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.

Five Longhorns headed to NFL camps

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

While Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was celebrating going to the Houston Texans in the 3rd round, the other Longhorn prospects were in wait-and-see mode. As soon as the 2017 NFL Draft ended, five UT football players received phone calls. Four signed undrafted free agent deals, while one will attend two mini-camp tryouts.

Foreman headed home

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas City native is going back to Southeast Texas.

Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was selected 89th overall in the third round by the Houston Texans. The junior rushed for 2028 yards and 15 touchdowns before declaring for the draft after his junior year.

Recruiting Notebook – 4/18/17

Jaylen Waddle. (courtesy of Waddle)

This week’s Notebook starts in God’s country – East Texas – with a dual-threat QB flying under the radar of sorts, a linebacker from Florida with good genes, a slot receiver with good wiggle, and a young TE that’s on everyone’s radar. We got you covered in the Recruiting Notebook.

Weekend Update – Coaches Clinic, Scrimmage notes

Todd Orland (Will Gallagher/IT)

The headliner at this year’s Texas Coaches Clinic couldn’t have been any bigger. With his track record for success, not only on the field, but in his evaluations and staff hires, Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick was as advertised. I spoke to a handful in attendance last night and the response was as expected; enamored and pretty surreal. I’ll also add some practice notes from former players and the differences in Herman’s way and Mack’s/Charlie’s way, and scrimmage tidbits from this afternoon.

Hobbs Picks Texas

Byron Hobbs (Justin Wells/IT)

AUSTIN — He knew where he wanted to go and didn’t want to waste anytime.

FW Eastern Hills LB Byron Hobbs committed to Texas tonight. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound 4-star held offers from Texas A&M, OU, LSU, and TCU among others.