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Texas in it for Turner

2016 RB favors Longhorns

Warren emerging as top target

State champion intrigued by Horns

Wooten loves visit

Massive 2015 OT talks UT's Strong

Texas in it for Turner

One of the top storylines heading into this basketball season was how Longhorn basketball coach Rick Barnes had lost his way as a recruiter. To some extent, the rap was unfair: Barnes had a worse-than-expected 2013 class, true. But in the previous class, Barnes beat everyone on five-star Cameron Ridley, a McDonalds All-American, beat schools like Kansas, Florida, Maryland, and Baylor (among other) for Prince Ibeh, won Ioannis Papapetrou over Florida and Kansas and pulled in Javan Felix over home-state LSU, Baylor, Ole Miss and Virginia.

But guys like Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) in 2012 and Julius Randle (Kentucky) in 2013 went elsewhere, causing many to ask whether he was capable of landing the top prospects in a state that was overloaded with talent.

Fairly or unfairly, that question is still out there to some extent, though Barnes could silence those critics (and set the stage for a big 2015) by landing Euless Trinity post Myles Turner. The 7-footer is the top prospect still available, and according to sources close to Turner, the Longhorns remain very much a factor for his recruitment.

Turner doesn't give away much when it comes to the media, but Texas has a few factors working in its favor. Turner's favorite player is Kevin Durant, and he grew up a Longhorn fan. And he's certainly taken notice of what the 'Horns have done this year, tweeting out that he was impressed by the Longhorns' win against Kansas … from his visit to Oklahoma State no less.

That last factor becomes interesting because based on what I'm hearing, Turner could wind up coming down to Texas and Kansas at the end, and he made a visit to Lawrence this past week. I heard it went very well, though Turner is somewhat in limbo based on the status of the Jayhawks' current big man Joel Embiid, who is rumored to be considering coming back.

Could Turner play with Embiid? Sure. Turner has done a great job extending his jump shot, and he can play the four at the next level. But he'd also face stiff competition from returning starter Perry Ellis and incoming post Cliff Alexander, winner of the award for the best high school player in the country.

Of course, Texas is expected to bring back Jonathan Holmes, Cameron Ridley, Connor Lammert and Prince Ibeh, but that shouldn't be as big an obstacle to Turner's playing time as what he'd face if Embiid did return.

Even if Embiid does decide to make the jump — he's projected as one of the top picks in the upcoming NBA Draft, if not the top selection — don't be surprised if Texas pulls in Turner anyway. The Longhorns are still expected to get a visit, and the staff has done a great job of building a relationship with the five-star prospect. (Flaherty)

2016 RB favors Longhorns

One of the top players in the state for 2016 just so happens to be a huge fan of the Longhorns.

Four-star running back Kameron Martin (Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial) attended Texas' first junior day, and came away impressed. He got an even better impression last week when Texas running backs coach Tommie Robinson caught up with him on the phone.

"He can't wait to recruit me," the charismatic Martin said. "He told me he shouldn't have to go nowhere else to recruit no other running back. I told him they have a wonderful young man in Part Arthur, Texas!"

The Longhorns didn't talk offer but that didn't dampen Martin's mood. He understands the new staff is slow-playing offers right now as they try to get a grasp on the state's prospects.

In fact, he still has Texas at the top of his favorites right now followed by Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Missouri.

"But that can change," he said.

Martin has really seen his stock rise over the past couple of weeks. He now sports an offers sheet that consists of Baylor, Miami, Utah, Arizona State, Mississippi State, Colorado, Texas Tech, Washington State, Missouri, Akron and Oklahoma State. It's easy to see why after a sophomore season that saw him rush for 1,027 yards and 14 touchdowns on a solid Memorial team.

The good news for Texas, in not offering right away, is that Martin grew up a Longhorns fan. His room growing up was plastered with Texas memorabilia, and he keeps in contact with PAMHS alum Jamaal Charles.

"Jamaal Charles is like a cousin," Martin told Scout's Annabel Stephan. "We go to the same church and our families are very close. I can go to him for advice and he will give it to me. He's my role model; he's my favorite person right there," he said. (Wilkerson)

Warren emerging as top target

With all of the talented running backs in the state for 2015, Texas was always going to be able to re-stock its pool of runners in the class. And with the Longhorns looking to take 2-3 backs, and already having Dallas South Oak Cliff speedster Jordan Stevenson in the fold, the 'Horns were going to have to get a bit picky about who they offered and who they targeted at the top of the board.

That's part of the reason why Texas was a bit slow on Ronald Jones of McKinney North, though Jones was offered last week, and by all accounts, the Longhorns are incredibly interested in his services. But it's become more and more apparent that priority No. 1 is likely Rockwall big back Chris Warren, son of former Seahawk star Chris Warren, a four-time 1,000-yard rusher in the NFL and a three-time Pro Bowler.

Warren's bloodlines are certainly apparent: dad went at 6-2 226, and son is right around that range as well, with the freak athleticism to match. Warren ran a 10.73 100-meter dash at districts last year, doing so in the exact same race that 180-pound speedster JaMycal Hasty ran 10.59 at. Perhaps even more impressively, Warren Long-jumped better than 22 feet at that same meet.

But Warren is more than just a size/speed guy: he rushed for 747 yards and 11 touchdowns in a season shortened by an ACL injury, after running for 1,059 yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore. And his

According to sources close to Warren's recruitment, the interest between Warren and Texas is "extremely mutual." Warren didn't make it for one of Texas's Junior Days, but the plan is for Warren to make a visit to see the Longhorns this spring, when he can spend more time with the coaches.

