The Dotted Line: Ten in-state recruiting battles Texas needs to win in 2020

Texas is off to a fast start in the 2020 class. The Longhorns hold five commitments, with four hailing from the Lone Star State. Tom Herman’s program needs to win the state to land another top-three national class for the third consecutive year. Texas relied … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas narrows focus on potential defensive backs in 2020 class

Texas struck burnt-orange gold in the 2018 recruiting class when it signed the top three safeties and top two cornerbacks in the state, a group that included Caden Sterns, B.J. Foster and Anthony Cook. That group is already paying dividends and is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Top running backs discuss versatility, change at the position, and Texas

Gone are the days when running backs lined up in the backfield and were tasked with pounding the football 30 times a game. Modern schemes require a larger skill set than the big backs could provide. The hybrid-back was born. Think Darren Sproles or Alvin Kamara. Texas’ offense … Read More

The Dotted Line: Prince Dorbah, Chris Thompson Jr. talk Texas interest

Texas’ five commitments in the 2020 class play offense. Two defensive prospects trending toward the Longhorns are four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. and four-star defensive end Prince Dorbah. Both participated at the Under Armour camp in Dallas last weekend and indicated that … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jake Majors talks about his Texas commitment; Brockermeyer in limelight

The offensive line is the talk of Texas’ early 2020 recruiting class with three of its five commitments playing up front. Four-star  lineman Jake Majors was the second of the three to pledge when the 6-3, 290-pound prospect chose the Longhorns over Stanford, USC and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas eyes five-star running back Zach Evans

Zachary Evans, Galena Park North Shore’s five-star running back, is the undisputed top prospect in the state for the 2020 recruiting class and the top player in the country, per the 247Sports composite ratings. The 6-foot, 213-pound star is the No. 1-ranked … Read More

The Dotted Line: Defensive back targets discuss Texas’ junior day

The Longhorns enjoy the title of DBU. It’s a mythical title, sure, but it is a point of pride built on the foundation of Earl Thomas, Aaron Ross, Michael Huff and others who played in Texas’ defensive backfield in the glory years under Mack Brown. Read More

The Dotted Line: Herb Hand responsible for Texas’ recent success recruiting the offensive line

Texas’ offensive line is in good hands. The unit improved on the field under assistant coach Herb Hand in 2018 and recruits are taking notice. The Longhorns hold commitments from five prospects in the 2020 class, and three of them are offensive linemen. All have … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Marcus Washington

It was easy to forget the importance of four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington when Texas signed five-star Jordan Whittington, picked up the transfer of five-star Bru McCoy, and signed the Gatorade Player of the Year in Jake Smith. Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper talks Texas commit, versatility

Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper became the fourth member of Texas’ 2020 recruiting class on Saturday when he pledged to the Longhorns at junior day. The St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic product is the fourth-ranked athlete in the country and a national top-75 player in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds another 2020 offensive lineman in Port Neches-Grove’s Jaylen Garth

Texas was forced to play catch-up in the 2019 recruiting class after Texas A&M and Oklahoma seized early momentum in the cycle. Tom Herman and his staff closed magnificently, ending up with the third-ranked class in the country, but the Longhorns certainly would rather play with a lead … Read More

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Texas adds more beef with three-star offensive lineman Jaylen Garth

The Longhorns flirted with recruiting danger in the 2019 class along the offensive line. Texas ended up signing three four-star offensive tackle prospects, but it wasn’t without drama. Tyler Johnson pledged early and remained committed, though Isaiah Hookfin signed on the final day of the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds athletic prospect in Mookie Cooper

Texas’ 2020 class now stands at four members after gaining the commitment of four-star athlete Mookie Cooper on Saturday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 athlete from Trinity Catholic (Mo.) is a potential play-maker at multiple spots on offense and special teams. He helped lead his team to a state … Read More

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Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper commits to Texas

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class grew to four members Saturday at noon when four-star athlete Mookie Cooper pledged to the Longhorns, joining quarterback Hudson Card and offensive linemen Logan Parr and Jake Majors. Cooper is a 5-foot-9 athlete from Trinity Catholic High School, which produced four-star wide receiver … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ top targets set for action at Under Armour event on Sunday

It’s camp season, a time of the year when shoe companies test elite prospects across the nation in regional camps with combine tests and some 1-on-1 competition between position groups. The first one on the circuit takes place Saturday at Spring Westfield High School and is expected to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Big 2020, 2021 targets are expected in Austin for Texas’ junior day

Texas hosts its first junior day of the 2019 offseason this weekend as the Longhorns plan to host nearly 100 prospects from the 2020 and 2021 cycles. Tom Herman’s program is off to a fast start in the 2020 cycle with three in-state commitments from … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas’ four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Hookfin

Fort Bend Dulles offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin remains an unknown character in Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. The four-star arrived late on the recruiting scene, picking up an offer from the Longhorns on Nov. 3. The 6-5, 270-pound prospect signed with Texas on the last day of the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2019 defensive recruiting classes of Texas, A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma all finished inside the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings just once since 2000 — back in 2004. It was tougher when all three programs were in the Big 12. No two teams could eat without leaving the third … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2019 offensive recruiting classes of Texas, A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma all finished inside the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings just once since 2000 — back in 2004. It was tougher when all three programs were in the Big 12. No two teams could eat without leaving the third … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2019 defensive recruiting class

The 2019 class is officially in the rearview mirror now that national signing day came and went with a whimper. The bulk of Texas’ class signed in December during the early period with Bru McCoy’s transfer from USC and the signing of four-star offensive … Read More