Class of 2019

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The Bru McCoy saga continues with more transfer speculation

Bru McCoy was a five-star wide receiver from the 2019 class who signed with USC. He then enrolled at USC, and that was supposed to be the end of his recruitment. It wasn’t. The California native lasted a week on USC’s campus before transferring to Austin and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Vernon Broughton narrows his focus, discusses his timeline

CYPRESS — Football remains new to four-star defensive lineman Vernon Broughton. The Houston Cypress Ranch product began seriously playing football at Spring Woods as a sophomore. An offer from Baylor in the spring of his junior season solidified his commitment to football over his childhood … Read More

Commitment 101: Juwan Mitchell provides Texas instant depth at inside linebacker

The lack of depth at linebacker became obvious when true freshman De’Gabriel Floyd was ruled out for the season with stenosis, a narrowing of the spine. Texas was without its departed starting linebackers from 2018. The Longhorns needed a prospect to replace Floyd and it … Read More

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Longhorns add instant help at linebacker with Juwan Mitchell

It’s no secret that the linebacker position at Texas is thin heading into the 2019 season. The Longhorns lost both inside linebackers to graduation, and that was followed by the season ending injury to true freshman linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando needed another body at … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas high school coaches believe in straight line recruiting

The power brokers in Texas high school football have always been the head coach. To recruit a player, a college went through the head coach to gather information and offer a scholarship. The growing industry of recruiting services and 7-on-7 national teams is slowing eroding that power. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas will add star potential when rest of 2019 class arrives in June

Texas signed 24 recruits in a 2019 class that ranked third in the nation, trailing only Alabama and Georgia. Ten of those pledges enrolled early and took part in spring practice. Four-star inside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd was ruled out for the season, leaving 14 new … Read More

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

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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