The Dotted Line: Local defensive linemen Alfred Collins, Princely Umanmielen visit Texas

Local defensive linemen Alfred Collins and Princely Umanmielen are among the seven uncommitted prospects left on the updated  Fabulous 55. The duo was on campus Saturday, surrounded by dozens of top targets in the 2021 and 2022 cycles. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2019 defensive class

Texas signed the third-ranked recruiting class in the country for the 2019 cycle, the second straight No. 3 class for head coach Tom Herman. It was headlined by 10 out-of-state pledges and a pair of five-stars. The class has already been marred by transfers, position changes … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: We’re betting on NFL underdogs in AFC, NFC championship games

A 2-2 record in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and a miss on the national championship game meant the Corner didn’t cash for the first time since before Thanksgiving. Going 2-3 dropped us to 68-57-4 with three NFL games remaining before the … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2019 offensive class

Texas signed the third-ranked recruiting class in the country for the 2019 cycle, the second straight No. 3 class for head coach Tom Herman. It was headlined by 10 out-of-state pledges and a pair of five-stars. The class has already marred … Read More

The Dotted Line: Part 2 of our fifth annual 20 for 20 signing day primer for Texas

This is the second half of the American-Statesman’s fifth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 5. What you need to know. We published … Read More

The Dotted Line: Part 1 of our fifth annual 20 for 20 signing day primer for Texas

This is the American-Statesman’s fifth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 5. What you need to know. Part 2 will publish on Wednesday: 1. Will Texas sign a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: The latest on the seven remaining uncommitted Fabulous 55 prospects

The impact of the early signing period in December is illustrated by the lack of uncommitted prospects remaining on the 2020 Fabulous 55. Only seven prospects remain without a school as national signing day inches is three weeks away. Most prospects elect to sign … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruiting updates on 2021 Texas targets Savion Byrd, JoJo Earle

ORLANDO — Four-star offensive tackle Savion Byrd is among Texas’ top targets in the 2021 cycle. The Duncanville product is a high-upside athlete who spent the New Year’s holiday in Orlando participating in the Under Armour Future 50 Camp. It was a return to … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: We’re betting on Clemson, home favorites in NFL playoffs

The Corner delivered marginal winnings in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs. We went 2-1-1 to push our year-long record to 66-53-4 record, including a 25-8-2 run since mid-November. The divisional round of the NFL and the championship game … Read More

The Dotted Line: A successful 2021 class for Texas includes landing the Brockermeyer twins

The state is stocked with big fish in the 2021 recruiting class along the offensive line. Texas holds a commitment from one of the state’s six four-star tackles in Katy Taylor’s Hayden Conner. Ohio State took four-star guard Donovan Jackson off the board on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signee Prince Dorbah transformed on, off field following adoption

HIGHLAND PARK — Prince Dorbah exudes positivity for his future at Texas because the four-star defender has lived through a torrid past. The Texas signee was torn from his home in Cote d’Ivoire, an African nation divided by civil war, when … Read More

The Dotted Line: Big 12 recruiting rankings take shape a month away from NSD

Four weekends remain until a bow is placed on the 2020 recruiting classes across the country. National signing day is on Feb. 5. The early signing period allowed prospects to sign national letters of intent, and most capitalized on that opportunity. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 recruiting wish list with a month left until national signing day

Texas signed 17 players in the 2020 class during the early signing period in December. The class ranks 10th in the nation and second in the Big 12 with a month remaining before national signing day in February. The Longhorns hope to add a few more pieces before … Read More

Bevo Beat

The West, including four Texas signees, beat The East in All-American Bowl

SAN ANTONIO — Four future Longhorns earned a victory in their final prep game when the West beat the East, 33-20, at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday afternoon. Bijan Robinson, Prince Dorbah and Andrej Karic played for the West squad, while … Read More

The Dotted Line: Junior defensive linemen Jackson, Adeleye talk Texas, four-man fronts

ORLANDO — Defensive end prospects never knocked down Texas’ door to play in the odd-man front deployed by former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. The three-man front can be effective defensively, but end isn’t an attractive position in the scheme because it tasks the position with double-teams to allow … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas signee Hudson Card throws touchdown pass in all-star performance

Texas signee Hudson Card threw a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Team Pressure’s victory over Team Savage in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando on Thursday night. Card earned the start for Team Pressure and completed his first four passes. His … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: The NFL playoffs offer more opportunity for winnings

Craven’s Corner returns after a week’s hiatus to spend our winnings on holiday festivities. We cashed on Baltimore +300 to win the AFC North while on break. New Orleans to win the Super Bowl at +850 is still alive entering … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2021 athlete Billy Bowman Jr. remains ‘100 percent’ committed to Texas

ORLANDO — Under Armour hosts a week of prep events for the elite prospects around the country. It culminates Thursday night with an all-star game featuring the best prospects in the 2020 class on ESPN2. Four future Longhorns are playing, including Lake Travis quarterback … Read More

The Dotted Line: Vernon Broughton, Kitan Crawford discuss potential scheme changes for Texas’ defense

ORLANDO — Change is coming to Texas’ defensive scheme if the recent signees are right. Four-star defensive end Vernon Broughton and four-star cornerback Kitan Crawford are among five UT signees in Orlando for the Under Armour All-America Game, which takes … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signees Hudson Card, Jake Majors enjoying All-American experience

ORLANDO — Jake Majors snapped the ball to Hudson Card on Monday at the Under Armour All-America Game practice. It could very well have been a future moment for the Texas offense. They were among … Read More