Class of 2019

The Dotted Line: A closer look at four recent Texas offers

Spring practice ended for the Longhorns with the Orange-White game on Saturday night — just in time for spring practices to begin for big high schools across the state. It’s a chance for the Texas coaching staff to scour the state for new prospects, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Mookie Cooper discusses his Texas de-commitment, recruiting status

ST. LOUIS  —  Four-star wide receiver Mookie Cooper was enamored with Texas as a sophomore and into his junior season. He was the one who convinced St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic teammate Marcus Washington to take a visit to Texas for the Longhorns’ win over … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signee Marcus Washington readies for his new path in Austin

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The goal for Texas wide receiver signee Marcus Washington was simple: Do something better. He learned that at an early age from a father who is no stranger to mistakes. Marcus, a 6-2 wide receiver from Trinity Catholic … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star safety Tyler Owens readies for the Texas Relays

Tyler Owens went from being afraid of grass to a star on the field. It started when he was three years old, when he was afraid of grass and plants. The first sport his parents put him in was soccer, though, and … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas adds bulk with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds potential depth with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Marcus Washington

It was easy to forget the importance of four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington when Texas signed five-star Jordan Whittington, picked up the transfer of five-star Bru McCoy, and signed the Gatorade Player of the Year in Jake Smith. Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas’ four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Hookfin

Fort Bend Dulles offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin remains an unknown character in Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. The four-star arrived late on the recruiting scene, picking up an offer from the Longhorns on Nov. 3. The 6-5, 270-pound prospect signed with Texas on the last day of the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2019 defensive recruiting classes of Texas, A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma all finished inside the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings just once since 2000 — back in 2004. It was tougher when all three programs were in the Big 12. No two teams could eat without leaving the third … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2019 offensive recruiting classes of Texas, A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma all finished inside the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings just once since 2000 — back in 2004. It was tougher when all three programs were in the Big 12. No two teams could eat without leaving the third … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2019 defensive recruiting class

The 2019 class is officially in the rearview mirror now that national signing day came and went with a whimper. The bulk of Texas’ class signed in December during the early period with Bru McCoy’s transfer from USC and the signing of four-star offensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2019 offensive recruiting class

The 2019 class is officially in the rearview mirror now that national signing day came and went with a whimper. The bulk of Texas’ class signed in December during the early period with Bru McCoy’s transfer from USC and the signing of four-star offensive … Read More

Four-star offensive tackle Shepherd signs with Texas over Texas A&M, Alabama

HOUSTON  — An exclamation point was added to the end of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon when Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent with Texas and made his decision public at Delmar Stadium in front of friends, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd is all upside

Javonne Shepherd, offensive tackle, North Forest FYI: 6-6/346; 4 stars; No. 30-ranked offensive tackle Fabulous 55 ranking: 32 Committed: July 29 Scouting report: Potential is the buzz word for Shepherd. He’s a freakish athlete for a man well over 300 pounds. He can run around like a tight end, as … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas closes 2019 class with offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd

HOUSTON — Texas’ 2019 recruiting cycle officially ended Wednesday afternoon when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent at Delmar Stadium in Houston. The 6-foot-6 product of North Forest High School was the only member of Texas’ 24-man recruiting class to not sign in … Read More

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JUCO linebacker Lakia Henry signs with Ole Miss over Texas, Arkansas

Texas’ late push for top-ranked JUCO inside linebacker Lakia Henry fell short Wednesday when the Dodge City C.C. (Kans.) product signed with Mississippi. The 6-foot, 225-pound four-star prospect took an official visit to Texas on the final weekend before national signing day, but the Longhorns … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Five-star Bru McCoy adds explosiveness in 2019 or 2020

Bru McCoy, athlete, Mater Dei (Calif.) FYI: 6-2/205; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked athlete Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Jan. 25 Scouting report: McCoy truly is a rare talent with the potential to be a game-changer for the Longhorns. Read More

The Dotted Line: Handing out awards for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

The 2019 class officially ends on Wednesday when a lackluster national signing day comes and goes with little fanfare or potential fireworks thanks to the early signing period in December. Texas signed 22 prospects in December and hasn’t added a single commitment since (unless the transfer of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Few Texas storylines remain heading into national signing day

College football fans used to enter national signing day drunk on excitement. It was a day equivalent to the NFL draft, offering hope and the next batch of players to cheer. The early signing period has lessened that signing day fervor to a slight buzz. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas expects Javonne Shepherd, Lakia Henry on campus this weekend

The 2019 class wraps up next Wednesday when national signing day arrives and passes without the buzz it has produced in years past. The early signing period in December coupled with the growing amount of early enrollees and transfer portal stories have transitioned the conversation away from the … Read More