The Dotted Line: Plenty of Texas commits reach bi-district round of state playoffs

Ten of Texas’ 16 in-state commitments for the 2020 class are ready for the bi-district round of the state playoffs, which kick off for some teams on Thursday. Pledges Hudson Card, Jaylen Garth and Xavion Alford would be playing if … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Baylor hangs on again to stay at No. 1; Texas still climbing

1. (Prev: 1) Baylor (9-0) The Bears keep winning. It took overtime to vanquish TCU. Baylor is the most disrespected undefeated team in the country. Matt Rhule’s program can change that perception on Saturday with a home-win over Oklahoma. A win puts the Bears in the playoff discussion and gives … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five of the state’s top Fabulous 55 prospects remain uncommitted

The introduction of the early signing period sped up the recruiting process. Fewer recruits enter their senior seasons uncommitted. Only 11 members of the 2020 Fabulous 55 remain so entering the first week of the high school playoffs. Let’s take a closer … Read More

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Texas loses commitment of 2021 wide receiver Quay Davis

The string of de-commitments for the Texas football team trickled down to the 2021 class Monday night when four-star wide receiver Quaydarius Davis announced on Twitter that he was opening his recruitment. The Dallas Skyline product was the first member of the 2021 class … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Dajon Harrison ready to contribute early

HUTTO — Dajon Harrison caught six passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Hutto’s win over Rouse to close the regular season. The 5-10, 170-pound athlete pledged to the Longhorns last week and attended Texas’ win over Kansas State. Read More

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

Over the past few months, I’ve seen nearly every Texas commitment in the 2020 class as well as a handful of 2021 pledges and younger targets. In October, I took trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas to watch future Longhorns play in real game action. Here’s … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 11 guide to watching Texas’ football commitments

Texas’ 2020 class now consists of 18 players following the Tuesday night commitment of Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison. He’s among 13 pledges in the class in action on the last weekend of the regular season in Texas. Commitments quarterback Hudson Card, safety … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Can you trust Texas as a betting favorite at home against Kansas State?

We went 4-2-1 last week to grow our season record to 38-40-2. Another week or two of positive performances will put us in the money for the first time this season. The Corner takes the slow and steady approach to life, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions still facing Texas in the 2020 recruiting cycle

Texas added a recruit to the 2020 class for the first time since September when three-star athlete Dajon Harrison pledged  on Tuesday night. Texas’ class consists of 18 members again and remains ranked sixth in the nation and first in the Big 12. It’s a … Read More

Commitment 101: Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison could help at slot or cornerback

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 members on Tuesday when Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged to the Longhorns Tuesday. The one-time TCU commit excels at wide receiver for the local Hippos. Harrison caught 49 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns, adding 88 yards and … Read More

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2020 Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison commits to Texas

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 members on Tuesday when Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged to the Longhorns Tuesday. The one-time TCU commit excels at wide receiver for the local Hippos. Harrison caught 49 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns, adding 88 yards and … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Baylor claws out win to remain No. 1; Texas moves up

1. (Prev: 1) Baylor (8-0) Baylor doesn’t care about style points. The goal for the Bears is to reach the Big 12 championship game and earn a victory, so head coach Matt Rhule won’t care about how pretty the wins are when he’s polishing his national coach of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Horns commit Jerrin Thompson brings East Texas attitude to the football field

LUFKIN — Four-star safety Jerrin Thompson gets lost in conversations about the 2020 recruiting class despite ranking among the top 200 prospects in the country. The future Longhorn helped Lufkin clinch its second straight district championship last Friday with a win over Conroe Caney Creek. Read More

The Dotted Line: What does Texas do at cornerback for the 2020 class?

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class has lost three members over the past few weeks, including cornerbacks Ethan Pouncey and Joshua Eaton, who decommitted as the Longhorns sit at 5-3 heading into Saturday’s game against Kansas State. The Longhorns need to recover some of the momentum that Tom … Read More

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Texas loses commitment from four-star DB Ethan Pouncey

The Longhorns lost another defensive commitment from the 2020 class when four-star Ethan Pouncey announced his de-commitment. Pouncey is a four-star cornerback from Winter Park (Fla.) who pledged to the Longhorns before the start of the season. His brother Jordan is a wide receiver on Texas’ team … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 10 guide to watch Texas commits from the 2020, 2021 cycles

Texas’ 2020 class now consists of 17 members after the decommitments of Princely Umanmielen, Joshua Eaton and Ethan Pouncey. The state playoffs are just three weeks away. The only UT pledges not playing this weekend are quarterback Hudson Card, safety … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Place your bets, but don’t put your stock into TCU or Kansas this week

I owe each reader a beer or a taco after the 2-5 performance in last week’s Craven’s Corner. A reader pointed out an error in our overall record. After a re-check, he was correct. We are 34-38-1 on the season. Not horrible if we forget about last week. Read More

The Dotted Line: A look back at Texas’ top-rated recruits from each class this decade

The headliner of each recruiting class helps determine its national perception. A quick look at the top-rated player from each of Texas’ classes this decade show an inconsistent pattern seen throughout recruiting and in the NFL draft. Scouting is an inexact science for recruiting sites … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Xavion Alford, target Taye McWilliams offer recruiting updates

ROSENBERG — Four-star safety Xavion Alford is ready to become a Longhorn. The product of Alvin Shadow Creek pledged to Texas back in a hectic August of recruiting successes. The 6-0, 182-pound prospect is the ninth-ranked safety in the nation and No. 15 on the … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: New No. 1 this week; Texas in a free fall

1. (Prev: 2) Baylor (7-0) Baylor avoided death week in the Big 12 with a perfectly timed off week. The Bears moved up to the pole position in the Big 12 without even playing thanks to a 4-0 record by the underdogs in conference play last weekend. Baylor can make … Read More