I'm a sometime contributor to Burnt Orange Nation, largely focusing on recruiting and Texas high school football, though I'll probably get into some other random areas as well. I was born in Texas and have been an avid UT fan for as long as I can remember. I graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington and still live in the Metroplex.
In this story, we'll recap the senior seasons and college choices of the 16 high school football players who were featured in the "Unheralded 2013 Player of the Week" series of posts at Burnt Orange Nation.
A Todd Reesing-sized QB, an undersized offensive lineman, and a lightning quick Hobbit-sized running back: three of the seven players profiled in this, the last post of the Unheralded 2013 Players series.
2015 running back Sotonye Jamabo has made headlines in Dallas/Fort Worth with his big performances late in the high school football season. He has been compared to Adrian Peterson, but football might not even be his best sport.
Kameron LeCoq is a standout defensive end who has somehow avoided the gaze of college recruiters while playing in the big city, despite his ideal frame, good grades, and impressive highlights.
A'Shawn Robinson committed to Texas in February but has since taken visits to other schools. We take a look at DT recruiting alternatives should Robinson de-commit; Who's off the board, who might be flipped, and who's still under the radar.
Isaiah Galvan might be the best defensive lineman in the Rio Grande Valley, but it seems hardly anyone outside of the valley has noticed him.
Xavier McElhannon might be the most anonymous star running back in the state. Though he's been a very productive player for the better part of two seasons, none of the major recruiting sites seem to know about him. Hopefully that will change soon.
Amarillo Palo Duro wide receiver/safety Charleston White makes plays all over the field for his team, and after a very impressive start to his senior season, he could start pulling in offers soon from schools in the major conferences.
History was made in Baltimore tonight when the Ravens hosted the Cleveland Browns. The teams both featured kickers who are former Longhorns: 14-year vet Phil Dawson for Cleveland and rookie Justin...
Waxahachie senior lineman Gennard Johnson has shown the ability to dominate both sides of the line of scrimmage. He may be a poor man's Booger Kennedy or a shorter Andrew Billings, but has not yet received scholarship offers from college programs.
BON's Unheralded 2013 Player of the Week is Little Elm's Devante Pullum, a 2-sport star who has the same size as fellow Little Elm product (and current NFL receiver) Cole Beasley, but may be an even more explosive athlete and playmaker.
BON's Unheralded Player of Week Two is safety Tyrel Stokes of Killeen Harker Heights. He had over 100 tackles as a junior, made 1st team all-district and has two teammates committed to UT, but he is still awaiting offers of his own.
BON's Unheralded 2013 Player of the Week series continues with Belton receiver - and son of a BYU defensive back - Derick Bates, who led the central Texas area in catches and receiving yards as a junior but still awaits his first scholarship offer.
Burnt Orange Nation's first Unheralded 2013 Player of the Week is Canyon Randall QB Collin Bowen, a virtual Collin Klein clone who put up big numbers as a junior but missed his last 4 games due to injury and is still waiting for his first offer.
As a sophomore, Birdville RB Xavier Turner shared carries with 2 seniors and still ran for over 900 yards. Now faster and stronger coming into his junior year, he is slated to be the feature back and primed for a breakout season.
Corey Hayes is among the most promising 2014 defensive end prospects in south Texas, and he grew up a UT fan. Regardless of whether he hears from the Longhorn staff, his name is bound to show up on the recruiting boards of several schools next spring
Incoming San Antonio Churchill junior Dimitri Flowers is the son of a former NFL defensive end, and he goes into this fall as one of the state's top tight end/H-back prospects in the 2014 class. Read on to find out more.
A brief look at UT's candidates to take over the placekicking job this fall, and a profile of a 2014 prospect who could be their next target at the position.
2013 football prospect Andrew Billings (Waco, TX) answers some questions about his recruitment by the Texas Longhorns.
With the commitment of Eldridge Massington to USC, 2013 FW Southwest WR Robbie Rhodes may be the hottest prospect in the state at this position. Which schools does he favor?
Results from the Texas State Track and Field Meet, focusing largely on Texas football signees and targets.
A look at the Texas Longhorn football signees set to compete at the Texas Track and Field state meet.
A look at how a few draft-eligible players affected by the so-called "Mack Brown curse" fared at last week's NFL draft.
A largely Texas Longhorn-centric look at Rivals' recently revealed football positional rankings for defensive prospects in the high school class of 2013.
A look at Texas football commits and recruiting targets featured in Rivals' first positional rankings for the 2013 class.
The Texas Longhorns just picked up their biggest tight end commitment in years, and the staff wants to add one more tight end to the class. Here's a look at their best in-state options at the position.
Has anyone else heard of this guy? He plays for Waco High, his blocking at right tackle helped Darrell Harris run for over 2,300 yards, and he was named Class 4A honorable mention all-state on...