Recruit Reaction from Texas Camp

Three-star offensive guard prospect Dennis Bardwell checks in from Huffman (Texas) Hargrave High School. The 6-foot-5, 277-pound standout wrapped up his trip with the Texas Longhorns. Bardwell was one of many on hand to participate in the Texas camp earlier today.

Dennis Bardwell holds offers from Colorado, Houston, North Texas, Texas State, Texas Tech, Arkansas State and Bowling Green to name a few.  Bardwell and his father visited Austin earlier today for camp.

“Had a good experience,” Dennis Bardwell said.  “Good coaches and nice campus.  Stadium is awesome; it’s huge.  The weight room was good and just got remodeled.  In my head I was just thinking outwork everyone.”

Bardwell is a rising senior for Hargrave with plenty of options moving forward.  Bardwell spent most of his time with Coach Mattox but liked Charlie Strong.

“Charlie Strong and I only spoke a bit,” Bardwell said. “But he seemed like a good guy; I spoke to Coach Mattox the most.”

Regarding an offer from the Longhorns?

“He (Mattox) said they’re waiting on a guy to see what he will do then I would most likely be next up,” Bardwell said. "He talked about him knowing around July or August.  They are only taking three.”

Texas fans can expect the Longhorns to sign four offensive line players in the class of 2017.  Another player on hand today was Micah McComb.  McComb checks in from El Campo (Texas) at 6-foot-4, 288-pounds. He also attended the camp with his father. 

“I enjoyed the campus,” Micah McComb said.  “The stadium and fieldhouse facilities honestly took my breath away.  My favorite part was participating in the camp and being coached by Coach Mattox and his staff.  Coach Strong seemed extremely down to earth and very approachable.  I spoke with Coach Mattox mostly and a little with some of his assistants.”

Another rising senior making the trip today was Austin Hawley. He checks in at 6-foot-1, 205-pounds from Gladewater (Texas). Hawley made the trip with guardian Brandy Kersh.

“The best part of the trip was walking through those doors to the weight room,” Austin Hawley said.  “The stadium is big time, and the facilities are everything you could imagine a big time program to look like, the only thing I could think about was to catch a coaches eye and ball out and earn an opportunity to come here.  The entire coaching staff has that drive and work mentality, the coaches I talked with the most were Jeff Traylor and Coach Jennings.  They liked my size and agility and my versatility and told me to make sure I stay in contact.”

Another rising senior who had a chance to work at today's camp was 5-foot-7, 177-pound running back Myles Wanza.  He checks in from Houston (Texas) Summer Creek High School.

“I was with the running back coach,” Myles Wanza said.  “I love the energy he brings to the football field, and he taught me a lot today.  The best part was the one on one’s.  The stadium was amazing, and while I was talking to the coaches they made me feel like I was at home, and it made it easy to talk with them.  I spoke to Anthony Johnson the most and hands down a great coach and would love to play for Texas one day.”


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