Texas Longhorns: Elite 11

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Texas quarterback commit Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas/John H. Guyer) drew some of the highest praise of the weekend from Trent Dilfer after several workouts at the Elite 11 finals.

“I was worried,” said Dilfer, head coach of the Elite 11 program. “I didn’t know how he’d handle this environment.”

But Heard, 138th in the ESPN 300 and the No. 5-rated dual-threat QB, has answered the challenge.


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Swoopes not fazed by rankings slip 

July, 19, 2012
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The Elite 11 Finals are going on this week in Redondo Beach, Calif. Texas commit Tyrone Swoopes is among the 25 top quarterbacks competing at the event.

Swoopes arrived at the event after being reclassified as an athlete instead of a dual-threat QB in the latest ESPN 150.

West Regional blogger Erik McKinney caught up with Swoopes:

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Video: Elite 11 Day 1 recap

July, 19, 2012
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Elite 11 final selections breakdown 

June, 21, 2012
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The final 12 Elite 11 competitors will be announced tonight (ESPNU/WatchESPN, 7 p.m. CT). That group will join the 12 quarterbacks who have already qualified by their performances at regional camps.

Texas commit Tyrone Swoopes already has his ticket punched to the finals in Redondo Beach, Calif., on July 18-22.

Tyrone Swoopes

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Max Olson on "The Adams Theory"

March, 27, 2012
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In case you missed HornsNation's Max Olson talking about Texas recruiting, Dallas NFTC and Elite 11 on "The Adams Theory" with Sean Adams and Chance Mock, we've got you covered.

Here's the full interview.

Board Meeting: March 26, 2012 

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Welcome to your daily Board Meeting. Each evening we’ll update you on the day’s hottest topics on the HornsNation forum.

1. Kabongo making noise: It’s finally some good news for the Texas Longhorns basketball team. The Longhorns narrowly made the NCAA tournament only to get bounced by Cincinnati in their first game. The season’s end left many UT supports wondering what next year’s team might look like since both freshman Myck Kabongo and junior J'Covan Brown were seen as borderline NBA prospects and could have elected to leave. Kabongo has silenced the rumors about his future, for at least a year after announcing today that he’ll be back for his sophomore season. How will this affect Brown’s decision? What might the Longhorns lineup look like next season? Those are just some of the threads in this forum post.

2. Recuits: Broad topic, broad question thrown out from the fans. What five undecided recruits does Texas need to get? It’s tricky when discussing the 2013 class. There are only a few spots left and, don’t forget, Texas has yet to offer any in-state defensive backs. Some of the answers range from the realistic – Maurice Smith, Dontre Wilson, Ra’Shaad Samples -- to maybes like Su’a Cravens and Cole Luke, to wishful thinking like Robert Nkemdiche. Which five do you want?

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RecruitingNation chat: Dallas Elite 11

March, 24, 2012
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DALLAS -- The Dallas Elite 11 is Saturday at 4 p.m. CT. Join our team of scouts and writers who will provide updates, news and notes throughout the event.

Elite 11: Live coverage, chat and more

March, 24, 2012
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The 2012 Elite 11 QB season gets underway today with the the first regional in Dallas.

Texas commit Tyrone Swoopes will be one of the QBs in action competing for a spot at the renowned Elite 11 camp over the summer.

Follow the action with our live chat starting at 4 p.m. CT.

William Wilkerson on "The Adams Theory"

March, 24, 2012
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If you missed William Wilkerson talking about the Longhorns and Tyrone Swoopes at Elite 11 and what to expect at this weekend's Elite 11 and Nike Football Training Camps on "The Adams Theory" with Sean Adams, we've got you covered.

William Wilkerson interview.

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