Commitment 101: Texas flips four-star wide receiver Troy Omeire from Texas A&M

Texas fans received a gift Friday morning when four-star wide receiver Troy Omeire flipped his pledge from Texas A&M to the Longhorns. It continues a trend of Tom Herman running circles around Jimbo Fisher in the 2020 recruiting class. Texas’ class now consists of 20 … Read More

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Texas flips four-star wide receiver Troy Omeire away from Texas A&M pledge

Texas’ 2020 class moved to 20 members and into the top-five of the national recruiting rankings on Friday morning when four-star wide receiver Troy Omeire flipped from Texas A&M and announced his pledge to the Longhorns on Twitter.  The 6-3.5, 210-pound product of Fort Bend Austin is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five in-person scouting reports on Texas targets

Travels across the state through three weeks of the high school football season have allowed me to watch five Texas targets in-person early in the season. The 2020 recruiting class is nearly wrapped up with 19 commitments. The focus is shifting toward the 2020 and … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 4 guide to watching Texas’ 2020, 2021 commitments

Four of Texas’ 2020 commits are off this week as Duncanville, Alvin Shadow Creek, Lufkin and Aldine MacArthur ready for their upcoming district schedules. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is out with an injury. The other pledges are in action, including recent commitment Ty Jordan of West … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Conference play begins around the nation, plus four NFL bets

The corner beat the books for the first time this season with a 4-3 record last week. We’re at 8-8 over the past two weeks as more information is known by programs in college football and across the NFL.  A quick refresher: Betting … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining the current status of Big 12 recruiting classes

The Big 12 suffers from a perception problem that there is a huge talent gap between the top two programs and everyone else. That is illustrated in the current 2020 recruiting rankings. Texas’ class ranks fifth in the nation, while Oklahoma checks in at 11th. Iowa State is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star LJ Johnson impresses; closer look at 2021 running back options

CYPRESS — Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is nearly wrapped up. Head coach Tom Herman admitted as much Monday at his weekly press conference when he stated that the 2020 cycle wouldn’t be a full 25-man class. Herman’s reasoning was a lack of attrition. Another possible reason … Read More

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Big 12 football power poll: TCU’s D moves Frogs up; Cyclones continue to disappoint

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (3-0) Lincoln Riley continues to toy with defenses no matter who starts at quarterback. Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts has accounted for more touchdowns (13) than incompletions (12) through three games. The defense looks mildly improved, which could be enough for Oklahoma to run the table. 2. Read More

The Dotted Line: Donovan Jackson provides update; a look at the 2021 offensive line cycle

HOUSTON — The state of Texas is full of beef in the 2021 class. And there are more than a handful of four-star talents, and a couple of five-star prospects, in the state for 2021. Texas landed the first punch when it gained a commitment … Read More

Commitment 101: Three-star running back Ty Jordan is a versatile weapon

The Longhorns added an all-purpose back to the 2020 recruiting class on Sunday night when three-star West Mesquite product Ty Jordan became Texas’ 19th commitment of the cycle. Tom Herman’s program is inching towards another top-10 class after a slow start. The … Read More

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Three-star Ty Jordan running back pledges to Texas over USC, Tennessee

The Longhorns added an all-purpose back to the 2020 recruiting class on Sunday night when three-star West Mesquite product Ty Jordan became Texas’ 19th commitment of the cycle. Tom Herman’s program is inching towards another top-5 class after a slow start. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six in-person scouting reports on Texas commits from 2019 season

Texas’ 2020 class consists of 18 members and ranks sixth in the nation. The 2021 class already has eight members. The recruiting machine at Texas is cooking following consecutive top-three classes in Tom Herman’s first two full cycles. The high school season is a few weeks in, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 3 guide to watching Texas commitments

Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is the only Texas commit not in action in Week 3 as he continues to recover from a knee injury. The other 17 are playing across the state as district play begins for some in the larger districts. Here is a guide … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Major betting challenges for Big 12 teams, Week 2 of NFL

The good news: We went 4-1 on NFL games in last week’s Craven’s Corner. The bad news: We went 1-4 on college games. We’ll take the split and move into Week 3 of the college season, which is also … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is left for Texas in the 2020 recruiting class?

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class hasn’t grown since cornerback Joshua Eaton pledged on Aug. 23. Texas was afforded consecutive home games to start the season, giving Tom Herman and his staff chances to host their remaining priorities. Meanwhile, the 2021 group grew to eight pledges on Saturday … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Baylor moving up; Sooners steady at the top

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (2-0) Lincoln Riley is an offensive genius and his Sooners are shoulders above the rest of the Big 12 after two weeks. Oklahoma put up 70 points against South Dakota. Transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts is completing 82.9 percent of his passes for 591 yards and six … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits enjoy Texas experience despite LSU loss

The eyes of the nation were on Austin Saturday night when the Longhorns battled LSU in a high-scoring 45-38 loss. ESPN’s “College GameDay” was in town. Austin’s own mascot, Matthew McConaughey, nearly took off Lee Corso’s literal head while removing his figurative one, and the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Hudson Card, Jaden Hullaby face off

Two future Longhorns faced off Friday night in Lake Travis when quarterback Hudson Card and his Lake Travis teammates outlasted Jaden Hulluaby and Mansfield Timberview, 48-26. Card, a four-star dual-threat quarterback, threw for four touchdowns and scored on a … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders can play offense or defense

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Read More

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Texas adds 2021 four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders to recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Read More