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.

2015 Senior Superlatives

Malik Jefferson. (courtesy of Jefferson family)

With UT’s Class of 2015 signed up, the player-coach relationship turned from dating to contractual. Each of the 29 players represent a specific need and skill. It’s one of the reasons I like this group so much; the chemistry. It’s an absolute essential element in the foundation of any successful college football team.

NSD 2015: The countdown

PJ Locke. (courtesy of Nike)

We are 12 hours from one of the biggest holidays in all of college sports. National Signing Day. The first day a recruit can sign a LOI (letter of intent) to the schools of their future. For college football fans, it’s the closest thing to Christmas. We’ve got a few updates on the latest from the 40 Acres as UT continues to build a stellar class in 2015.

DeMarco Boyd commits to Texas

DeMarco Boyd. (courtesy of ETSN.fm)

The Texas Longhorns added Gilmer’s senior DB Kris Boyd earlier in the day. They added another Boyd this afternoon.

2016 LB/DE DeMarco Boyd has committed to Texas, via his Twitter today. He’s the 3rd commit in the junior class for UT, joining WR’s Collin Johnson and Reggie Hemphill.

Holton Hill is a Horn

Richard Sherman and Holton Hill. (Justin Wells/IT)

In an absolutely loaded defensive back class for 2015 in Texas, Holton Hill may be the finest. The Houston Lamar product committed to Texas today. Hill joins elite DB Kris Boyd on the 40 Acres.

Recruiting Notebook – 1/27/15

Kyler Murray. (Justin Wells/IT)

We start in Da Boot at John Curtis HS to meet a LB, head back to DFW for the winningest QB in the nation, stop by Mesquite for a freak athlete, then finish with an Arkansas-born JUCO WR worth watching. All in this edition of the Recruiting Notebook.