Author Archives: Justin Wells

About Justin Wells

Justin was born a sports fan. From the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers, he fell in love with sports at a young age. Justin lettered in football, basketball, baseball, and cross country in high school. He continued his playing career in basketball at LeTourneau University (98-01). Before becoming the Inside Texas Web Editor in August of 2013, Justin was a high school coach, helped UH and Baylor with scouting and summer football camps, worked in the oilfield, and was the editor at HornSports and writer at the East Texas Sports Network. Raised in a family of Aggies, Justin broke away from the regime when he was 12, attended his first Texas football game in 1995 and has been hooked ever since.

Texas lands 3-star Mpagi

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

RICHMOND, TX — Texas made the defensive line a priority in this cycle. After offering Peter Mpagi on Thursday, the George Ranch defensive end wasted little time in verbally committing to the Longhorns.

Mpagi, at 6-foot-4, 225-pound weakside end chose UT over Washington, Cal-Berkeley, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Northwestern among his 20+ offers.

Hornsby talks Texas offer and more

Malik Hornsby at the Opening Regional in Houston. (Justin Wells/IT)

HOUSTON — Texas offered a 2020 in-state quarterback on Thursday. The excitement was felt throughout the Hornsby home.

Austin High’s dual-threat Malik Hornsby received an offer from Tim Beck and the Longhorns yesterday. It was the one he wanted.

Recruiting Notebook – 5/15/18

Brayden Liebrock (via Liebrock)

This week’s Notebook starts in California with a big-time dual threat QB, and a hard-hitting safety on the west coast, then over to Arizona for a pair of pass-catchers with Texas in their sights. It’s Tuesday, let’s Notebook.

Liebrock Picks Texas

Brayden Liebrock. (courtesy of Liebrock)

CHANDLER, Az — When building the Class of 2019, Tom Herman needed a premier tight end to go with the #fUTure19. So he went to Arizona and found a stud. Chandler’s 3-star tight end Brayden Liebrock committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound pass-catcher holds over 20 offers including Alabama, Ohio State, USC, LSU, and Oregon.