Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football recruiting:

Inside Texas Blog: Thoughts From the Road
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his thoughts from the northern Texas portion of IT's Recruiting Road Trip and talks about his face-to-face meetings with Longhorn commits Michael Wilcoxon, Kyle Hix, Tray Allen, Sam Acho, Keenan Robinson, Malcolm Williams, G.J. Kinne and their respective high school coaches.

Campbell: 'What I'm Looking Forward To'
Aldine, Texas offensive lineman Daniel Campbell was very impressive at the U.S. Army National Combine earlier this month. Since then, his scholarship offer total has grown to eight and several teams have already extended junior day invitations. Campbell told Inside Texas where he's headed over the next month.

Sam McGuffie Update
Cy-Fair running back Sam McGuffie put up some incredible numbers during his junior season and sent his stock soaring through the roof. He has already picked up three scholarship offers and expects more to come in after signing day. McGuffie has become great friends with one of the top 2008 prospects in the Lone Star State and will likely follow him to several junior days.

Texas recruit Tray Allen named top lineman
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn football recruit Tray Allen has been named the nation's top prep lineman by Parade magazine. Parade is releasing its high school All-America team this Sunday, and Allen is one of three Longhorn recruits on the squad. Allen is a 6-foot-4-inch, 295-pound offensive lineman from Grand Prairie. His coach, David Fisher, told Parade that Allen is "strong enough to play tackle, mobile enough to play guard and smart enough to play center." Other Longhorn recruits on the Parade team are Plano East linebacker Keenan Robinson and El Paso Andress defensive tackle Andre Jones.


Audio: A.J. Abrams
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger talks with Longhorn sophomore guard A.J. Abrams about his own and his team's development.

Durant claims third Big 12 honor
Austin American-Statesman
In news sure to evoke a reaction of "well, duh," Longhorn Kevin Durant was named Big 12 player of the week on Monday. Durant, a 6-foot-9-inch freshman, has received the honor three times in the past four weeks, a string broken only by Mario Boggan of Oklahoma State on Jan. 22.

Will Durant answer NBA's call?
Daily Texan
The answer was a simple one for Kevin Durant. After witnessing yet another malfunction with the Erwin Center shot clock this past weekend against Baylor, Durant offered to help out with the costs of fixing it once he signs his first NBA contract. Heck, he even joked about buying a new arena for the Longhorns. In reality, one day he could, if he wanted. However, the new shot clock might come later than expected. While Durant has mentioned that the thought of the NBA does cross his mind from time to time, he leaves most of the talk about his future fortunes up to the national media and fans.


Chicago's Vasher exudes confidence drawn from his UT days
San Antonio Express-News
The magnitude of the game doesn't seem to bother him. Neither does the prospect of facing two of the league's top receivers. And he says it's all because of his playing days at Texas. Even though it's his first dance on football's biggest stage, Chicago Bears cornerback Nathan Vasher arrived at the Super Bowl with a been-there, done-that attitude that stems from having played for one of the nation's top Division I programs.


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