Texas running backs coach Tommie Robinson has a preexisting relationship with Warren, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.

Landing Warren would allow Texas either to stand pat or to hone in on its top national targets knowing that, even if the Longhorns miss, a class of Warren and Stevenson would be an outstanding one. Per the recently released LonghornDigest.com Texas Top 50, that would give the Longhorns two of the top five running backs in the state, with Warren ranking No. 2 and Stevenson at No. 5. (Flaherty)

State champion intrigued by Horns

Cedar Hill (Texas) head coach Joey McGuire could talk for days about his three-star outside linebacker Richard Moore. Literally.

He just sees that much potential in the 6-foot-1, 205-pound tackling machine, who was instrumental in helping the Longhorns defeat Katy, 34-24, in the Class 5A Division II title game in front of 30,285 at AT&T Stadium.

Apparently he's not alone.

Moore has already acquired quite the list of offers from the likes of Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Missouri, Oklahoma State, SMU and Texas Tech. Texas sees potential there too and invited him down for its first junior day on Feb. 22. Moore made the trip – his second overall – with Cedar Hill quarterback Justin McMillan.

"They called me a week before it started and they said they wanted me to get down there, and that they were impressed with my film," Moore said. "They said hopefully they could get the offer on the table.

"It was fun. The only thing that was different was the coaches and how they are handling the program. It was nice overall."

What was the biggest difference between his last visit and his first visit under Strong?

"Well I guess it's a little more, I don't want to say stricter," he said. "Yeah I guess I can say stricter because it is for a good purpose. It is going to benefit the players in the classroom, having them sit in the front and everything. That's fine with me."

Moore spent some time with linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary but didn't try to sale himself with hopes of getting an offer.

"Film doesn't lie," Moore said. "If they like my film and they want me, then they will offer me. I don't want to pressure them into offering me, and I don't want to pressure them into anything. If they are going to offer me then they will. But I'm not going to do anything different to get the offer."

Moore said he would like to visit Texas again but isn't sure when that would happen. Texas, of course, is after his teammate, five-star WR DaMarkus Lodge, in the worst way. So it could be when the two of them can make the trek together. (Wilkerson)

Wooten loves visit

Texas is taking its time with 2015 offers at the quarterback position, with the Longhorns offering J.W. Ketchum of Fort Bend Marshall and keeping an eye on top prospects like Quinten Dormady of Boerne. But that doesn't mean they haven't also started looking ahead to the 2016 quarterback crop.

To that end, the Longhorns invited Marble Falls star Brennen Wooten — otherwise known as the quarterback who helped Texas signee Garrett Gray put up a 75-catch, 1,191-yard, 16-touchdown season this year — to its second Junior Day.

"I thought it went awesome," Wooten said. "It was a great experience. I enjoyed meeting the new coaches, and I liked them a lot."

And vice versa. Wooten said the Texas coaches told him that while they were currently working on getting 2015 in order, he's currently their No. 1 quarterback target for 2016.

"They said they want me to be around campus a lot and get to know them better," Wooten said. "So right now, I'm their No. 1 guy.

"I think it's great," Wooten said. "Texas is a wonderful place, a great school, and they breed good QBs."

Wooten said he didn't grow up rooting for any team, but said "if I had to choose a team from Texas, it would be UT."

"I kind of just really enjoy watching college football," Wooten said.

Marble Falls ran the spread a year ago, with Wooten completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 3,098 yards and 30 touchdowns to seven interceptions. And while he admitted that he typically scrambles to throw, rather than to run, he also rushed for 318 yards and three touchdowns.

"Definitely, I consider myself a pocket passer who can make plays outside with his legs if he needs to," Wooten said. "But I'm always looking downfield to try and make something off a broken down play."

Wooten said he sees a lot of similarities between what Marble Falls did and what Texas is planning to run.

"We talked about that, and it is pretty similar," Wooten said. "Once I kind of looked at it, there were a lot of things I know. I think that would be great, to be able to come in knowing at least part of the system.

"Right now, I just want to keep building my football IQ," Wooten said. "I want to watch film and get to know my defenses. And I want to continue to work on my football mechanics and my footwork."

Wooten already has offers from Clemson and Akron, and he has a busy spring planned ahead. Included in that is another trip to Texas, this time for a practice, scheduled for Tuesday, March 18. He said he's also planning on getting to Clemson for the spring game, and said he could take visits to Oklahoma State and UCLA. (Flaherty)

Massive 2015 OT talks UT's Strong

Physically speaking, they just don't get much bigger than three-star offensive guard Isaiah Edwards (Katy, Texas/Cinco Ranch). At 6-feet7 and 360 pounds, he was easily the biggest recruit – from a physical standpoint – that showed up for either one of Texas' junior days.

He's a recruit that Mack Brown's staff checked in on. But this was his first time meeting Charlie Strong and the new Texas staff, and he liked what he saw from Strong specifically.

"He's really strict, but I kind of like it," Edwards said. "Because he wants to win championships. That's one thing you have to have to win championships which is discipline. You have to have this."

The thing that stood out most about Strong to Edwards was his tone.

"He's very strong with his voice (much like his last name)," he said. "He has a really deep voice and is powerful with his words. He's an enforcer.

"I think what could turn guys off is his strictness because most guys are not used to it. But all my life I have had strict coaches. Starting in little league I had strict coaches so it is something I am used to. There's always going to be coaches like that and when you have been around it for so long you just get used to it."

Edwards will be on UT's radar this spring and into next fall, but is probably on the outside looking in as far as getting an offer is concerned. Texas has offered 10 OTs in 2015 so far and already has that one commitment from Ronnie Major. (Wilkerson)

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