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:

Johnson: 'Deep down, I'm still a Texas boy'
A lot has changed in Dravannti Johnson's life the past couple of days. On Friday, he de-committed from Texas A&M and quickly set up a visit with the Texas Longhorns. He made his way down to Austin on Saturday to check things out and felt in his heart that he was where he wanted to be. On Sunday, Johnson became the 19th verbal in Texas' 2008 class.

Schools Readying to Check Out Ibiloye
South Garland safety Joseph Ibiloye is one of the hottest uncommitted prospects in the state of Texas right now. After a good showing at the Scout.com combine in Valley Ranch, he is now getting ready for spring practice. Several elite schools have promised to come out and see what Ibiloye can bring to the table, including the Texas Longhorns.


Football position analysis: Offensive line
Houston Chronicle
During the next week I'll take a look at the depth chart for some important areas entering the 2007 season. The offensive line will introduce three new full-time starters to replace Justin Blalock, Kasey Studdard and Lyle Sendlein. Here's how the unit would look if the season began today:


Boone closing things out for Longhorns
Daily Texan
It's nearly the same scene every time. Randy Boone jogs in from the dugout calm as can be and toes the rubber with another Texas win on the line. An inning or two later, he leaves the mound with a celebratory yell and fist pump. The senior Longhorn is Texas' closer, a title he's held since asking for it during Texas' series with Long Beach State earlier this year. "That's his unselfishness, his pride and wanting to fulfill a role on the team," said Texas coach Augie Garrido, whose No. 5 Longhorns host UT-Pan American today at 6:05 p.m.

Kyle Russell named Big 12 Player of the Week
Texas Longhorns' sophomore outfielder Kyle Russell was tabbed the Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week the league announced on Monday.


NFL Draft Q&A: Texas CB Aaron Ross
Texas cornerback Aaron Ross had personal visits with nine teams during the month of April. Find out what teams have shown interest, how a hospital trip in December affected him, his ability in the defensive backfield, how much he likes special teams play, and much more...

Ross could provide return on investment
Cincinnati Enquirer
Aaron Ross is dating Sanya Richards, gold medalist in the 4x400 meter relay in the Athens Olympics. The Texas cornerback, a possible selection by the Bengals with the 18th overall pick Saturday in the NFL Draft, does not shy from the question of who's the better athlete.

How high can they go?
Daily Texan


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