The Dotted Line: Week 3 guide to watching Texas commitments

Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is the only Texas commit not in action in Week 3 as he continues to recover from a knee injury. The other 17 are playing across the state as district play begins for some in the larger districts. Here is a guide … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Major betting challenges for Big 12 teams, Week 2 of NFL

The good news: We went 4-1 on NFL games in last week’s Craven’s Corner. The bad news: We went 1-4 on college games. We’ll take the split and move into Week 3 of the college season, which is also … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is left for Texas in the 2020 recruiting class?

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class hasn’t grown since cornerback Joshua Eaton pledged on Aug. 23. Texas was afforded consecutive home games to start the season, giving Tom Herman and his staff chances to host their remaining priorities. Meanwhile, the 2021 group grew to eight pledges on Saturday … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Baylor moving up; Sooners steady at the top

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (2-0) Lincoln Riley is an offensive genius and his Sooners are shoulders above the rest of the Big 12 after two weeks. Oklahoma put up 70 points against South Dakota. Transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts is completing 82.9 percent of his passes for 591 yards and six … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits enjoy Texas experience despite LSU loss

The eyes of the nation were on Austin Saturday night when the Longhorns battled LSU in a high-scoring 45-38 loss. ESPN’s “College GameDay” was in town. Austin’s own mascot, Matthew McConaughey, nearly took off Lee Corso’s literal head while removing his figurative one, and the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Hudson Card, Jaden Hullaby face off

Two future Longhorns faced off Friday night in Lake Travis when quarterback Hudson Card and his Lake Travis teammates outlasted Jaden Hulluaby and Mansfield Timberview, 48-26. Card, a four-star dual-threat quarterback, threw for four touchdowns and scored on a … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders can play offense or defense

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Read More

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Texas adds 2021 four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders to recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas commit Bijan Robinson rushes for 498 yards, 6 touchdowns in win

The best running back at the contest between LSU and Texas might be a senior in high school. Five-star Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.) running back Bijan Robinson is the top-rated commitment in Texas’ 2020 recruiting class and he proved why on Friday night in a win over Cactus … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten important recruits visiting Texas for the LSU game

The LSU game on Saturday night offers Texas the chance to make a statement on the football field and on the recruiting trail. Texas A&M and Oklahoma are first mentioned when discussing Texas’ recruiting rivals, but LSU is as much a threat … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 2 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The football season began in earnest last week with Texas high school football beginning and college football in its first week. Every Texas commit in the 2020 and 2021 classes are in action at some point this weekend, starting Thursday night. Here is a guide … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: A full slate of NFL, college games to bet on provide opportunity

The corner wasn’t kind to us last week with Northwestern giving up a meaningless touchdown to Stanford’s defense with under a minute left in the game and Oregon blowing a win against Auburn. As the old gambling saying goes, “craps happens.” The week ended on a positive note … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with cornerback Joshua Eaton

Joshua Eaton joined Texas’ 2020 recruiting class in August. He was the third cornerback pledge of the cycle for Tom Herman and the Texas staff. Eaton is a 6-2, 175-pound four-star recruit from Aldine MacArthur who held 31 offers and was a first-team all-district selection as a … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Cowboys get bump to No. 3; Iowa State’s hype train almost derails

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (1-0) The revamped Sooners looked like the four-time defending Big 12 champions. Jalen Hurts fit seamlessly into Lincoln Riley’s offense, showing off his dual-threat abilities in a win over Houston. The Oklahoma defense can only improve under new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch. 2. (2) Texas (1-0) … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Hayden Conner, target Bryce Foster excited for junior seasons

KATY — The season began harshly for Katy Taylor and Texas offensive tackle commit Hayden Conner. The Mustangs lost 69-7 to Humble Atasocita, one of Houston’s best Class 6A teams. Conner is one of seven Texas commits in the 2021 class, and while the game … Read More

The Dotted Line: Vernon Broughton excels in season opener; Alfred Collins talks Texas visit

CYPRESS — Houston Cypress Ridge defensive lineman Vernon Broughton thought his future was in basketball until his sophomore year of high school, when college scouts began asking questions about the big kid with athleticism. Two years later, he began his senior season with a 31-14 … Read More

The Dotted Line: How have Texas’ defensive starters lived up to their recruiting rankings?

Texas’ season begins at home against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. The initial depth chart was released Monday, and while the starting spots at certain positions are fluid, the depth chart provided fans a glimpse of the key members of this year’s team. Let’s take a look … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 1 guide to watch Texas commits in action

The football season begins in earnest this week with Texas high school football beginning and college football in its first official week. Every Texas commit in the 2020 and 2021 classes are in action at some point this weekend, starting Thursday night. Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Ten bets to place for Week 1 of college football

We won’t know how successful the first trip to Craven’s Corner will be until after the season since most of those bets were futures. We did go 1-1 on game bets with Miami covering but the game failing to reach the over thanks to a missed field … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Oklahoma still ‘the man’ as Sooners seek 5th title in a row

1. Oklahoma American hero Ric Flair once said “to be the man, you gotta beat the man” and that’s exactly the case in the Big 12 with Oklahoma. The Sooners are the four-time defending conference champions and no other team belongs on the top of this poll until that changes. Read More