Texas Longhorns: Texas Sophomore Day 2013

2015 DT Lampkin likes Longhorns 

March, 27, 2013
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Texas didn’t offer any defensive tackles by the end of its sophomore day on Saturday, but Devonte Lampkin is still liking his chances.

Q&A: Cedar Hill coach talks UT soph. day 

March, 27, 2013
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Cedar Hill went all the way to the Class 5A-11 state title game in 2012 thanks to an impressive senior class of offensive stars, but it’s a rising sophomore class that has coach Joey McGuire excited for the future.

McGuire sent a handful of his next great Longhorns down to Austin for sophomore day on Saturday, including receiver Damarkus Lodge, cornerback Darrell Miller, linebacker Richard Moore, running back Cedric Ware and quarterback Justin McMillan.

Here’s what McGuire had to say about Texas’ brand new event and the Cedar Hill prospects who could merit UT offers in the near future:


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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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Texas gives 2015 TE birthday to remember 

March, 25, 2013
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Even though he’d already committed to Florida State during the week, Houston Clear Lake tight end Jordan Davis still wanted to visit Texas’ first sophomore day.

That was not necessarily any easy decision. The alternative? Stay home Saturday and celebrate his 16th birthday.


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Texas makes mark on Teuhema brothers 

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The brothers are a package deal. Always have been, always will be. If you want a serious shot at 2015 offensive lineman Maea Teuhema, you’ll need to offer a scholarship to 2014 defensive end Sione Teuhema as well.


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Watch List TE caps weekend with offer 

March, 24, 2013
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The last three days have been eventful for ESPN Watch List tight end Koda Martin.

He visited Texas A&M with his father, Manvel (Texas) High School coach Kirk Martin, on Thursday while the elder Martin attended the Aggies' annual high school coaches' clinic. Then on Friday morning, the pair drove to Austin for a Longhorns visit for the next day-and-a-half.


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AUSTIN, Texas -- The Longhorns’ inaugural sophomore day has come and gone, the affects of which will likely be felt for some time.

There were uncertainties going into Saturday’s festivities. What was known was that several dozen of the top sophomores in the state were going to travel here for a first in the history of Texas football, and that it was going to be structured similar to a junior day.

Other than that, questions ran rampant. How many offers would go out? Would anyone commit? What were recruits saying when it was done?

Here’s a look at five things we learned from Texas’ first sophomore day:


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Twitter recap: Texas' sophomore day

March, 24, 2013
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The Longhorns offered eight 2015 recruits at their inaugural sophomore day on Saturday. Check out updates here. Insider

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Click the jump below to see the best tweets and photos from recruits who attended.

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First offer 'huge' for 2015 LB Townsend 

March, 23, 2013
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Few recruits came away more impressed with Texas’ inaugural Sophomore Day on Saturday than Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point linebacker Cameron Townsend.


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Longhorns offer 2015 LB Jefferson 

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Mesquite (Texas) Poteet linebacker Malik Jefferson went into Texas sophomore day knowing his chances of leaving with a Texas offer were pretty good.


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It was anyone’s guess how Texas’ sophomore day would unfold. But when offers started to get handed out, it wasn’t a surprise at all that the Longhorns went ahead and offered one of the top defensive backs in the state.


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2015 RB gets surprise on Longhorns visit 

March, 23, 2013
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At the beginning of Texas’ Sophomore Day on Saturday, Chris Warren was told the coaching staff planned to offer about four or five scholarships to 2015 prospects.

“I didn’t think I would be in that bunch,” Warren said.


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videoHe’s been under the tutelage of Deion Sanders since he was 12 years old as a member of his select team and is now a star wide receiver at Sanders’ Dallas Prime Prep High School, which ushered in varsity football for the first time in 2012.

There’s no telling where James Proche II will go from here, but the idea of Texas being his next landing spot increased dramatically after his visit Saturday.


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One of the top offensive linemen to visit Texas on Saturday had a good experience in Austin, but did not come away with an offer.


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It started with a joke about a haircut and has evolved into a commitment to play football at the University of Texas.

The first time Longhorns offensive line coach Stacy Searels spoke to 2015 offensive lineman Aaron Garza (Sherman, Texas/Sherman), he broke the ice by cracking a joke about their similar haircuts.

Aaron Garza
Courtesy of Kim DanielsClass of 2015 offensive lineman Aaron Garza is the Longhorns' first commit of the class.
“He liked my haircut and said he gets his haircut twice a year, one in the summer and one in the winter,” Garza laughed. “He said he goes to the porch barber shop in the summer and the bathroom barber shop in the winter. He said his wife cuts his hair. It was funny.”

The two spoke again at Texas’ inaugural sophomore day on Saturday and Garza decided to end his recruitment and commit to Searels and the Longhorns, becoming the first commitment for Texas in 2015.

Garza, who is 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds, chose the Longhorns over an offer from Baylor, which he got without ever playing a down of varsity football.

That’s right, the Bears offered Garza while he was still playing junior varsity ball, which is where he had to play because of a rule that Sherman has about not letting freshman play on varsity.

So what is it about him that has put him in a position to commit to Texas after only one year of varsity ball?

“Maybe they see my frame and body,” Garza said. “My dad is 6-7 and I’m supposed to be just as big as him, so maybe they see a lot of me in him. I’m a fairly thick guy all around. When I spoke with their coaches the other day, he said he really liked my frame. He said I was what they are looking for.”

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