Recruiting

Texas gets 2 at Elite 11

Stephenville’s Jevan Snead and Matt Stafford from Highland Park are among the quarterbacks selected nationwide to participate in the ‘Elite 11 Quarterback Camp’ in California later this month.The five-day competition tests the quarterbacks’ skills in numerous workouts, including footwork, accuracy and arm strength. Additional classroom work, video work and on-field coverage-reading will determine the camp’s MVP at week’s end. Past…

LaCour wins Kicking Challenge’s top honor

Humble Kingwood’s Jon LaCour was named the Overall Best Kicker at the 2005 Lone Star Kicking Challenge, which was completed on Friday at Texas A&M in College Station.LaCour took home the Gold Medal in the Punting Competition and the Silver Medal in the Field Goal event. He was one of three kickers who made the finals in two events. Carrollton…

Verbal commitments 2006: Chinasa opts for OSU over Baylor

It came down to the wire for the Bears, but in the end, Ugo Chinasa pledged to Oklahoma State.The 6-6, 230-pound Chinasa — who finished the 2005 season with 96 tackles and 11 sacks — had eliminated Alabama as a third choice after a weekend visit to Baylor. Hillcrest DE Braylon Broughton said he had switched his commitment, choosing to…

Insider’s Take: Who’s the hottest RB in Texas?

Randy Rodgers answers your questions every Monday about recruiting and the overall high school scene. A coach at nearly every level of collegiate football and most recently under John Mackovic at both Illinois and at Texas, Coach Rodgers is a consultant to nearly 40 Division I-A colleges. He picks the Texas Top 300 for DCTF. (For more on Rodgers, please…

VIDEO: Denton’s Behning has unusual speed for LB

Texas Top 300 linebacker Jake Behning has as good a role model as any Texas high school football player could want. His father, Mark, accumulated all the football accolades players in this generation aspire to reach:A Division I scholarship;An NFL draft pick;An NFL career;And yes, even membership on a Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Super Team in 1980.“He’s showed me that…

Insider’s Take with Randy Rodgers

Randy Rodgers answers your questions every Monday about recruiting and the overall high school scene. A coach at nearly every level of collegiate football and most recently under John Mackovic at both Illinois and at Texas, Coach Rodgers is a consultant to nearly 40 Division I-A colleges. He picks the Texas Top 300 for DCTF.This week, Rodgers gives some insight…

Recruiting workshop heads to San Marcos, SFA

More than 225 junior football players and their parents attended the first weekend of the 2005 ‘Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups’ in Dallas and Houston this past weekend.The ‘Blue Chip Recruiting Roundup’ in Dallas was held at SMU’s Ford Stadium last Saturday and the Houston program was held at Rice Stadium on Sunday. The ‘Blue Chip Recruiting Roundups,’ now in their…

West wins 35-3; Texas, Baylor gain commits

Louisiana schoolboy QB Ryan Perrilloux accounted for two TDs to lead the West past the East, 35-3, in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl earlier today at the Alamodome in San Antonio.Perrilloux, who committed to Texas last summer but will visit four colleges including home state LSU before national signing day on Feb. 2, threw an 18-yard TD to Jason…

Daily update: U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Below are notes and recruiting tidbits from Wednesday during the preparation for the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will kickoff at Noon on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.Expect nearly a dozen players participating in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and possibly even Alief’s Martellus Bennett, to offer their verbal commitment live on NBC on the sideline…

Daily update: U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Below are notes and recruiting tidbits from Tuesday during the preparation for the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (including a top WR now favoring Texas), which will kickoff at Noon on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.Expect nearly a dozen players participating in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, including Alief’s Martellus Bennett, to offer their verbal commitment live…