Class of 2018

A Fab 55 profile: Keondre Coburn is a familiar face for the Texas coaching staff

SPRING — Texas’ search for a defensive tackle in the 2018 class includes a familiar face. Spring Westfield’s Keondre Coburn is the Longhorns’ top target at defensive tackle and one of just three in-state players with a UT offer at the position. Texas assistant coach Corby Meekins, now … Read More

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Lake Travis kicker, Cameron Dicker, becomes Texas’ seventh commit

Texas’ 2018 recruiting class grew to seven members on Thursday afternoon when Lake Travis kicker Cameron Dicker committed to the Longhorns, one week after receiving an offer from Tom Herman. Dicker is a two-star prospect and ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the 2018 class, per 247Sports’ … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Joseph Ossai turned an unfamiliar sport into a college future

CONROE — The first-time Joseph Ossai watched football, he mistook the sport for rugby. He was 10 years old, newly arrived in this country from Nigeria, and was at his uncle’s, watching a Pittsburgh Steelers game on television. It left a lasting impression. Seven years later, Ossai is … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Manvel receiver Jalen Preston was destined for football success

MANVEL — Not all diamonds are found in the rough. Jalen Preston’s talents were apparent to everyone from an early age, and entering his senior season at Manvel, the four-star wide receiver ranks as the No. 5 player on the Fabulous 55 and holds offers from … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Four-star safety Leon O’Neal is making his wrongs right

CYPRESS — Leon O’Neal has gone from knucklehead to knocking heads. He’s still causing trouble, only now the four-star safety from Houston Cypress Springs is terrorizing defenses across the Houston area. And colleges have taken notice. O’Neal, a 6-1, 195-pound strong safety, holds 31 offers. He’s the … Read More

Hello, Tanner McKee? Texas, Tom Herman appear to be seeking a third quarterback

Tom Herman is still hunting quarterbacks. Despite the recent commitments from four-star prospects Casey Thompson and Cameron Rising, the Longhorns expect to host Tanner McKee, a four-star prospect from California, the first weekend of May. The visit was first reported by InsideTexas. McKee, from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, holds a UT … Read More

Cameron Rising — Texas’ other four-star pledge — is all football, all the time

It was spring break of 2016 when Newbury Park, Calif. head football coach Jason Klein received a text message. It was from Cameron Rising, his four-star quarterback. The future Texas commitment wasn’t thinking about the beach or a family vacation. As usual, he was texting about football. “We … Read More

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Lake Travis kicker receives Texas offer

Texas fans are familiar with the importance of a reliable kicker. Head coach Tom Herman decided Thursday night to extend a 2018 scholarship offer to Lake Travis kicker, Cameron Dicker. The local product is unranked at 247Sports and Texas is his first offer. I … Read More

Commitment 101: Ron Tatum, defensive end

Texas’ assault on Oklahoma’s recruiting outlook for 2018 continued Wednesday when four-star defensive end Ron Tatum chose the Longhorns and Tom Herman over Bob Stoops and the Sooners. Tatum is the No. 122-ranked national prospect and the No. 5 ranked strong-side defensive end in the nation, per 247Sports. The Putnam … Read More

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Four-star defensive end Ron Tatum chooses Texas over Oklahoma, others

Tom Herman’s recruiting dominance over Oklahoma continued Wednesday when four-star defensive end Ron Tatum chose the Longhorns over the Sooners and a plethora of other FBS offers. Tatum, a 6-foot-4.5, 269-pound defensive end from Putnam City (Okla.) is Texas’ sixth commitment of the 2018 class and … Read More

The Dotted Line: A look at current 2018 recruiting classes around the Big 12, Texas

The Longhorns are up to five commitments in the 2018 class after flipping four-star quarterback Cameron Rising from Oklahoma and gaining the commitment of three-star offensive tackle Reese Moore. The three highest-ranked players currently committed to Texas are out-of-state prospects. Moore and linebacker Byron Hobbs are three-star recruits, per 247Sports … Read More

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Four-star defensive end Ron Tatum set to announce Wednesday afternoon

Four-star defensive end Ron Tatum is set to announce his college decision Wednesday at 1:30 in Putnam High School’s gym. The Oklahoma native is one of four strong-side defensive ends in the 2018 class holding a Texas offer and the 6-foot-4.5, 269-pound prospect recently included Texas in his top five … Read More

Reese Moore credits Texas commitment to atmosphere, energy

Seminole High School head coach Kent Jackson was standing outside of church on Sunday when he ran into a familiar face. It was Reese Moore — his all-district tight end and a three-star offensive tackle prospect — who let him in on a secret that Moore would reveal to the … Read More

Commitment 101: Reese Moore, offensive tackle

Tom Herman’s fifth commit of the 2018 class was Seminole High School offensive tackle, Reese Moore. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound three-star prospect plays tight end in high school, earning first-team all-district honors as a junior. He also plays on Seminole’s basketball team and runs track. Moore joined a Texas class … Read More

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Offensive tackle Reese Moore becomes Texas’ fifth 2018 commit

The Longhorns continued a strong weekend on the recruiting trail by gaining the commitment of Seminole offensive tackle Reese Moore. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound prospect was a first-team all-district tight end as a junior and projects to offensive tackle in college. He is a three-star player and becomes the fifth commit of … Read More

Commitment 101: Cameron Rising, quarterback

Tom Herman’s first victory over Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners was on the recruiting trail. Texas flipped four-star quarterback Cameron Rising of Newbury Park (Calif.), giving Texas two four-star quarterback prospects in the 2018 class. Hook Em'!! 🤘🏼 — … Read More

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BREAKING: Texas flips 4-star QB Cameron Rising from Oklahoma

Tom Herman didn’t need to wait until October to get his first win over Oklahoma. On Saturday, the Texas coach picked up a commitment from Cameron Rising, a 4-star quarterback from California who had previously been committed to the Sooners. Rising made the announcement via Twitter. “I could feel the … Read More

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4-star WR Joshua Moore includes Texas in top 7 schools

Texas is one step closer to landing one of the top wide receivers in the 2018 recruiting class. On Saturday, Joshua Moore included the Longhorns when he released his top seven schools via Twitter. The four-star prospect from Yoakum, Texas, recently moved to IMG Academy in Florida for his senior … Read More

Running back, offensive line and tight end dominate latest round of Texas offers

The spring evaluation period is in full swing. That means college coaches, including the Longhorns, are on the road searching for recruits. This time of year usually means offers are extended as assistant coaches can see recruits practice in person. Let’s reset and look at recent offers extended … Read More

The Dotted Line: A position-by-position recruiting board for the Longhorns

Texas’ 2018 recruiting class is three members deep following quarterback Casey Thompson’s commitment last week. He joined Florida athlete Justin Watkins and in-state linebacker Byron Hobbs. The class is sure to grow soon as the spring evaluation period heats up around the state and beyond. Tom Herman’s staff hasn’t been … Read More