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

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, and No. 16 on the Next 25. Card spent … Read More

The Dotted Line: Young prospects expected to converge on Texas for camp on Friday

Young prospects become priority at camp Texas’ 2019 recruiting class is essentially halfway done with Texas holding 13 commitments as August approaches. Tom Herman’s program readies for the end of dead period with a camp to be held Friday on campus. The expectant visitors include some 2019 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of 2019 targets, one out-of-state commitment expected on campus Friday

Dead period ends Friday  Recruiting sparks back to life Friday with the end of dead period. Coaching staffs across the country can again contact recruits and host prospects on campus for unofficial or official visits. Texas is kicking off the new recruiting period with a camp consisting … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five true freshman ready to make an impact early in Texas careers

New rule changes strategy in use of true freshman This will be the first season coaches can utilize a new NCAA rule allowing players to compete in four games without losing a redshirt. That means more young players will get a shot to impress during in-game action. Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 7 Miami must solve Clemson before realizing ACC, CFP hopes

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking Texas’ 13 commitments for the 2019 recruiting class

How do the out-of-state commits stack up? It’s tough to rank the members of Texas’ 2019 class because six of the current 13 commitments play football outside of the state. The Fabulous 55 allows us to rank the in-state prospects. Jordan Whittington, a wide … Read More

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The Dotted Line: A trio of players trending towards Texas in the 2019 class

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

Our annual Top 25 countdown: No. 11 Michigan State sure looks a lot like 2017 Michigan State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas must address recruiting holes after dead period concludes

Holes to fill on the recruiting trail The recruiting dead period ends July 24, which means Texas coaches can begin to contact prospects again as football season peeks around the corner. The Longhorns remained alive on the recruiting trail since dead period began on June 25, gaining … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 17 Mississippi State breaking in a new head coach

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Temple quarterback, future Texas tight end Jared Wiley

Jared Wiley at home as Texas commit Texas wanted a pair of tight ends in the 2019 class after signing just Malcolm Epps at the position in 2018. The Longhorns identified Jared Wiley, a 6-6, 225-pound quarterback at Temple, as the perfect compliment to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas high school coaches not bothered by Longhorns’ out-of-state pursuits

Former Texas coach Charlie Strong was famously criticized for his recruitment of out-of-state prospects. Strong signed five prospects from outside of the Texas borders in his first class, then infamously reeled in the “Florida 5” in the 2015 cycle. The high school coaches in Texas weren’t happy. “Charlie was a … Read More

The Dotted Line: National experts Bud Elliott, Barton Simmons talk Texas recruiting

Proof of concept time for Tom Herman, Texas The first full recruiting cycle for a new head coach usually equals success. Hope sells. Tom Herman’s first recruiting cycle at Texas was 2017, but he took the job only months before national signing day. The 2018 class was … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list highlights top targets at each position

The wish list for Texas recruiting Texas gained commitment Nos. 12 and 13 this past weekend in the form of Alvin cornerback Marques Caldwell, a member of the Fabulous 55, and Millwood (Okla.) four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston. That means Tom Herman and the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas nabs a speedster on the outside with four-star Demariyon Houston

Slow and steady wins the race. At least, that’s what Tom Herman and the Longhorns are hoping to prove on the recruiting trail in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Rivals like Texas A&M and Oklahoma are off to blazing starts. Texas hopes to narrow the gap in July and with a … Read More

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Texas adds commitment from out-of-state wide receiver Demariyon Houston

The raid of out-of-state talent continued for Tom Herman and Texas on Saturday night when four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston (Okla.). Houston became the 13th commitment for Texas in the 2019 cycle and the third wide receiver, joining four-star talents Jordan Whittington and Jake … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns land former Oregon commit, three-star cornerback Marques Caldwell

Texas added its 12th commitment when three-star cornerback Marques Caldwell pledged to the Longhorns. The cornerback from Alvin (Texas) was a one-time Oregon commit and received a Texas offer on May 18. Caldwell joins Kenyatta Watson II as cornerback commitments in the 2019 class. He was a second-team … Read More

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Three-star cornerback Marques Caldwell pledges to Texas

Three-star cornerback Marques Caldwell became the 12th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon. The cornerback from Alvin (Texas) pledged to the Ducks on Oct. 21 before backing off his pledge this offseason. He received a Texas offer on May 18 and was immediately favored … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Catalon talks two-sport possibilities at Texas

Jalen Catalon is a true two-sport star There aren’t many athletes who still participate in two college sports except for track. The demands placed on them are too high, the time requirements too long. By the time football season ends, basketball is already in conference play. Baseball … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star safety Chris Adimora

Chris Adimora continues Cali pipeline  Texas didn’t need to wait until the Fourth of July to watch fireworks. The Longhorns started the month with a commitment from four-star safety Chris Adimora, a product of Mayfair, Calif. He’s the second Californian to pledge to Tom … Read More