Foreman weighs in lighter at combine
Ex-Texas RB will do all of the drills in Indianapolis.
The running backs invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis have been weighed and measured.
Former Texas star D’Onta Foreman weighed 233 pounds. That’s down 16 pounds from his listed weight while dazzling with the Longhorns.
Oklahoma star Samaje Perine, who like Foreman declared for the NFL a year early, also weighed 233.
The heaviest back at the combine is Leonard Fournette, who weighed 240. Fournette also is considered the best prospect amongst the tailback bunch. But scouts may wonder whether he’s gotten too heavy. Fournette was listed at 235 pounds while playing for LSU. His own college coaches had observed that he needed to shed some weight.
Aside from getting their measurements, Foreman and the other running backs will undergo medical exams and team interviews. They’ll bench press Thursday, then do all their running and agility drills Friday.
Foreman is the lone Longhorn invited to the combine. His agents confirmed to the American-Statesman that Foreman will do all drills in Indianapolis.
Baseball: Ahead of this week’s trip to Stanford, Texas picked up a 9-5 win over Lamar at UFCU DischFalk Field on Tuesday night.
Thanks to a Cole Coker home run — the first of the freshman’s college career — Lamar jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Texas got two runs back in the inning’s bottom half. The Longhorns then surged ahead by a run when Bret Boswell crushed a ball off a light pole beyond the fence in right field in the Longhorns’ turn to bat.
In addition to his tworun homer, Boswell drew two walks and was hit by a pitch. He scored four times, and that fourth run gave Texas an 8-5 advantage in the seventh. Lamar (6-3) was unable to get any closer to Texas (6-3).
Tuesday’s game featured 12 pitching changes, nine by Lamar. Sophomore Nick Kennedy, who entered the game in the fourth inning and recorded four outs, earned the win for Texas.
The pitching changes provided Texas’ offense with different looks throughout the evening.
Boswell, for example, hit his home run off of Ryan Erickson, who is listed as an outfielder on Lamar’s roster. Boswell drew walks from southpaw Matt White and the right-handed Chad Fleischman, and sophomore right-hander Josh Crain hit him with a pitch.
Boswell said it was tough to adjust to the revolving door of Cardinal pitchers, but in-game preparation helped his cause. First baseman Kacy Clemens hit ahead of Boswell on Tuesday, and Boswell scouted his opponents from the on-deck circle, since Clemens bats lefthanded like he does.
Four Longhorns — Kacy Clemens, Kody Clemens, Travis Jones and Michael McCann — evenly split eight of Texas’ hits among themselves. Kacy Clemens hit two doubles, and Jones registered his first triple of the season. “We’re aware of the situation involving our signee, Reese Leitao,” UT coach Tom Herman said in a statement. “We’re collecting information, will talk to Reese and his family, let the legal system run its course and then address it further at the appropriate time.”
According to a police report obtained by the American-Statesman, campus police at Jenks High School were called after a Xanax pill was found in Leitao’s bag during a search by an administrator. Leitao told his principal that he was selling the drug; 19 additional Xanax pills were later found in a bottle that was hidden in Leitao’s underwear. The bottle was for a different prescription that had been made for Leitao.
Leitao also had more than $1,300 on him.
Leitao is the son of DePaul men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao. The school released the following statement: “DePaul University respects men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao’s right to address parental matters in private and will have no further comment.”
Leitao, a 6-4, 235-pound tight end, caught 34 passes for 423 yards and four touchdowns in his senior season.
He was considered a top-10 player in the state of Oklahoma and the nation’s 19th-rated tight end prospect, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU and Penn State also offered him.
He was considered a contender to earn playing time this fall; Texas, under Herman, is expected to need a tight end that can block as well as line up as a receiver.
“If he doesn’t grow another inch, he’s got a chance to be that dual guy for us,” UT tight ends coach Corby Meekins said last month.
Tight end Reese Leitao was contender to play this fall for UT.