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.

Overshown commits to Texas

Demarvion Overshown. (Justin Wells/IT)

ARP — Another #bEASTtexas boom just landed when Arp’s 4-star DB/LB DeMarvion Overshown committed to Texas.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound All-State defender held offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, and Texas A&M.

Recruiting Roundup – 5/24/17

Demarvin Leal. (Justin Wells/IT)

More OOS offers. More targets trending up and down for the Horns. A handful of notes & quotes from recruits. Early list for targets attending the May 28th mini-camp in Austin. Let’s get caught up on the latest in Texas recruiting.

The Recruitment of Max Wright

Max Wright (Justin Wells/IT)

It’s one factor that brought out over a dozen college coaches on the evening. Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Ole Miss, Baylor, Duke, Tulane, and UNLV were among the contingent on hand. All were there to find talent, mingle with fellow CFB coaching brethren, and see Mr. Wright.

Recruiting Notebook – 5/9/17

Malcolm Epps. (courtesy of Epps)

This week’s Notebook starts around H-town for a top line tight end and elite defensive end. Then swing down to Louisiana for a high-potential offensive tackle, then hit the west coast for a 4-star quarterback in Cali. The Recruiting Notebook is here.

Texas adds a kicker for 2018

Cameron Dicker. (courtesy of Dicker)

AUSTIN — While the Longhorns had an eventful April in recruiting, the momentum has carried over into May.

Texas lands 4-star kicker Cameron Dicker today from Lake Travis. He’ll join teammate Cade Brewer when the C/O 2018 enrolls next June. For Dicker, it was an easy choice.

Beasts from the East – Part I

Demarvion Overshown. (Justin Wells/IT)

ARP, TX — Making the rounds through East Texas can be a journey of backroads, old landmarks, plenty of beautiful scenery, and finding the elite athletes that are prevalent in this region. Two such prospects reside in Arp and Carthage. Two potential difference makers that brings the nation’s top college football coaches here to persuade them to join those programs. Arp’s Demarvion Overshown and Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram are two such players. Today, it’s Overshown.

Five Longhorns headed to NFL camps

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

While Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was celebrating going to the Houston Texans in the 3rd round, the other Longhorn prospects were in wait-and-see mode. As soon as the 2017 NFL Draft ended, five UT football players received phone calls. Four signed undrafted free agent deals, while one will attend two mini-camp tryouts.

Foreman headed home

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas City native is going back to Southeast Texas.

Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was selected 89th overall in the third round by the Houston Texans. The junior rushed for 2028 yards and 15 touchdowns before declaring for the draft after his junior year.