Class of 2018

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Four-star safety Leon O’Neal names Texas in final 7

Cypress Springs safety Leon O’Neal named Texas in his final seven alongside Texas A&M, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Georgia, Clemson and LSU. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound four-star prospect is a hard-hitting safety with plenty of confidence. He earned an invitation to The Opening Finals in Oregon over the summer … Read More

Updating the odds of Texas signing 5 offensive targets remaining for 2018 class

Texas enters June with 10 commitments. The Longhorns recovered from a slow start to the 2018 class and now rank No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in the Big 12. The 2018 class can’t consist of more than around 20 players because of scholarship … Read More

Commitment 101: DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, safety

Tom Herman’s program continued its recruiting roll Thursday night when safety DeMarvion Overshown committed to the Longhorns. Overshown, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound safety from Arp High School became the 10th member of the 2018 recruiting class, which now ranks No. 5 in the nation, per 247Sports. Read More

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Safety DeMarvion Overshown becomes Texas commit No. 10

The Longhorns added a key piece for the future when four-star safety DeMarvion Overshown of Arp High school pledged to Texas. The Wednesday night announcement puts Texas’ class at 10 commitments, with four of those now on defense. Overshown is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound safety who has spent time … Read More

Commitment 101: Keaontay Ingram, Carthage running back

Texas’ 2018 class grew to nine members Tuesday when four-star running back Keaontay Ingram committed to the Longhorns over a host of national powers. The Carthage product was the only in-state running back in the 2018 cycle to garner an offer from Tom Herman’s program. Let’s … Read More

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Texas lands ninth pledge of 2018 class in Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram

Texas always wanted Keaontay Ingram as its running back. On Tuesday, the Longhorns added the Carthage star to their 2018 class. Ingram,  a four-star talent and a member of the Fabulous 55, becomes the ninth pledge of Texas’ class that ranks 13th nationally and first in … Read More

Tom Herman, Texas host mini-camp with more than 250 attendees

Over 250 high school football players converged on Austin Sunday night to participate in Texas’ first mini-camp of the summer. The Longhorns will host four of these camps throughout the early part of the summer, as well as take part in multiple satellite camps around the state and country. Rain … Read More

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Texas target Amari Gainer chooses Florida State

Texas missed out on outside linebacker Amari Gainer when the four-star prospect announced Friday afternoon via Twitter he was staying home and committing to Florida State. The 6-foot-2.5, 204-pound Gainer included Texas in his final four along with Florida State, Alabama and Miami. Read More

Family and football have driven Texas commitment Reese Moore to Austin

SEMINOLE — Reese Moore extends from the West Texas soil like the oil rigs that litter Seminole and its surrounding areas. Oil, football and family swirl together in the wind to create a unique upbringing for Moore and his teammates. The closest movie theater is in New … Read More

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Al’Vonte Woodard lists Texas in top 5

Texas made the cut for four-star wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard. The Houston Lamar product lists Texas, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Ohio State as his final five. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound receiver is the No. 13 in the Fabulous 55. He’s the … Read More

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Florida 4-star linebacker Amari Gainer to decide Friday, lists Texas in final four

It is established Tom Herman doesn’t mind roaming outside of Texas to find talent. The 2018 class consists of eight members and half of those prospects play prep football in a different state. One of them – Justin Watkins – resides in … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Trent Gordon went from late bloomer to Penn State pledge

MANVEL — Consider Trent Gordon a late bloomer. Most of the elite athletes in the state point toward elementary school and Pop Warner football as the time they realized sports was a route toward success. Not Gordon. The No. 51-ranked player on the … Read More

Texas pledge Byron Hobbs brings energy, enthusiasm to outside linebacker position

FORT WORTH — Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando utilizes defenders’ speed, versatility and aggression to stop offenses. He needs players with a motor and a mean streak. And athleticism doesn’t hurt, either. He found those traits in Fort Worth Eastern Hills’ Byron Hobbs, the 6-4, 210-pound … Read More

Spring update: Predicting where the top 10 2018 players in the Fabulous 55 sign

With spring evaluation period ending at the end of May, the recruiting picture around the state is starting to focus. Here are early predictions of where the state’s top 10 players from this year’s Fabulous 55 end up come national signing day. The only committed player … Read More

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Safety DeMarvion Overshown names Texas in top 15

Safety is a target position for the Longhorns in 2018 and Texas is in the running for Arp athlete DeMarvion Overshown. The four-star safety has spent time at linebacker and at defensive end in his career. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound prospect visited Texas’ junior day. Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Barton Clement names Texas, Texas A&M as his leaders

MISSOURI CITY — The football rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M still exists. Instead of the two teams meeting on a football field every Thanksgiving, the Longhorns and Aggies square off for elite prospects around the state. One of the top priorities for both teams in the 2018 class is … Read More

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Four-star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle includes Texas in top 12

Texas is in the running for one of the most electric prospects in the state after Bellaire Episcopal wide receiver Jaylen Waddle trimmed his list to 12 teams. The Longhorns are in the running along with Oregon, Florida State and Oklahoma among others. Read More

Texas defensive end pledge Ron Tatum III quietly built his reputation

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ron Tatum III is an imposing presence. The 6-5, 270-pound defensive end commands respect on every football field. The Putnam City product committed to Texas over Oklahoma last month and is the lone defensive lineman currently pledged to the Longhorns. Tatum is a big man … Read More

Four-star quarterback pledge Casey Thompson: ‘This class will be special’

Casey Thompson chose a family feel over his family’s legacy. He held an offer from Oklahoma, where his dad, Charles, and his brother Kendal both played, Thompson chose to cross the Red River when he committed to Texas on April 13 in his high school gym. Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Height won’t define four-star cornerback D’Shawn Jamison

D’Shawn Jamison is ready to continue the tradition of DB High. The four-star cornerback from Houston Lamar is the 16th-rated cornerback in his class and the No. 121st overall prospect in the entire nation, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s a member of the Fabulous 55 and … Read More