G.J. Kinne: Enjoys Meeting Future Teammates

Three weeks ago, G.J. Kinne had just finished his senior season at Gilmer and was committed to the Baylor Bears. A lot has changed in the last three weeks. After John Brantley switched his commitment from Texas to Florida, The Longhorns came calling with an offer that Kinne couldn't refuse.

"It was a good experience. I got to hang out with Brandon Collins and some of the other guys. It was fun. We really dominated," G.J. Kinne said. "I was real impressed with all of them. I could see why they are committed to Texas. They all had great athletic ability."

Kinne and several other Texas commits put up some big numbers in the West's 35-25 victory over the East. Kinne is known more for his arm but looked like a dual-threat quarterback Saturday afternoon. He threw for 70 yards and a touchdown through the air combined with 25 rushing yards on five carries. Kinne talked about his performance in the game.

"I felt I did pretty well. There were a lot of great players there. It was just fun distributing the ball to those guys. Usually, the passing game is a little easier for me, but my running game was better than I expected," Kinne said.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Kinne gave his verbal commitment to the Baylor Baylor Bears Bears back in July but couldn't refuse when Texas came knocking. He talked about why he decided to become a Longhorn.

"Texas has always been great," Kinne said. "I have always wanted to play for them. When the opportunity came, I had to take it."

Kinne has set up his official visit to the University of Texas for January 19th. He has been in regular contact with the members of the Longhorn coaching staff since he committed at the end of December.

"I have been talking to Coach (Greg) Davis, Coach (Ken) Rucker and Coach (Mack) Brown at least twice a week," Kinne said.

Kinne is ranked as a three-star prospect and the 37th quarterback prospect in the nation by Scout.com. He had a great senior season at Gilmer racking up 2,962 yards and 43 touchdowns through the air.

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