Recruiting

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…

7-on-7 SQTs kickoff season

The 7-on-7 season is officially upon us across the Lone Star State, with the first of two (of 32) State Qualifying Tournaments set for Saturday. (Welcome to Texasfootball.com, your home for 7-on-7 Football across the Lone Star State since 1998.)At each of the 32, 16-team State Qualifying Tournament (SQTs) held across the Lone Star State between May and July, the…

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…

Tech committed to RB despite arrest

Texas Tech appears committed to El Paso Montwood running back Edward Britton, despite his recent arrest for shoplifting.The 6-foot, 180-pound Britton, who signed with Tech in February after a standout career at Montwood, was arrested and charged with shoplifting a pair of MP3 players from a local Wal-Mart last week. He was charged with a Class B misdemeanor punishable by…