The Dotted Line: How have Texas’ offensive 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. Read More

The Dotted Line: Kelee Ringo still considering Texas; Jonah Miller discusses Longhorns

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Saguaro High is the six-time defending Class 4A state champions in Arizona, knocking off Texas wide receiver Jake Smith and Notre Dame Prep the past two seasons. The road to number seven started last Friday night at home in a one-sided contest … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five-star running back Bijan Robinson followed his heart to Texas

TUCSON, Ariz. — Bijan Robinson is many things. The five-star running back from Salpointe Catholic is a great football player. And a leader on campus. And a devout Christian. He’s also a germaphobe. And that fear of germs in part helped the Longhorns land … Read More

Baritone to blocker: The curious story of Texas offensive lineman Junior Angilau

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The hills behind East High School transformed Texas offensive lineman Junior Angilau from a boy to a young man. Becoming a four-star prospect with offers from around the country was a struggle for the Utah native. No one thought he was a football … Read More

Commitment 101: Cornerback Joshua Eaton wastes no time pledging to the Longhorns

Texas added to its stable of defensive recruits in the 2020 class when four-star cornerback Joshua Eaton of Aldine MacArthur pledged to the Longhorns Friday. Eaton, a 6-2, 175-pound prospect, is the 28th-ranked cornerback in the country on 247Sports’ composite ratings, and … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas snags four-star cornerback Joshua Eaton

Texas added its fifth member to the defensive back class in the 2020 cycle on Friday when four-star cornerback Joshua Eaton pledged to Texas over 30 other offers. The 6-2, 175-pound prospect from Aldine MacArthur is the 20th-ranked cornerback in the country. He joins fellow cornerback commits … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen

Texas scored a big recruiting victory over Texas A&M, literally and figuratively, when Manor four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen picked the Longhorns on Aug. 12. It was another in a long line of recruiting victories for Tom Herman’s program over the past two months. The 2020 class … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Sports gambling is here, so let’s make some money

Welcome to Craven’s Corner. The goal of this column is summed up by the great American philosopher Tupac Shakur: “We’re trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents.” Sports gambling is no longer taboo. The days of the corner bookie are dwindling as more states legalize sports betting and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 wishlist shortens with recent recruiting successes

Texas’ 2020 class sits at 17 commitments and ranks sixth in the nation. Tom Herman is putting together another elite group of prospects in his fourth UT class. The spots left in the cycle are limited with the Longhorns expected to take a larger class … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas’ eight defensive commitments in the 2020 recruiting class

The first wave of Texas commitments for the 2020 class were offensive prospects, including quarterback Hudson Card and a trio of offensive linemen led by Jaylen Garth. The class has evened out over time with the Longhorns looting the state’s top defensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas’ nine offensive commitments in the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of 17 prospects and ranks sixth in the nation. It’s the top-ranked class in the Big 12. That wasn’t true in July as the Longhorns struggled to gain commitments while rivals like Oklahoma and Texas A&M sprinted … Read More

The Dotted Line: Love of football, Austin made Texas the right choice for Utah’s Fillinger

DRAPER, Utah — Corner Canyon defensive end Van Fillinger bugged his mom the entire summer before the third grade, begging to play football. The family had moved to Utah from Arizona a year before and his mom, Janel, missed the sign-ups the previous … Read More

Commitment 101: Wide receiver Quentin Johnston oozes athleticism

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas lands elite wide receiver Quentin Johnston from Temple

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and in … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star safety Xavion Alford provides versatility

The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The … Read More

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Texas beats Texas A&M for four-star safety Xavion Alford

The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: In Big 12 recruiting, there’s Texas and Oklahoma and then everybody else

The recruiting landscape within the Big 12 changed over the summer as Texas began surging to the top of the rankings. The Longhorns added 10 commitments since the start of June and their national class ranking jumped from the 30s to No. 6, per 247Sports’ composite ratings. Read More

The Dotted Line: Longhorns gain control of the updated 2020 Fabulous 55

Two weeks away from kickoff for the Texas high school football season, it’s time for an updated 2020 Fabulous 55. Not much has changed at the top, as eight of the previous top-10 ranked prospects are still in the top 10. And Galena … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Brandon Campbell, Jordon Thomas ready for junior seasons

HOUSTON — A host of elite prospects from the Houston-area converged last Saturday night for the final Fast 7v7 tune-up before the start of actual football practices. The stars in attendance weren’t just incoming seniors. The 2021 class is headlining recruiting news with 2020 classes filling. Forty … Read More

Commitment 101: Princely Umanmielen provides perfect fit for Texas’ defensive line

Texas stayed local to land four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star from Manor High School surprised the recruiting community by pledging to the Longhorns on Monday afternoon. The 6-4, 249-pound defender picked Texas over programs like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He’s now the 15th commitment in … Read More