Digest'Em: HD's Recruiting Scoop

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McCulloch talks about Texas offer

Longhorns telling Warren to be patient

Henderson discuss Saturday in Austin

McCulloch talks about Texas offer

2016 outside linebacker Jeffery McCulloch (Houston) got exciting news Saturday during his visit in Austin. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound outside linebacker received an offer from the Longhorns Saturday.

“[I’m] ecstatic [about the offer],” McCulloch said. “Texas is one of my dream schools.”

McCulloch said Friday that Coach K and Coach Jean-Mary had told him that there would be an opportunity for a possible offer during the summer.

Prior to being offered, McCulloch said that he was excited for the trip to Austin and wanted to see “a great team effort to try and secure a win versus one of the best schools in the country.”

While Texas didn’t win, he said that his visit was one the best times of his life. McCulloch was impressed by the atmosphere at DKR.

“The fans were electric and really had an impact on the defense and their intensity,” McCulloch said.

Despite the lopsided loss, McCulloch saw improvement.

“Defense played exceptionally well and the offense is almost there,” he said. “I saw glimpses of greatness [Saturday].”

Although Texas is one of McCulloch’s dream schools, he is taking the recruiting process slowly.

“I don’t really have a favorites list right now,” McCulloch said. “I’m trying to remain neutral in the recruitment process.”

McCulloch also has his focus on his season with the (Houston) Davis Panthers. McCulloch said he’s playing well as he has 57 tackles and 7 deflections prior to Friday night’s game.

Longhorns telling Warren to be patient

2015 three-star cornerback Isaac Warren (Tyler, Texas) is currently a Purdue commit but that hasn’t stopped Texas from pursing the 6-foot-1, 189-pound cornerback.

The Tyler native has been performing well on the field for the Tyler John Tyler Lions.

“[The season is] going really [well],” Warren said. “I have 20-plus tackles and one interception and our defense really has stepped up this year.”

His performance on the field has gotten the Texas coaching staff interested in him but the staff is telling him to wait just a little longer for the Longhorns to make a decision on him. Warren said that he got an opportunity to talk with the coaches during his visit Saturday.

“I talk to Coach Vaughn and Bedford,” Warren said. “They just really told me to be patient and that they [were] really glad I came down here.”

Although he will have to keep waiting to hear from the Texas coaching staff about an offer, he enjoyed his time on the Forty Acres.

“It was great,” Warren said. “I really loved it.”

Warren was impressed with the crowd’s energy during the game.

“[The atmosphere was] awesome,” Warren said. “The fan base is great. Win or lose they are going to be the best fans.”

Warren also thought the defense played well but they were on the field too long.

“The offense was moving the ball but they couldn’t score,” Warren said. “The defense was doing great until they kept getting on the field.”

Henderson discuss Saturday in Austin

2016 safety Bryan Henderson (Mesquite, Texas) made his second trip to the Forty Acres Saturday for Texas’ game against Baylor. Henderson made his first venture to Austin for the BYU game and he noticed a difference in the atmosphere at DKR Saturday afternoon.

“It was 10 times as electric as my first visit to the BYU game,” Henderson said.

During his visit, Henderson said that he had a chance to catch up with Coach Chambers.

“Well, [Chambers] broke his ankle so we mainly just talked about that,” he said. “And [Chambers] asked how my season was going.”

Henderson said that the visit went well as he always has a good time in Austin. But Henderson did notice the offensive struggles Saturday.

“The defense played great but Swoopes had a rough day,” Henderson said.

While Henderson enjoyed his visit, he said that his high school team is limping along but that they’re slowly improving.

“We’ve been struggling,” Henderson said. “But we got our first win on Friday so things are beginning to look up for us. [But] I’ve been playing well.”

Henderson said that besides Texas, he has been hearing from California, Colorado State and North Texas.


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