Texas’ final recruiting wish list for 2017: Guidry, Zabie offer local flavor

Eight days separate Tom Herman from signing his first recruiting class as head coach of the University of Texas. The Longhorns hold 15 commitments – bolstered by JUCO linebacker Gary Johnson’s pledge Friday. Texas’ 2017 recruiting class ranks 26th in the nation and 2nd in the Big 12. Herman’s staff … Read More

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Texas target Jav Guidry ‘learned a lot’ on visit

Texas put itself in good position with cornerback target Jav Guidry. The former Cedar Park football and track star took an official visit to the Longhorns, reuniting with his old city and the staff which gained his commitment once in the 2017 cycle. Guidry was a one-time Houston … Read More

Texas, wanting another wide receiver, has limited options for 2017 class

Texas wants a second wide receiver — Damion Miller is the only commitment in the 2017 class. Tom Herman is after a second, and maybe even a third, pledge before national signing day. Texas took a hit when Lancaster speedster Omar Manning reaffirmed his commitment to TCU and … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman, Tim Beck eye the 2018 quarterback class

Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck are ready to ride with existing quarterbacks in 2017. Herman said he does not plan to add another quarterback in 2017, instead focusing on 2018 prospects around the nation. Texas has already extended three offers to quarterbacks in the 2018 class. Read More

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Top JUCO linebacker chooses Texas

The Longhorns’ 2017 recruiting class grew to 15 members when Dodge City C.C. linebacker Gary Johnson chose Texas over programs like Oregon and USC. The 6-foot-1 linebacker was once an Alabama commit, but an SEC rule made him an ineligible transfer. That ruling benefits Tom Herman, who lands a … Read More

Texas hosts second week of visits, including crown jewel K’Lavon Chaisson

Texas hosts its second of three important official visits starting Friday, a group that’s expected to include 10 players, five of which are already committed to the Longhorns. Texas didn’t add commitments after last week’s official visits, but Tom Herman’s program is in good shape with multiple targets planning to … Read More

‘I’m a Texas Longhorn.’ Defensive lineman Max Cummins pounces on UT’s offer

“I’m a Texas Longhorn.” In a recruiting world filled with gray, Max Cummins’ commitment came as a surprising case of black and white. It even caught Texas assistant coach Oscar Giles off guard. “Coach Giles came to my house Tuesday night and basically started selling me on the program. I … Read More

Spring Westfield’s Daniel Young ready to join familiar faces at Texas

Tom Herman built a reputation recruiting Houston while coaching the Cougars to new heights. Now that he’s at Texas, Herman and his staff hope his reign in Houston doesn’t end just because his office has relocated to the capital city. One way to ensure consistency in a pipeline is continuity. Read More

The Dotted Line: Mike Craven recaps the week in Longhorns football recruiting

A lot can happen in a week. The Dotted Line is a weekly update on the state of Texas recruiting. 2017 overview: 14 commitments, ranked 31st nationally, 2nd in Big 12 The Longhorns are in the middle of three important weekends leading to national signing day on Feb. Read More

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Fort Worth defensive lineman Max Cummins commits to Texas

All it took was an offer. Oscar Giles began his visit with 2017 defensive line prospect Max Cummins by letting him know a scholarship offer to Texas was available. By the time the in-home visit ended, Cummins was the 14th commit in Texas’ 2017 recruiting class. Read More

Two new names emerge on Tom Herman’s recruiting 2017 wish list

Two weeks remain before national signing day. Tom Herman’s staff hosted 10 prospects from the 2017 class over the weekend. Four of those visitors remain uncommitted or committed to other schools, including Bishop Dunne cornerback Chevin Calloway and JUCO linebacker Gary Johnson, who were on last week’s version … Read More

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Lancaster wide receiver Omar Manning reaffirms TCU commitment

Omar Manning, a wide receiver out of Lancaster High School, officially closed his recruitment and reaffirmed his commitment to TCU Monday night via Twitter. The No. 23 player in the Fab 55 was strongly considering the Longhorns and was visited by Texas within the past week. Read More

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Longhorns offer Westlake offensive tackle Stephan Zabie

Stephan Zabie, an offensive tackle from Westlake High School, was offered by the Texas staff Monday. It was a tough 2016 for Zabie, who was ruled ineligible by the University Interscholastic League before his senior season. Zabie is the No. 38 ranked player in the Fab … Read More

Sam Ehlinger is ready to start a new chapter at Texas: ‘The future is big’

A quarterback gets called into the coach’s office. It happens to high school athletes all the time. This call was different. Tom Herman, newly named as Texas’ head coach, was on one end of the phone. Westlake quarterback and Longhorns recruit Sam Ehlinger was on the other end. “It was … Read More

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San Antonio product Derek Kerstetter discusses official visit to Texas

Six of the 10 prospects Texas hosted over the weekend were already committed. One of those players is San Antonio Reagan product Derek Kerstetter. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman pledged to Texas after an offer from Tom Herma and the new staff. .embed-container { position: relative; … Read More

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Longhorns offer JUCO defensive tackle Larrell Murchison while on official visit

Recruiting priorities are revealed on official visits. Not only for the individual prospects, but at each position. Texas wants more help along the defensive line in the 2017 class and Tom Herman made that clear by extending an offer to JUCO defensive lineman Larrell Murchison. He’s the No. Read More

Spring collision charted course for Longhorn commit Cade Brewer

The hardest hit by a Lake Travis player during spring drills in 2015 was delivered by a former wide receiver. It was a sophomore named Cade Brewer. Brewer wasn’t necessarily keen on the move from wide receiver to H-Back when it was presented to him by the coaching staff at … Read More

Former Cedar Park cornerback Jav Guidry discusses Texas offer

Days after winning a gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Class 5A state track and field meet last spring, Jav Guidry faced his friends and teammates at Cedar Park High School. He and his family were moving back to California, he told them. They’d have to … Read More

Welcome to Texas: Longhorns will host recruit Chevin Calloway, 9 others this weekend

Official visits solidify current commitments and set the groundwork for potential ones. Three weekends remain before national signing day and Tom Herman’s staff will be hosting numerous commitments alongside potential targets. This blending is on purpose. The best recruiters at universities are its current and future players. The coaches do … Read More

Longhorns search for a third cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class

Texas wants to sign another cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class. The Longhorns have commitments from two cornerback prospects — Kobe Boyce and Josh Thompson — but it’s clear that one of Tom Herman’s top priorities in these final three weeks before signing day is to find one … Read More