What do either of these things have to do with each other?
The development of his brother could validate the staff's belief in his ceiling, regardless of his production to date. They have had the opportunity to compare and contrast both the tangibles and intangibles of the brothers and can do a current risk/reward analysis on brother the younger. Does not mean they HAVE reached a conclusion, nor the family on what is ultimately the best decision for them.
I have been beating around the bush in previous posts wondering if THE 85 is REALLY our only limitation this year, how many players we can add from HS or the portal, and whether or not this or any player's analysis of their options could end up with an NIL deal being a valid option over a schollie. Their analysis of the program direction, the staff, especially the position group, and it's impact on their second son's future, as well as the total cost analysis might make a PWO with NIL a real hat on the table.
They could eliminate the dilemma of two different games to attend, as well as taking advantage of adding one son to a lease, having them carpool home for visits, and any number of life simplifying and comforting safety in numbers advantages, if the total cost analysis is close. Just a valid option for both sides. This is still a relationship driven process. Not a prediction just a unique situation UT could benefit from while still building the roster. Due to the realities of out of state tuition I had two non athlete young women in an SEC school overlapping two years and it was a stress reliever. If they have faith and trust in our staff, and I saw myself the elder brother recently publicly stress that, then both sides might find an alternate path that benefits both. A family based NIL deal seems like a possibility to get him here and then let the scollie thing take care of itself down the road. Just another old man's imagination maybe. Could be a bigger bang for the buck out of our NIL budget too.