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 – 3/18/15

Chris Brown. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Inside Texas Recruiting Notebook hits the state of Texas in this edition. After the Opening Regionals in Arlington last weekend, we’ve identified four prospects squarely on the Longhorns radar. All in this week’s Notebook.

Recapping the Opening Regionals

Kendell Jones. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Lots of recruiting tidbits and the closest thing to football we have in March was in Arlington on Sunday. Nike’s The Opening Regionals were held at Lamar HS. It used to be known as Nike Football Training Camp (NFTC) but maybe that was too fancy. Either way, a record 13 prospects were invited to the main event, The Opening in Oregon. While there were no current Longhorns’ commits on the roster, that, just like last year, will change.

UT Junior Day Recap

Kendell Jones. (Justin Wells/IT)

If you were expecting a flurry of commitments on Saturday, adjust your expectations. What you should expect actually happened. After yesterday’s tumultuous weather of freezing temperatures and rain, the players that actually did show up proved one thing; they really like Texas.

Texas Junior Day

Dontavious Jackson. (Justin Wells/IT)

UT holds its first, and maybe only, Junior Day for 2015. Eric and I will be updating throughout the day. There are also a handful from this week’s Recruiting Notebook in attendance. Come join us.

Recruiting Notebook – 2/25/15

Dwayne Haskins. (Youtube)

We start in Florida, then go north for Maryland, while heading west to see some of the best playmakers in a RB and WR in Texas. We also talk to a few of the top offensive lineman that will be tripping to Austin for Junior Day this weekend. The Recruiting Notebook to start your week.