Recruiting: OU Game Visitor Jordan Shipley

We caught up with Burnet speedster <B>Jordan Shipley</B> to discuss his record-breaking performance last week and get his thoughts on the Red River Shootout.

If you like mind-boggling numbers, you'll love Shipley's as he broke the all-time Texas record for TDs with 57 total for his career. While he was at it, he broke the all-time career receiving yardage mark with a total of 4,388. Yet another unbelievable achievement is within his grasp, since he only needs 43 more receptions to break the all-time record for career catches in the state of Texas.

Current yards and grabs for the 2003 season: 38 catches, 876 yards. All this with half a season yet to go!

If that isn't keeping him busy enough, the 6-0, 180-pound UT commit also plays safety where he's already intercepted four passes. It seems opponents have learned to stay away from Shipley as he emphasized that ONLY seven balls have come his way the entire season. In his spare time, the Texas Top 100's No. 14-ranked prospect also returns kicks -- when the opponent actually kicks it his way. That rarely happens, but he has still returned one for a TD this year.

Despite all the gaudy stats and records, Shipley seems more concerned with his team's goal of winning a state title this year. Last year they fell just short, losing to Everman in the playoffs.

When asked who would be the toughest team to beat for the 3A crown this year, Shipley said, "We'll probably have to get past Gainesville."

The Burnet playmaker made the trip to Dallas with his teammate and friend, QB Stephen McGee, to see the Red River Shootout. McGee was there just for fun and is still a solid commit to the Aggies, according to Shipley.

When asked about his thoughts on the outcome of the Texas-OU game, Shipley quickly replied, "Too many turnovers doomed the Horns and the passing game was inadequate."

The good news for Horn fans is that the record-breaking pass-catcher intends to help solve the latter problem as he confirmed he is still a solid commit and expects to be a factor at wide receiver for years to come in Austin.

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