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.

Inside Scoop – Christmas Eve Edition

Keaontay Ingram after winning the 4A DI State Championship. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Christmas Eve Edition of the Inside Scoop talks to the top RB in Texas, one of UT’s top LB targets, who’s the slot take for 2018’s class, and final thoughts from another Texas High School Football State Championship week. Santa put the Scoop under the tree early. Enjoy. 

Texas Nabs 5-star CB, Historic DB class

Anthony Cook. (Justin Wells/IT)

HOUSTON — Texas wanted one more defensive back for the 2018 class. So they got the best in-state.

Houston Lamar 5-star CB Anthony Cook committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-0, 180-pound corner chose the Longhorns over LSU, Ohio State, and over 30 other offers. He joins teammates D’Shawn Jamison and Al’Vonte Woodard in UT’s Class of 2018. Current Longhorns, Holton Hill and John Bonney, are also alums from Lamar HS a.k.a. DB High.

Pre-Scoopidor: 12/14/17

DaShaun White. (courtesy of White)

Between now and NSD1, then between NSD1 and NSD2 on Feb. 7th, there’s a lot of room for kids looking around, official visits, minds being changed, and all that other “fun” stuff that could happen.

I decided to unload the notebook with quotes/insight on the latest from the juniors and seniors on UT’s radar. Here goes.

Texas lands 4-star Army All American OL

Junior Angilau on his in-home with Derek Warehime (via Angilau)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — In an extremely deep and talented pool of prospects headed to Texas from its Class of 2018, the must-need offensive tackle just made the rich get richer. Senior 4-Star OT and Army All-American Sione “Junior” Angilau committed to Texas tonight. Angilau chose UT over offers from Oregon, USC, UCLA, and Utah.