Dallas Colleges: UT
Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas/Guyer) was on vacation in South Padre, Texas, with his family when he got word from his high school coaches that he had received an offer from Texas.
An immediate celebration ensued.
Odds are there was a similar reaction when the 2014 quarterback informed Texas’ coaching staff that he had accepted its scholarship offer on Tuesday.
Heard (6-foot-2, 180 pounds), who confirmed the news with HornsNation, is the lone quarterback in 2014 with an offer from Texas. He is the fifth commitment of the class and the most hyped of the bunch thus far.
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The Texas senior wide receiver and Rowlett product qualified for the Olympics on Sunday by winning the long jump event at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Goodwin’s career-best leap of 27-foot-4 (8.33 m) on his final attempt secured the victory, breaking a tie with second-place finisher William Claye.
With the win, Goodwin became the first collegian to win long jump titles at both the NCAA Championships and U.S. Olympic Trials in the same year since 1960.
What does this mean for Goodwin’s final season on the football field? Luckily for the Longhorns, he won’t have to miss much during his trip overseas.
Texas opens fall camp on Aug. 2. Goodwin’s qualifying round in London is Aug. 3. The long jump finals are the following day.
From there, Goodwin will hop on a plane and rejoin his Texas teammates on the practice field.
“He’s been a guy that’s handled both sports very well, and that’s a difficult thing to do,” Texas coach Mack Brown said earlier this month. “Unlike last year, he can get back pretty soon and still have some preseason work before we open up the first ballgame.”
Former Longhorn Sanya Richards-Ross also punched her ticket to London on Sunday with a win in the women’s 400-meter dash. Richards-Ross’ time of 49.28 seconds set a new meet record.
The Longhorns open the 2012-13 season with a home date against Fresno State (Nov. 9), coached by former UT assistant Rodney Terry. Texas hosts Coppin State in the regional round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 12).
The Longhorns then head to Maui for the championship rounds of the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 19-21). Texas will be joined in the eight-team tourney field by: Butler, Chaminade, Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, North Carolina and USC. Matchups for the championship rounds in Maui will be announced at a later date.
UT returns to Austin for a pair of home contests against in-state opponents Sam Houston State (Nov. 27) and Texas-Arlington (Dec. 1). The Horns travel to New York City to play Georgetown (Dec. 4) at historic Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic. Tip time for the UT-Georgetown contest has already been set for 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
Texas then faces UCLA at Reliant Stadium in Houston (Dec. 8) before returning to the Erwin Center for contests against Texas State (Dec. 15) and North Carolina (Dec. 19). Texas registered a 74-72 against No. 11 UNC on Dec. 30, 1995, in the Tar Heels’ only previous matchup against the Longhorns in Austin.
The Longhorns will travel to East Lansing, Mich. to face Michigan State (Dec. 22) at the Breslin Center. Two years ago, UT snapped Michigan State’s 52-game home win streak against nonconference foes with a 67-55 victory (Dec. 22, 2010).
Texas will conclude its nonconference slate with a home game against Rice (Dec. 29).
The Big 12 Conference schedule has not been finalized at this date. UT’s complete television schedule for the 2012-13 season will be announced at a later date.
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