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.

Hornsby talks Texas offer and more

Malik Hornsby at the Opening Regional in Houston. (Justin Wells/IT)

HOUSTON — Texas offered a 2020 in-state quarterback on Thursday. The excitement was felt throughout the Hornsby home.

Austin High’s dual-threat Malik Hornsby received an offer from Tim Beck and the Longhorns yesterday. It was the one he wanted.

Recruiting Notebook – 5/15/18

Brayden Liebrock (via Liebrock)

This week’s Notebook starts in California with a big-time dual threat QB, and a hard-hitting safety on the west coast, then over to Arizona for a pair of pass-catchers with Texas in their sights. It’s Tuesday, let’s Notebook.

Liebrock Picks Texas

Brayden Liebrock. (courtesy of Liebrock)

CHANDLER, Az — When building the Class of 2019, Tom Herman needed a premier tight end to go with the #fUTure19. So he went to Arizona and found a stud. Chandler’s 3-star tight end Brayden Liebrock committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound pass-catcher holds over 20 offers including Alabama, Ohio State, USC, LSU, and Oregon.

Recruiting Notebook – 5/2/18

Tre Watson

This week’s Notebook starts in Cali with a running back looking for a new home, then we head south to Louisiana for an athlete near the LSU campus, then we head down I-10 to South Houston for a look at a promising WR, and finish off in the Metroplex with a future DE. The Notebook is nationwide.

The Inside Scoop – Part I (4/30/18)

Kenyatta Watson. (courtesy of the Watson family)

April showers bring May recruits. Texas hosted some of the top talent in the nation last weekend, and have an even bigger contingent headed to the ATX this weekend. Notes, quotes, a grad transfer RB, and the latest on UT’s Class of 2019 in the Scoop.

Recruiting Notebook – 4/11/18

DeMarvin Leal. (courtesy of Leal)

The Notebook starts in the Metroplex with an elite athlete catching passes, then head down I-35 to San Antonio for the state’s monster DE, swing over to H-town for the one of the state’s top OL, then hitch a ride to Florida for UT’s top RB target. The Recruiting Notebook, y’all.