The Heard: Friday's Recruiting Scoop

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Texas sending Warren same message

Where is Texas at with Jackson?

Quick Note: Still no love for 2015 TE

Quick Note: Texas ranks in Pennamon’s top four

Texas sending Warren same message

The Longhorns are interested in 2015 three-star cornerback Isaac Warren (Tyler, Texas) but not to the point where they are willing to offer the Purdue commit.

After Warren visited Texas, Oct. 4, for its game against Baylor, the coaching staff told Warren that they want him to be patient during the recruiting process. As of Friday, the message has remained the same.

“They keep telling me to be patient,” Warren said.

Warren added that the process has been tough as he would like to go to school closer to home.

“[The recruiting process has been] very frustrating because I’m trying to be closer to home,” Warren said. “Sometimes I’m not worried about it because I know [the offers are] gonna come.”

Although the Longhorns haven’t made a bigger move on Warren, he has been impressed with Texas' recent performances.

“I watched them play Iowa State, they played good,” Warren said.

While Warren waits for Texas, he has been having a solid season despite breaking his hand.

“I broke my hand by tackling and it was very challenging for me because I have to put hands on every play,” Warren said. “[But] the season has been going really good and I’m playing well. I’m still battling with my broken hand.”

Where is Texas at with Jackson?

2016 four-star middle linebacker Dontavious Jackson (Houston) feels like he and the Texas coaching staff have built a nice relationship. Additionally, the 6-foot-2 linebacker said he likes the Longhorns.

“[Texas is] a great school,” Jackson said. “I grew up loving them and I feel like recruiting wise, we have a small relationship.”

But the coaching staff hasn’t made any big moves with Jackson as they’ve only communicated with him in short messages.

“I’ve had small talk with Coach Bedford,” Jackson said. “[But nothing big] at all.”

While the Longhorns haven’t been talking a lot with Jackson, he has received attention from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU and Texas A&M.

“[All of those schools are] saying that they love me and they are interested in me,” Jackson said. “I can’t really say [about how interested they are.] This process is confusing.”

Jackson added that the process has been confusing because some schools have been misleading him. But he didn’t say which schools have been giving him trouble.

Although the recruiting process has been troublesome, his junior season has been anything but that.

“We are 7-1 right now and off to a great start,” Jackson said. “I’m playing well averaging 15 tackles with a lot of impact blocks, tackles and forced fumbles.”

Quick Note: Still no love for 2015 TE

While Texas is still searching for a tight end for its 2015 class, tight end Hunter Thedford (Comanche, Texas) still hasn’t heard from the Longhorns.

“Baylor was at my last game,” Thedford said. “[Baylor] said they liked the way I played and would keep up with the rest of my season. I’ve heard nothing from UT.”

Although the Texas coaching staff has yet to make contact with the senior tight end from Comanche, Thedford has heard from Oklahoma State and UTEP. Thedford said that he is excited about his upcoming trips to Stillwater, Oklahoma and El Paso, Texas.

Quick Note: Texas ranks in Pennamon’s top four

2016 three-star running back D’Vaughn Pennamon (Manvel, Texas) said that the Longhorns are in good shape in his recruitment as they rank in his top four. Pennamon’s top four consists of Baylor, Louisville, LSU and Texas.

Pennamon said that he will be traveling to Austin to watch the Longhorns take on West Virginia on Nov. 8. He also said he plans to be at Baylor’s game against Oklahoma State on Nov. 22.

Pennamon added that he hasn’t heard from the Texas coaching staff and hasn’t been able to catch a recent Longhorn game.


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