Today was the big second mini-camp of the summer for the Longhorns. Although today’s event was primarily about 2011 prospects (sophomores that will be juniors in the fall), there were several interesting 2010 camp notes.
First, 2010 athlete Justin Gilbert of Huntsville made a stop by the camp with the hopes of earning an offer for the Longhorns. Gilbert, who plays quarterback for the Hornets but is being recruited either as a corner or wide receiver by most colleges, spent the bulk of his day working out at wide receiver.
About a month ago at a Scout.com combine, Gilbert ran an electronically timed 4.46 in the forty yard dash and a 4.30 in the shuttle at 6-0 and 178 pounds.
It does not sound like Gilbert will get an offer from Texas but he already holds offers from OU, Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Nebraska, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, and Utah.
Gerry spoke with Gilbert this afternoon. The 6-0, 180-pounder shortly after he and 2011 teammate Kameron Simmons (S/WR) left Austin.
Gilbert, who will likely decide between OU, A&M and Baylor by summer’s end, said the camp was alright, but he didn’t receive an offer.
“It was alright,” Gilbert said. “We did position drills. I worked out at receiver. We ran the forty and shuttle, but we didn’t get our times. I did pretty well at receiver. I think I did well on the deep ball.”
Gilbert says he doesn’t know how hard Texas is recruiting him or about other camp plans at this point.
“I don’t know how hard they (Texas) are recruiting me. I can’t say because I don’t know. I’m not sure of any other camp plans either. I’m just trying to get ready for the season. It’s not far away,” Gilbert said. --(June1 15th)