Recruiting

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…

Oklahoma hammers Texas, 38-7

Oklahoma paid Texas back for its 30-point loss in the Oil Bowl last summer, mauling the Texas all-stars 38-7 in the 68th-annual Oil Bowl in Wichita Falls last night at Memorial Stadium.Oklahoma built a 19-0 lead into the second quarter, before a Blake Szymanski 16-yard TD strike to Jacob Lacey narrowed the gap to 19-7 at halftime. Oklahoma’s all-stars add…

QB/WR Camp ahead for Southlake’s Dodge

Southlake Carroll coach Todd Dodge, who was honored last season as USA Today’s National Coach of the Year, is readying to host his 14th-annual Quarterback/Wide Receiver Camp for student-athletes grades 7-12.The Todd Dodge Quarterback/Wide Receiver Camp will be held in two sessions: May 30 through June 2 and open to students grades 7-9, and June 6 through June 9 for…

2005 Oil Bowl rosters and facts

Below are the rosters and background for the 68th-annual Oil Bowl between graduating all-stars from Texas and Oklahoma. Kickoff for the Oil Bowl is 7:30 PM on Saturday from Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls. The Oil Bowl ranks as one of the nation’s oldest and most attended all-star games. The Oil Bowl is the climax of an exciting week of…

Charles, Daniel returning to Alamodome

Texas-bound running back Jamaal Charles from Memorial HS in Port Arthur is among the nearly 80 Texas high school standouts officially named this week to participate in the 2005 Texas High School Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game in San Antonio in July.The 2005 THSCA North-South All-Star Game will kickoff at 7:30 PM on July 26 at the Alamodome – the…