SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Thursday was a day of chest pumping and bragging for the six future Texas Longhorn recruits on the West squad at the U.S. Army All-American bowl in San Antonio.
In all, there are 16 Texas natives and 12 Californians on the West squad and let's just say on Wednesday night there were two separate room parties going on at the team hotel, but as UT commit Eddie Jones said, the Longhorns represented the Lone Star state.
"It was a great win," Jones said. "I'm just proud of all of them guys. Texas didn't even play their best, but we still got the win and the national championship. We'll be hopefully playing for the title in the next four or five years.
"I was jumping up and down yelling and screaming. I can barley talk because I was screaming the whole game."
Most of the yelling by Jones was directed towards a group of Californians who are all strongly considering the Trojans.
Colton (Calif.) linebacker Allen Bradford watched the game with Jonas Mouton, Jamere Holland and Devin Ross.
When the game ended, Jones was one of the first people in the potential Trojan's room rubbing it in, along with Longhorn commits Sergio Kindle, Deon Beasley, Jevan Snead, Dustin Earnest and J'Marcus Webb.
"When they lost I was shocked and I was just looking at the TV in disbelief for about a minute," Bradford said. "Everybody just came in the room and gave us a hard time on how Texas won.
"Then Devin (Ross) was playing around telling guys he's going to Texas now because they won. Jonas (Mouton) was doing the same thing. I said 'you all are traders. We are here supposed to be representing California.' They kept saying they were going to Texas and it was funny, it was real cool."
The game also meant a lot to one of the coaches on West squad. South Lake Carroll head coach Todd Dodge played quarterback at UT from 1981-1985.
Dodge is considered one of the top high coaches in the country and he has a great deal of respect for what head coach Mack Brown has accomplished since arriving in Austin.
"When Mack Brown got there he's just done a tremendous job of bringing everybody back into the mix," Dodge said. "It's been a lot of fun to be coaching in the state of Texas and to have him being the head of our team. It makes me proud to be a Longhorn."
After the win, Jones said the other two things he did was start recruiting even harder for Longhorns and he also told his parents to pick him up some national championship gear that he could wear in front of his West teammates on Saturday.
"I told my parents to bring me up a t-shirt," Jones said. "I'm going to wear it after the game. I need to start changing some minds and get some other guys to come with me."