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…

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…

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

Below are notes and recruiting tidbits from Monday 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, including Alief’s Martellus Bennett, to offer their verbal commitment live on NBC on the sideline during the…

CaliFlorida Bowl featured Texan Ward

The sixth-annual CaliFlorida Bowl last night in Miami between all-stars from California and Florida featured a defensive back labeled as one of the top prospects in Texas entering the 2004 season: Clarence Ward.The travels of Ward from Texas to Florida this past fall rivaled that in 2003 of one Geoffrey Nixon (see below).A 6-1, 175-pound defensive back formerly at La…

A&M-Bound Bennett enters NBA Draft

Nearly two weeks from his high school graduation, Alief Taylor tight end Martellus Bennett is having fun again, this time declaring for next month’s annual NBA Draft.One of the state’s most decorated two-sport stars, Bennett signed with Texas A&M last February and was among the most colorful Texas blue chippers in the Class of 2005 when it came to sound…

Verbal commitments: Class of 2006

Klein Collins running back Michael Goodson used a primetime stage Sunday night to announce his verbal commitment to Oklahoma State. And shortly after, Houston Madison coach Ray Seals informed texasfootball.com that senior-to-be linebacker Darnell Williams has pledged the same, giving the Cowboys their seventh and eighth commitments from Texas from the Class of 2006 (see chart below).Later on Monday, texasfootball.com…

Katy’s Aston chooses Ohio State

Katy running back James Aston, one of the state’s most heralded football prospects from the Class of 2005 still without a scholarship, has decided on Ohio State and the Big 10.The 5-9, 210-pound Aston, who will attend Ohio State on a partial wrestling scholarship, is expected to walk-on to the Buckeyes football team this fall. If Aston plays one down…

Texas Football Roundup

Below is our latest installment of our ‘Texas Football Roundup,’ with observations and news surrounding Texas high school and college football, football recruiting and excerpts from the ‘Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge’ press conference in Columbus last weekend.The greatest Texas high school football reference book that very few have seen: ‘King Football,’ has received a facelift. Birmingham, Alabama-based Epic…