Blaine Irby: I didn't play to what I would have liked to have played. I missed a couple of tackles, but I was on every special teams and I played defense the whole time. I had a lot of fun and that's about the only thing that matters right now.
IT: In what areas did you play well?
Irby: I was around the ball the whole time. I was on every special teams. I thought our defense played really well. We really shutout their offense during the whole game except for that one pass.
IT: Were there any areas you could have improved on in the game?
Irby: Probably make some more tackles really, but really like I said I was just trying to have fun out there.
IT: Do you have a favorite play that you made?
Irby: Actually yeah. I made a couple of tackles and on a punt return I key-blocked for Mike Williams where I blocked two guys at the same time. I thought that was pretty cool.
IT: Which Texas commitment impressed you most during the game?
Irby: Probably Curtis (Brown) because of that big interception that he made.
IT: What did you think of that play?
Irby: I thought it was awesome. I was the linebacker on that side and I thought I was making a good break on the ball, but I guess he got to it first and the next thing I knew he was running to the end zone.
IT: Did you seem him celebrating by making the Hook'em gesture?
Irby: I did. I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great.
IT: Did any of the other Texas commitments standout to you during the game?
Irby: I think everyone kind of caught my eye just because it was the all-star game. I think everyone was just trying to have fun really. John (Chiles) didn't catch a pass, but when I saw Tray (Allen) he was doing really well. I thought the offensive line did really well.
IT: How does this week help you for your future at Texas?
Irby: I really don't know. I just know that I have to step my game up in order to succeed at the University of Texas. I just need to keep working hard and I think good things will come.
IT: What kind of potential does this recruiting class have?
Irby: I think we're going to do some big things. I think that our recruiting is not only getting players, but we all get along really well and I think that's pretty special to have.
IT: Of the players who participated in the game, who do you plan to stay in touch with?
IT: Will you make efforts to talk to Joe McKnight again or not?
Irby: I don't know if so after this whole thing. I think Tray Allen and John Chiles are going to talk to him a lot.
IT: Of the six Texas commitments who played in the U.S. Army All-American game, you and Tray Allen are the only two players not enrolling at Texas this month. Do you wish you were enrolling early as well?
Irby: I do. It seems like I'm kind of being the outcast really by not enrolling early. I'm just going to finish up my senior year and then I'm all Texas'.
IT: What did you think of the Texas fans who attended Saturday's game?
Irby: I thought they were great. All of the little kids looked up to us like role models and I thought that was pretty cool. They asked for our wristbands and our gloves after the game. I never experienced anything like that.
IT: Do you think you are ready to play at Texas?
Irby: I think I am, but I do have some work in the off-season. I feel like when the time does come, I'm going to be ready.
IT: Do you expect to compete for playing time as a freshman?
Irby: Yeah. I do expect to play as soon as possible. It really all depends on me and what I do when I get there.