High School: Big 12

Video: Where will Ra'Shaad Samples land?

July, 9, 2012

Dallas Skyline wide receiver Ra'Shaad Samples tells Midlands recruiting coordinator Damon Sayles where he will be playing his college football.

Five-star running back Johnathan Gray of Aledo broke more records in high school than an embattled music store employee.

Now the nation's top running back and No. 2 overall player in 2012 is turning his attention to doing more of the same for the Longhorns as the most-hyped recruit to come to Texas since Vince Young in 2002.

How much of an opportunity will he get next season with two solid backs already in Austin in Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron? What are his personal goals for next season, thoughts on running the Wildhorn and dusting off the Wishbone?

Gray answers those questions and more in a Q&A with HornsNation.

SLC-ex Ross Stripling hurls no-hitter for A&M

May, 12, 2012

Southlake Carroll product Ross Stripling threw the 11th no-hitter in Texas A&M history Saturday, leading the seventh-ranked Aggies to a 1-0 home win over San Diego State.

The senior, who was scheduled to participate in graduation ceremonies Saturday, allowed only a fifth-inning walk while striking out seven. He threw 106 pitches.

Stripling, a ninth-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 draft, improves to 9-2 with a 2.36 ERA.

It was A&M's first no-hitter since Zach Jackson's seven-inning gem against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 14, 2004. Matt Blank had the last nine-inning no-hitter for the Aggies, accomplishing the feat against Texas-Pan American on Feb. 6, 1996.