Digest'Em: Monday's Recruiting Scoop

Welcome to Digest'em, HornsDigest's weekly notebook of Longhorn-related recruiting news from over the weekend. We’ll release this every Monday.

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Read Digest’em after the jump:

Catching up with Gentry

Nothing going between Williams and Texas

What’s going on between Texas and D. Boyd?

Quick Note: Talking with Whaley

Catching up with Gentry

Texas commit 2015 four-star quarterback Zach Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico) has been having a great season. The 6-foot-6 quarterback has put up great numbers throughout the year and has noticed improvement in his game.

“My season’s been going great,” Gentry said. “I’ve been a lot more confident as a senior and I think that’s helped with my development.”

Additionally, Gentry’s play has helped lead the El Dorado Eagles to a playoff berth.

“The team has been playing well,” Gentry said. “We’ve been very injury plagued so far but it looks like we’ll get a bye in the playoff picture so we can heal up.”

While his season has been phenomenal, Gentry is preparing to play for the Longhorns at the next-level. Gentry said that he’s been in constant contact with the coaches throughout the season.

“I talk to them frequently and they just basically check-in with me and have normal talks,” he said. “Most of time it’s not football specific just seeing what’s up.”

Gentry also said that he’s been impressed with Texas’ progression this season.

“I’ve seen improvement every week,” Gentry said. “They’ve improved offensively and their defense has been solid all year.”

Nothing going between Williams and Texas

2016 four-star defensive tackle Mike Williams (Fort Worth, Texas) likes the Longhorns but he hasn’t heard from them lately.

In fact, the 6-foot-3, 270 pound defensive tackle from Fort Worth, has only seen Texas play this season as he said he hasn’t talked to the coaching staff this season.

“[I haven’t heard from Texas] at all,” Williams said.

While the Longhorns haven’t been giving Williams attention, he has been hearing from a lot of other schools and has visited a few schools already.

Nebraska and Penn State offered [me in October],” Williams said. “I visited TCU two or three times this year. [I visited] Oklahoma State. I’ve talked to Miami, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State lately. They [all] just want me to take visits up there.”

Williams said that he will be visiting Oklahoma soon. He also added that he’s just taking the recruiting process slowly. But Williams will have a little more time to devote to recruiting as his team (All Saints' Episcopal) was eliminated from the playoffs.

“[Saturday] we had a playoff game and we lost,” Williams said. “I had a great game. But at the end when we needed it most we just weren’t able to come up with the win.”

What’s going on between Longhorns and D. Boyd?

The Longhorns recently offered 2016 four-star running back/outside linebacker Demarco Boyd (Gilmer, Texas) but they haven’t reached out to him since.

“I haven’t really heard from them since they offered me,” Boyd said.

But other than Texas, the only other school, according to Boyd, interested in the 5-foot-11, 215 pound running back/outside linebacker is Florida State.

“[I’ve heard from] just Texas and Florida State,” Boyd said. “I haven’t heard from [Florida State] either since they offered.”

Although he hasn’t heard from many schools lately, Boyd has been having a good season so far.

“It’s going pretty good,” Boyd said. “I’ve just been trying to clean up the mistakes I’m making.”

In a recent interview with Scout’s Jason Higdon, Boyd said that some of the mistakes he’s trying to fix are “tackling better, flipping his hips and his defensive skills."

Although he isn’t satisfied with his play, Boyd and the Gilmer Buckeyes are currently undefeated and have locked themselves into the playoffs. While the Buckeyes are in a good position to make a deep playoff run, Boyd doesn’t want to lock too far ahead.

“I feel good [about the playoffs],” Boyd said. “[But making a playoff run] that’s something I don’t like talking about because you never know what the future holds.

Quick Note: Talking with Whaley

2016 four-star running back Devwah Whaley (Beaumont, Texas) is someone the Longhorns have their eyes on but his feelings on Texas are “lukewarm.”

The 5-foot-11, 195 pound junior running back from Beaumont currently favors Texas A&M as he likes how they rose to prominence in just two years in the SEC. He also likes the coaches and atmosphere at A&M.

While Whaley has an offer from Texas and Texas A&M, he is also getting looked at by Arizona State, Baylor, Missouri, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC and others.

Outside of recruiting, Whaley has been having a solid season.

“[My season’s] been going great,” Whaley said. “We won district. [I’ve] been [playing] good. I’m averaging 150 plus yards a game. The past two games I’ve had over 200 yards.


Longhorns 2015 QB commitment Zach Gentry's junior highlights


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