Recruiting

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

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Countdown to Signing Day: Highest-rated Longhorn football recruits from out of state

National Signing Day is around the corner and to help fans get ready we’re giving you a daily five. Texas shouldn’t have to leave the state of Texas for high-profile, dynamic, awesome football players. But they have. Here are the five highest-rated recruits since 2000 not from Texas. 5. Demarco … 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

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Countdown to Signing Day: Top 5 Texas recruits who lived up to their ranking

Editor’s note: All recruiting rankings based on the 247Sports.com composite unless otherwise noted. In the modern world of college football recruiting, it’s all about the stars. Many players become household names before they even get to campus, placing extraordinary expectations and celebrity status upon the shoulders of 18-year-olds. No matter … 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

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Countdown to Signing Day: 5 highest-rated recruits to transfer from Texas

National Signing Day is around the corner and to help fans get ready we’re giving you a daily five. Sometimes it doesn’t always work out after signing day. Whether it’s a just a bad fit, or another player emerging on the scene, sometimes players just need a change of scenery. 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

Destination Texas, Part 6: Tom Herman learns about alignment from Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you’ve listened to Tom Herman since he arrived at Texas, you’ve probably heard the word “align” once or twice. The concept of alignment is simple. For Herman, it just means making sure that everyone associated with his football program has the same mission in mind. It’s … 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

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Countdown to Signing Day: 5 of Texas’ greatest recruiting finds

The best football programs in the country are littered with four- and five-star prospects, and Texas is no different. Throughout its history, the 40 Acres has attracted the best and brightest from the high school ranks. Not all college football stars were recruiting stars, however. Below is a list of … 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

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With Matt Coleman on board, Texas hoops strengthens top 10 recruiting class

Texas got the one recruit they were fishing for on Monday, and the class rankings for Texas men’s basketball only improved. According to the 247 Sports composite rankings the Longhorns 2017 recruiting class includes four 4-star players and is No. 6 in the nation. Although the … Read More

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Countdown to Signing Day: 5 highest-rated recruits of the Mack Brown era

National Signing Day is around the corner and to help fans get ready we’re giving you a daily five. Mack Brown, aka Mr. February, is one of the greatest recruiters in the history of college football, not just Texas football. Brown routinely landed top five classes during his time at … 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