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Hoops recruiting

J'Covan Brown: Nearing Decision
Port Arthur Memorial's J'Covan Brown is one of the most talented combo guards in all of the Southwest. His offer total has swelled over the past couple of months as many of the elite basketball programs from across the country continue to vie for his signature. Brown is close to making a decision, and one school in particular has risen to the top of his list.

Football recruiting

2008 Recruiting: Inside Texas Take Board
With Riley Dodge's decommitment late last week, the Horns' commitment total took a step back from 20 to 19 in a class originally projected to be 20-22 signees. Here's our updated look at what the Horns' Class of '08 Signing Day positional breakdown may look like with position, number of projected takes, current commits and top remaining prospects:

Carroll's Dodge switches from UT to UNT
Austin American-Statesman
Southlake Carroll High School quarterback Riley Dodge won't follow in his father's footsteps. He'll just follow his father. Dodge has changed his verbal commitment from Texas to North Texas, where he will join his father, first-year North Texas football coach Todd Dodge, himself a former Longhorns quarterback.

Dodge's switch should help UNT
Dallas Morning News
Riley Dodge's commitment to North Texas could provide a significant boost to the Mean Green's 2008 football recruiting efforts, several experts said. Dodge withdrew his oral commitment to Texas over the weekend to join his father, UNT's new head coach Todd Dodge.


Upper-division course helps athletes
Daily Texan
The University of Texas has established itself as a powerhouse in collegiate athletics by winning championships and attracting top-notch recruits. However, every now and then, some of those recruits don't pan out as expected. Over the past year, four Longhorns have found themselves in trouble with local authorities while still eligible for NCAA competition. The first was running back and wide receiver Ramonce Taylor last spring, followed by cornerbacks Tarrell Brown and Tyrell Gatewood in the fall. The most recent have occurred over the past month, with defensive end Henry Melton charged with driving while intoxicated on June 1 and safety Robert Joseph charged with burglary a little more than a week later.


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