ARLINGTON, Texas -- Scout.com caught up with 2015 quarterback Nathan Elliott at Sunday's Dallas…
Talk about it in our forum and, if there's a recruit out there you'd like to hear more from, let us know. Read Digest'Em after the jump: Tar Heel commitment interested in Texas Losing ground? Henderson waiting for his chance Texas loses out on bball offer Tar Heel commitment interested in Texas Three-star quarterback Nathan Elliott (Celina, Texas) has always loved the Longhorns. He grew up rooting for Texas and had to hear about them from former teammate and current UT center Jake Raulerson. But Texas, despite showing some interest in the past, never really got serious with the dual-threat quarterback. So he did what was best for him and committed to North Carolina shortly after the Tar Heels offered. "I've built a great relationship with Coach [Larry] Fedora and Coach [Keith] Heckendorf, the quarterbacks coach," he said. "The campus is great, the school is great academically, and the offense they run is perfect." Ah, but the Longhorns are scheduled to come in for a visit either this week or next, which could make things pretty interesting for the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder. "I am kind of excited to get it out of the way," Elliott said of his commitment. "I know that Texas is coming up either this week or next week. That's the only other school that could possibly see something happen. But I am really comfortable with North Carolina." What's he hoping to prove to the Longhorns when they stop by? "I just hope that they see that I can play because the past two years they've recruited me they've kind of led me on," he said. "Nothing really ever happened. Coach [Shawn] Watson seems pretty cool. I hear it's between me and a couple of other guys that they could offer one of us. I think that's really cool. I'm excited for the opportunity to show them what I can do in person." Elliott isn't looking ahead and is 100 percent committed to UNC. Let's get that straight. But a Texas offer would be hard to pass up. "Shoot, man, I'm not a huge fan of the whole decommitting thing. But I've always loved Texas," he said. "It's been a dream school of mine growing up and my dad's a high school coach so he will coach on Friday nights and he could come watch me. "Celina is kind of the center of the Big 12. It could be good for my family. But I am really comfortable with North Carolina if that doesn't come. I haven't really looked at the offense. I didn't watch the spring game and haven't gone over that stuff with Coach Watson yet." Losing ground? The Longhorns stopped by to check in on four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson) last week. But the No. 21 CB in the country hinted that was one of the few encounters he's had with the staff in some time. When asked how things were going with Texas, Mbanasor answered, "Rarely talk." Does that make you mad? "Lol, not at all," he said. Mbanasor is in a position not to fret about Texas "rarely" keeping in touch. He's got over 20 offers from schools in the SEC, Big 12, Pac-12, Big Ten and several other conferences. The Longhorns have only been on board with Mbanasor since April 9 when it finally offered the talented DB from about 20 minutes north of Austin. When he picked up the offer, Mbanasor said that Texas would go "in line with the rest." "This whole experience is just a blessing in itself," Mbanasor said. "I'm sure a lot of people thought it was kind of strange that they offered some kind of further-located DBs than me, with me living 15 to 25 minutes away, but it wasn't ever a big deal for me. "Being in this situation, it's a humbling experience," Mbanasor said. "I tried to have the attitude that if they offered, they offered. It wasn't something I was going to stress over." Henderson waiting for his chance Eastern Washington is the only program that's offered three-star quarterback Jaylon Henderson (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood Park). He's thankful for the Eagles taking a chance on him, but knows in his heart of hearts that he deserves more attention. "I wouldn't say I'm ‘being overlooked,'" he said. "I'd say I just strongly believe in my abilities and where my hard work has taken me. I just have confidence in myself. "Now don't get me wrong, I'm not ‘there' yet and there's always room for improvement. But I know what I can do and I do know where my place is amongst the talent across Texas." What Henderson wouldn't mind is finding his place amongst the offers of Texas in 2015. Right now Henderson is on the outside looking in, but that could change. The Longhorns stopped by his school last week and he's had conversations with the staff at a Texas junior day and also the Orange-White scrimmage. But the Longhorns aren't the only school that stopped by to check in on Henderson last week. Central Florida, Kansas, BYU, Houston and North Texas did to. "At this point the schools I'm interested in are mainly schools who are interested in me and have seen me thrown in person, or trust my abilities as Eastern Washington did, and just believe in what I can do," he said. "I'm taking a lot of visits this summer but as of now, I'm pretty open-minded about where I'd be interested in." Texas loses out on bball offer It appears like the Longhorns waited just a little too long to offer four-star shooting guard Austin Grandstaff (Rockwall, Texas). The No. 12 SG in the country, who picked up an offer from Texas on Thursday, committed to Ohio State on Sunday during a visit to Columbus, Ohio. Future Coach #BuckeyeNation ?? can't wait to get to Columbus! pic.twitter.com/iRUQ4SofoD— Austin Grandstaff (@AustinGstaff1) May 4, 2014 Grandstaff, who is currently ranked No. 47 overall, chose the Buckeyes over offers from Florida, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M, and UNLV. Through one EYBL session this spring, Grandstaff has put up 82 points, which is good for 20.5 points a game. He joins Mickey Mitchell (Plano, Texas/West) as the second player with a Texas offer that has committed to Ohio State for 2015.
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