'09 Linebacker Likes the Texas Schools

The Texas Longhorns made it a point to get two to three linebacker commits in the class of 2008. That number might not be as high with the 2009 class, but several prospects are already starting to stick out. Rockwall's Aaron Arterburn is one of those guys, and he is looking to improve upon an outstanding sophomore year. Where do the Longhorns stand with Arterburn?

"I've always liked Texas and the other Texas schools," Aaron Arterburn said. "I've been watching Texas since I was a little kid."

Despite having interest in the Longhorns, Arterburn's only camp visit over the summer came when he traveled up to Norman to visit Oklahoma.

"I only went to an OU camp," Arterburn said. "It went real good. I got to work out with their linebacker coach. He was pretty cool."

Arterburn also received camp invites to Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Kansas, but he was not able to attend. Arterburn talked about what makes him such an interesting prospect.

"Well I'm mostly a rusher. We run a lot of stunts. I'm also pretty good in coverage. It was a little bit difficult at first, but I got most of the learning down by the end of the season," Arterburn said.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Arterburn recorded just over 80 tackles last year on his way to earning All-District and Defensive Sophomore of the Year honors. He also plays on the offensive side of the ball at wide receiver and tight end.


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