He took visits to other schools, but what he was hoping for was a scholarship offer from the University of Texas. When Eisenhower wide receiver Greg Timmons met Texas head coach Mack Brown on his Junior Day visit, he got that offer and didn’t hesitate to commit. Timmons talked about his commitment with Inside Texas.
Once Mack Brown extended the scholarship offer to Texas, it didn’t take long.
“I committed. There’s great people, it’s a great school, there’s great tradition. It’s great all around. Grade A,” Greg Timmons told Inside Texas.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver from Eisenhower High School in Houston took his Junior Day visit to the 40 Acres this past weekend and came away a University of Texas commit. It was a trip Timmons had been eagerly anticipating because he had a feeling the coveted offer was coming, but when he finally did make the visit and sat down in Brown’s office, it became real.
“I kind of knew. Texas, they’ve been writing me, saying they were looking forward to seeing me,” said Timmons. “Then, when I finally went, they offered me and the dream came true.”
When Timmons said ‘Yes’, he had an excited crowd behind him. He brought his mother, his aunt, a cousin and two teammates from Eisenhower to Austin.
“They were excited,” said Timmons. “They were saying it was a great school and it’s a great place to get recognized.”
Timmons chose Texas after also taking visits to both Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He listed off a number of reasons for why he chose to become a Longhorn, but a big one was the coaching staff, especially his future position coach, Bobby Kennedy.
“Coach Kennedy, that’s a great man. He’s such a good man,” said Timmons. “He showed me a lot of plays and talked about how they could be adapted to me and my abilities.”
He’ll have to wait another football season before he can don the Burnt Orange, but Timmons’ abilities are also why he might be seeing the field awfully quickly when he does arrive.
“They (Texas coaches) said with my ability, I could get out on the field in the first year,” said Timmons. “I don’t know if they were just saying that, but they said I could do it.”
While on his visit, Timmons got to meet one of his football heroes.
“(Michael) Griffin, from the Titans, was there and I got a picture with him,” said a pleased Timmons.
The Eisenhower receiver runs a 4.54 in the 40, but he said he can get that number even lower before he shows up to Texas.
“You can always get faster,” said Timmons. “I’ve also got to work on my pad level, which is already low, but I’ve got to work more on that and upper body.”
What Timmons does have plenty of is route-running ability and hands. The junior receiver is very clean in his movements and snags pretty much anything that’s thrown at him. He finished his junior season with 41 receptions for 704 yards and 7 touchdowns, running opposite another talented wideout at Eisenhower in Jaz Reynolds.