Class of 2019

The Dotted Line: The Week 1 guide to watching Texas commitments in action

The pads start popping on high school fields across Texas on Thursday when the prep season officially kicks off inside the state. Six of Texas’ 15 out-of-state commitments were in action last week, as the season began early in states like California, Georgia and Florida. Texas and Oklahoma join the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas will pursue handful of prospects committed elsewhere

The Longhorns holds 15 commitments as the Texas high school football season starts Thursday. The class ranks 10th in the nation. Tom Herman’s program plans to sign a minimum of 25 prospects in the 2019 class, which means there are at least 10 spots available before national signing day. There … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas tight end pledge Brayden Liebrock

The tight end position is an important piece to Tom Herman’s offense. He’s spent his first three recruiting classes adding numbers to the position, signing three in his first two cycles and holding commitments from two players at the position for 2019. One of those pledges is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jordan Shipley 2.0? Texas commit Jake Smith is planning on it

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Texas commit Jake Smith didn’t head to Austin for the Orange-White game in April hoping to meet Jordan Shipley. Smith, a four-star slot receiver from Notre Dame Prep in Arizona, had never heard of the Shipley brothers and their exploits as Longhorns. Shipley, though, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three things we know about Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

Recruiting news tends to focus on predicting the future rather than illustrating the known. The Longhorns signed the third-ranked recruiting class in the country in 2018, which was Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. The success isn’t coming as easy on the 2019 recruiting trail thanks to Jimbo … Read More

Bevo Beat

Fab 55 members Darwin Barlow, Tamauzia Brown commit to TCU

Newton High School teammates Tamauzia Brown and Darwin Barlow pledged to TCU on Thursday night. Brown, a four-star athlete, became the top-rated member of the 18-man 2019 class for Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs. Barlow is a three-star and becomes the second running back on the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six Texas commits set for action over next three days

Six of the 15 prospects committed to Texas in the 2019 class are playing games this weekend. The in-state commits, and Oklahoma-native Demariyon Houston, won’t start the season until the final weekend of August. Four of the commits in action this week began the season on Aug. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ wish list narrowing at some positions, remains open at others

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class is 15-members deep and ranks No. 9 in the nation. The Longhorns hope to sign a full 25-man class with an opportunity to sign a couple over that if scholarship room becomes available because eight 2018 signees enrolled early. Tom … Read More

The Dotted Line: A look at the recruiting classes, rankings across the Big 12

Texas won the 2018 recruiting battle within the Big 12, but currently trails Oklahoma in the conference rankings for 2019. Tom Herman’s program holds 15 commitments, including six members of the Fabulous 55. The Longhorns’ class ranks ninth in the nation. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas tight end commit Brayden Liebrock was born to play football

SAN BERNARDIDO, Calif. — It came as no shock to the Liebrock household when offers started piling up for four-star tight end Brayden Liebrock. His dad played college football. As did his older brother and uncle. It runs in the family. Football is spelt out in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ obsession with football made Chris Adimora love the Longhorns

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Chris Adimora, a four-star safety committed to Texas, stared at the herd of fans outside of Royal-Memorial Stadium seven hours before the start of the spring game and knew he had found his kind of people. Adimora breathes football. He’s not here for social … Read More

The Dotted Line: Seth Figgins talks Texas; season starts Friday for four Texas commits

LOS ANGELES — Only two 2020 tight ends in the country own an offer from Texas. One is four-star Michael Meyer, who is committed to Notre Dame. The other is Seth Figgins, a three-star from Westlake Village in California, the same school that has produced four-star 2019 commitment … Read More

The Dotted Line: Californian De’Gabriel Floyd plans to build new path, life as a Texas Longhorn

LOS ANGELES — Four-star outside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd knew football was his avenue toward a better life after his third season of football. He was 10, a young kid in Los Angeles hoping for something more. Floyd, who committed to Texas on March 31 and is the No. Read More

The Dotted Line: Three recruiting questions facing Texas during the latest dead period

Recruiting currently sits in a dead period that doesn’t allow on-campus visits by players to colleges or by coaches to high school campuses. It exists to give recruits an opportunity to focus on the preseason and their respective high school teams. It also gives the college coaches a chance to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Local wide receivers Elijah Higgins, Jaylen Ellis provide recruiting updates

Elijah Higgins prefers mystery. The four-star wide receiver released his top seven schools on July 10 and has remained relatively quiet about his recruiting status over the past month. The 6-3, 214-pound prospect from Austin Bowie ranked No. 23 on the recently updated Fabulous … Read More

The Dotted Line: Biggest movers, two new names on the 2019 Fab 55

The updated 2019 Fabulous 55 was released and it brought upon changes to the list after a summer filled with elite camps and 7-on-7 tournaments. There wasn’t a ton of major movement. Only two new players made the list, and the biggest move was 18 spots by … Read More

The Dotted Line: The updated Fabulous 55 is dominated by Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher

It’s Jimbo Fisher’s time to control the recruiting grounds inside the Lone Star State. Texas A&M holds 14 commitments on the updated 2019 Fabulous 55, one more than Oklahoma and Texas combined. This is Fisher’s first full class as head coach of the Aggies, and he’s receiving … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the Texas recruiting class to rivals Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Recruiting services began ranking recruiting classes at the start of the century. Since then, the trio of Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma have failed to all finish in the top 10 in the same class. That could change in 2019 because of the recruiting success enjoyed so far by the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Dylan Wright has picked Texas A&M; where will Texas turn at wide receiver?

Texas A&M landed another body blow to the Longhorns on the recruiting trail Monday night when four-star wide receiver Dylan Wright chose Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies after leaning toward Texas for most of the cycle. It was a surprising choice, not that Wright picked Texas A&M, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three prospects trending toward Texas as football approaches

The Longhorns moved to No. 10 on the national recruiting rankings after the commitment of outside linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr. and offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd to end July. Texas holds commitments from 15 prospects and hopes to sign a full class of at least 25 … Read More