Follow along live with 40 Acres Sports on Twitter and below for beat by beat coverage of the two big recruits making their commitments today. We’ll have breaking news and our thoughts during today’s [tag]Jackson Jeffcoat[/tag] and [tag]Jordan Hicks[/tag] press conferences. Things start early with Jeffcoat’s announcement from Plano West High School at 10am. We’ll be live here and on Twitter so join us to discuss the next Longhorn greats.

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(Live threads from Jeffcoat & Hicks commits after the jump.)

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Posted January 27th, 2010 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football, Recruiting

Friday is going to be a busy day for fans of the Texas Longhorns.

According to Dallas sports reporter Mike Doocy, 5-star defensive end [tag]Jackson Jeffcoat[/tag] will announce his choice live on Dallas’ Fox affiliate live on Friday. Linebacker [tag]Jordan Hicks[/tag] will also make his decision known that day.

Jackson is the son of former Dallas Cowboy Jim Jeffcoat, who is currently a coach at the University of Houston. Texas, Oklahoma, and Houston are Jeffcoat’s three finalist with most believing. Jeffcoat will be choosing between the Sooners and the Longhorns. The Jeffcoat family has, as expected, handled the entire process very professionally. No press conferences, rumors, or other BS. They have followed their plan and thoughtfully considered all their options.

Jackson has his dad at Houston and his twin sister is headed to OU, but still Texas reportedly has remained at or near the top of his list. Longhorn fans have to feel good about their chances. Despite family pulling him towards his other finalists, the Horns are rumored to be the young man’s favorite.

Update: According to Orangebloods.com, Jeffcoat will make the announcement from his high school gym at 10am Friday. (Jan. 28. 12:32pm)

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Posted March 3rd, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Baseball, Feature

The Texas Longhorns had a rough weekend at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park but finished it off Sunday with an 8-7 win over the hometown [tag]Houston[/tag] Cougars.

The Horns went into the seventh inning with a 6-1 lead thanks mainly to a three-run [tag]Cameron Rupp[/tag] single in the first and a two-run homer in the fifth by first baseman [tag]Brandon Belt[/tag]. Texas starter [tag]Cole Green[/tag] pitched six strong innings before fading quickly in the seventh and giving up four runs before being pulled. The Cougars added two more runs in the top of the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

In the bottom of the tenth, freshman [tag]Connor Rowe[/tag] played the role of hero by singling in the game-winning run in his first college at bat. Rowe knocked the 2-0 pitch into centerfield to easily score David Hernandez from third base and give the Longhorns the much needed win.

Check out video highlights from the Houston Chronicle below:

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