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 – 6/17/15

DeMarkus Acy. (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Recruiting Notebook starts outside the Metroplex and eye-balls an up-and-coming defensive back that impressed at UT camp two weeks ago. We also evaluate a monster Texas legacy from Missouri City, evaluate a mighty mite at running back that would make ZZ Top proud, and meet a burner from #bEASTexas.

Texas Camp Review

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

It was hot. It was humid. But it was the closest thing to football we’ve got, so I’ll take it. Texas opened its football camp series on Sunday hosting 230 willing participants who were able to go through instructions from the staff at UT and compete with prospects from around the country. Did I mention it was hot?

Recruiting Notebook – 5/21/15

Lagaryonn Carson. (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Notebook starts in East Texas with a budding superstar, a smooth route-runner at Manvel, an up-and-coming inside linebacker, and a defensive end that came out of nowhere. How they fit, how it affects UT, and evaluations from a college coach at a premier program headline the Recruiting Notebook.

Texas busy with new offers

Brock Wright. (courtesy of Wright)

The Longhorns staff started offering sophomores recently with Marvin Wilson (Bellaire Episcopal) and Lagaryonn Carson (Liberty Eylau). The flood gates are now open with three new 2017 offers extended. Sophomores… stay by your phones.

ETSN Combine Review

Lagaryonn Carson. (Justin Wells/IT)

The 3rd annual ETSN Recruiting Combine in Tyler wrapped up yesterday with 113 of the area’s top prospects competing at the invite-only event. It’s a smorgasbord of recruiting; Texas targets, unknown prospects, and the opportunity to talk to all of them. As I pulled out of APEC (Athletic Performance Enhancement Center), the thought floated around my head; East Texas has a crazy amount of potential in the 2017 class and UT knows about all of them.