Jump to content

Welcome to HornSports

Join our community and talk about the latest in Texas Longhorns Athletics!

tejasrulz

Members
  • Content Count

    3,622
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    24

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to Tlarsen in Talking Texas with 2021 Linebacker Commit Derrick Harris Jr.   
    On April fools day, The NCAA was anything but fun and jokes. Amidst the national crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA announced that they will extend the current recruiting dead period for all Division I and II schools until at least May 31. The news at the end of the day wasn’t shocking in the slightest.
    Coaches are still permitted to communicate with recruits, they just can’t schedule any official or unofficial meetings. Luckily, Texas has already been very busy with its 2021 class. Tom Herman has secured commitments from multiple 4-star recruits and a 5-star recruit, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
    Currently, UT has a top ten 2021 recruiting class, including the best in the Big-12. One reason for that is 4-star pledge, Derrick Harris Jr.
    Harris Jr. is an outside linebacker for New Caney High School outside of Houston. He’s a 4-star prospect on the 247Sports composite and is currently listed as the 25th best player in the state of Texas. He announced his decision to commit to The University of Texas on August 3 of last year.
    “What made me decide on Texas was basically how the coaches were and how great the people are down there, like the players and just everyone in general,” Harris Jr. said on his commitment.
    Harris Jr. has been wreaking havoc on opposing offenses for the past two years as part of the Eagles defense. In 2017, prior to Harris being in the starting rotation, the Eagles were allowing upwards of 28 points per game. Since his insertion onto the field as a sophomore, on average, the Eagles are allowing offenses to score around 14 points a game.
    “What leads to my personal success is mainly for God giving me that talent and my family for just believing in me,” Harris said on his success. “Also just me putting in the effort to just be where I’m at today.”
    In his two seasons as an outside linebacker for New Caney, Harris has put up a stat-line that includes 172 tackles, including almost 40 for a loss, nearly 10 sacks, three interceptions, 13 passes defended and a pair of forced fumbles. It goes without saying that he can literally do it all.
    He received offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, Miami, and Texas A&M among others before ultimately committing to the Longhorns.
    “I’m just looking forward to coming in and be the best player and teammate I can be and hopefully everything would take care of itself,” Harris said on his goals for becoming a Longhorn.
    Undoubtedly he will be a force to reckon with when he becomes a member of the Texas family. He’s a lightning-quick linebacker who’s just as good as meeting a running back behind the line of scrimmage as he is in pass coverage. Fans will have to wait for his arrival though as he still has one more year in Houston before traveling north to Austin.
    Last season, New Caney took a 10-0 record into the playoffs before being one and done in the 5A D1 state playoffs.
    “What I’m looking forward in my senior year is being a better leader and showing everyone else that I am a hard worker and that I gave it all out,” Harris Jr. said. 
    From 2018-2021 Texas has consistently compiled Top-10 recruiting classes nationally. Commits like Derrick Harris Jr. are why the Longhorns have a lot to be proud of when it comes to recruiting bragging rights.
    Harris Jr. wants Texas fans to know a few things about him before his arrival next year.
    “UT fans should know that they are getting a hard worker and someone who will give their all to the team and be there through the ups and downs.”
  2. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Section 14 (ticket has "tunnel" printed on it though, Californians are weird). It was and still is the best football game I have ever been to.
    Before the game, the USC fans were almost apologetic we traveled all that way to get our arses kicked. Little did they know.
  3. Haha
    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    But he's talking about the Shaka Virus. It infects our team every year.
  4. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to lshorn79 in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    I saw the Outlaws open for Lynyrd Skynyrd at the old Palmer Auditorium in 76.   This was a year before the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash.  For the last song of Lynyrd Skynyrd's encore, the Outlaws came out on stage and both groups played Green Grass and High Tides.  With all of those guitars on stage together,  my ears are still ringing.
  5. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from drgilbert in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    I saw AC/DC, with Bon Scott, in Houston when they were a warmup band for Journey. A group called New England opened the show that night.
    I saw Van Halen at The Dillo in July 77, packed and hot.
     
     
  6. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to joeywa in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Y’all please support your local restaurants in any way possible. These folks are struggling mightily right now. 
  7. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to Aaron Carrara in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Hope everyone out there is staying safe.  Tough times all around. Hang in there and keep in touch with us here.
    Without anything going on in the sports world it's tough to provide that kind of news, but were doing our best to get interviews with recruits, etc and will post as they are ready.
  8. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from longhorn_mig in ***🏀 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Thread***   
    I think he will be back due to the $$$ owed him if he gets fired.
  9. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to Aaron Carrara in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Stock your liquor cabinets....  then talk about it on the booze thread.
    https://www.hornsports.com/forums/topic/20440-official-hornsports-“let’s-talk-booze”-thread/
  10. Haha
    tejasrulz reacted to joeywa in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Here’s the answer on TP. 
     
