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Football recruiting

Holmes Onwukaife: 2010 DE Heading to UT Camp
Cedar Park defensive end Holmes Onwukaife, one of the top sophomores in the state of Texas, grew up in the Austin area and has watched the Texas Longhorns all his life. This weekend, the Texas Longhorns will get a chance to watch him as he'll show off his power and speed at a UT Camp.

Adrian White Photo Gallery
DeSoto corner Adrian White will be one of the top recruits in the class of 2010 and there will most likely be a who's who of top programs stepping up to the plate with scholarship offers, but his recruitment could come down to a traditional battle between Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M.


A.J. Abrams update ...
Dallas Morning News
Talked to A.J.'s dad, Andy, today and he said A.J. is still seriously considering jumping to the NBA and will take his time on that decision. A.J., a junior, has until June 16 to withdraw his name from the draft. If he goes undrafted, he could also return to Texas as long as he doesn't hire an agent.


Longhorns follows fate of own stars and recruits today
Austin American-Statesman
Some will come and some will go. The future of Texas Longhorns baseball starts today with the major leagues' first-year player draft.

Kasparek will wait for his name to be called today
Victoria Advocate
Kenn Kasparek isn't one of those people who see the glass as half-full. He sees it as overflowing. I can't say for sure, but I'd bet Kasparek's optimistic nature springs from his upbringing. It comes as no surprise that Kasparek will travel from Austin to his home in Weimar this morning so he can watch today's Major League Baseball draft with his father, Don, and mother, Louise.

Baseball's Ruffin and Rupp earn freshmen All-American status
Texas Longhorns freshmen Chance Ruffin and Cameron Rupp were hand-picked by Collegiate Baseball for the Louisville Slugger's Freshmen All-American Baseball Team the publication announced on Wednesday.


Catching Up With Ricky
For all the talk about Jason Taylor and his situation, there's still always a fascination with Ricky Williams, who is preparing for what everyone hopes will be his first full season with the Dolphins since 2003. Williams spoke to reporters after Wednesday's OTA practice and, as always, he had plenty of interesting things to say.

Bear Report Audio: CB Nathan Vasher
Not only did the Chicago Bears lose Mike Brown in Week 1 last year, but they were also without the services of Nathan Vasher for most of the season. Bear Report caught up with Vasher at Halas Hall after Wednesday's OTA workout, and subscribers can listen to that exclusive audio feature right here.


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