Some come and some go, in life and in recruiting.
Thursday was an eventful day for Texas coach Charlie Strong’s 2016 recruiting class. At 3 p.m., Obi Eboh, a longtime Texas commit who decommitted from the Longhorns on Saturday, officially moved on, announcing that he would sign with Stanford next Wednesday. As much as that may have smarted for Strong and the Horns, they got a reprieve less than four hours later when fellow four-star cornerback prospect Eric Cuffee pledged his future to the Longhorns.
Cuffee, who starred at Waco High, is ranked as the No. 28 cornerback in the 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings for the Class of 2016. Eboh, from traditional Lone Star power Southlake Carroll, is the No. 35 cornerback in the same rankings.
The back and forth between the recruits is likely unconnected, but serves as a unique moment of fate or perhaps karma for Strong and his coaching staff, which has hit the ground aggressively in the closing days of this recruiting window. A year after major last ditch efforts to land top recruits at the quarterback, running back and multiple line positions largely fell short, Texas may be gaining momentum in 2016.
Strong has five more days to see how he and the Longhorns will shake out. Expect to see more dabbing in the interim.