20 for 20: A Texas recruiting primer, 20 days away from signing day (Nos. 1-10)

This is our third annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 1. Here are Nos. 1-10. (Nos. 11-20 can be found here) 1. WILL TEXAS SIGN A TOP 10 CLASS FOR THE THIRD … Read More

Herman’s history with Marqez Bimage earned Texas the linebacker’s pledge

Tom Herman took the Texas job in late November, giving him only about two months to finalize the Longhorns’ 2017 recruiting class. One of his first moves was to instruct his staff to contact Marqez Bimage, the Brenham linebacker whom Herman, while still at Houston, offered in November 2015. Bimage … Read More

5 2017 Longhorn recruits on Tom Herman’s wish list

Tom Herman has added seven commitments to Texas’ 2017 recruiting class, which now sits at 13 players. The new Longhorns coach inherited pledges at quarterback, wide receiver, defensive end and linebacker, and after his arrival Texas quickly added two running backs and two tight ends. The Longhorns, though, still have … Read More

Longhorn pledge Derek Kerstetter impresses at Army All-American Bowl

SAN ANTONIO – It’s a recruiting riddle. How does a 6-foot-5 prospect who is committed to a Big 12 power fly under the radar? Attend high school in San Antonio. Derek Kerstetter was always one of the best offensive linemen in the state — it just took switching his commitment … Read More

Quiet day for Texans at Army All-American Bowl

SAN ANTONIO – It was a quiet day for Texas players Saturday despite accounting for more than 10 percent of the Army All-American Bowl roster. The Lone Star state was represented by 12 players — all on the West team, which lost to the East 27-17. TCU commitment Omar Manning … Read More

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Brenham linebacker Marqez Bimage commits to Texas

Tom Herman secured the commitment from a familiar player Friday afternoon when Brenham linebacker Marqez Bimage officially committed to Texas. He was a Texas lean as soon as Herman took the job in Austin. Bimage de-committed from Houston quickly after and was awarded an offer from the Longhorns. Read More

U.S. Army All-American Bowl: The state will be well-represented on Saturday

SAN ANTONIO — There are 12 prospects from the state of Texas taking part in Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. All 12 will play for the West all-star squad. There’s one Longhorns commitment, San Antonio Reagan offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter. Here’s a look at all 12 Texans heading into Saturday’s … Read More

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It’s not too early to recruit for 2018: Texas hands out five offers

Recruiting is a marathon. The 2017 class hasn’t yet put ink to paper and the Texas staff’s focus is already partly on 2018. The Longhorns dished out five offers to 2018 recruits Thursday. The group included an in-state defensive tackle, a tight end from New York and three offensive linemen … Read More

Tackle or guard? Derek Kerstetter says he’s fine playing either for Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Football success begins with a quality offensive line. Texas’ recent glory years were built around quality quarterbacks like Vince Young and Colt McCoy, sure, but those teams also possessed a physical and talented group of big guys in the trenches. Tom Herman has inherited quite a bit … Read More

Versatility leads Baron Browning to No. 1 in Statesman’s Fab 55

SAN ANTONIO — Baron Browning didn’t see it as a choice. Kennedale needed him to play cornerback, so the Ohio State commitment played cornerback, even though he’s a linebacker by trade. That versatility made him the choice for the No. 1 player in the American-Statesman’s recently updated Fabulous 55 list … Read More

Manning, Calvin remain on Texas’ recruiting wishlist for receivers

SAN ANTONIO — It’s no secret that Texas wants at least one more wide receiver for the 2017 class, and two of the main targets are taking part in this week’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio —  Lancaster’s Omar Manning, who’s currently pledged to TCU, and … Read More

U.S. Army All-American Game notes: West’s O-line dominating workouts

SAN ANTONIO — About 100 of the top football prospects in the nation practiced Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The state of Texas is well represented on the West squad, including Longhorns commitment and San Antonio Reagan product Derek Kerstetter, a three-star offensive lineman. Read More

Breaking down Texas’ recruiting needs: Defense

Tom Herman inherits a Texas roster full of potential. With around 65 scholarship players expected to return for the 2017 season, the Longhorns’ new head coach won’t have massive numbers to operate with in his first official cycle in recruiting. His first job is to recruit the players that are … Read More

Breaking down Texas’ recruiting needs: Offense

Tom Herman inherits a Texas roster full of potential. With around 65 scholarship players expected to return for the 2017 season, the Longhorns’ new head coach won’t have massive numbers to operate with in his first official cycle in recruiting. His first job is to recruit the players that are … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55: Our winter update offers a new No. 1

The best player in Texas is heading to Ohio State. Kennedale’s Baron Browning, an outside linebacker, is the new No. 1 recruit on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55 winter updated list of the state’s top prospects. He moved to the top spot from No. 5 on our summer list, showing the … Read More

Texas commit Toneil Carter, other targets, showcase talents at UA All-American Game

A collection of the best high school talent in the country converged in Orlando for the 2017 Under Armour All-American Game, including Texas commit Toneil Carter, Westlake linebacker Levi Jones and a few other Texas targets. North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson was the star, finishing with four sacks. The … Read More