Texas in good position with ATH Ketchum 

July, 30, 2013
Texas and Texas A&M are both going to win their fair share of recruiting battles against one another. A battle that the Longhorns should feel good about is for the signature of ESPN Junior 300 athlete J.W. Ketchum (Fort Bend, Texas/Marshall).

Ketchum, who looked bigger than ever in his 6-foot-1, 201-pound frame, had a fantastic time at the Texas Stampede on Saturday, which he attended with three members of his family.

“Today was great,” he said. “We went through the same process [as sophomore day]. We went bowling. We ate. They spoke to us about NCAA rules. All in all it was a great day. We got a lot of 1-on-1s with our position coaches. We just had a lot of fun today.”

He entered the day with the Longhorns as his No. 1 school, with Texas A&M No. 2 and Baylor No. 3. It remained that way when he headed home.

“You could say that,” said Ketchum, when asked if Texas was ahead of the Aggies right now. “Because it seems like every time I come here they are topping them on something different. Most likely it will be better for Texas.”

Ketchum said the Texas coaches made it clear to him that it is recruiting him as a quarterback. In fact, he all but said he’d give the peace sign to those trying to recruit him as anything else.

“As for as position? Quarterback all the way,” he said. “As for as my future here, I’m going to determine the hype for that. They said to just keep doing what I’m doing and all of the work will pay off.”

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