Spotlight on Michael Huey

Huey battled Jones (89) during the West practice

SAN ANTONIO — Texas offensive guard commitment Michael Huey talks about practice Monday, facing future teammate Andre Jones and his expectations for this week during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

IT: What was practice like for you today? How do you think you adjusted to the level of play?

Michael Huey: There's a very big difference here. In high school, you play all these different guys and maybe there's a few that are all-region and you go up to them and you blow by them and it feels good, but now you're going against All-Americans.

IT: You and future Longhorn teammate Andre Jones battled at times today. How did that go?

Huey: It went pretty well. He's a very physical guy. I can adjust to that.

IT: Who won the war between you and Jones?

Huey: I would probably have to give him a little more points than me, but not by much. He just had a couple more by me.

IT: Tray Allen seems to be the leader of the six Longhorn commitments here. Do you view him that same way?

Huey: Maybe. I like to call him ‘The Governor.' He goes around, knows people and shakes their hands.

IT: Who was the last Texas coach you talked to?

Huey: Coach McWhorter called me two days before New Year's Eve. We just talked. He gets one call a week and he was just seeing how I'm doing and how everything's going. He told me good luck before I came here.

IT: You and Texas defensive end Eddie Jones were teammates at Kilgore High School. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last year. Did you consult with him about his experience before you came here?

Huey: Yeah. I texted him and he told me what it was going to be like, how practices went and encouraged me to get ready for a crash course.

IT: Do you have any expectations for this week?

Huey: My main goal is to become a better football player. This is All-American and I want to be a little above that, but I've got a long ways to go still.

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