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.

Recruiting Notebook – 2/24/17

Justin Watkins. (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook profiles some out-of-state Texas targets and breaks down how they fit and affect UT’s Class of 2018 with notes/evals from college coaches talking off the record. We start in Oklahoma, slide over to Da Boot, make a stop in Florida for a playmaker, then swing back through San Antonio for pass-catching gazelle. It’s Notebook time.

Bush-Rogers 2018

Justin Rodgers (Justin Wells/IT)

If these two juniors were running for office, they’d get my vote.

One is a 6-foot-4 electric playmaker at the most important position on the field. The other is a 6-foot-5 freak with Kevin Durant’s wingspan and a 113.07 SPARQ rating at The Opening Regional in Houston two weeks ago. That’s a combination that unites both parties.

Recruiting Notebook – 2/9/17

Brennan Eagles. (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook starts in DFW with a promising o-lineman, heads down to East Texas for a safety with bad intentions, and wraps up in Houston with perhaps the state’s top WR and safety. The Recruiting Notebook gets you caught up on Texas targets with burnt orange on their mind.

The Opening Regional – Houston preview

BJ Foster. (courtesy of TexAgs)

As another Signing Day passes, camp season has arrived. Our guys, Eric and Joe, will be in Houston for The Opening Regional camp. So will around 200 prospects, mostly from Texas, but also Louisiana, California, and Oklahoma. Here’s a quick preview of who to take notice of while IT has you covered tomorrow.

Pouncey Picks Texas

Jordan Pouncey. (courtesy of Pouncey)

WINTER PARK, FL — Because of a glitch in the Texas Football recruiting mailing list, Jordan Pouncey has been receiving mail from Austin for a year. Well, call it fate when he committed to Texas today.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wideout from the Sunshine State joins the Longhorns a month after de-committing from Notre Dame. He chose UT over Miami, Tennessee, and the Fighting Irish.

National Signing Day 2017

Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

It’s Christmas for recruitniks at Inside Texas as we celebrate National Signing Day, the day high school football players sign their letter of intent to play college football for the next 4-5 years. It’s your one-stop shop for all things Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting.

Recruiting Notebook -1/25/17

Stephan Zabie (Will Gallagher/IT)

This week’s Notebook starts in the capitol city of Austin for a raw OT, swings over to Cali via Cedar Park for a CB with turbo boosters, hit Florida for a WR they call Hollywood, and finishes with a junior safety from Manvel with serious upside. All in the Recruiting Notebook.