Trent Gow (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield) knew Texas wanted to sign two tight ends for its 2013 class, but he was pleasantly surprised to find out he’s just what Longhorn coaches are looking for.
At least that’s the impression Gow got after spending time with tight ends coach Bruce Chambers during Texas’ junior day Saturday.
“They said they’re looking for one who can block,” Gow said. “I guess most of theirs are a bunch of receivers who play tight end. They need one who can block and I fit perfectly in that category. I was really impressed.”
That’s Gow’s forte. He plays as primarily a blocking tight end in a power-I offense at Mansfield, and he could tell from watching the Longhorns’ spring practice that the program didn’t have many guys like him.
Gow knows he has competition for his spot in the class. Belton’s Durham Smythe already has an offer, and Texas also brought in Red Oak’s Jeremiah Gaines on Saturday. From his conversations with Chambers, though, Gow did not think UT coaches were considering Sealy receiver Ricky Seals-Jones as one of their two tight end selections.
He enjoyed his time in Austin more than he thought he would. Gow especially liked the small size of Texas’ campus and the overwhelming capacity of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. Now he just wants to know where he stands.
“They said they were going to call us back and talk to us,” he said. “I think [Chambers] said it would be on Monday, but I don’t know.”