Football Recruiting

Adam Shead: Texas ‘Is My No. 1’

The Texas Longhorns have developed a pipeline at Cedar Hill High School over the last two seasons and it appears to be trickling down into the 2010 class as well. The trio of Adam Shead, Ben Malena and Aaron Benson were all in Austin on Sunday for summer camp. Shead talked with IT about the trip.
“It was a great experience,” Adam Shead said. “I really enjoyed the coaches, and the people there were cool. I felt at home almost.”

According to Shead, there wasn’t really a standout performer in camp, but the Cedar Hill offensive guard was pleased with the effort he put forth in drills.

“I thought I did what I do best,” Shead said. “I did the drills to the best of my ability, and that is all you can do.”

While in Austin, Shead got a chance to talk in depth with Texas offensive line coach Mac McWhorter in an attempt to improve upon both his run and pass blocking techniques. He also had a chance to speak briefly with Mack Brown and ran into his old high school teammate and current Texas Longhorn Jarvis Humphrey. His relationships with the coaches and several of the players are just one reason why Shead has Texas at the top of his list.

“I definitely feel the same way about them. Texas is the school that is my number one right now,” Shead said.

Other programs that have caught Shead’s eye early in the recruiting process include Colorado, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Nebraska and Oregon. But according to Shead, something sets the Longhorns apart from the rest of the pack.

“It’s close to home, and the coaches are really cool,” Shead said. “There is just something different about Texas.”