According to Ullman, the Horns kicked it up a notch about two-three weeks ago. And took it a step further when he attended his first spring practice. It was then that Ullman figured Texas might actually want him.
"They (Texas) weren't showing as much interest as some of the other schools," Ullman told IT. "So even though I thought they were kind of interested in me, I wasn't sure if they were as interested as I was."
Ullman can now relax, the interest was mutual as the Horns grabbed their (at the time) sixth commitment of the '04 class.
"Texas was where I wanted to go," said the 6-4 pass-catcher who caught 12 passes for 130 yards despite being in a run-oriented O and facing frequent double teams.
But earlier in the process, after the US Scouting Combine, Ullman told IT he wasn't sure if they really needed TEs and depth-chart stuff was something he was looking at.
Measuring 6-feet, 3 inches at the Scouting Combine and 6-feet-5 at the Rivals Pflugerville camp, there was a 2-inch disparity IT wanted to get ironed out. Seeing Ullman in person, IT would say he's close to 6-4, and goes about 240 pounds. A pretty trim and fit 240, I might add.
Ullman said he's got about a 4.8 (forty) average and that's not too shabby when you figure he's got a nice frame to build on and should be close to 250 pounds when he arrives on the Forty Acres.
Weight room numbers: Bench: 260, Incline Bench: 205, Squat: 350, (Power) Clean: 250.
Best thing about Ullman, he's just a great kid. Very nice...humble. Works hard in the weightroom and on the practice field...possesses a lot of upside for the position. Bruce Chambers will probably look to develop him first as a blocker, then as a passing threat.
Ullman owns a nice pair of gloves, so you can bet when defensive coordinators begin to key on "run," Davis will counter by sending his "blocking" tight end over the middle or on seam/fly routes. Same thing he's been doing with Tweedie this spring. And that's kind of the profile Ullman fits at this stage, but don't think the kid won't work on his speed in order to become more of a complete TE. After all, he told IT several months back that he wanted to get his speed closer to a high-4.6/low-4.7 range, so he's definitely conscious of where he can add some improvement in his overall game.
"I know I need to gain some more strength, too," Ullman revealed. "I know I'm not there yet. So, I'm going to keep working hard to get to where I need to be. I'll be working very hard this summer in our high school camp."
Gotta love this kid's attitude. I know the Round Rock coaching staff does and we'll certainly have more on Ullman in this week's Inside Scoop from them, but you can bet the Horns' staff likes him just as much.