Here’s a feel-good story during our dreary no-sports time: Three-star 2020 receiver signee Dajon Harrison dislocated his ankle and tore his fibula during his senior season at Hutto High School. Now, as he prepares to play for the Texas Longhorns, Harrison is looking to former Longhorn linebacker Robert Killebrew to help get back in shape and on the field.
“I knew I wanted to know who the best physical therapist just so I can get back to the field as quick as possible,” Harrison told Fox 7. “I did not know who he was. I didn’t I didn’t really know that he was from Texas, but when I got into his office, he weight room set like full of Texas stuff. So I’m like, Oh, you went to Texas. He was like, yeah, so it’s pretty cool.”
Check out Harrison’s highlights for the Hutto Hippos below:
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: From injuries to new coaches to depth: The pros, cons of Texas’ spring football called off
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Time for Texas to make a bold statement in women’s basketball
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Schaefer is a great hire, but will we see Title IX fallout?
Dallas Morning News: With the high-profile hire of Vic Schaefer, Texas women’s basketball is making a bid to resurrect its powerhouse legacy
Sports Illustrated: Who will be the Longhorns’ next first-round draft pick?
Sports Illustrated: Major Longhorn recruiting target named to SI All American team
247Sports: Memory of his homeless father’s death helps drive Herman’s giving
247Sports: The Stampede: Predicting the 2021 offensive class
247Sports: Filling out O-line a top Texas priority when football resumes
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- On Friday, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the university was parting ways with women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston. By Sunday, the program had found their new head honcho in former Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Vic Schaefer. From Burnt Orange Nation: “Hired at Mississippi State in 2012, Schaefer amassed a 221-62 record with the Bulldogs. Such success equated to five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 2017 and 2018, and an Elite Eight appearance in 2018-19. Most recently, in what ultimately ended as a shortened season due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mississippi State owned a 27-6 record. Schaefer replaces the aforementioned Aston, who totaled a 184-83 record in Austin dating back to the 2012-13 campaign — the same season Schaefer took over in Starkville.”
- Texas senior offensive lineman Denzel Okafor has reportedly decided to pull his name out of graduate transfer portal, per multiple outlets. For Longhorns offensive linemen coach Herb Hand and coaching company, Okafor’s decision to remain on the Forty Acres for his final year of eligibility is a recruiting win. Okafor is projected to start at right tackle in 2020. Over the course of his career as a Longhorn, he’s appeared in 39 games. He’s started in five.
- While Big 12 officials have updated its guidelines concerning team meetings to extend all in-person meetings, conference officials have also opted to double the allowed time for team meetings through video conferencing from two to four hours, Sports Illustrated reports. SI also compiled a complete transcript of the new guidelines. Read more at the link above.
- Bleacher Report’s latest mock draft has Texas receiver Devin Duvernay going in the NFL Draft’s third round (No. 93 overall) to the Tennessee Titans. Sports Illustrated offered up some commentary as a result: “Tennessee would be a solid fit for Duvernay. The Titans had what might have been the best overall rushing attack in the NFL last year led by Derrick Henry and a re-emergent Ryan Tannehill leading the passing game. Duvernay would not only get a chance to work with an experienced, accomplished passer in Tannehill, but also benefit from teams stacking the box to stop Henry. Duvernay ran one of the fastest 40-yard dash times at the NFL Combine this year. His home-run ability could add the last dimension needed to the Tennessee offense and give the Titans the added firepower needed to match up with explosive teams like Kansas City in the playoffs. Duvernay could also contribute on special teams at Tennessee. He’s got the open-field moves to become a dangerous punt and kick returner at the professional level.”
Devin Duvernay is electric. Give me that 4.38 speed in the mid-rounds everyday of the week.— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) April 3, 2020
Also led the country in broken tackles on short passes. Fast & physical. pic.twitter.com/6CwGw3ajeo
- Only about a week after its launch, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s relief fundraiser for those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak has surpassed $75,000 in donations.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger's coronavirus fundraiser has crossed $75,000. It's got 616 donors and counting. https://t.co/Lqa8RtJjke— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) April 5, 2020
- Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Connor Williams, a Texas alum, has a message for us while we all continue to hunker down and wait for this COVID-19 mess to finally be over.