If I read it right, he is now 287lbs. He gained 70 pounds from high school. Similar to Josh Jones, he worked on his body and was noticeably better his senior year.
Payton was a 2 star recruit and he was drafted in the first round. Meanwhile, how many of those 4 and 5 star players from UT, TT, BU, and aTm were selected tonight? What? ZERO!! Oh, well how about the whole B12? What? ZERO as well!!
Nope, He’s not that heavy anymore. UH listed him at 270 last year, espn’s draft page has him at 268. Lean, mean, fightin’ machine!
Northwestern had two 1st round picks which was two more than entire Big 12-4+2 conference. They should add UH and BYU so they can claim some picks in the 21 draft and match Northwestern to boot
I love seeing this.
Alabama also has more 1st Round picks than the XII since 20011 I believe.
Is the new Big XII becoming the Big East?
One elite team (Oklahoma/Miami) but has a ton of teams that nobody cares about and while they are protected by a GOR, numerous teams would be happy to get an invite elsewhere (KU/WVU especially).
AAC had 2 first rounders, Zaven Collins Tulsa LB, and our own Payton Turner. B12 = 0.
Post of the week Joprior23.
This shows to every single so called specialist. You have no clue what is inside an athlete’s mind.
How do your so called star measure dedication, character and intellect?
I have mentioned it before the greater Houston area is alibaba’s cavern when it comes to football talent. We have to do a better job keeping the home grown talent at home. Given the chance to a P5 the sky is the limit.
I’ve never got worked up over recruiting rankings for high school kids. Especially for Texas kids. There are way too many guys. The recruiting services can’t see everyone. So you have a lot of under the radar guys. And a lot of those guys have come into our program and been great.
Down goes the big 12!! Hello AAC to the P5!
Holgy said he doesn’t give any credence to the scouting site ratings. He goes by what he sees and what the HS coaches say.
Big 12 just got their first pick. OSU tackle Jenkins.
UCF safety Richie Grant gets nabbed by Falcons. So it’s 3-1 AAC.
I was expecting Cosmi to have gone by now.
The way it has always worked in Texas is that the services ask who a$m and ut are looking at…
…those are the 5 stars !!
He was picked #51 by Washington
Thanks, I am watching a delayed version and just saw that. I had it on record while I watched “The Blacklist.”
Coach Holgorsen needs to mention that to high school recruits! Here at UH we turn 2stars into NFL first round picks! We make players better! Go to UT and you’ll get worse for they turn 5star players to nobodies!
True…but hopefully we will be on the list of more 5 star recruits also. Our goal should be to win a National Championship…we need depth for that
Well, the Texans drafted a QB with their first pick. Interesting.