Commitment 101: Texas adds more potential at defensive end with Van Fillinger

Texas’ 10th commitment of the 2020 cycle is out-of-state defensive end Van Fillinger. The 6-3, 250-pound product of Utah is the first non-Texan to pledge to the Longhorns in the 2020 cycle. He’s the second defensive linemen, joining four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton, who pledged … Read More

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Texas adds three-star out-of-state defensive end Van Fillinger

Texas’ strong recruiting week along the defensive line continued with the commitment of three-star defensive end Van Fillinger. The 6-3, 250-pound prospect out of Corner Canyon (Utah) held 18 offers and picked the Longhorns over programs like Oregon, Michigan, and Ohio State. He’s the second commitment along the defensive line … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas on the recruiting trail

The 2020 recruiting cycle is proving tricky for Texas despite its 10-win season in 2018 and consecutive No. 3 classes. The problem isn’t talent. Texas’ average recruit ranking is still among the nation’s elite. It’s quantity that is lacking for the program, … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton provides Texas with size, upside

Texas landed its biggest defensive target, literally and physically, on Wednesday when four-star Cy Ridge defensive tackle Vernon Broughton picked the Longhorns over Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Ohio State. The 6-5, 286-pound prospect is ranked eighth on the 2020 Fabulous 55. He held 25 offers … Read More

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Longhorns land four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton

Texas’ coaching staff scored a recruiting victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday by landing the commitment of four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton. The Cypress Ridge product also took official visits to Ohio State and Arkansas. The Longhorns won out for the 6-5, 286-pound prospect who … Read More

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Texas A&M lands four-star quarterback Haynes King

Texas landed its 2020 quarterback early in the cycle when Lake Travis four-star Hudson Card pledged to the Longhorns before his junior season. Texas A&M got its man a year later with the commitment of Longview four-star Haynes King. Both were among the top quarterback performers at … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: Is Jim Harbaugh’s seat at No. 11 Michigan heating up?

We’re 43 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2021 Texas tight end pledge Lake McRee

Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee became Texas’ second commitment of the 2021 cycle, joining four-star wide receiver Quay Davis of Dallas Skyline. It was an obvious and easy decision for McRee, who has grown up minutes from Texas’ campus and has been a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of Texas’ top targets

As of Tuesday morning, Texas’ recruiting class remains at eight members after the commitment of four-star Arlington cornerback Jahari Rogers to Florida and the postponement of four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton’s decision, which could still come this week. Texas is in a battle with … Read More

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Fab 55 member, Texas target Jahari Rogers picks Florida

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class remains at eight members as of Monday afternoon following the commitment of four-star cornerback Jahari Rogers to Florida. The Arlington High School product took an official visit to Texas at the end of June. He was a long-time target for Texas at cornerback. Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: Defense may decide No. 13 Washington’s Pac-12 fate

We’re 45 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas offensive line commits Logan Parr, Jake Majors create bond

FRISCO — Texas’ first three pledges of the 2020 recruiting cycle represented their high schools and the Longhorns at The Opening in Frisco early this month. Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card started off the class with a commitment last summer.  San Antonio O’Connor … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: As always, No. 14 Penn State will be judged against Buckeyes, Wolverines, Spartans

We’re 46 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

Commitment 101: Prince Dorbah provides Texas with a future pass rushing threat

Texas, needing a jolt on the recruiting trail, received just that on Tuesday when Highland Park four-star Prince Dorbah pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2, 208-pound edge rusher plays defensive end at Highland Park. He’s expected to move to B-backer at Texas, tasked with attacking the passer … Read More

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Texas adds pass rusher Prince Dorbah to the 2020 recruiting class

Texas needed a jolt on the recruiting trail and it received just that on Tuesday when Highland Park four-star Prince Dorbah pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 208-pound edge rusher plays defensive end at Highland Park. He’s expected to move to B-Backer as a Longhorn, tasked with … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds talented local for 2021 in Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee

Texas’ 2021 class grew to two members on Tuesday when Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee pledged to the Longhorns. He joins four-star wide receiver Quay Davis as the first two members of that class. McRee plays with 2020 UT quarterback commit Hudson Card and grew up … Read More

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Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee commits to Texas

Texas’ 2021 class grew to two members on Tuesday when Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee pledged to the Longhorns. He joins four-star wide receiver Quay Davis as the first two members of the 2021 class. McRee plays with 2020 quarterback commit Hudson Card and grew up … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas defensive targets Princely Umanmielen, Xavion Alford discuss recruiting

FRISCO — Two Austin-area talents were invited to The Opening Finals in Frisco this past week. One was Lake Travis four-star quarterback Hudson Card, who impressed throughout the entire week and battled fellow in-state quarterback Haynes King for the top spot during the Elite 11 … Read More

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Texas target Bryson Washington chooses Oklahoma

Texas fell short in its pursuit of four-star safety prospect Bryson Washington on Thursday when the C.E. King product picked Oklahoma over the Longhorns. The 6-2, 196-pound prospect is ranked No. 30 on the 2020 Fabulous 55. He’s the 15th-best safety in the nation, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas defensive back targets Jahari Rogers, Lathan Ransom discuss top schools, timeline

FRISCO — Arlington High School’s Jahari Rogers is among the nation’s best pure athletes in the 2020 class. That’s how a quarterback gets invited to The Opening Finals without much experience at the cornerback position, which is where he’ll play in college. Read More