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Jeff Traylor speaks with LHN about Texas Longhorns recruiting

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Scout's Big 12 Recruiter of the Year says it's all about relationships.

Fresh off being named Scout's Big 12 Recruiter of the Year, Texas Longhorns tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Jeff Traylor spoke with the Longhorn Network about recruiting.

In the clip above, LHN's Jane Slater interviews Traylor, a former high school coach in Texas, about the recruiting process and working with coaches at that level.

"Most of those guys (high school coaches) are better coaches than we are," he said. "They don't need us, we need them."

Slater then asked what it was like sitting on the other side of the desk when he coached high school.

"Some of the guys that come through that are college coaches are some of the most unbelievable people in the world," Traylor said. "They treat you with humility and they respect what we did as high school coaches. Some of them are very arrogant and don't think we know what we're doing. I can tell you, Texas high school coaches can outcoach most of them."

Traylor spent 15 years as Gilmer High head coach, winning three state titles in the process, and is quickly making a name for himself in Austin and beyond, earning consideration for an interview at Texas State for the head coaching position in recent weeks and playing a critical role in the hire of new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert back in December.

When head coach Charlie Strong flew to Tulsa with athletic director Mike Perrin and school president Greg Fenves, Traylor was the only assistant coach to accompany them.