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 – 9/4/18

Derrian Brown (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook starts in Cali with a JUCO defender, a complete safety from D/FW, then over to Georgia for speedster at tailback, then finish up in Oklahoma with a slot receiver who is Austin bound. Just another Recruiting Notebook.

Inside the Gameplan: What to watch for against Maryland

Malcolm Roach, PJ Locke (Will Gallagher/IT)

The discussion around the 2018 Maryland Terps and Texas’ opening game against them has largely been dominated by the offseason tragedy and scandal that overtook HC D.J. Durkin and placed Matt Canada at the helm for fall camp and week one. There’s actually a lot of interesting football dynamics to this team beyond the big and important questions raised after their scandal about the game’s martial culture, player safety, and player empowerment.

Year Two of the Tom Herman Era

Tom Herman at the Big 12 Media Days. (Justin Wells/IT)

FRISCO, TX — During last year’s Big 12 Media Days, Texas head coach Tom Herman spoke about changing the culture and establishing a foundation for not only winning, but building championship teams before his first season on the 40 Acres. His savvy, smart demeanor exuded confidence that he was the right man to right the ship known as Texas Football.

Texas lands 3-star Mpagi

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

RICHMOND, TX — Texas made the defensive line a priority in this cycle. After offering Peter Mpagi on Thursday, the George Ranch defensive end wasted little time in verbally committing to the Longhorns.

Mpagi, at 6-foot-4, 225-pound weakside end chose UT over Washington, Cal-Berkeley, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Northwestern among his 20+ offers.