Spring Preview: Austin (Tex.) Lake Travis

AUSTIN -- FOX Sports NEXT headed to Austin (Tex.) Lake Travis practice to get the latest on the Cavaliers' top prospects, including Texas A&M commit Shaun Nixon, emerging talent, and a 2013 quarterback who is walking on to a Big 12 program...

4-Star Update

Upon first glance, it's evident that running back Shaun Nixon has filled out since his junior season. Lake Travis head coach Hank Carter said Nixon worked hard in the weight room to get his current weight up to 190-pounds. The added weight didn't appear to slow him down, as the Texas A&M commit scored two touchdowns in goal line drills and looked good catching the ball out of the backfield at Thursday morning practice.

Prospect Watch

One player who stood out at practice was 2015 linebacker prospect James Bailey. Impressive frame aside, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete drew attention with the hardest hit of the day. Bailey appeared fluid and athletic and displayed a nose for the ball.

Other players to keep an eye on include defensive tackle Zach Davies (6-2, 245), outside linebacker Luke Hutton (6-2, 205), and offensive lineman Ty Anderson (6-5, 260). Carter believes all three possess Division-I talent

2013 News: Quarterback Headed to Big 12

Baker Mayfield (6-1, 205) confirmed on Thursday morning that he will be joining the Texas Tech football program this fall as a preferred walk on. The Lake Travis standout, who threw for almost 2500 yards for twenty-two touchdowns during his senior season, was very excited about heading to Lubbock, where he will be throwing alongside former Cavaliers' teammate Michael Brewer.

Over his two years as a starter, Mayfield completed 64.4 percent of his passes while throwing 67 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. He rushed for another 1,035 yards and 11 scores. Most importantly, he led the Cavaliers to a 25-2 mark, including a Texas Class 4A State Title as a junior.


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