QB Ken Seals (2020)
With a commitment from 2019 QB Roschon Johnson, Texas has already begun the process of searching for 2020 signal callers. The 2020 QB Ken Seals from Weatherford spent much of his day with quarterbacks coach Tim Beck.
“I got to sit in with Coach Beck in one of the quarterback meetings, kinda see what he does,” Seals said.“Coach Beck is a really intelligent guy, he definitely knows what he is talking about. He’s been in the game of football a long time.”
Seals is no stranger to Austin. The talented QB has already attended 2 camps on the 40 acres and was in attendance from the Texas Tech game this past season.
In 2016, as a freshman starter at Azle, Seals threw for 1414 yards and 10 touchdowns. Following his transfer to Weatherford, he could not play Varsity in 2017, but will return to the field this fall.
Seals is a name to file away as the Longhorns begin the process of breaking down 2020 quarterback prospects.
WR Jaedon Wilson (2021)
The younger brother of former Ohio State and Desoto standout RB Dontre Wilson visited Texas on Sunday. Wilson was able to work his way onto a loaded Desoto varsity team as a freshman in 2017. Another name to file away for the future, Wilson is already a standout track athlete and Texas is well aware of the talent the wideout has.
TE Nolan Matthews
Texas welcomed several tight ends over the 2 day period, with one of them being Frisco Reedy TE Nolan Matthews. Mathews raved about the visit and said he really enjoyed getting to sit down and talk with tight ends coach Derek Warehime.
“Texas is a great place. The way they take care of their players really hit me, when they are in schools and after they graduate,” Matthews said. “I got to talk with Coach Warehime about the offense and ask him questions about that. I feel like the offense would fit what I do well and what I enjoy”
The 6’5 tight end is beginning to receive more and more interest from around the country. Matthews is hearing from Tulsa, Colorado, Texas Tech and Texas State. Texas is planning by stopping by Frisco Reedy at some point during the spring, and Matthews is squarely on the radar of potential tight end prospects UT is evaluating.
OT Hayden Conner (2021)
The Longhorns welcomed in several 2021 offensive lineman for junior day, with Katy Taylor OT Hayden Connor making his way to Austin on Saturday. Despite just finishing up his freshman season a couple of month ago, Connor already holds offers from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas State, Texas A&M and Miami. Standing at 6’5 295 pounds, he easily has the makings of a blue chip offensive tackle down the road.
As far as his experience at junior day, Connor said he enjoyed learning about the program and continuing to build a relationship with Hand.
“The core values. The way they want me to succeed after I’m out of college,” Connor said when asked about what stood out. “They said they want to get to know me more and build a relationship.”
Texas did not extend an offer during the visit, but it would be a surprise if Texas did not offer at some point down the line. So what would an offer from the Longhorns mean?
“It would mean a lot. It’d be awesome to have A&M and Texas.”
OT Bryce Foster (2021)
On Sunday, fellow 2021 Katy Taylor OT Bryce Foster made it in for junior day. Similar to Connor, Foster spoke very highly of Herb Hand and his philosophies as an offensive line coach. The two had an existing relationship from when Hand offered Foster at Auburn.
“I love the way he coaches,” Foster said. “I love his theories.”
Foster already holds offers from Texas A&M, Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Nebraska and Kansas State. Early on in the process, Texas and Texas A&M are the two schools sticking out in the mind of the 6’4 285 pounder.
“They are definitely very high,” Foster said of the Longhorns and Aggies. “They are really close together. It would be a really close race if I had to choose between them”
Foster said he plans on returning to Austin at some point this spring.
CB Xavier Player
2018 safety signee Caden Sterns is not the only talented defensive back at Cibolo Steele. Cornerback Xavier Player attended junior day and came away impressed with cornerbacks coach Jason Washington.
“It seems like the coaches really care about their relationships with the players, especially coach Washington,” Player said. “He’s a great coach and really knows what he is talking about.”
Player previously visited Oklahoma State and plans on taking trips to North Texas and UTSA later this spring.
S Jamal Morris
The teammate of Erick Young, Morris made the visit with his teammate on Sunday. The 6’2 safety was thoroughly impressed with what Texas had to show him.
“I like how they keep it honest, I talked to Coach Herman and Coach Naivar, and they kept it real and I like that,” Morris said.
Following the visit, Morris said the 3 schools that are standing out to him the most are Oklahoma, LSU and Texas. He plans of taking advantage of his official visits this spring, with an eye towards announcing his commitment at some point this summer.