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.

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.

Texas QB news

Shane Buechele (Will Gallagher/IT)

Reports from Anwar Richardson say that Shane Buechele informed coaches Wednesday of his intentions to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal. Inside Texas can confirm Brett McMurphy’s Thursday morning report that he is in the NCAA Transfer Portal.

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.