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First, some not so good news for you Longhorns fans: Four-star running back Kameron Martin (Port Arthur, Texas/Memorial) won’t be able to make it down for the camp on July 18.

Martin broke the news to me on Sunday night. He didn’t give a reason for not being able to make it other than he simply could not.

That’s pretty unfortunate news for both parties as Martin, the No. 7 RB and No. 63 recruit in 2016, was probably nearing an offer if he showed up and performed well.

Texas is looking at Martin as a running back and a defensive back. In his last conversation with Charlie Strong Martin said that Texas wanted to see him play both at the camp.

Now that he can’t make it you can expect Martin to do his best to get to Austin for a game this fall.


Boyd, oh Boyd, oh Boyd would the Longhorns mind having the Boyd brothers on their roster in the foreseeable future.

The headliner of that duo, of course, is 2015 four-star cornerback Kris Boyd (Gilmer, Texas), who is one of Texas’ top remaining targets.

The lesser-known brother – for now – is 2016 running back/linebacker Demarco Boyd, a 2016 prospect the Longhorns have already made contact with.

While Demarco is yet to hold an offer from anyone, he could wind up being the key to where these two end up.

“I am going to follow him wherever he goes,” Demarco said.

His brother might have to make his decision sooner than he does but that doesn’t mean the younger sibling won’t have a say in where they’ll commit.

“We decide we will sit down and talk about it before it comes to that day, and whichever school we decide on is the school that it’s going to be,” Demarco said. “We want to go somewhere with a good program that will allow us to go there and make names for ourselves.”

Right now Demarco is really only hearing from Texas and Florida State, which bodes well for UT’s chances. Not only that but the Longhorns are looking at him as a running back, which is his preferred position.

His brother has kept the media at arm’s length throughout the process and has even kept things quiet from his brother lately. But Demarco insists that the Longhorns are in the hunt for Kris’s commitment.

“I’m not the type of person to bother him about it because he gets frustrated and I don’t want to have any problems with that, but Texas is in the running though,” he said.

Demarco is a promising prospect but one that will really benefit from increased playing time at his future position(s).

Last season the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Boyd actually lined up at nose guard for Gilmer’s odd-front defense and played well finishing with 48 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and six sacks.

“I’ve played it since I was a freshman,” he said. “They put me there because I am quick, I’m fast, and I know how to get off the blocks. I like to hustle.”

Boyd showed flashes of what he could do at running back, but only in a very limited roll due to the talent ahead of him.

“I really didn’t play much,” he said. “I had one carry for a 69-yard touchdown. That was one of my few carries in the regular season.”

His time spent at nose guard has benefitted him with his play at linebacker in summer camps and 7-on-7 too.

Texas likes his potential at running back and will have a chance to work him out there on July 18th when he and his brother visit for the “Under the Lights” camp.

All eyes will be on Kris, and understandably so, but Demarco will be getting plenty of attention too.

“I could see myself going there,” Demarco said of UT. “But I’m still open because I have two years left in high school.”


The Longhorns are still holding out hope that they’ll sign a top-tier tight end in 2015. And while they are working diligently to see that through they’ve kept close tabs on several 2016 prospects that could earn offers down the road.

One of those players is three-star Marquise Guinn (Carthage, Texas), who was one of only two non-senior starters for a program that won it’s fourth Texas 3A state championship in six seasons.

Guinn is hoping he’ll be able to make it down for Texas’ camp on July 18 where he will do his best to set himself up for an offer. It’s one he really wants.

“I’m really stuck on UT,” said Guinn, who is 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. “I really don’t know what it is about them. I’ve just always liked them. It’s like a childhood deal with them.”

Guinn is still waiting on that first offer but there’s no question it will come and be followed by several more. Scout.com has him rated as the No. 13 TE and No. 284 player overall. He caught 25 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns in 2013.

Guinn, for one, isn’t worried about the dip in victories the Longhorns have suffered over the past few seasons. He’s confident in Charlie Strong’s abilities of turning things around.

“I look past [the loses] actually because they got a new head coach,” he said. “I think they are going to do big things and turn everything around. I am looking for a good season.”

As of now it’s looking like a two team race for Guinn.

Oklahoma and Texas are the big ones right now,” he said, “and TCU.”

Texas A&M is another school to keep an eye on. He visited back in April and likes what the Aggies are doing. He said he’d like to hear more from Arkansas too.

As for Texas, he keeps in touch with Joe Wickline and Bruce Chambers but has only spoken to Chambers one time so far.

“He was just telling me that they had me high on his list and want to get me to some camps,” Guinn said.

He said he’d be at Texas’ season opener against North Texas on Aug. 30.


There shouldn’t be a shortage of 2016 quarterbacks in attendance at Texas’ camp on July 18, but one notable name won’t be in attendance.

It’s not that Josh White (Marietta, Ga./Walton) wasn’t invited or doesn’t want to be there. He simply can’t make the trip several states to the Southwest.

White (6-foot-5, 220 pounds) is a big advocate of the Longhorns and has expressed his interest in many ways by attending a Texas junior day as well as a mini camp in June.

Asked if he’d make it back down for a game this fall, White responded, “Depends on their interest and how close they are to offering really. So it’s a possibility.”

White definitely thinks that Texas is interested. He’s just not sure how much.

“They are interested. I just have to balance everything out visit-wise because I want to commit this season,” White continued.

Right now Mississippi State is his lone offer but White knows that will change once he gets more film out. He’s attended camps at Alabama, Auburn, and Mississippi State in addition to Texas.

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