Class of 2019

Meet the Longhorns: Marques Caldwell ready for competition at cornerback, safety

Marques Caldwell, cornerback, Alvin FYI: 6-1/171; 3 stars; No. 61-ranked cornerback Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: July 7 Scouting report: Caldwell is the new-age cornerback who looks like a safety and runs like a wide receiver. He enjoys playing man-to-man coverage and is quickly improving his technique as he gains … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: All-American Jordan Whittington plans to enroll early

Jordan Whittington, wide receiver, Cuero FYI: 6-1/198; 4 stars; No. 53-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: 6 Committed: March 10 Scouting report: Whittington is the most explosive athlete in the state. He’s a star at both wide receiver and safety. His stock slipped some nationally because a groin injury … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star Derrian Brown overcoming surgery

Derrian Brown, running back, Buford (Ga.) FYI: 5-11/188; 4 stars; No. 13-ranked running back Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Sept. 16 Scouting report: Brown plays for the best football program in Georgia and finished his senior season with 1,876 yards and 29 touchdowns after waiting his turn … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Kenyatta Watson II not afraid of competition at defensive back

Kenyatta Watson II, cornerback, Grayson (Ga.) FYI: 6-2/182; 4 stars; No. 15-ranked cornerback Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: May 1 Scouting report: Watson began his recruiting process in 2017 with an early commitment to Jimbo Fisher and Florida State. He picked up an offer from the Longhorns on Nov. 14 … Read More

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REWIND: Review how the start of the Early Signing Period went for the Longhorns! Who’s coming to Texas?

4 p.m.: Updates from Tom Herman’s press conference: Texas football coach Tom Herman said he expects all five quarterbacks to be here this spring. That would include Shane Buechele. — Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 19, 2018 … Read More

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Four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Hookfin joins the 2019 Texas recruiting class

Texas strengthened the future of the offensive line with a commitment from Isaiah Hookfin of Fort Bend Dulles. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle became a target late in the cycle and the Longhorns were considered leaders once that offer came on Nov. 3. Hookfin is the third offensive lineman to … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin provides future upside

Fort Bend Dulles offensive lineman Isaiah Hookfin joined the 2019 recruiting class when he pledged to Tom Herman and the Longhorns on Thursday. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder plays right tackle at Dulles and held 21 offers. He picked up an offer from Texas after an unofficial visit to … Read More

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Austin Bowie wide receiver Elijah Higgins chooses Stanford over Texas, Florida

Austin Bowie wide receiver Elijah Higgins picked his college destination the day before the early signing period when the four-star picked Stanford over Texas and Florida on Tuesday night. The big-bodied 6-foot-3 wide receiver earned second-team all-district as a senior despite missing half of the season with … Read More

Commitment 101: Wide receiver Kennedy Lewis provides Texas with size, upside

Texas regained momentum at the wide receiver position on Tuesday when three-star wide receiver Kennedy Lewis of Melissa High School picked the Longhorns. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect committed to TCU in June before backing off his pledge in October and is the third wide receiver to pick … Read More

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Three-star wide receiver Kennedy Lewis picks Texas

Winning on the field results in victories off of it in recruiting. Melissa High School wide receiver Kennedy Lewis provided another example on Tuesday when the former TCU commit pledged to the Longhorns over the Horned Frogs and Florida. The 6-foot-3 wide out pledged to the Horned … Read More

The Dotted Line: The early signing period primer for Texas recruiting

Texas will add another crop of players to the program on Wednesday when the early signing period begins. The three-day window started with the 2018 class. That group used the early period at a nearly 80 percent rate and the 2019 class should follow suit. Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds JUCO product Caleb Johnson to 2019 recruiting class

Texas’ recruiting class added another member Monday afternoon when Caleb Johnson of Fullerton College (Calif.) chose the Longhorns over Oregon and Arkansas. The three-star outside linebacker is the fourth player at the position to pledge to Texas. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound is the third-ranked JUCO outside linebacker in the 2019 cycle. Read More

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JUCO outside linebacker Caleb Johnson commits to Texas for 2019

Texas added another piece to the linebacker position on Monday when three-star JUCO product Caleb Johnson picked the Longhorns over Colorado and Oregon. The one-time Iowa State commit took his official visit to Texas in October and favored Tom Herman’s program since that trip. The 6-foot-1, … Read More

The Dotted Line: What needs to happen for Texas to end up with a top-five class?

Texas’ 20-man class for 2019 currently rests at No. 7 in the country. The fireworks won’t stop until Wednesday — the first day of the early signing period — as the Longhorns expect plenty of movement between now and then. Tom Herman signed the third-best … Read More

The Dotted Line: We’ve updated our 2019 Fabulous 55, topped by Lake Travis’ Garrett Wilson

Lake Travis football coach Hank Carter first heard the name Garrett Wilson from his sister-in-law who coaches at Hudson Bend Middle School. He didn’t give it a ton of thought until a few months later when he witnessed a Hudson Bend sixth grader score a touchdown in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Questions remain for Texas heading into the early signing period

The clock is ticking toward next week’s early signing period and questions still surround Texas’ 2019 recruiting class, which ranks sixth nationally and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns, who have 20 commitments, hope to add a few more key pieces and climb in the rankings. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list, one week until the early signing period

Prospects from the 2019 class can sign national letters of intent a week from today during a three-day window that starts the morning of Dec. 19. Texas currently holds 21 commitments in a class that’s ranked No. 6 nationally and first in the Big … Read More

Texas commit Jake Smith picks up a national player of the year award

Arizona high school senior Jake Smith, A Texas commitment who is expected to sign with the Longhorns on Wednesday, was named Gatorade’s national football player of the year on Tuesday afternoon. Smith, a 6-1 athlete and four-star prospect,  finished his high school career at Scottsdale (Ariz.) … Read More

The Dotted Line: Important recruiting dates on the horizon for Texas fans

Eight days separate us from the start of the early signing period. Members of the 2019 class can sign national letters of intent during a three-day window starting on Dec. 19. The prospects who elect to wait can sign on national signing day in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Pair of future Longhorns Whittington, Card advance to state semifinals

Two future Longhorns are still alive in the Texas state playoffs. Four-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington is the lone 2019 commitment left. He and  Cuero trounced Geronimo Navarro 48-23 on Saturday night in San Antonio to advance to the Class 4A Division II semifinals. Four-star junior … Read More