Since recovering from losses to BYU and Ole Miss, the Longhorns have bounced back both on the field with an undefeated record in the Big 12 and are starting to draw blue chip recruits back in. The class of 2015 represented in a major way this past weekend as the cream of the crop made the trip to Austin to watch the Longhorns extend their Big 12 winning streak to five games beating Kansas 35-13.
All of these recruits have top notch talent and are being sought after by most of the powerhouse programs in the nation. The Longhorns definitely needed to make a statement and make a good impression.
"I was impressed mostly by the atmosphere and the hospitality," Aledo's Newsome said.
Newsome and Proche were among the many junior prospects in attendance that are Texas natives and good friends that even played youth football together.
Proche had some similar views about his visit since the two spent a good amount of their visit marveling at the facilities before the game.
"UT is an amazing place; their facilities and fan base are second to none," Proche said.
Malik Jefferson has been projected as the best linebacker in the 2015 class and the University of Texas coaching staff made sure they made him feel like he was very welcome and wanted.
It was obviously crucial for the Longhorns to make a lasting impression on Jefferson since he was the most decorated athlete in the house and this was possibly his last visit during the 2013 season.
"I like the way I was treated at UT; they showed me a lot of love," said Jefferson.
"I don't have a top ten and I think I'm done with my visits for now."
Proche and Newsome, who are also both being heavily pursued by Baylor and OU, will likely run into each other again Thursday in Waco.
--Originally published by Greg Powers--