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Cade McCrary Will Walk On

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Garrett Gilbert's #1 target will be a preferred walk-on at Texas. Cade is a 6-3 180 pound WR with average speed, good football IQ, and exceptional hands. He was a legitimate 1-AA level recruit with offers from several schools and as a senior he racked up 84 catches for 1711 yards and 24 TDs in the Cavs arcade offense.

McCrary understands the spread and will make the catch. If he can fill out over the next three or four years, he can be a solid role player for us. When you can get those qualities without investing a scholarship, you're playing with house money.

The same mystique that allows us to dominate in-state recruiting with elites should allow us to tell a pretty compelling story to the Cade McCrary type athletes who are lower tier Division I or Division I-AA prospects and weighing whether to give Texas and big time college football a shot or play four years in the anonymity of the Southland conference. And it helps if their Dad coached at Texas.