Cowboys’ Connor Williams is watching, listening — and waiting: ‘It’s a humbling experience’

OXNARD, Calif. — From three-star recruit to All-American. From potential first-round draft pick to injury. From elder statesman to rookie. It’s a ride that Cowboys offensive guard Connor Williams is enjoying, and learning from, as Dallas spends its last week in California before returning home to finish off preseason camp. Read More

The Dotted Line: Seth Figgins talks Texas; season starts Friday for four Texas commits

LOS ANGELES — Only two 2020 tight ends in the country own an offer from Texas. One is four-star Michael Meyer, who is committed to Notre Dame. The other is Seth Figgins, a three-star from Westlake Village in California, the same school that has produced four-star 2019 commitment … Read More

The Dotted Line: Californian De’Gabriel Floyd plans to build new path, life as a Texas Longhorn

LOS ANGELES — Four-star outside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd knew football was his avenue toward a better life after his third season of football. He was 10, a young kid in Los Angeles hoping for something more. Floyd, who committed to Texas on March 31 and is the No. Read More

The Dotted Line: Three recruiting questions facing Texas during the latest dead period

Recruiting currently sits in a dead period that doesn’t allow on-campus visits by players to colleges or by coaches to high school campuses. It exists to give recruits an opportunity to focus on the preseason and their respective high school teams. It also gives the college coaches a chance to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Local wide receivers Elijah Higgins, Jaylen Ellis provide recruiting updates

Elijah Higgins prefers mystery. The four-star wide receiver released his top seven schools on July 10 and has remained relatively quiet about his recruiting status over the past month. The 6-3, 214-pound prospect from Austin Bowie ranked No. 23 on the recently updated Fabulous … Read More

The Dotted Line: Biggest movers, two new names on the 2019 Fab 55

The updated 2019 Fabulous 55 was released and it brought upon changes to the list after a summer filled with elite camps and 7-on-7 tournaments. There wasn’t a ton of major movement. Only two new players made the list, and the biggest move was 18 spots by … Read More

The Dotted Line: The updated Fabulous 55 is dominated by Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher

It’s Jimbo Fisher’s time to control the recruiting grounds inside the Lone Star State. Texas A&M holds 14 commitments on the updated 2019 Fabulous 55, one more than Oklahoma and Texas combined. This is Fisher’s first full class as head coach of the Aggies, and he’s receiving … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the Texas recruiting class to rivals Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Recruiting services began ranking recruiting classes at the start of the century. Since then, the trio of Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma have failed to all finish in the top 10 in the same class. That could change in 2019 because of the recruiting success enjoyed so far by the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Dylan Wright has picked Texas A&M; where will Texas turn at wide receiver?

Texas A&M landed another body blow to the Longhorns on the recruiting trail Monday night when four-star wide receiver Dylan Wright chose Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies after leaning toward Texas for most of the cycle. It was a surprising choice, not that Wright picked Texas A&M, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three prospects trending toward Texas as football approaches

The Longhorns moved to No. 10 on the national recruiting rankings after the commitment of outside linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr. and offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd to end July. Texas holds commitments from 15 prospects and hopes to sign a full class of at least 25 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Family describes Texas commit Roschon Johnson as driven, competitive

Roschon Johnson begins each day at 4 a.m. with a prayer. Then he leaves his house and heads to the football field at Port Neches-Groves High School to run bleachers, throw the football and get in extra work before practice begins. He then heads to school, to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting where the uncommitted Fabulous 55ers will end up

Only 12 of the 55 members of the 2019 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted as August begins. The early signing period and the ability of juniors to now take official visits before the start of their senior seasons has sped up an already hectic recruiting schedule. Fewer recruits … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain, Demond Demas include Texas among top schools

One of the top prospects remaining on the 2019 recruiting board is running back Noah Cain. The former Denton Ryan star now performs at IMG Academy (Fla.), splitting carries with five-star Trey Sanders, who also holds an offer from the Longhorns. Cain, because of his Texas roots, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list focuses after pair of recent commitments

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 15 members this past weekend. The Longhorns hope to sign a full 25-man class, and could go over that limit by a player or two because of the number of early enrollees from the 2018 class. Texas is done at quarterback, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas commitment Marques Caldwell

Alvin defensive back Marques Caldwell pledged to the Longhorns on July 7 and is now one of 13 members of the 2019 cycle committed to Texas. Caldwell was the third defensive back, joining four-star cornerback Kenyatta Watson II and four-star safety Chris Adimora. Caldwell … Read More

Commitment 101: Javonne Shepherd might be the future at left tackle for Texas

A successful recruiting weekend continued for the Longhorns when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd pledged to Tom Herman’s program over Texas A&M and numerous other major offers. Shepherd, a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55, is a North Forest product in the Houston-area and is teammates with … Read More

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Texas adds beef, upside in four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd

A successful recruiting weekend continued for the Longhorns when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd pledged to Tom Herman’s program over Texas A&M and numerous other major offers. Shepherd, a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55, is a North Forest product in the Houston-area and … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns add versatility on defense with Marcus Tillman Jr.

Marcus Tillman Jr., a three-star outside linebacker from Jones (Fla.), surprised the recruiting world on Saturday to become the 14th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Tillman is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect who was favored to choose Florida. He’s the second outside linebacker committed to the Longhorns … Read More

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Marcus Tillman Jr. becomes the 14th commitment for Texas

Marcus Tillman Jr., a three-star outside linebacker from Jones (Fla.), surprised the recruiting world on Saturday to become the 14th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Tillman is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect who was favored to choose Florida. He’s the second outside linebacker committed to the Longhorns in the cycle, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ top defensive targets at each position in the 2020 class

The 2020 class was started when four-star quarterback Hudson Card pledged to the Longhorns on May 25. The 6-foot-2, 167-pound athlete from Lake Travis is the No. 2-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation, per 247Sports Composite, an No. 16 on the Next 25. Card … Read More