The Heard

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2017 QB a name to know

DFW QB picking up offers

Top 2016 WR a fan of UT

2017 QB a name to know

Many of you already know the name Shawn Robinson and probably have visions of what it would be like if he donned a burnt orange uniform in four years time.

For those unfamiliar, remember the name.

Robinson is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback who is currently in line to replace Jerrod Heard as Denton Guyer's next starting quarterback.

What makes that especially impressive is the fact that he transferred in from Saginaw Chisholm Trail last year and has already leaped frogged other Guyer quarterbacks that include touted senior David Haynes, who has been in line to replace Heard, Kevin Dillman, a move-in from California committed to Nebraska, stud dual-threat David Moore, and Austin Luna, who can really, really play.

Robinson is the youngest of the group. Let that sink in.

And he really, really likes Texas (you should let that sink in too).

Robinson proved as much earlier this week when he took part in Shawn Watson's QB Academy and came away impressed while doing a bit of impressing on his own.

"I really liked it. I loved it," he said. "I really liked it honestly. Like, I really liked it."

In case you didn't get that, he liked it.

"The coaching staff, the facilities. Every college is going to have great facilities, but these were great," he continued. "I love the way they coach and I feel like I fit in good with the offense they are putting in. I feel like I could fit in good. Just the whole campus, I really like it."

Robinson said that before he and the other QBs even picked up a football they went through a film session and study period with Watson.

"We were going over defenses, learning coverage's, and the mental aspect of the game," Robinson said. "I didn't expect that at all. It surprised me but was really good. And there were no receivers either, which surprised me. That just made us really have to be accurate. I feel like I did a good job but could do a whole lot better."

The trip to Austin presented Robinson with his first chance to meet Charlie Strong. He'd met Watson a few weeks earlier when Texas' QB coach stopped by his school to watch him throw.

"[Watson] had talked about building relationships and our relationship is good but it will only get better," he said. "Both of them are really cool dudes. They are straight up. They aren't going to lie to me at all. They are going to tell me the truth."

The truth to Robinson this time around was that he shouldn't expect an offer at the moment, but to be patient.

"They were just saying that they weren't going to offer now because I'm so young but I'm really high on their board," he said. "I'm looking forward to offers soon."

Robinson will spend the next few years at Guyer paying close attention to the way Heard's career unfolds. It could be a peek into his future. The two, for what it's worth, are really close.

"When I got there he was at school every day and I got to know him," he said. "I used to talk to him a lot but since he left he's been busy so we talk every time he has free time. We have a good relationship. He's like an older brother to me. He told me he loves it there. He really loves it."

Last year as a freshman Robinson led the young Chisholm Trail program to a 3-7 season while throwing for 1,123 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 624 yards and six scores for a team that was usually out-manned every time out.

"I'm a dual-threat quarterback. You can just expect me to make plays," he said. "If I have to throw it, I'll do it. If I have to run it, I'll do that to."

As for the pressure of living up to the legacy of Heard, who lead Guyer to consecutive state titles, Robinson said, "There's a lot of pressure but I like pressure. All my life I've been under pressure. I feel like I can play under pressure."

Top 2016 WR a fan of UT

Four-star 2016 wide receiver Mykel Jones (Patterson, La.) may not have run routes for quarterbacks at Texas' QB Academy on Monday.

But he'll definitely be running routes for one particular quarterback that was in attendance in college, and the Longhorns are doing what they can to make that a reality in Austin.

Jones is one of just 14 2016 recruits with a Texas offer and one of just four wide receivers. The others are UT commitment Collin Johnson, former Texas commitment Reggie Hemphill, and Devin Duvernay.

He visited UT on Monday alongside his very good friend, 2016 Arizona quarterback commitment Shea Patterson, and caught up with the coaches while Patterson attended the camp.

Jones, the No. 14 WR and No. 75 player overall in 2016, didn't hesitate in saying that he would be playing with Patterson at the next level.

"I went and talked to coach strong for a little bit. It was really good," he said. "I mean I was just talking to him about how much I enjoyed it out here at Texas and that if they got one they got us both. It's obvious that me and Shea want to go to college together."

Jones already has offers from Akron, Alabama, Arizona State, Florida State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Penn State, Tennessee, Tulane, UCLA, and USC.

"I didn't get to work out, which is bad," he said. "But I really enjoyed coming here and look forward to coming here a lot more."

What he really likes about Texas is what he sees from the new offense. "It's the offensive scheme and the way they are planning on changing it up under Coach Strong," he said. "All the coaches are really friendly and the educational standards here's are what we are looking for."

Jones is also the cousin of current LSU running backs commitment Nicholas Brossette, who recently visited the Longhorns. He thinks Texas has a chance for his cousin.

"He really enjoyed it," Jones said. "He said being here really changed some things and just listening to what he said kept me open-minded with UT as well. They definitely have a chance with him."

DFW QB picking up offers

One quarterback that desperately wanted to be in town this week at Texas' Quarterback Academy was 2016 prospect Shane Buechele (Arlington, Texas/Lamar).

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound gunslinger wasn't able to make it due to other plans but did stop by one of Texas' day camps to show the Longhorns what he had to offer.

"It went very well. Sadly I can't be down there for the quarterback academy. But when I went up there it was definitely a great trip, I loved the coaches," he said. "It worked out pretty well."

"I think I showed them my talent and what I can do. I think the biggest thing with me is leadership on and off the field, along with a little athletic ability. I love throwing the ball. I love running, having the ball in my hands and making plays."

Buechele came to the camp already a known commodity with offers from Kentucky and TCU. Longhorns quarterback coach Shawn Watson knew about him prior to his arrival too.

"Coach Watson came and watched me throw one day and ever since then we talk once a week," he said. "We just keep in touch. The conversations are just us getting to know each other. We talk a lot of football and just casual conversation. We are just trying to get to know each other better."

Buechele got to know what Texas' staff was all about during the camp, which recruits have repeatedly said was tougher than usual.

"During the second session warm-up, we went through stretching and the coaches told us to get on our backs, and we were like 'oh my God, here we go,'" he laughed. "It was definitely a good warm-up."

Buechele's stop in Austin was one of many he's taken over the last couple of days. He was actually in Oklahoma for a visit recently as well as Baylor and Texas Tech.

He was at Tech's satellite camp on Monday and impressed the Red Raiders so much he picked up an offer.

"I mean it is definitely another offer and I'm very thankful for that," he said. "It's another Big 12 school that loves passing, which I love to do. It is definitely a place, I mean I like them a lot. Any school that offers I am going to be interested in. It was very cool to get that offer today."

When asked what offers are game-changers for him, Buechele said, "Definitely Texas, OU, Stanford, UCLA, Texas A&M maybe. Those are the schools I would love to get offers from."

The Sooners hold a special place in his heart given his family's history with Oklahoma.

"My brother loved OU because of their basketball team," Buechele said. "My oldest brother [Garrett] went there to play baseball. So I grew up watching him play there."

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