Class of 2019

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 1)

This is the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 6. Nos. 11-20 of our 20 for 20 will publish today at noon. 1. Will Texas sign a top 10 class? … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson was one of two JUCO defenders to sign with Texas during the early signing period. The 6-1, 215-pound product of Fullerton College was the No. 3-ranked outside linebacker from the JUCO ranks and hopes to make an immediate impact by enrolling this week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ remaining wishlist for the 2019 recruiting class

The bulk of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class signed during the early period when 22 prospects inked national letters of intent. The Longhorns only possess a handful of scholarships available and the remaining weeks until national signing day can be spent focusing on the remaining targets and continuing … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas holds high expectations for its nine early enrollees

Texas signed 22 players on Dec. 19. Nine of those prospects are set to enroll early, giving each a head start on their individual quest for early playing time. The three highest-ranked recruits in the class, as well as two defenders from the … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2019 stars offer recruiting advice to next batch of prospects

SAN ANTONIO — No two recruiting paths are the same. It’s an individual journey for a teenager that includes multitudes of variables from socio-economic ones to something as simple as location. The ride tends to start in a player’s sophomore year as recruiting letters and questionnaires trickle … Read More

Texas signee Tyler Owens proved he belongs among elite talents

SAN ANTONIO – Buzz is fickle. Texas signed 21 prospects during the early signing period in December. Four-star safety Tyler Owens didn’t receive the same headlines as his West teammates De’Gabriel Floyd and Jordan Whittington heading into the All-American Bowl at … Read More

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Five-star athlete Bru McCoy chooses USC over Texas

SAN ANTONIO – Texas’ pursuit of five-star athlete Bru McCoy fell short Saturday when the Mater Dei (Calif.) product chose to stay home and attend USC. The Longhorns placed McCoy high on the priority list early in the cycle, even hosting him for Texas’ win over USC. Read More

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Texas signee Marcus Washington scores two touchdowns in all-star game

Five Texas signees participated in the Under Armour All-America Game on Thursday in Orlando. All five of the players signed national letters of intent with the Longhorns. Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington caught two touchdowns, including the game-winner for Team Ballaholics. Read More

The Dotted Line: Three Texas signees represent the Longhorns at All-American Game practices

SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Whittington stays busy. The four-star wide receiver from Cuero signed his national letter of intent with Texas on Dec. 19 and then broke Eric Dickerson’s record for rushing yards in a state title game two days later in the Class 4A Division I … Read More

The Dotted Line: Out-of-state audible helped save Texas’ recruiting class, stop trend

SAN ANTONIO — The 247Sports database ranks recruiting classes going back to 2000. The power trio of Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M all finished in the top 10 of the 2004 cycle. So far, that’s the only time all three finished within the national top 10 in the same class. Read More

The Dotted Line: A trio of Texas commits in San Antonio for All-American Bowl

The All-American Bowl, formerly sponsored by the U.S. Army, takes place Saturday at noon in the Alamodome. It’ll air on NBC and that means Texas gets a sneak preview of its future Longhorns like it did last year when signees like Caden Sterns and Anthony Cook participated. Read More

The Dotted Line: Five future Texas players headline Under Armour All-America Game

The Under Armour All-America Game kicks off Thursday in Orlando and there are a handful of reasons for Texas fans to tune in. Practices take place throughout the week as all-stars from around the nation converge on Camping World Stadium. Longhorns like B.J. Foster and Keaontay Ingram … Read More

The Dotted Line: Defensive grades for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

The first wave of commitments in the 2019 class signed with Texas during the three-day early signing period. Tom Herman inked 22 prospects with six set to enroll early, including four-star inside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd. We graded the offense on Monday. Here are the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Offensive grades for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

The first wave of commitments in the 2019 class signed with Texas during the three-day early signing period. Tom Herman inked 22 prospects with six set to enroll early, including record-setting athlete Jordan Whittington. Here are the offensive grades as the class stands now: Quarterbacks: B+ … Read More

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Future Longhorn Jordan Whittington scores six touchdowns, sets record in state title win

ARLINGTON — It was a memorable week for Cuero athlete Jordan Whittington. The four-star signed with Texas on Wednesday and a set a state championship record with 334 yards rushing on Friday to help Cuero claim a Class 4A Division II championship, 40-28, over Texarkana Pleasant Grove. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Whittington, Evans among top prospects in state title games

ARLINGTON — The UIL state football championships began Wednesday with the 6-man and smallest 11-man divisions. It continued with a triple-header on Thursday involving some of the smaller schools that don’t produce a ton of FBS talent. That changes on Friday as the bigger schools face off for a title. Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Texas snags commitment from four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin

Isaiah Hookfin, offensive tackle, Sugar Land Dulles FYI: 6-5/270; 4 stars; No. 3-ranked JUCO outside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: 43 Committed: Dec. 21 Hook'em — Coach Jackson (@CoachJackDHS) December 21, 2018 Scouting report: His … Read More

The Dotted Line: The dust settles on the early signing period with unanswered questions for Texas

Christmas arrived early for Texas when 20 of the Longhorns’ 21 commitments signed national letters of intent on Wednesday. Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd was the only pledge not to sign. Last year, 19 of the 21 players committed at the time … Read More

Texas hopes Plano’s Tyler Owens, Melissa’s Kennedy Lewis begin a DFW recruiting trend

MELISSA — Tom Herman grew up in California and cut his teeth as a head coach in Houston, so it should come as no surprise that the first three classes that he’s orchestrated were heavy on H-Town and Cali talent. Texas signed as many Californians (four) as … Read More

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Five-star running back Trey Sanders is off to Alabama

Alabama inked its next workhorse running back Wednesday afternoon when five-star Trey Sanders picked the Crimson Tide over Georgia and Texas. The nation’s top running back said he wanted to win a Heisman Trophy and that Alabama was the best place for him to achieve his goals during his announcement … Read More