The Dotted Line: Texas recruits react to the Red River Showdown loss to Oklahoma

It was Texas’ turn to host recruits during this year’s Red River Showdown against Oklahoma. The home team gets to invite and host prospects at the game, like it would for a normal home game. Dozens of commitments and targets were at the Cotton Bowl … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which programs are recruiting better than Texas in 2020?

Tom Herman and his Longhorns must prove capable of winning conference championships and competing in the College Football Playoffs before Texas gets back in the national discussion alongside Alabama and Clemson. One place Herman already has proven he can hang with those programs is on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commitments

It’s a busy week for the Texas commits in the 2020 and 2021 class as district races heat up throughout the state. Nineteen of Texas’ 20 pledges for 2020 are playing on Thursday or Friday. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth remains sidelined with an injury.  Ja’Quinden Jackson, … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: What’s the right bet in the Red River Rivalry?

Going 4-1 in the NFL allowed us to cash last week and move to 22-23-1 since the start of the season. We’d be back at .500 for the year, but Texas pushed at -11 last weekend over West Virginia. Let’s try to put our college football woes in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2021 quarterback Jalen Milroe

Texas found its quarterback in the 2021 class early when four-star Katy Tompkins dual-threat Jalen Milroe picked Texas this summer. He instantly become a force on the recruiting trail, helping Texas add multiple prospects in his area. Milroe led Tompkins to its first ever playoff appearance as a … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: OU, Texas set to battle for top spot; 5-0 Baylor up to No. 3

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (5-0) Oklahoma receives its first true test of the season on Saturday when Lincoln Riley’s squad faces off with Texas. The Sooners are destroying opponents and look even better with Jalen Hurts at quarterback, which is scary considering Oklahoma graduated two Heisman trophy winners after the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Kitan Crawford shines on offense, defense in win

WYLIE — Tyler John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford lurks in the shadows of Texas’ 2020 recruiting class. That’s a testament to the quality of the prospects pledged to Tom Herman’s program. Crawford is a four-star ranked as the 11th-best cornerback in the nation and as … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Camar Wheaton considered the best junior running back in nation

WYLIE — The top-rated running back in the country resides in Texas for the second consecutive cycle. Galena Park North Shore five-star Zachary Evans is the top-rated player at the position in the 2020 class. The 2021 cycle is headlined by Garland … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three prospects Texas hopes to add to the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of 20 prospects and ranks fifth in the country. The top-ranked class in the Big 12 isn’t likely to reach the full allotment of 25 signees, as even head coach Tom Herman acknowledged that a lack of attrition in the program means fewer … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas’ commitments for 2020, 2021 in action

It’s a slower week for Texas commitments due to open weeks throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Seven of Texas’ 20 commitments in the 2020 class are off this weekend. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is injured.  Quinten Johnston, wide receiver, Temple Temple at Belton, Friday, … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Betting on Texas to cover, Auburn to beat Florida

The underdogs ruled Sunday and it cost us our first losing NFL week of the season. The corner is now 17-19 since the start of the NFL season. Not great, but there are plenty of opportunities to make that money back with a loaded week of football action … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2021 defensive end, Texas target Tunmise Adeleye values relationships, scheme

KATY — The most talked about football prospect at Katy Tompkins is junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, a Texas commit for the 2021 cycle. The highest-rated prospect in the program, though, is fellow junior Tunmise Adeleye. The four-star defensive end is the No. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jalen Milroe’s leadership qualities attracting fellow prospects

KATY — Jalen Milroe is a winner. The junior quarterback from Katy Tompkins led the Falcons to their first playoff appearance in school history as a sophomore. Tompkins is 5-0 with a big showdown against Katy looming on Thursday, and the Texas commit is the … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Oklahoma the class of the league; Cowboys clearly No. 3 team

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (4-0) This could be Lincoln Riley’s best Oklahoma team since taking over the head coaching job, which is scary considering the Sooners always win the Big 12 championship and replaced Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks in consecutive seasons. Quarterback Jalen Hurts could be the third in a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Troy Omeire explains his flip from Texas A&M

MISSOURI CITY — When it comes to football, recruiting remains the only place where Texas or Texas A&M can score a win against each other. And the Longhorns struck a real blow on Sept. 20 when four-star wide receiver Troy Omeire announced his decision to … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on a handful of Texas commits

My trips around the state to watch high school football to watch Texas commitments and targets was fruitful last week with three future Longhorns squaring off in one game when Ty Jordan and West Mesquite battled with 2021 commits Ja’Tavion Sanders and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 5 guide to watching Texas’ football commitments

Two of Texas’ 2020 commits are off this week as Lufkin and Temple ready for their upcoming district schedules. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is out with an injury. The other Longhorns pledges are in action, including recent commitment Troy Omeire of Fort Bend … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Baylor, SMU are among the smart teams to back in Week 5

The corner cashed for the second straight week and we’re now 13-13 since the start of the NFL season. Future bets placed in the inaugural Craven’s Corner are looking fruitful with Ohio State rolling and the Baltimore Ravens impressing. There is still … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Ty Jordan ready to prove height doesn’t dictate talent

DENTON — Does size matter on the football field? West Mesquite athlete Ty Jordan hopes to prove height doesn’t define a player. The 5-7, 183-pound three-star pledged to Texas on Sept. 15. Jordan argues his production and willingness to block outweighs his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Junior commits Billy Bowman, Ja’Tavion Sanders impress in win

DENTON — Two of Texas’ eight 2021 commitments  play at Denton Ryan. The duo was in action against a 2020 commit and West Mesquite on Friday, blowing past Ty Jordan and his teammates 63-0. Juniors Billy Bowman and Ja’Tavion … Read More