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Cobi Hamilton, Brandon Collins, Hindsight

One of the great things about this site is that basically every blog post ever written is saved into the archives and they're easy to retrieve. Sometimes, I find it interesting to follow a story or a player or a coach over a period of time and look back on what we thought as things unfolded. I usually laugh at our pseudo-genius & certainty.

Cobi Hamilton is starting for Arkansas this weekend, a week after debuting with a TD for that program. He's viewed by those watching him right now, if you believe the hog boards and posters, as a budding superstar.

You may remember Hamilton. He came to Texas on a late visit last winter before opting to go to Arkansas. I was hoping we'd get him. Scipio wrote a good piece on it here. We obviously didn't wind up with him, but it would have been nice and it will be interesting to follow his career.

What I also find interesting is the diversity of takes on the guy at the time, as well as the diversity of everyone's takes on WR recruiting in general. Frankly, even the differences in concept of how WRs should be found and developed are highlighted pretty clearly in the posting.

Anyway, here we are, 8 months later, and we're without Brandon Collins. We have other WRs that can play and we should be ok, but it would be nice to have one more guy, whether Hamilton or Daryl Stonum or someone else that can actually play. I don't have to point out who won't be contributing, currently on the roster, because you can see that for yourself. We're without TEs and thin at WR. If we had a guy that wasn't redshirting that could play, he'd be starting to get looks.

We've got John Harris, Darius Terrell, and Chris Jones committed. Who knows what happens with Darius White, really. It would be nice to have a guy like Hamilton. It would have been nice to have gotten in on him earlier and made a stronger push. I wonder a bit who we'll be working that angle with as the signing day nears this time around? We did the same with Tevin Mims and we were fortunate enough to have landed him, so it obviously works out in our favor at times.

Beyond all of these thoughts, I also anxiously await to see if the Mack Brown curse rears its head on Hamilton. It's still early on the guy, no doubt.