Class of 2019

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 pic.twitter.com/oIG7OdIZGI — 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

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Four-star running back Noah Cain spurns Texas, Georgia for Penn State

Four-star running back Noah Cain never cared about distance or conference affiliation. The IMG Academy (Fla.) product wanted the best fit and he thinks he found that in Penn State. Cain started his career at Denton Guyer before transferring to the football factory in Florida for his junior and senior … Read More

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Javonne Shepherd remains unsigned; top running backs announcing soon

Texas gained national letters of intent from 21 of its current 22 commitments in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The only player electing to wait until national signing day in February is four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd of North Forest. The Longhorns inked 19 of their 21 commitments during … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Texas expects instant impact from JUCO linebacker Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson, outside linebacker, Fullerton College (Calif.) FYI: 6-1/215; 3 stars; No. 3-ranked JUCO outside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Dec. 17 Welcome to the family Caleb Johnson. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/sh8wFYY82F — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: De’Gabriel Floyd wants to be the next best linebacker

De’Gabriel Floyd, inside linebacker, Westlake Village (Calif.) FYI: 6-2/245; 4 stars; No. 64-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: March 31 Scouting report: Texas found a unique talent when Tom Herman returned to his California roots to pull Floyd to the Lone Star State. Floyd would be considered … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Marcus Tillman Jr. expects early success at linebacker

Marcus Tillman Jr., outside linebacker, Jones (Fla.) FYI: 6-1/220; 3 stars; No. 22-ranked outside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: July 28 Welcome to the family Marcus Tillman Jr. 🤘#fUture19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/PQdI8Z5BO9 — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington signs with Texas

Marcus Washington, wide receiver, Trinity Catholic (Mo.) FYI: 6-2/191; 4 stars; No. 27-ranked wide receiver Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Oct. 26 Welcome to the family Marcus Washington. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/q1CvzSvVHw — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018 … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Jake Smith brings Player of Year honors to Texas

Jake Smith, wide receiver, Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) FYI: 6-1/189; 4 stars; No. 81-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: June 3 Scouting report: Smith was awarded the Gatorade Player of the Year award after a stellar senior season. He became the first player in … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Tyler Johnson provides Texas with bookend offensive tackle

Tyler Johnson, offensive tackle, Conroe Oak Ridge FYI: 6-5/308; 4 stars; No. 37-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: 5 Committed: May 25 Scouting report: Johnson possesses an NFL frame and the athleticism to become a dominant force and an anchor at left tackle. He’s surprisingly quick for a player … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Myron Warren leaves Louisiana to become a Longhorn

Myron Warren, defensive end, Many (La.) FYI: 6-3/240; 3 stars; No. 44-ranked strong side defensive end Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Nov. 19 Welcome to the family Myron Warren. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/GXcJTRGo25 — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, … Read More