July 31, 2006

Dustin Earnest is ready to get it going

Some of the state's best incoming freshmen football players will be playing in Tuesday night's Texas High School Coaches Association all-star game, including 10 Texas Longhorns. It will be a chance for the youngsters to showcase their talents on regional television, and it will give the guys a chance to work off some rust before suiting up for the Longhorns next week.

Orangebloods.com was able to take in a couple of the all-star practices, and we caught up with Dustin Earnest to get an update on his progress, including Earnest's first two months on the Forty Acres:

On his first couple months of college life:

It's going great. Running has been hard but fun. The guys are all really nice. Lifting with Mad Dog, we've been busy with that. Classes have been good. I'm glad I got down here (in June) so now I know where everything is with classes and things. That will make it easier in the fall.

On if the transition from high school ball to college ball was a shock to his system:

It was a little bit of a shock but about a week into it was fine.

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