Class of 2018

The Dotted Line: A look back at Texas’ top-rated recruits from each class this decade

The headliner of each recruiting class helps determine its national perception. A quick look at the top-rated player from each of Texas’ classes this decade show an inconsistent pattern seen throughout recruiting and in the NFL draft. Scouting is an inexact science for recruiting sites … Read More

The Dotted Line: How have Texas’ defensive starters lived up to their recruiting rankings?

Texas’ season begins at home against Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. The initial depth chart was released Monday, and while the starting spots at certain positions are fluid, the depth chart provided fans a glimpse of the key members of this year’s team. Let’s take a look … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2018 defensive class

Texas returned to the national discussion in 2018 as Tom Herman led his program to 10 wins and a Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. The momentum started on the recruiting trail with the 2018 class, the first full cycle for Herman and his staff in Austin. The Longhorns inked the … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2018 offensive class

Texas returned to the national discussion in 2018 as Tom Herman led his program to 10 wins and a Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. The momentum started on the recruiting trail with the 2018 class, the first full cycle for Herman and his staff in Austin. The Longhorns inked the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Out-of-state audible helped save Texas’ recruiting class, stop trend

SAN ANTONIO — The 247Sports database ranks recruiting classes going back to 2000. The power trio of Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M all finished in the top 10 of the 2004 cycle. So far, that’s the only time all three finished within the national top 10 in the same class. Read More

Texas hopes Plano’s Tyler Owens, Melissa’s Kennedy Lewis begin a DFW recruiting trend

MELISSA — Tom Herman grew up in California and cut his teeth as a head coach in Houston, so it should come as no surprise that the first three classes that he’s orchestrated were heavy on H-Town and Cali talent. Texas signed as many Californians (four) as … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four prospects fight for the No. 1 spot on the Fabulous 55

Four prospects can make the case for being the top player in Texas for the 2019 recruiting class. That designation was placed on current Longhorn B.J. Foster in 2018, followed by Caden Sterns. Texas won’t sign multiple players in the top five this cycle. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma battled for top recruits in 2018. Who can claim victory?

The Red River Showdown extends far beyond the Cotton Bowl and into the schools that produce the top high school talent across the nation. Texas and Oklahoma are rivals in the truest form. They play for bragging rights each October and battle for the top high school players in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: A win over Oklahoma would give Texas hope recruiting DFW

The Red River Showdown represents a chance for Texas to beat its biggest rival, earn bragging rights, gain an inside track toward a Big 12 title berth, and seize recruiting momentum in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that Tom Herman and his staff has yet to build a stranglehold on like … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trey Sanders talks Texas; trio of out-of-state targets on officials

LAS VEGAS — Noah Cain isn’t the only IMG Academy (Fla.) running back who has an offer from Texas. His teammate, Trey Sanders, is the nation’s top-rated running back. The 6-foot, 214-pound prospect splits time in the IMG backfield with Cain, and has … 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

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: Texas’ master plan for the secondary remains possible

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

Bevo Beat

Signee Junior Angilau arrives on campus, appears ready for 2018 season

Texas can officially announce the incoming signees from the 2018 class when summer school begins Thursday. Nine members of the third-ranked recruiting class enrolled early and participated in spring practices. Eighteen more are expected to join the team in the summer as the program readies for its second … Read More

The Dotted Line: Nine early enrollees expected to make an impact for Texas football

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

Spring football preview: Texas sailed through a smooth offseason, now looks ahead

The offseason is usually the silly season, and so it goes for the Texas football program. Over the past two months, a UT recruiting staffer rocketed from obscurity to superstar status by telling people to “Shhhh.” A recruit’s mother, who goes by the Twitter handle “mUTha hustla,” became … Read More

Commitment 101: Grad transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson provides instant help

Texas seemingly closed out its 2018 recruiting class in February on national signing day. The Longhorns signed the third best class in the nation and the top class in the Big 12 during Tom Herman’s first full cycle recruiting as the head coach. But the Longhorns wanted … Read More

Bevo Beat

Rice grad transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson becomes Tom Herman’s top addition

The biggest addition for Texas after the 2017 season isn’t a recruit from the star-studded 2018 class that ranked third in the nation, first in the Big 12 and included the top five players on the Fabulous 55. The Longhorns’ newest addition, Rice grad transfer … Read More

So long, Seminole: Incoming lineman Reese Moore shines at UIL state basketball tournament

SAN ANTONIO — His future lies in college football, but on Friday afternoon Reese Moore did more than his part for his high school’s basketball team, which was appearing in the UIL state tournament for the first time this century. Moore, an offensive lineman who was ranked 44th on the … Read More

Bevo Beat

Rice grad transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson to announce his decision Saturday

The prize of the 2018 offseason is set to announce Saturday when Rice grad transfer Calvin Anderson will pick between Texas, Oklahoma, Michigan and Auburn. The Westlake native signed with Rice in the 2014 class as an unheralded recruit. As a grad transfer, Anderson … Read More