Class of 2018

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Quarterback Casey Thompson lists Texas in his top 10

Quarterback prospect Casey Thompson announced his top 10 Wednesday night via his Twitter feed. The four-star prospect tweeted last week that he’ll commit Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Southmoore High School’s gym. Top 10🙏🏽 Take a deep breath 11 and choose 1… #Godislove🌹 … Read More

Goals to go: Texas target Keaontay Ingram has Carthage rushing records in his sights

One town 60 miles east of Tyler still values the running back position — Carthage, which has built a high school dynasty on running the football in the modern age of spread attacks. The Bulldogs are the defending Class 4A Division I state champions, in large part because of … Read More

Linebacker commit Byron Hobbs: ‘We’ll win a national championship at Texas’

Love at first sight applies to more than dating. Fort Worth Eastern Hills linebacker Byron Hobbs fell in love with Texas on his first visit, taking in the campus and the program on Feb. 25 for Texas’ junior day. He committed to the Longhorns six weeks … Read More

Commitment 101: Byron Hobbs, linebacker

Texas needed a commitment from an in-state talent to truly begin the 2018 class. The first commit, Florida athlete Justin Watkins, is a four-star athlete with the chance to make an immediate impact as a true freshman, but it is tough for a prospect that far removed from the state … Read More

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In-state linebacker Byron Hobbs commits to Texas

Texas’ 2018 recruiting class grew to two members Friday night when Fort Worth Eastern Hills linebacker, Byron Hobbs, announced his pledge on Twitter. The 6-3.5, 204-pound prospect joins Florida athlete Justin Watkins in Tom Herman’s first full class as head coach of the Texas Longhorns. Hobbs is … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Al’Vonte Woodard is eager to prove Houston Lamar is more than just DB High

Al’Vonte Woodard is out to prove Houston Lamar is more than DB High. The school is known for producing defensive backs, so Woodard — a four-star wide receiver — is tested every day in practice. And he wins his share of battles. “Our secondary this past … Read More

Bad ending to 2017, slow start to 2018 creates recruiting anxiety amongst fans

Recruiting trends are worth noting. The 2018 cycle is still eight months away from national signing day, but Texas sits in a precarious position entering the spring evaluation period. The Longhorns have only one commitment for 2018 — Justin Watkins, a four-star wide receiver from Ocala, … Read More

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Wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard includes Texas in his top 10

The Texas Longhorns made the cut for Houston Lamar wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard. The four-star announced on his Twitter page Tuesday night that Tom Herman’s program would be among the 10 schools he’d focus his recruitment towards moving forward. Woodard is the No. 13 ranked player in the … Read More

DBU, meet DB Prep: Cook, Jamison continue Houston Lamar’s DB tradition

If Texas is DBU, then Houston Lamar should be known as DB Prep. Current Longhorns defensive backs Holton Hill and John Bonney are Lamar products, as are former Texas stars Rod Babers and Drew Kelson. And that doesn’t include a longer list of prospects who have ended up at other … Read More

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Top prospect in Texas will play in Army All-American Bowl

The No. 1 ranked player in Texas announced on Twitter he’ll play in Texas’ premier all-star game. Houston Lamar cornerback, Anthony Cook, is the top-rated player in the Fabulous 55 and is the top priority in the 2018 class for the Longhorns and head coach Tom Herman. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets discuss the Longhorns at Under Armour camp

Tom Herman hosted a handful of top 2018 targets last Saturday. The group, which included five-star safety B.J. Foster and four-star talents Byron Hobbs, Keondre Coburn, Al’Vonte Woodard and Jalen Green, watched the Longhorns scrimmage and spent time with Herman and the coaching staff. Hobbs left … Read More

Texas offensive line target, Fab 55 member Barton Clement prefers a low profile

Modern recruits are often teased and dismissed for accepting the spotlight that’s placed on them during recruiting. A prospect releases his top 15, and we joke. Another one announces his 58th offer from Directional University and we roll our eyes. It’s our way. Fort Bend Marshall offensive lineman … Read More

Justin Rogers, defensive recruits headline Texas’ targets at Under Armour camp

Nearly a dozen legitimate Texas targets for the 2018 class were on display Sunday at Cedar Hill High School as part of the Under Armour All-America Camp Series. It’s a down year for Dallas-area recruiting. A week before, the UA camp was in Houston where most the top Texas targets … Read More

A Texas scholarship offer has mended the relationship with QB target Justin Rogers

CEDAR HILL — Louisiana’s Justin Rogers arrived in Austin for Texas’ junior day on Feb. 25 with anticipation. The four-star quarterback from Parkway, La. made the five-hour drive hoping he’d get a Longhorns offer. He left disappointed. One month later, though, Rogers has received his offer. “It felt like validation,” Rogers … Read More

Potential Texas targets, Fab 55 members on display Sunday

Ten Fabulous 55 members without Texas offers are expected in attendance Sunday for the Under Armour All-America Camp Series. A dozen prospects with offers from the Longhorns are also expected in attendance for the invite-only camp. Don’t be surprised if Texas eventually offers a few of the players below. Fab … Read More

A dozen Texas targets expected to compete Sunday at Under Armour Camp

Future college players will converge on DFW for the second time in March Sunday for the Under All-America Camp Series at Cedar Hill High School. Many of these same players participated at The Opening regional in Dallas March 4. Here is the latest on the dozen expected attendees … Read More

Texas target B.J. Foster made an early impression on his head coach

Angleton High School head football coach, Ryan Roark, began a tradition when he took the job six football seasons ago. At least a few times a year, Roark makes his way to Pop Warner fields near the administration buildings. It gives him a chance to be seen by future players … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four top Texas prospects are expected in Austin this weekend

Saturday gives Tom Herman a chance to improve his team on the field and his relationships with a few of the top targets in the 2018 class. The Longhorns will hold a scrimmage, and at least four top-flight recruits are expected to be in attendance. Let’s take a closer look … Read More

2018 offensive targets discuss Tom Herman, Texas at invite-only camp in Houston

A strong collection of talent participated at the Under Armour All-America Camp Series Sunday at Westfield High School. The defensive stars took center stage, but there were a handful of offensive targets on hand. The Longhorns’ lone commitment in the 2018 class is four-star wide receiver Justin Watkins. Read More

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Three-star offensive tackle Rafiti Ghirmai names Texas in top 10

Frisco Wakeland offensive tackle Rafiti Ghirmai named Texas among his top 10 Monday on Twitter. The three-star received an offer from Texas Jan. 24 and fdfdrecruitment exploded nationally shortly after. Ghirmai’s top 10 includes national powers Ohio State, Michigan and Alabama, as well as in-state rival TCU. Read More