Staff Reports

Gilmer head football coach Jeff Traylor is one of the leading candidates for the open tight end coaching position at the University of Texas, CBS19’s and ETFinalScore.com’s Eric Sullivan confirmed.

Sullivan is in Austin and scheduled to interview for the assistant coaching position.

There are two open positions, tight end/special teams and defensive line.

Longhorns coach Charlie Strong has stated several times he wants to have a close relationship with all high school coaches in the state of Texas. If Traylor does get the job it would be a huge win for Strong to corner the market in recruiting the East Texas area.

Traylor has won three state championships in his tenure at Gilmer including this past season.

Traylor is under consideration for the tight ends/special teams coaching position and would bring strong ties to the talent-laden East Texas region where Texas A&M is increasingly finding success, burnorangenation.com reported.

Traylor coached defensive back Kris Boyd, who recently signed with the Longhorns. Also, Boyd’s younger brother Demarco Boyd, a junior linebacker, has committed to Texas.

Cedar Hill head coach Joey McGuire was interested in joining the UT staff, but elected to stay at his current position for family reasons. His son is a quarterback at Cedar Hill.

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