Ullman Makes Lasting Impression on Irby

The Texas Longhorns held their annual Football Banquet Friday evening, and most of the Horns current commits came to Austin for an official visit. Four-star tight end Blaine Irby from St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif., talked to Inside Texas about his trip to Austin.

"It went really well," Irby said. "We got to tour the campus and went over a lot of academic stuff. We got to watch practice and basically saw what Texas was like."

Irby’s player host was tight end Peter Ullman. Irby had a great time hanging out with Ullman and the other members of the Texas Longhorn roster.

"My host was Peter Ullman. He was a great guy. He and I have hung out in the past. He also plays tight end, so it was really great to start getting to know him better," Irby said.

Irby also got a chance to talk with almost all of the coaching staff during his visit in Austin. He had great things to say about a number of his future coaches.

"We met up with all of the coaches," Irby said. "I have been talking to Bobby Kennedy for a long time. He was my recruiting coordinator. He is a great coach and recruiter. Coach Chambers is the tight ends coach, and we started a good relationship. Coach Brown is just an unbelievable coach. Those are the coaches that I talked to the most."

Irby raved about the facilities and campus at the University of Texas.

"They are awesome. They were tearing down the North side of the stadium. I have been there before, and I thought it was great then and I think it is great now," Irby said.

When asked about the best part of the trip, Irby said, "The best part was hanging out with my host and everyone else. I just liked to see how I relate to the guys. It was pretty fun."

Irby does not plan on enrolling during the spring but he will participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on January 6th.

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