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.

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.

Burt’s Back

John Burt. (Justin Wells/IT)

2015 Tallahassee, FL 4-star playmaker John Burt was once committed to the University of Texas.

He backed off that pledge to rethink his situation and look at all his options. After some careful soul-searching, he re-committed to Texas this morning during an in-home visit.


TJ Ford. (

In this week’s Inside Texas Podcast, Justin Wells and Ian Boyd welcome Texas-Ex TJ Ford to the show. We’ll talk Texas hoops then and now, the Longhorns chances moving into Big 12 play, and wrap up with a little football talk. Join us at 1:00pm (CT)!!!