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Texas loses commitment of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers

The Longhorns suffered a five-star loss Wednesday night when 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers backed away from his pledge. Ewers is the top-rated quarterback in the junior class, ranking second nationally on the 247Sports composite rankings. He was one of three Texas pledges in the 2022 cycle. Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Taking underdogs in the Big 12, with four NFL wagers

Nothing has been easy in 2020, including sports gambling. This might be the hardest year in memory to place bets on games that may or may not happen, counting on players who may or may not play in the game. The disruptions in practice schedules and missing players … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive line recruiting must improve in 2022 after its 2021 failures

Recruiting the offensive line in the 2021 cycle was an abject failure for the Longhorns and offensive line coach Herb Hand. Texas entered the cycle with high hopes because of a loaded crop of in-state prospects at tackle, guard and center, including a pair … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Morice Blackwell provides versatility, production for Arlington Martin

ARLINGTON — The versatility possessed by Arlington Martin defender Morice Blackwell would make a Swiss Army Knife blush.  The four-star Texas commit is considered an outside linebacker. But he also plays inside linebacker and safety for Martin. He starts on every special … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers ‘100%’ committed to Texas

SOUTHLAKE — Quinn Ewers is regarded as one of the best high school quarterbacks that has come from the state of Texas in recent memory. The five-star Southlake Carroll product entered his junior season as the top-rated quarterback in the entire 2022 class. He’ll … Read More

Texas report card: How those Horns’ two-week fixes translated into on-field grades

Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday stopped the bleeding after back-to-back losses to TCU and Oklahoma. It also served as a snapshot: On the Monday after the OU loss, Tom Herman laid out plans to take the open week and this week to fix what was ailing the Longhorns … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas offensive tackle pledge Max Merril

Texas added a commitment on Sept. 25 from Houston Strake Jesuit offensive tackle Max Merril. The three-star is one of three offensive line pledges in the cycle, alongside Hayden Conner and Michael Myslinski. Merril is one of 17 … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: The Big Ten joins the college football party, the Big 12 is in full swing

Our strong start in September was mostly erased following a three-week span in October. Craven’s Corner started the year 14-5. We now sit at 21-19 thanks to an atrocious three weeks betting on NFL games. We’re 1-8 at the professional level in October with a 6-6 record in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of out-of-state recruiting targets trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class consists of 17 members with the early signing period less than two months away. The 2021 cycle is proving difficult for the Longhorns for a number of reasons, including their on-field performance. Tom Herman’s program is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting offensive lineman Bryce Foster, trio of 2022 Texas targets

The season is about a month old for Class 5A and 6A programs in the state of Texas. That’s allowed recruiting writers to go on the road and watch nearly a dozen games so far. The latest round of in-person scouting reports are headlined … Read More

The Dotted Line: Charles Wright hopes to break Austin High playoff streak before Texas career

Texas commit Charles Wright is on a mission to lead Austin High to its first playoff win since 1957. The quarterback passed for 290 yards and five touchdowns in Friday night’s win over Akins, moving the Maroons to 3-0. The offense is … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Eleven bets to place this week across college football, NFL

So far, our October is shaping up similarly to the October that the Longhorns and Cowboys are experiencing. We were riding high with a 14-5 record in September. Going 1-4 last week brings the October mark to 3-7. Still, we’re betting with house money after a 17-12 start … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on four Texas football commits

The past two weeks allowed me chances to watch four different Texas commits, including three from the 2021 class. Texas’ 2021 class consists of 17 pledges, while the 2022 cycle already has three highly-ranked players. Scouting reports from the games I attended in September can be found … Read More

The Dotted Line: Choosing football, not basketball, paying off for Texas commit Jaylon Guilbeau

LA PORTE  — Basketball was Texas commit Jaylon Guilbeau’s preferred sport until high school. But the cornerback from Port Arthur Memorial made the right choice, earning offers from power programs like Texas, Alabama and Georgia before picking the Longhorns over 15 others in September. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jordon Thomas ‘blessed’ to be back after injury

LA PORTE  — Injuries can be a blessing in disguise for a young football player. Port Arthur Memorial defensive end Jordon Thomas missed his junior season with a leg injury. The Texas pledge was back on the field last Thursday against La Porte as … Read More

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La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis spurns Texas for Texas A&M

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis chose a future at Texas A&M over the Longhorns and 16 other offers. The three-star prospect announced his decision on Saturday afternoon while the Aggies were playing Florida at Kyle Field. The 6-1, 300-pound Regis was a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: Albert Regis announces commitment date; Texas makes Caleb Burton’s final list

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis has scheduled his college announcement for noon Saturday. The three-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle is considering Texas, Arkansas, Houston and Texas A&M. He has received 17 offers. Regis is a 6-1, 300-pound … Read More

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Four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. backs away from Texas pledge

The Texas Longhorns suffered a loss last Saturday when TCU left town with a victory. Tom Herman’s program suffered another loss heading into the Oklahoma game on Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. decommitted from the Longhorns. The Denton Ryan product was the second-highest rated … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Cravens’ Corner: Take the Longhorns, Aggies as underdogs; Tom Brady on Thursday

Craven’s Corner must recover from our first losing week of the season, a 2-3 start to October. We’re still placing bets with house money, however, due to our 16-8 record on the season. We’ll place five more bets this weekend in hopes of returning to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Nine prospects from the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Nine players of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted with two months remaining until the early signing period after four-star safety Andrew Mukuba, No. 30 on the list, chose Clemson over Texas and LSU. The 2021 cycle is unlike any … Read More