Texas Longhorns: Dontre Wilson


It has been a slow week in terms of players committing to Big 12 programs. But that doesn't mean offers have stopped being handed out.

Two of those schools that handed them out include Texas and Oklahoma. Speaking of the Longhorns, they’ll visit West Virginia this weekend in what should be a huge recruiting weekend for the Mountaineers.

We’ll take a look at who is expected to attend that game as well as a look at Texas Tech’s latest commit in this week’s edition of Big 12 recruiting storylines:


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Welcome to The Heard, HornsNation’s weekly in-depth look inside the never-ending world of Longhorns recruiting with news, notes and interesting tidbits on the latest happenings around the program. We’ll release this every Thursday.

Talk about it in our forum and, if there’s a recruit out there you’d like to hear more from, let us know.

A few of the notes in today's 2014-heavy edition of The Heard:

  • Spring game comes at right time
  • Gators commitment will visit Texas
  • ESPN 100 G talks official visit
  • Visit an important one for Alaka
  • Louisiana DT making trip to Austin
  • Louisiana DT likes Longhorns
  • UT commit unwavered by OU offer
  • DB Johnson back for spring game

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The Longhorns went ahead and offered one 2015 running back Saturday, but there was one in attendance for sophomore day who is hoping he’ll also eventually get one.


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It wasn’t the best weekend for the Longhorns for a variety of reasons, the results of which could be felt for a while around Austin.

ESPN 150 athlete Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) had an opportunity to make some of the bleakness subside with his expected announcement sometime after his official visit to Texas over the weekend.


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The weekend visit to Texas is over, and now, it’s time for ESPN 150 athlete Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) to make a decision.


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Roundtable: Texas' best late additions 

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Every Friday, HornsNation recruiting writers William Wilkerson and Max Olson answer a question about the Longhorns.

This week's question: Where would Dontre Wilson rank among Texas' best late additions in recent years?


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Welcome to The Heard, HornsNation’s weekly in-depth look inside the never-ending world of Longhorns recruiting with news, notes and interesting tidbits on the latest happenings around the program. We’ll release this every Thursday.

Talk about it in our forum and, if there’s a recruit out there you’d like to hear more from, let us know.

A few of the notes in today's The Heard:

  • RecruitingNation’s take on Wilson
  • Bama making push for 2014 recruit
  • Hammad not a fan of OU
  • Three-star RB not interested
  • 2014 DBs: Who does Texas covet?
  • Clark still waiting on first offer
  • UT looking at Waxahachie RB as LB
  • Slot receiver attending Texas' second junior day


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Better late than never when it comes to a program getting an official visit from one of the nation’s most coveted recruits, right?

And, with national signing day so close, maybe late is better than ever?


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One in-state prospect is crossing his fingers and hoping good news starts coming his way.


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Welcome to The Heard, HornsNation’s weekly in-depth look inside the never-ending world of Longhorns recruiting with news, notes and interesting tidbits on the latest happenings around the program. We’ll release this every Thursday.

Talk about it in our forum and, if there’s a recruit out there you’d like to hear more from, let us know.

  • Texas' most elusive commit talks about his recent visits
  • Two sports an option for a Horns commit?
  • More on new juco WR target
  • Running back search continues
  • Longhorns in contention for Las Vegas RB
  • Huhn ready to be a Horn
  • Dallas safety to attend UT junior day
  • 2014 OL coming to 1st junior day
  • Houston WR not interested in Texas

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In an effort to keep ESPN 150 athlete Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) committed, Oregon decided to make its trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex count.

To quote Wilson’s father Don, “They sent in the army.”


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All-America game roundup: UT commits 

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Texas was as well represented as ever in the nation’s biggest postseason all-star games this weekend. Of the Longhorns’ 13 verbal commits, nine were selected to suit up for one last game before beginning their college careers.

Seven went to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, though linebacker Deoundrei Davis didn’t play due to his torn ACL. Top-ranked commit Darius James shined at the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., and his high school teammate Naashon Hughes went to the Semper Fidelis All-America Game in Los Angeles.

Here’s a rundown of how the future Longhorns looked in their respective games:

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Postseason stat check: Texas commits 

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The Texas high school football season officially came to an end on Saturday. That day proved to be a big one for 2014 quarterback commit Jerrod Heard, but he’s not the only future Longhorn who thrived in 2012.

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Miller SafritWR Jake Oliver, a Texas commit, had a remarkable season.
Receiver commit Jake Oliver delivered another historic season. He finished No. 1 among Class 5A receivers in the DFW area in both receptions and receiving yards, and in doing so set the new state record for career receptions with 308. That’s good for second-best in the national record books, too.

While the season stats of Tyrone Swoopes will earn some scrutiny, there’s no questioning what Heard did in his junior year. The Denton Guyer standout finished with 4,228 total yards of offense and a combined 52 touchdowns (35 rushing).

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Five recruits worth stealing for Texas 

December, 21, 2012
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Last year, Texas picked up 10 commits after the month of November. Six of those pledges came from recruits who were already committed elsewhere.

The Longhorns are taking a smaller class this year, so getting 10 late commits isn't feasible. But as Texas coaches hit the trail in these next few months before signing day, they won’t be afraid to inquire about other schools’ commits.

Sometimes it’s even easier than that: Coaching changes or late decommitments can lead to unexpected opportunity.

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Sleeper RB Kinner wants to be a Longhorn 

December, 19, 2012
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How have you never heard of Ke'aun Kinner?

At 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds from a small but fast-growing town called Little Elm that’s tucked away north of Dallas, he can be easy to miss.

He set out to make a name for himself with his senior season. He did a little better than that, producing one of the state’s most remarkable seasons in only 10 games.

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