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  1. Johnson brothers follow father to Texas

    Max Olson

    Two sons of a former Texas legend are following in their father's footsteps. San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Kirk Johnson and younger brother receiver Collin Johnson announced their commitments to Texas on Thursday during an unoffi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Juco TE Whiteley picks Longhorns

    Max Olson

    Texas picked up its first verbal commitment of the Charlie Strong era on Wednesday. Arizona Western Community College tight end Blake Whiteley chose the Longhorns over Arkansas, Virginia, Purdue and several other offers, his father confirmed Wedne...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. DB Brown perseveres despite father's stroke

    William Wilkerson

    ESPN 300 defensive back Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen) is a mama's boy through and through. His mother, Tammy Walker-Brown, will tell you so without hesitation. But there isn't a voice on this earth that resonates more with Brown than his names...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  4. Father of UT pledge on strength of commit

    William Wilkerson

    Texas commitment Derick Roberson (San Antonio/Brennan), an ESPN 300 defensive end, has a way of keeping Longhorns fans on their toes. Roberson is pretty reserved when it comes to talking to the media, and even Texas' coaches at times, according to...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. With father in prison, CB Roberts matures

    William Wilkerson

    Jermaine Roberts didn't even have time to wipe the sleep from his eyes. By the time he could gather his thoughts, and even process what was happening, he'd been pulled out of bed by New Orleans law enforcement officials who thought he was the pers...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  6. ESPN 150 LB Bates talks Texas interest

    William Wilkerson

    It's convenient to assume that Tennessee is the only UT on the mind of ESPN 150 outside linebacker Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra). His father, Dallas Cowboys special teams legend Bill Bates, played for the Volunteers in the ear...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  7. Trey Lealaimatafao, Texas Longhorns commit, sees hard work pay of...

    Max Olson

    Little did he know when his parents practically forced him to visit Texas months ago, Trey Lealaimatafao, then full of doubt about his chances with big Division I programs, now has the size -- and raw talent -- to stand out.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  8. Watch List TE caps weekend with offer

    Sam Khan Jr.

    The last three days have been eventful for ESPN Watch List tight end Koda Martin. He visited Texas A&M with his father, Manvel (Texas) High School coach Kirk Martin, on Thursday while the elder Martin attended the Aggies' annual high school co...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  9. 2014 QB checks out Longhorns practice

    Max Olson

    Texas got an unexpected visit for its spring practice on Saturday from a 2014 quarterback. Devlin Isadore, who recently transferred to Houston Eisenhower, showed up to take in the Longhorns' afternoon practice with his father. "I liked it. I li...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  10. Recruiting back in focus for OL Billings

    William Wilkerson

    The Texas Longhorns only improved their standing with ESPN 300 offensive lineman Andrew Billings (Waco, Texas/Waco) during his official visit to Texas this weekend. "He enjoyed the visit. He enjoyed it," said Anthony Billings, Andrew's father. "H...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  11. Father's A&M ties won't sway Jake Oliver

    William Wilkerson

    ESPN 300 wide receiver Jake Oliver (Dallas/Jesuit) lives in a house divided by school loyalty but tightly woven by love and a family-first attitude. He has been steadfastly committed to Texas since Feb. 15, choosing the Longhorns over a host of of...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  12. Small-town Cannon has big-time plans

    Max Olson

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas -- The K.D. Cannon you see today wasn't created by hype and big stats. Those endless days of summer in Mount Pleasant are what made Cannon the state of Texas' top junior wide receiver. Every weekday, he and his father, Kei...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  13. Alex King finds fresh start with Texas Longhorns after father's d...

    Max Olson

    Alex King thought about giving up. He was graduating with a degree in history from Duke University. The punter had one remaining year of eligibility, but what was the point?

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  14. Nick Watkins becoming top football recruit with father's help

    William Wilkerson

    Nick Watkins growth as a top 2014 cornerback prospect has come with the help of his father, a former NFL DB.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2012
  15. James Gray looks to his son's first season

    William Wilkerson

    When it comes to the popularity of family members, Johnathan Gray undoubtedly trumps that of his father James Gray. But that's not to say the elder, and still nimble, Gray didn't make a name for himself when he was his son's age. He finished hi...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  16. Penn State kicker Fera interested in Texas

    Max Olson and William Wilkerson

    Penn State junior kicker Anthony Fera has contacted the Longhorns about joining their program, his father told ESPN.com, and he's returning home this weekend to consider a visit to Texas. Tony Fera confirmed that his son is planning to visit his ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012