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 – 3/22/18

Elijah Higgins (Joe Cook/IT)

This week’s Notebook starts in the ATX with a big-time pass-catching target, then we head west to see an elite linebacker with Austin ties, back to Florida for a Texas transfer with LB skills, and finish up in the Fort Worth area with a safety with speed for days. The Recruiting Notebook keeps you in the loop.

Spring Football: It’s Time

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tuesday will begin another chapter in the yearly quest of building a championship football team. It’s called spring training. My best bet is coach Herman would love to start the spring with a rousing 1-on-1 circle drill. Perhaps he might opt to go with shotgun alley or even bull in the ring. They all set tone. It’s the first ingredient in physical football.

One-on-One with 5-star Greg Brown III

Greg Brown III. (courtesy of Vandergrift HS)

AUSTIN — The Longhorns Basketball team doesn’t have to look far for one of the nation’s best prospects. He’s already down the street. We go 1-on-1 with one of the nation’s best high school basketball players.

And destroying the Central Texas region as a do-everything sophomore.

Texas is going dancing

Mohamed Bamba and Shaka Smart (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas is in.

The Longhorns will make their 34th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 18th in the last 20 seasons. Texas is one of six schools to appear in at least 26 of the last 30 NCAA tourneys.

BOOOOM. Texas gets its OT

Calvin Anderson on the 40 Acres. (Courtesy of Anderson)

AUSTIN — After signing a stellar class in 2018, Texas had one more rather large hole to fill before it embarks on the new season; a left tackle.

Mission accomplished. Former Westlake OL, Rice transfer Calvin Anderson is headed to Texas.