The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas’ nine offensive commitments in the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of 17 prospects and ranks sixth in the nation. It’s the top-ranked class in the Big 12. That wasn’t true in July as the Longhorns struggled to gain commitments while rivals like Oklahoma and Texas A&M sprinted … Read More

The Dotted Line: Love of football, Austin made Texas the right choice for Utah’s Fillinger

DRAPER, Utah — Corner Canyon defensive end Van Fillinger bugged his mom the entire summer before the third grade, begging to play football. The family had moved to Utah from Arizona a year before and his mom, Janel, missed the sign-ups the previous … Read More

Commitment 101: Wide receiver Quentin Johnston oozes athleticism

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and … Read More

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Texas lands elite wide receiver Quentin Johnston from Temple

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and in … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star safety Xavion Alford provides versatility

The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The … Read More

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Texas beats Texas A&M for four-star safety Xavion Alford

The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: In Big 12 recruiting, there’s Texas and Oklahoma and then everybody else

The recruiting landscape within the Big 12 changed over the summer as Texas began surging to the top of the rankings. The Longhorns added 10 commitments since the start of June and their national class ranking jumped from the 30s to No. 6, per 247Sports’ composite ratings. Read More

The Dotted Line: Longhorns gain control of the updated 2020 Fabulous 55

Two weeks away from kickoff for the Texas high school football season, it’s time for an updated 2020 Fabulous 55. Not much has changed at the top, as eight of the previous top-10 ranked prospects are still in the top 10. And Galena … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Brandon Campbell, Jordon Thomas ready for junior seasons

HOUSTON — A host of elite prospects from the Houston-area converged last Saturday night for the final Fast 7v7 tune-up before the start of actual football practices. The stars in attendance weren’t just incoming seniors. The 2021 class is headlining recruiting news with 2020 classes filling. Forty … Read More

Commitment 101: Princely Umanmielen provides perfect fit for Texas’ defensive line

Texas stayed local to land four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star from Manor High School surprised the recruiting community by pledging to the Longhorns on Monday afternoon. The 6-4, 249-pound defender picked Texas over programs like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He’s now the 15th commitment in … Read More

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Manor defensive lineman Princely Umanmielen commits to Texas

Texas stayed local to land four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star from Manor High School surprised the recruiting community by pledging to the Longhorns on Monday afternoon. The 6-4, 249-pound defender picked Texas over programs like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He’s now the 15th commitment in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Xavion Alford, Joshua Eaton discuss their approaching decisions

HOUSTON — It’s almost odd for a star in the 2020 class to still be uncommitted. Forty players on the Fabulous 55 are already pledged to a school. The trend is continued residue from the advent of the early signing period and the ability of … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star safety Jerrin Thompson becomes Texas’ 14th 2020 pledge

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class gained its 14th member on Sunday when four-star safety Jerrin Thompson pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-0.5, 183-pound product of Lufkin High School picked up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff on July 23. He’s the first safety committed to the … Read More

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Texas adds commitment from 2020 safety Jerrin Thompson

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class gained its 14th member on Saturday when four-star safety Jerrin Thompson pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-0.5, 183-pound product of Lufkin High School picked up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff on July 23. Thompson committed within two weeks to become … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2021 offensive tackle Hayden Conner

Katy Taylor offensive tackle Hayden Conner shocked the recruiting world on July 23 when he committed to Texas. It wasn’t that the four-star wasn’t high on the Longhorns from the beginning. It was that he pulled the trigger so early in the recruiting process. His commitment was … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where will Texas find wide receivers in the 2020 class?

On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver remains Texas’ glaring weak spot for the 2020 class. Hudson Card and Ja’Quinden Jackson are high four-star prospects committed to compete at quarterback. Five-star running back Bijan Robinson’s commitment gives the … Read More

Commitment 101: Cornerback Ethan Pouncey is a four-star playmaker

Texas dipped into Florida to land four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey. The Winter Park native is a 6-1, 160-pound prospect ranking 10th in the nation at his position. Pouncey chose the Longhorns over 20 other offers, including Florida and Auburn. His older brother, Jordan, is a wide receiver … Read More

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Four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey picks Texas

Texas dipped into Florida to land four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey. The Winter Park native is a 6-1, 160-pound prospecting ranking 10th in the nation at his position. Pouncey chose the Longhorns over 20 other offers, including Florida and Auburn. His older brother, Jordan, is a wide receiver … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining Texas’ options in the secondary for the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class now ranks 16th in the nation and consists of 12 commitments. It’s a dead period until the end of August, meaning no visits to campus and no late-night phone calls for college coaches. It’s a time for the 2019 season to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2020 defensive end Van Fillinger

Corner Canyon (Utah) defensive end Van Fillinger is one of just two out-of-state commitments for the Longhorns. The other is five-star running back Bijan Robinson. Texas signed 10 such prospects in 2019. Fillinger, the third-ranked player from Utah in the 2020 class, is a 6-3, 250-pound three-star … Read More