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Catching up with Dontavious Jackson

Buechele talks about season and more

2016 four-star wide receiver talks Texas

Quick notes - Cuffee on his year so far

Quick Notes-Prospect no longer playing this season

Catching up with Dontavious Jackson

Last time I talked with 2016 four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson, he said the Texas coaching staff called him a rarity and they really liked him.

But after catching up with him on Thursday, Jackson said things between him and the Longhorns had died down a bit.

“[I haven’t heard from Texas] recently,” Jackson said. “I’m not sure but if they are [coming to one of my games] tomorrow would be the best one.”

While Jackson hasn’t heard from Texas recently, he has been shining on the football field this season.

“So far so good,” Jackson said. “We are undefeated – 3-0. I’m averaging about 15 tackles a game. I also have three forced fumbles and a pass deflection.”

Jackson said that his goals this season are to win state and enjoy the season with his team.

With his great on-field performance, teams around the nation are noticing Jackson’s abilities. Jackson is getting looks from Alabama, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, UCLA and USC. But Jackson isn’t ready to name favorites.

“All of them are great schools,” Jackson said. “I can’t say any school has a lead right now.”

Although Jackson has a long list of schools garnering his attention, don’t count out Texas as Jackson realizes that the Longhorns are working to get better.

“Every team has to rebuild,” Jackson said. “My team only won three total [games] last year, now we are undefeated.”

Jackson said that he would like to see the Longhorns in action this season but he may not get a chance.

Buechele talks about season and more

2016 four-star quarterback Shane Buechele (Arlington, Texas) is having a good season with Arlington Lamar.

“The season is going well,” Buechele said. “We are 2-1 so far and the offense is moving the ball effectively and defense is playing better every game. [I’m] doing well. I have a great team surrounding me so it helps a lot.”

While Buechele is playing well, he is prepping himself for the college game as he’s been talking with Texas offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Shawn Watson.

“I talk to Watson once every two weeks or so,” Buechele said. “[We’re] just getting to know each other more and talking a lot of football as well.”

But the Longhorns aren’t the only team talking with the quarterback from Arlington. Buechele is getting attention from a multitude of schools. He has earned scholarship offers from Arizona State, Duke, North Carolina and Oklahoma State.

Texas is in the run to get Buechele but he won’t be making another trip to Austin this season.

“I went to the North Texas game a couple weeks ago,” Buechele said. “So I’m not [going to go to Austin] anymore.”

2016 four-star wide receiver talks Texas

2016 four-star wide receiver Devin Duvernay (Sachse, Texas) said he has been getting mail from the Longhorns nearly every day and has talked to the coaching staff.

“[I talk to] Coach Riley Dodge every now and then,” Duvernay said.

Duvernay didn’t say if the Texas coaches were going to make it to one of his games this season. He did say that he will most likely make it to a game this season but he isn’t sure which one yet.

While Texas has been giving Duvernay a lot of attention, the Longhorns aren’t alone. Duvernay said he is also interested in Arizona State, Nebraska, Purdue, Utah and Washington. He also said that he will be in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend to watch Nebraska take on Miami (FL).

While Duvernay has been looking toward college, he has been doing well on the field for the Sachse Mustangs.

“[We’re doing] pretty good ?started off 2-1? we start district play tomorrow,” Duvernay said. “[My goals this season are just to] continue to be a leader and just win a state championship. We have a great chance to do that.”

Quick notes - Cuffee on his year so far

2015 cornerback Eric Cuffee wasn’t able to watch the Texas-UCLA game last weekend as he was visiting TCU but he did take some time to talk about how his year is going.

“It’s been pretty good,” Cuffee said. “A lot of teams are keying me so not too many balls thrown to my side. [But] we’re doing okay we’re 0-3.”

Despite his team’s lackluster performance, Cuffee has lofty goals as he’d like to be an “All-American.”

Those goals have gotten him noticed by many different schools. Cuffee said that alongside TCU, he is getting looked at by Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida State, Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Purdue.

Cuffee has a long list of suitors but Texas hasn’t been an active player.

“I haven’t talked to them yet,” Cuffee said. “But they told me that they’ll be coming down.”

Quick Notes-Prospect no longer playing this season

2016 three-star tight end Marquise Guinn is being looked at by the Longhorns but they won’t have much to examine from his junior year as he’s not playing this season.

Guinn said that it wasn’t an injury that caused his to stop playing this season but rather personal issues.

Arkansas, Kansas State, Michigan, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M had all expressed interest in the tight-end from Carthage, Texas.


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