"Devon and I got back late last night. Our flight was delayed," said Derek.
The Austin experience, however, was much better than the return flight.
"We got in on Friday afternoon and had dinner with the (Texas) coaching staff and Blaine Irby. It was a great trip for him (Devon). He enjoyed himself a lot," said Derek.
Most of the day Saturday was spent observing practice and meeting with the academics people before another meal – this time with Nagurski, Hendricks, and Lombardi-winning defensive end Brian Orakpo.
"It was phenomenal. Devon got to pick his (Orakpo) brain," added Derek.
Many recruiting fans were worried that most of the Texas campus was already headed home for the holidays and therefore, the coaching staff could not roll out the red carpet for Kennard.
"It was nice that the campus was quiet. Devon got to just hang out with the guys, and see what the guys were like," said Derek.
Derek says that Devon is now in a position to sit back with his family and evaluate his options with Texas and USC.
"Both schools have great tradition, great coaches, great everything. For Texas, Devon is a great fit for their scheme. He plays in a great spot to make plays and they have a need at his position," said Derek. He continued, "Derek can't make a bad decision between the two, but there is a better decision. He just needs to evaluate the options and make his own choice."
That decision could be as early as next week.