For the past few days, Rivals.com has churned out one five-star recruit interview after another, discussing, well, each of their recruitments. Among those included three interviews with big-time Texas Longhorns targets Marvin Wilson, the Episcopal defensive tackle, Baron Browning, the Kennedale linebacker, and Walker Little, Wilson's teammate and an Episcopal offensive tackle.
Here's each of their complete interviews with Rivals' Mike Farrell and what they had to say about the home-state ‘Horns:
On Texas: "I just want to see them have a productive year. They're a great, great program and stuff like that. Great coaches and everything like that. Coming from the home state, you just want to see that program do great. I see myself playing there just because I'm from there."
On Texas: "Coach Strong is recruiting me pretty hard. He's been after me pretty hard."
On Texas: "I definitely have a really good relationship with Coach Strong, been building on it with Coach Mattox, the new O-line coach there. [We] definitely had ground to catch up on. I really like him a lot, though, and talking to him a lot. Definitely going to get out there sometime this summer again and in the fall. I built a good relationship with a lot of the players and incoming players, too. You know, I definitely feel comfortable at Texas."
Based on each of their comments, it wouldn't be surprising to see all three end up in burnt orange, nor would it comes as a huge surprise if none of them landed in Austin.
To me, Wilson's comments came off as if Texas were to have a good season and prove to him he wouldn't be signing up for a five or six win season, he'd have no problem playing for Charlie Strong.
Browning noted his relationship with Strong, but virtually said nothing about Texas as a whole and the way he raved about Ohio State isn't the most encouraging news for Texas hopes.
If Little's comments are any indication, Texas will have to outlast Stanford and Ole Miss. Does Little want the academic prestige of Stanford, the family ties of Ole Miss or will the in-state pressure to play for Texas define his decision?