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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:

Spencer Reeves: Up to 15
Two of the top prospects that attended Texas' second junior day were Dallas Skyline's Spencer Reeves and Keanon Cooper. They both left Austin without an offer, but both still have strong interest in the Longhorns. While Texas' coaches have yet to show much interest in the Skyline products, that hasn't stopped other programs from jumping into the mix.

Terrelle Pryor: "I Want to Play Both"
Terrelle Pryor is's fourth-ranked player in the Class of 2008 - in football. He's also No. 35 in the nation in basketball. The 6-foot-6 junior forward is extremely talented - and has plenty of suitors for both sports.


IT Blog: The Truth Behind "4.4 Speed"
Inside Texas looks at the hype-filled phenomenon of "4.4 speed" and why every single recruit seems to possess it.


Johnson becomes first UT defensive back to earn Hall of Fame honors
Austin American-Statesman
During his record-setting sophomore season, the Longhorn band began playing the Johnny Carson theme music and the crowd yelled "Here's Johnny," every time Johnnie Johnson backed up to return a punt. It wasn't until late October of 1977, when Texas finally achieved a No. 1 national ranking, that Johnson noticed the hearty buzz in the crowd before he fielded the ball. "Finally, against Texas Tech I heard it. And the first time I heard it, I was whacked," Johnson said. "But I had an 82-yarder later in the game." On Wednesday, the National Football Foundation announced that Johnson was one of 12 former players selected to its Hall of Fame. Induction is early December in New York, with enshrinement at South Bend, Ind., next summer.

Longhorn, Sooner share in hall elation
Dallas Morning News
Johnnie Johnson and Tom Brahaney played different positions at different times for longtime rivals. Yet the two had similar reactions when they learned they were part of the College Football Hall of Fame class of 2007. Johnson and Brahaney were among 12 players and two coaches named in the "bowl subdivision," formerly known as Division I-A.


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