The Dotted Line: Mike Craven recaps the week in Longhorns football recruiting

[brightcove_video video_id=”5242044695001″ caption=”Texas head football Coach Tom Herman on recruiting “] A lot can happen in a week. The Dotted Line is a weekly update on the state of Texas recruiting. 2017 overview: 14 commitments, ranked 31st nationally, 2nd in Big 12 The Longhorns are in the middle of … Read More

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Fort Worth defensive lineman Max Cummins commits to Texas

All it took was an offer. Oscar Giles began his visit with 2017 defensive line prospect Max Cummins by letting him know a scholarship offer to Texas was available. By the time the in-home visit ended, Cummins was the 14th commit in Texas’ 2017 recruiting class. Cummins chose Texas … Read More

Two new names emerge on Tom Herman’s recruiting 2017 wish list

Two weeks remain before national signing day. Tom Herman’s staff hosted 10 prospects from the 2017 class over the weekend. Four of those visitors remain uncommitted or committed to other schools, including Bishop Dunne cornerback Chevin Calloway and JUCO linebacker Gary Johnson, who were on last week’s version … Read More

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Lancaster wide receiver Omar Manning reaffirms TCU commitment

Omar Manning, a wide receiver out of Lancaster High School, officially closed his recruitment and reaffirmed his commitment to TCU Monday night via Twitter. The No. 23 player in the Fab 55 was strongly considering the Longhorns and was visited by Texas within the past week. Damion Miller from … Read More

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Longhorns offer Westlake offensive tackle Stephan Zabie

Stephan Zabie, an offensive tackle from Westlake High School, was offered by the Texas staff Monday. It was a tough 2016 for Zabie, who was ruled ineligible by the University Interscholastic League before his senior season. Zabie is the No. 38 ranked player in the Fab … Read More

Sam Ehlinger is ready to start a new chapter at Texas: ‘The future is big’

A quarterback gets called into the coach’s office. It happens to high school athletes all the time. This call was different. Tom Herman, newly named as Texas’ head coach, was on one end of the phone. Westlake quarterback and Longhorns recruit Sam Ehlinger was on the other end. “It was … Read More

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San Antonio product Derek Kerstetter discusses official visit to Texas

Six of the 10 prospects Texas hosted over the weekend were already committed. One of those players is San Antonio Reagan product Derek Kerstetter. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman pledged to Texas after an offer from Tom Herma and the new staff. .embed-container { position: relative; … Read More

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Longhorns offer JUCO defensive tackle Larrell Murchison while on official visit

Recruiting priorities are revealed on official visits. Not only for the individual prospects, but at each position. Texas wants more help along the defensive line in the 2017 class and Tom Herman made that clear by extending an offer to JUCO defensive lineman Larrell Murchison. He’s the No. Read More

Spring collision charted course for Longhorn commit Cade Brewer

The hardest hit by a Lake Travis player during spring drills in 2015 was delivered by a former wide receiver. It was a sophomore named Cade Brewer. Brewer wasn’t necessarily keen on the move from wide receiver to H-Back when it was presented to him by the coaching staff at … Read More

Former Cedar Park cornerback Jav Guidry discusses Texas offer

Days after winning a gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the Class 5A state track and field meet last spring, Jav Guidry faced his friends and teammates at Cedar Park High School. He and his family were moving back to California, he told them. They’d have to … Read More

Welcome to Texas: Longhorns will host recruit Chevin Calloway, 9 others this weekend

Official visits solidify current commitments and set the groundwork for potential ones. Three weekends remain before national signing day and Tom Herman’s staff will be hosting numerous commitments alongside potential targets. This blending is on purpose. The best recruiters at universities are its current and future players. The coaches do … Read More

Longhorns search for a third cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class

Texas wants to sign another cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class. The Longhorns have commitments from two cornerback prospects — Kobe Boyce and Josh Thompson — but it’s clear that one of Tom Herman’s top priorities in these final three weeks before signing day is to find one … Read More

20 for 20: A Texas recruiting primer, 20 days away from signing day (Nos. 11-20)

This is the continuation of 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. 11-20. Nos. 1-10 published earlier today. 11. WHERE ARE THE STATE’S TOP PLAYERS HEADED? Most … Read More

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