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.

Wednesday Recruiting – 12/5/18

Jake Smith. (courtesy of Smith)

Coaches have been putting miles on the rental cars and Horn Force One since late Saturday. Lots of recruits on the schedule, commits to close, and meals from parents who want to make a great impression. UT’s Class of 2019 is coming to a close with only a few more presents to wrap and put under the tree. Here’s what the prospects have to say.

Tuesday recruiting notes

Bru McCoy at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

As we approach the seventh inning stretch for the Class of 2019, Texas has once again put itself in position for a potential top-five finish. If the staff can pull that off, you’ll see back-to-back top-five finishes for the first time since the Mack Brown era.

Recruiting Notebook – 11/21/18

Bryan Carrington, Jacoby Jones, and Gary Johnson. (courtesy of Texas Football)

We’re less than a month from NSD1. Time to checkout some of UT’s final targets from the Class of 2019. We start in Florida, make our way over to the Kansas JUCO scene, head south to Houston, and finish in California. The Recruiting Notebook gets around.

IT Gameday Primer – Texas Tech

IT Gameday Primer (Will Johniken/IT)

The No. 19 Longhorns travel to Lubbock for a matchup with the Red Raiders of Tech. Texas looks to snap a two-game losing streak in the land of thrown tortillas. The Gameday Primer gets you prepared with previews, matchups, injury reports, and more. Get some.