    When one person sneezes, 20 people shit their pants. Seems like a real thing. 😅
  11. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Earl Nobis Jefferson in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Personally I think people are freaking out about this. I went to HEB to pickup some things today and they were out of TP. People hoarding TP, who would have thought it?
  12. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Media-driven. I'm going to continue my day to day just as I always have. Simple hygiene as we're supposed to do anyway goes far against catching anything. Frankly, I'm more worried about catching the flu.
     
  13. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to Aaron Carrara in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    SXSW has been canceled.
    Tom Hanks and his wife have tested positive for Coronavirus.
    The rest of the NBA season has been cancelled.
    March Madness games will not have fans in the stands.


     

  14. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from dillohorn in Jacque, Mrs. Dillohorn, past away yesterday.   
    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and your family.
  15. Sad
    tejasrulz reacted to dillohorn in Jacque, Mrs. Dillohorn, past away yesterday.   
    My heart is broken.............dillo
  16. Haha
  17. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from lshorn79 in *****🏀 TEXAS @ OKLAHOMA GAME THREAD*****   
    Yes, Texas only had 2 FTs and they came with about 1:38 left in the game when an ou player laying on the court intentionally grab Ramsey's leg and it took a replay to call the technical. 
    Texas took 2 FTs, made 2 and ou took 29 FTs and made 21. Sorry but that has to be looked at by the league. Several times Texas players took shots and landed on the floor with no whistle blown.
    Rant over. ou thought they had the game and their toothless fans were chanting "Texas Sucks" and then Coleman banks in that 3 with .4 seconds left. Frigging Priceless! 

  18. Thanks
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in *****🏀 TEXAS @ OKLAHOMA GAME THREAD*****   
    Yes, Texas only had 2 FTs and they came with about 1:38 left in the game when an ou player laying on the court intentionally grab Ramsey's leg and it took a replay to call the technical. 
    Texas took 2 FTs, made 2 and ou took 29 FTs and made 21. Sorry but that has to be looked at by the league. Several times Texas players took shots and landed on the floor with no whistle blown.
    Rant over. ou thought they had the game and their toothless fans were chanting "Texas Sucks" and then Coleman banks in that 3 with .4 seconds left. Frigging Priceless! 

  19. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Baron in *****🏀 TEXAS @ OKLAHOMA GAME THREAD*****   
    Yes, Texas only had 2 FTs and they came with about 1:38 left in the game when an ou player laying on the court intentionally grab Ramsey's leg and it took a replay to call the technical. 
    Texas took 2 FTs, made 2 and ou took 29 FTs and made 21. Sorry but that has to be looked at by the league. Several times Texas players took shots and landed on the floor with no whistle blown.
    Rant over. ou thought they had the game and their toothless fans were chanting "Texas Sucks" and then Coleman banks in that 3 with .4 seconds left. Frigging Priceless! 

  20. Like
    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in Texas secures biggest win of the season with 68-58 upset of Texas Tech   
    Agree. Cunningham and Hamm were the stars for me, especially there late in the game. Hamm has really come a long way.
    This is a great win for Shaka and the team. Lots of injured players, playing with a short bench – rose to the occasion against a good Tech team.
    Bravo
  21. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Texas secures biggest win of the season with 68-58 upset of Texas Tech   
    Cunningham and Hamm played lights out, hope the injured guys were taking notes on the bench.
    Smart did outcoach Beard yesterday. I also have liked the technical he has received the past couple of games, it shows the players he has their back.
    For a team most, including yours truly, wrote off as dead, it's good to see the Horns playing with passion and pride.
  22. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from MikeV73 in Texas secures biggest win of the season with 68-58 upset of Texas Tech   
    Cunningham and Hamm played lights out, hope the injured guys were taking notes on the bench.
    Smart did outcoach Beard yesterday. I also have liked the technical he has received the past couple of games, it shows the players he has their back.
    For a team most, including yours truly, wrote off as dead, it's good to see the Horns playing with passion and pride.
  23. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Yea, that was pretty telling. In all the others I have been sent, the basketball team has been mentioned. Not a good sign for Smart.
    In my original post, I forgot to state it was men's basketball since the women's team was mentioned. However, I think yall knew what I meant.
  24. Like
    tejasrulz got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    In Del Conte's latest email ( I receive because I buy football season tickets), a lot of sports are mentioned except basketball.

  25. Haha
    tejasrulz got a reaction from dillohorn in ***Game Thread: #1 Baylor at Texas***   
×
×
  • Create New...