Coffee’s for Closers

Monday morning. It gets here early and it gets here fast. Kevin from accounting just asked you if you did anything fun over the weekend and you’re sitting at your desk still wondering why it’s even worth it to care about college football after Saturday’s pathetic performance.

But that’s okay. We have your weekly dose of hopium right here. Pour yourself a cup of joe because we only care about one thing: closing. Who committed, who decommitted; we’ve got you covered. There’s nothing like hanging your hopes and dreams of glory on the whims of teenagers.

Longhorns Steal Back Colton Vasek from Rival Sooners (2023 4 Star – #127 overall, #17 Edge)

Steve Sarkisian and Pete Kwiatkowski got the ball rolling early last week. Tuesday morning they managed to flip Colton Vasek away from Brent Venables and the Oklahoma Sooners. Colton Vasek is a legacy recruit, his father Brian played for the Horns in the early 90s. Vasek had committed to Oklahoma back in June and was seen as a big loss for Texas, but as Alec Baldwin reminds us, “only one thing counts in this life: get them to sign on the line which is dotted.”

Sooner fans were not quite so thrilled.

It’s okay though. Oklahoma doesn’t really want those Texas kids to begin with.

Jaden Rashada Flips from Hurricane to Gators (2023 4 Star – #57 overall, #7 QB)

Go back and delete those tweets Gator fans. Jaden Rahsada had originally committed to Miami and Mario Cristobal this summer in a very tough fought battle. There were conspiracies with NIL and even statements made by agents and lawyers. Suffice to say, the game has changed. But as the days got shorter and signing day approached, Florida was able to flip the Pittsburgh, California native. Rashada has elite arm talent according to scouts and will look to excite the Gainesville crowds next year.

And if there’s anything better than getting to celebrate something good, we all know it’s being able to laugh at someone else’s misery.

Miami fans, care to comment?

Whatever you have to tell yourself.

Jayvant Brown Commits to Michigan State (2023 4* – #367 overall, #29 Linebacker)

Mel Tucker has been getting some heat after signing a big extension this past offseason, but he’s earning his keep on the recruiting trail. Out of St. Thomas Aquianas in Florida, Jayvant Brown will head to East Lansing next year. He’s a true sideline to sideline linebacker and the Spartan faithful are liking this one.

Michigan State fought off some big time schools for this one. Brown had offers from Florida, Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and Texas.

There’s nothing we love like a good offer list.

Rico Walker and North Carolina Part Ways (2023 4 Star – #208 Overall, #24 Edge)

The 6’3 senior, with a 6’7 wingspan had committed to North Carolina on July 18th.  He was the second highest rated player in the class and a big get for Mack Brown. Anytime a kid decommits it really brings out a wide range of emotions.

Where is Rico Walker looking at going? The boards have thoughts.

Terps catching strays but they won’t care if they can lock this one down.

Karson Hobbs Turns to Notre Dame (2023 3 Star – #525 Overall, #49 Cornerback)

Karson Hobbs comes from Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school has a well-earned reputation for being a D1 factory. Hobbs was originally committed to South Carolina but decommitted on November 8th, before committing the next day to Notre Dame.

He may have low ranking right now but if there’s one thing we can count on in recruiting it’s the Blue Blood Bump.

That’s all for now. Go pour cup number two (or three or four) and get back to that inbox. We’ll be here again next week with all things recruiting.

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