• A'Shawn Robinson decommits from Texas, caps tough stretch for Longhorns

    The hits just keep coming for Texas.

    A day after Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds released a statement which admonished co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite for “inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student” at the 2009 Fiesta Bowl, Arlington Heights defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson decommitted from Texas. He will likely sign with Alabama.

    Even though Robinson committed to play for Texas last February, he also took official visits to Florida State, Southern California, and Alabama. Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban met went to Arlington to meet with Robinson earlier this week. Burntorangenation.com reports that Robinson informed Texas defensive tackle coach Bo Davis of his decomittment during an in-home visit on Saturday.

    Davis’ decision comes on the heels of the Applewhite scandal, which may have contributed to Robinson’s choice.

    Davis is the fifth former member of Texas’ 2013 class to decommit. Sealy athlete Ricky Seals-Jones, Lancaster defensive end Daeshon Hall, Belton tight end Durham Smythe, and Arlington Martin running back Kyle Hicks all decommitted earlier in the year.

    Meanwhile, Texas is already working on replacing Robinson with another exceptionally talented defensive lineman.

    Memphis Central defensive end Frank Herron is visiting Austin this weekend, as the Texas coaching staff makes a last-ditch effort to bring him on board. Herron is rated as a five-star by rivals.com, and is currently committed to Louisiana State. He is joined by two other prospects who have also made verbal commitments elsewhere: DeSoto running back Dontre Wilson (committed to Oregon), and Palo Duro safety/wide receiver Montrel Meander (committed to Washington State).

    Texas is expected to add approximately three more members to the 2013 class, which now stands at 14.

  • Backup QB Connor Brewer arrested for public intoxication

    Backup quarterback Connor Brewer was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication.

    Sgt. Robert Weyand confirmed this morning that UTPD arrested a Texas football player for public intoxication. Weyand said the arrest took place outside of Jester Center and that the player was taken to the Travis County Jail.

    Head coach Mack Brown said the program is monitoring the situation and will let the legal process play out.

    “We're aware of Connor's situation and are disappointed anytime one of our players is accused of wrongdoing,” Brown said in a statement. “We've talked with his family and will continue to monitor the situation … We've always prided ourselves in our program's family atmosphere, and this will be handled within our family."

    According to county records, Brewer was booked at 2:49 a.m. Saturday. Three offenses are listed: public intoxication, minor in possession of alcohol and a traffic offense, although no charges were filed for the minor in possession offense.

    With David Ash having two years of eligibility left and Case McCoy entering his senior season, Brewer is considered by some to be the Longhorns' quarterback of the future. 

    According to the recruiting website Rivals.com, Brewer was a four-star prospect coming out of Chaparral High (Chandler, Ariz.). The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder won three state titles in high school and was one of the most highly touted players Texas signed before last season. 

    Brewer redshirted in 2012.