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The latest Longhorn news and notes from the Austin American-Statesman.


Texas adds three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class added three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis on Saturday. The product of Monarch Prep in Pompano Beach (Fla.) is the 17th member of Texas’ current recruiting class and the second wide receiver, joining Casey Cain. Alexis is the fifth out-of-state commitment … Read More


LOOK: Several Longhorns to wear new numbers during the 2020 football season

When Texas opens its fall football camp on Friday, several of the team’s returnees will be sporting a new look on the practice fields. According to the team’s updated roster, seven Longhorns have switched their jersey numbers. Texas recently shared photos of some of the old players’ new jerseys. Read More


Texas soccer player Julia Grosso enters her junior year among the Big 12’s elite 11

Texas soccer player Julia Grosso was placed on the Big 12’s preseason team on Thursday. A junior midfielder, Grosso was the only Longhorn who received enough votes from the Big 12’s coaches. Texas Tech and Oklahoma State led the 11-player team with three honorees apiece. Read More


Due to coronavirus-related travel issues, Texas loses two volleyball signees until 2021

Texas added three players to its volleyball program on Thursday, but Longhorn fans won’t see two of those signees for another year. Texas has announced that the arrivals of Melanie Parra and Adhuoljok Malual won’t occur until the 2021 spring semester. In a press release, Texas cited “travel difficulties” related … Read More


Texas adds defensive depth following Morgan O’Brien’s arrival from Illinois

Former Illinois libero Morgan O’Brien will join Texas’ volleyball program as a graduate transfer, the school announced on Thursday. Over her three seasons with the Fighting Illini, O’Brien tallied 1,202 digs. Her 3.83 digs per set during the 2019 season ranked eighth in the Big Ten. Two years ago, O’Brien … Read More


Texas starts the season ranked 14th in Amway Coaches Poll, one spot behind Texas A&M

When judging the state’s two most high-profile 8-5 college football programs, coaches nationwide currently give the nod to Texas A&M over Texas. The Longhorns will start the unpredictable 2020 season ranked 14th in the Amway Coaches Poll, one spot behind the 13th-ranked Aggies, in the debut poll released Thursday by … Read More


Former Texas pitcher Jim Gideon to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that its newest class of inductees will include ex-UT pitcher Jim Gideon. Gideon pitched at Texas from 1973-75 and was a two-time All-American. Gideon set a school record with his 19 wins during the 1974 season. The following year, he … Read More

college football

On Second Thought Ep. 186: Brian Davis on Texas football’s plans for the 2020 season; Mike Finger on the Spurs

College football is forging ahead with its plans for the 2020 season amid coronavirus concerns and Longhorn beat writer Brian Davis joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast to discuss the latest developments on the Forty Acres, including Chris Del Conte’s plea for donations and the football team’s early success … Read More


Austin mayor Steve Adler ‘hopes’ that Texas chooses to have no fans in the stands

Austin Mayor Steve Adler pulled no punches Wednesday during his annual State of the City address about the University of Texas’ plan to allow fans into Royal-Memorial Stadium this fall. “I hope they don’t really try to do this,” Adler said. “I’m not sure there’s anywhere in the world that’s … Read More


Longhorns add offensive lineman Michael Myslinski to 2021 recruiting class

Offensive lineman Michael Myslinski became Texas’ 16th commitment of the 2021 class Thursday morning when the three-star publicly picked the Longhorns over 25 other offers, including Michigan State, Florida State and Iowa. The 6-2, 285-pound Myslinski is a three-star prospect who is the No. Read More


‘Burnt orange runs through my veins’: Westlake’s Blake Peterson to play baseball at Texas

Before he earns his first varsity at-bat, Blake Peterson has decided where he’ll take his cuts in college. Peterson gave a verbal commitment to UT’s baseball program on Wednesday. In a post on Twitter, Peterson said that “I was born here and I’ve been raised here, burnt orange … Read More


As practices get underway, Texas begins to alter its 2020 soccer schedule

On Tuesday, Texas returned to Myers Stadium for its first practice of the 2020 soccer season. As for when the Longhorns will get to play a game on their campus, that date has been pushed back a few weeks. Texas is now set to start its season with a home … Read More


Longhorn Confidential: A first look at Texas and the 2022 recruiting cycle

Following Phaizon Wilson’s recent pledge to the Longhorns, the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven look at how Texas will approach recruiting in 2022. Mike also teases the upcoming update to his Fab 55 list. Read More


Longhorns start 2022 recruiting class with wide receiver Phaizon Wilson

Texas began its 2022 recruiting class Friday afternoon when four-star wide receiver Phaizon Wilson of Lancaster High School pledged to the Longhorns over 15 other offers, including Alabama, Texas A&M and Florida. The 6-4, 200-pound prospect is the 31st-ranked wide receiver in the 2022 … Read More


Austin health official: Even 25% stadium capacity a challenge for Texas football this fall

Austin Public Health director Dr. Mark Escott continues to believe that having fans at Texas football games this fall would be problematic as far as COVID-19 is concerned. School officials have said previously they are not bound to any city mandates and will adhere to all state-issued guidelines. “The challenge … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas lands commitment from 3-star guard Emarion Ellis, multi-sport star from Iowa

Multi-sport talents can emerge from anywhere, and the Texas men’s basketball program just plucked one from Davenport, Iowa. The Longhorns landed a commitment from Emarion Ellis, a three-star guard for the recruiting class of 2021. He becomes the second player in what’s expected to be a pivotal class designed to … Read More


Longhorn Confidential: If high schools delay or move their seasons, what happens to recruiting?

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven react to Colorado tight end Gunnar Helm’s recent commitment to Texas. Danny and Mike also discuss the University Interscholastic League’s coronavirus-related plans for this fall and talk about why some recruits may sit out their … Read More


Texas adds three-star tight end Gunnar Helm to 2021 recruiting class

Three-star tight end Gunnar Helm became Texas’ 15th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle on Monday afternoon when the Englewood, Colorado native picked the Longhorns over 27 other offers, including Auburn, Georgia, Iowa and Wisconsin. Helm is a 6-5, 225-pounder out of Cherry Creek … Read More


Arizona grad transfer Tony Fields II includes Texas in his final three

Arizona grad transfer linebacker Tony Fields II is down to a final three of West Virginia, Texas and Minnesota. Fields started every game at linebacker for Arizona over the past three seasons after enrolling in 2017 from Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas. The 6-1, 220-pound linebacker … Read More


Six Longhorns recognized during this week’s release of preseason watch lists

Over the course of this week, six Longhorns were placed on preseason watch lists for some of college football’s biggest prizes. Who will these committees been keeping their eyes on this fall? LB Joseph Ossai: Butkus Award (top linebacker); Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player) DB Caden Sterns: Thorpe Award (top … Read More