Longhorns star dancing a Texas two-step

Updated: December 15, 2012, 11:32 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Haley Eckerman admired the play of former Nebraska star Jordan Larson so much, she decided to wear Larson's jersey number, 10, while she was still in high school.

Eckerman was recruited by Nebraska, and strongly considered that school. She's from Waterloo, Iowa, about a five-hour drive from Lincoln, Neb.

Yet when she and her mom, Julia, were returning from a much longer trip -- to Austin, Texas -- on Eckerman's last recruiting visit there, ...

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