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Texas adding another QB?

10/19/2011

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas still has questions about who its quarterback is this year as neither David Ash nor Case McCoy has been, or will be named, the permanent starter in the foreseeable future.

The Longhorns also have questions about who it might recruit as a quarterback next year. ESPNU 150 member Connor Brewer is already committed, but there might be another offer on the table for the right person.

“With [quarterback] Garrett Gilbert leaving, we are looking at who is out there. We are looking at who would be interested that fits who we are,” Texas coach Mack Brown said. “Again, you have gone from four to two with one coming in, so you would like to have four.”

So who might those other quarterbacks be? Well co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bryan Harsin has looked into LaBradford “Del” Barnes (Henderson, Texas/Henderson), T.J. Millweard (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints), Tommy Armstrong (Cibolo, Texas/Steele) and Jalen Overstreet (Tatum, Texas/Tatum).

Millweard, the No. 6 quarterback in 2012 by ESPNU, is committed to Arizona State. He was originally committed to Virginia Tech, but de-committed in June.

Armstrong, a high school teammate of Longhorns freshman running back Malcolm Brown, is committed to Nebraska. He recently told HornsNation that there was nothing to talk about in terms of his interest in Texas because the Longhorns hadn’t offered him.

“We are not going to take one unless we feel like one is going to be good enough,” Brown continued. “We haven't made a decision. [Harsin] will go out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and look like he did last open day. He will look really hard this weekend at different guys, and he has gotten a lot of video and film in. We haven't made a decision on whether we will take another one or not.”

Two in-state quarterbacks that Texas probably shouldn’t waste its time chasing are Matt Davis (Houston/Klein Forest) and Trevor Knight (San Antonio/Reagan).

Davis, the No. 7 quarterback, told HornsNation recently that he was solid with his commitment to Texas A&M. He hasn’t heard anything from Texas since he tore his ACL in the first game of his junior season. Knight, a four-star recruit, is solid with Oklahoma, according to SoonerNation.