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Meet the new Longhorns: JUCO kicker Josh Rowland should be reliable for Texas

Josh Rowland, K, Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. (Miss.) FYI: 5-10/185; the No. 1 ranked JUCO kicker in the country. RELATED: Tom Herman lands junior college kicker Joshua Rowland Update: Texas fans understand the value of having a reliable kicker. Rowland hopes to help Texas improve on special teams. Read More

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Meet the new Longhorns: Can ‘bell cow’ quarterback Sam Ehlinger start now?

Sam Ehlinger, QB, Austin Westlake FYI: 6-1/215; No. 119-ranked overall prospect and No. 4-ranked dual-threat quarterback. Ranked No. 14 on the Fab 55. RELATED: Sam Ehlinger ready to start new chapter: ‘The future is big’ Update: Ehlinger became a household name in recruiting circles in the summer of … Read More

The 2017 national signing day guide: What’s in it for Texas?

It’s here. The wait is over. National signing day is Wednesday and there are plenty of stories to watch. What’s in it for Texas? The Big Three: Texas is anxiously awaiting the decisions of three players. Westlake offensive lineman Stephan Zabie, Galena Park North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson and … Read More

Texas’ recruiting wish list narrows to three with national signing day looming

National signing day is knocking on the door. The bulk of the work for Texas is over. The Longhorns hold 15 commitments and expect to add a few more before closing the class. The class ranks No. 28 in the country and No. 2 in the Big 12, per 247Sports’ … Read More

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Texas flips offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi

Texas used a late offer to secure the services of offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi. The Atascocita offensive lineman flipped to Texas from Houston Monday after visiting Texas on the last weekend before national signing day. He’ll sign to be a Longhorn on Feb. 1, less than one week removed from … Read More

Wide receiver recruit Jordan Pouncey: Herman ‘was banging on tables and started yelling’

It was Jan. 20, and Texas head coach Tom Herman was banging on tables. “Coach Herman is so high energy it isn’t even funny” remembered wide receiver target Jordan Pouncey. “On my official visit they brought us all to Dave and Buster’s and Herman was playing someone in … Read More

Jav Guidry chooses Utah over Texas

Texas suffered a loss in recruiting when Vista Murrieta (Calif.) cornerback Jav Guidry chose Utah over the Longhorns. Guidry, a former Cedar Park athlete who was once committed to Herman at Houston, decided to stay west and continue his career in the PAC-12. Read More

Longhorn recruiting grab bag: UT hands out offer to offensive lineman; coaches visit targets

We’re days away from national signing day. Tom Herman’s first class as Texas head football coach will be inked by the afternoon on Feb. 1. The class sits at 15 commitments heading into the final weekend of the cycle. Texas is still busy on the recruiting trail as Herman’s staff … Read More

Texas set to host three official visitors in final weekend before signing day

It’s the last weekend for universities across the nation to host official visits. Texas did most of its work over the past two weekends, hosting more than 20 top prospects for the 2017 class. There is still work to do and the Longhorns plan on closing this cycle with a … Read More

The Dotted Line: What’s left in the 2017 class for Texas?

Coaching Christmas is approaching, the time of year where all the coaches around the country sign their next generation of toys. Tom Herman wasn’t given much time in the workshop, as he took the Texas job only two months away from national signing day. Despite the clear struggles of recruiting … Read More

Lake Travis tight end Cade Brewer talks about his ‘hard to pass’ offer from Texas

Cade Brewer had a decision to make. Tom Herman had taken the Texas coaching job and offered Brewer, who had been committed to SMU since April 2016. When he was at Houston, Herman had recruited the Lake Travis tight end, but never offered. Now an offer was being extended from … Read More

Adversity shaped Stephan Zabie’s career, but ‘it’s crazy how good he got’

Westlake hosted Southlake Carroll to open the 2015 season. It was an important game for many reasons. Westlake head coach Todd Dodge once coached Southlake Carroll to state championships. It was Dodge’s turn to lead Westlake back to the same heights. Doing so required talented players, and Dodge finally had … Read More

Texas’ final recruiting wish list for 2017: Guidry, Zabie offer local flavor

Eight days separate Tom Herman from signing his first recruiting class as head coach of the University of Texas. The Longhorns hold 15 commitments – bolstered by JUCO linebacker Gary Johnson’s pledge Friday. Texas’ 2017 recruiting class ranks 26th in the nation and 2nd in the Big 12. Herman’s staff … Read More

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Texas target Jav Guidry ‘learned a lot’ on visit

Texas put itself in good position with cornerback target Jav Guidry. The former Cedar Park football and track star took an official visit to the Longhorns, reuniting with his old city and the staff which gained his commitment once in the 2017 cycle. Guidry was a one-time Houston … Read More

Texas, wanting another wide receiver, has limited options for 2017 class

Texas wants a second wide receiver — Damion Miller is the only commitment in the 2017 class. Tom Herman is after a second, and maybe even a third, pledge before national signing day. Texas took a hit when Lancaster speedster Omar Manning reaffirmed his commitment to TCU and … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman, Tim Beck eye the 2018 quarterback class

Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck are ready to ride with existing quarterbacks in 2017. Herman said he does not plan to add another quarterback in 2017, instead focusing on 2018 prospects around the nation. Texas has already extended three offers to quarterbacks in the 2018 class. Read More

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Top JUCO linebacker Gary Johnson chooses Texas

The Longhorns’ 2017 recruiting class grew to 15 members when Dodge City C.C. linebacker Gary Johnson chose Texas over programs like Oregon and USC. The 6-foot-1 linebacker was once an Alabama commit, but an SEC rule made him an ineligible transfer. That ruling benefits Tom Herman, who lands a … Read More

Texas hosts second week of visits, including crown jewel K’Lavon Chaisson

Texas hosts its second of three important official visits starting Friday, a group that’s expected to include 10 players, five of which are already committed to the Longhorns. Texas didn’t add commitments after last week’s official visits, but Tom Herman’s program is in good shape with multiple targets planning to … Read More

‘I’m a Texas Longhorn.’ Defensive lineman Max Cummins pounces on UT’s offer

“I’m a Texas Longhorn.” In a recruiting world filled with gray, Max Cummins’ commitment came as a surprising case of black and white. It even caught Texas assistant coach Oscar Giles off guard. “Coach Giles came to my house Tuesday night and basically started selling me on the program. I … Read More

Spring Westfield’s Daniel Young ready to join familiar faces at Texas

Tom Herman built a reputation recruiting Houston while coaching the Cougars to new heights. Now that he’s at Texas, Herman and his staff hope his reign in Houston doesn’t end just because his office has relocated to the capital city. One way to ensure consistency in a pipeline is continuity. Read More