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.

Ehlinger taking over Texas QB room

Sam Ehlinger at UT spring practice. (Justin Wells/IT)

AUSTIN, Tx — On the heels of a 10-win season, culminating in a 28-21 Sugar Bowl victory over SEC power Georgia, the vibe throughout the first week of spring practice has been notably upbeat and very energetic. And perhaps no one embodies that positive strut like junior signal-caller Sam Ehlinger.

Hudson Card growing into UT’s future QB

Hudson Card (Justin Wells/IT)

Since the arrival of Tom Herman in Austin, there have been many changes around the Texas Football program. New, state-of-the-art facilities, renewed emphasis on Strength & Conditioning and hydration, and embodying a culture of accountability and winning. But one spot has seen significant change; quarterback. Meet Hudson Card.

UT goes hunting in East Texas

Landon Jackson and Marcus Burris at UT Junior Day Weekend in Austin. (Justin Wells/IT)

It’s been a cycle since Texas snagged an East Texas prospect. Keaontay Ingram and DeMarvion Overshown both pledged to the Longhorns Class of 2018 within days of each other two summers ago. With the region low on talent in 2019, the UT staff has gone back into the piney woods where a handful of 2020s and a sh*t ton 2021s are beginning to catch colleges attention.

Saturdays from DKR – Junior Day Notes

Mookie Cooper. (Justin Wells/IT)

Texas did themselves a solid when they held Elite Day last month, hosting some of the state’s best for 2020. They outdid themselves with another righteous crop of prospects rolling through the first evening of Junior Day Weekend. With Texas-exes BJ Johnson and Priest Holmes stopping by, and adding a Mookie to the class was icing on the cake. Here’s some quick hitters from a busy day on the 40 Acres.

The Recruiting Notebook – (2/14/19)

Chris Thompson (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Notebook starts in DFW with the nation’s top rated safety and four-star linebacker target for the Horns. Then we head to Bastrop to check in on a big defensive lineman, and finish in Lewisville with a safety with athletic genes. The Recruiting Notebook hits all angles.

Recruiting Notebook – 1/30/19

Chad Lindberg. (couresty of TexAgs)

This week’s Recruiting Notebook starts in the golden triangle with a highly-sought offensive lineman, then over to South Houston for another o-lineman with lots of attention, then head up I-45 to DFW and one of the best athletes in the nation, then finish back in H-town for the state’s premier defensive lineman. Let’s Notebook some 2020s.

The Inside Scoop – 1/21/19

Texas Elite Day

Texas hosted several of the state’s top 2020 and 2021 prospects over the previous weekend. After utilizing a patient methodology last year recruiting elite juniors and sophomores, Texas made an effort to get a jump on several of those recruitments. Here’s the latest from the weekend.