Class of 2019

The Dotted Line: Examining the recruiting classes around the Big 12

Tom Herman and his Longhorns bested Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley on the recruiting trail in the 2018 cycle and at The Cotton Bowl in the Red River Showdown in October. The two programs will battle for the crown of best recruiting class in the Big 12 for the 2019 class. Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 8 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The regular season is beginning to wind down and each game on the slate is an important district game. Four of Texas’ 2019 commits — David Gbenda, Javonne Shepherd, Jake Smith and Derrian Brown — are on an open week and defensive back Marques Caldwell is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Peyton Powell, Kennedy Lewis rave about Texas visit

Three-star wide receiver Kennedy Lewis took an official visit to Texas and watched the improved Longhorns outlast Baylor. The momentum around the program is impacting recruits around the state. The 6-3 prospect was committed to TCU until Tuesday night. “I will most likely open my recruitment back … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten personal evaluations of top 2020 Texas targets

The priority of the recruiting staff is the current class. That means that’s also my focus when I hit the road to watch as many commits and targets as possible. The best way to evaluate prospects and write their stories is to see as many as possible in person. I’ve … Read More

The Dotted Line: Malik Hornsby talks Texas; Marques Caldwell sidelined

The importance of quarterback depth was proven once again on Saturday when Shane Buechele was forced into action following a shoulder injury to Sam Ehlinger. Lack of depth at the position plagued Texas at the end of the Mack Brown era and through the entire tenure of … Read More

Longhorns set to host handful of top targets for Baylor game

A home game against Baylor today at 2:30 p.m. gives the Longhorns a chance to become bowl eligible in front of dozens of visitors. Some of those players are in the 2019 class, while Texas also uses the day to host a numerous 2020 and 2021 prospects. Commitments like Marques … Read More

The Dotted Line: Only seven uncommitted prospects remain on the Fabulous 55

The commitment of four-star safety Lewis Cine to Georgia lowered the uncommitted number of Fabulous 55 members to just seven. The early signing period combined with the ability to take official visits as juniors sped up an already fast recruiting process: … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commits in action

It’s a loaded week of action for Texas’ commits with 17 of the 18 commitments in the 2019 recruiting class playing games, as well as 2020 quarterback commit Hudson Card. Injuries have plagued Roschon Johnson and Jordan Whittington, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list narrows as Longhorns continue to win

The Longhorns are ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Poll for the first time in eight years and recruits around the country are taking notice of what’s cooking in Austin under Tom Herman. It started with a win over USC when Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson thrives under pressure

PORT NECHES — Roschon Johnson grinned on the sideline Friday night when Vidor scored midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson, Port Neches-Groves’ four-star quarterback, wanted the football. Johnson — the first pledge for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class — thrives in pressure situations. It’s why he chose to play quarterback. Read More

Texas builds more recruiting momentum with victory over Oklahoma

Texas’ win in the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma on Saturday created waves in recruiting that could last years. Prospects across the nation noticed the Longhorns trajectory after wins over USC and TCU. The victory in the Red River Showdown was different, however, just like it always is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Fifteen of Texas’ 2019 commits plus the only 2020 pledge are expected to play this weekend. Tyler Johnson and Tyler Owens are off, and Jordan Whittington remains sidelined after groin surgery this summer. All eight of the out-of-state commitments are in … 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

Bevo Beat

Texas targets Marcus Washington, Lewis Cine announce commitment dates

A pair of Texas targets announced their commitment dates. Four-star safety Lewis Cine of Cedar Hill Trinity Christian will pick a school on Oct. 10. The Longhorns are among his top schools with Georgia, Penn State and Florida. The Bulldogs are considered the leader for the member … Read More

The Dotted Line: Logan Parr among Texas’ top offensive line targets for 2020

SAN ANTONIO — Texas is still figuring out the final pieces for the offensive line class in 2019 despite commitments from a pair of four-star tackles in Tyler Johnson and Javonne Shepherd. They’re both members of the Fabulous 55 and considered … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns add in-state middle linebacker David Gbenda

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 on Sunday night with the commitment of four-star inside linebacker David Gbenda. The Katy Cinco Ranch product was offered on Sunday and committed to Tom Herman days later. Gbenda ranks No. 34 on the Fabulous 55. “I’m living … Read More

Bevo Beat

Four-star linebacker David Gbenda commits to Texas over Texas A&M, TCU

The Longhorns wanted a third linebacker in the 2019 class and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando stayed in-state to land David Gbenda, a four-star inside linebacker from Katy Cinco Ranch. Gbenda picked up an offer from Texas in March and focused on in-state schools like Texas, TCU and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which Texas commits are the most impressive in person?

Texas’ 2019 class grew to 17 members on Monday afternoon when four-star safety Tyler Owens of Plano East pledged to the Longhorns. His commitment moved Texas’ class to the ninth spot in the nation. Tom Herman expects to sign at least 25 prospects and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 5 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Prep football takes center stage on Thursday and Friday for most of Texas’ 2019 commits, and 2020 quarterback pledge Hudson Card also will be in action against Austin High. The Longhorns have added two commitments in the last two weeks. First came four-star running … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Catalon names top four; Jake Smith earns All-American honors

The day that Texas earned a commitment from one four-star safety in Tyler Owens of Plano East, another four-star safety announced that the Longhorns were among his final four. Mansfield Legacy standout Jalen Catalon, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game … Read More