked by Kirk Bohls if Texas now has the talent to win the Big 12, Strong said, "We still have a lot of work to do. We still have a long way to go."


... When I asked Strong if this class has some "dogs" in it, he said, "Give me character, followed by discipline and then athletic ability. Because if you have good character first, then if things get tough, they won't make it all about themselves the way a kid who is only about his athleticism would. And then if you have discipline second, they'll grow together. And that's what this team needs right now - to grow together."

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