Class of 2019

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

The Dotted Line: Family describes Texas commit Roschon Johnson as driven, competitive

Roschon Johnson begins each day at 4 a.m. with a prayer. Then he leaves his house and heads to the football field at Port Neches-Groves High School to run bleachers, throw the football and get in extra work before practice begins. He then heads to school, to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting where the uncommitted Fabulous 55ers will end up

Only 12 of the 55 members of the 2019 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted as August begins. The early signing period and the ability of juniors to now take official visits before the start of their senior seasons has sped up an already hectic recruiting schedule. Fewer recruits … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain, Demond Demas include Texas among top schools

One of the top prospects remaining on the 2019 recruiting board is running back Noah Cain. The former Denton Ryan star now performs at IMG Academy (Fla.), splitting carries with five-star Trey Sanders, who also holds an offer from the Longhorns. Cain, because of his Texas roots, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list focuses after pair of recent commitments

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 15 members this past weekend. The Longhorns hope to sign a full 25-man class, and could go over that limit by a player or two because of the number of early enrollees from the 2018 class. Texas is done at quarterback, … Read More

Commitment 101: Javonne Shepherd might be the future at left tackle for Texas

A successful recruiting weekend continued for the Longhorns when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd pledged to Tom Herman’s program over Texas A&M and numerous other major offers. Shepherd, a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55, is a North Forest product in the Houston-area and is teammates with … Read More

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Texas adds beef, upside in four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd

A successful recruiting weekend continued for the Longhorns when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd pledged to Tom Herman’s program over Texas A&M and numerous other major offers. Shepherd, a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55, is a North Forest product in the Houston-area and … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns add versatility on defense with Marcus Tillman Jr.

Marcus Tillman Jr., a three-star outside linebacker from Jones (Fla.), surprised the recruiting world on Saturday to become the 14th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Tillman is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect who was favored to choose Florida. He’s the second outside linebacker committed to the Longhorns … Read More

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Marcus Tillman Jr. becomes the 14th commitment for Texas

Marcus Tillman Jr., a three-star outside linebacker from Jones (Fla.), surprised the recruiting world on Saturday to become the 14th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Tillman is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect who was favored to choose Florida. He’s the second outside linebacker committed to the Longhorns in the cycle, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Young prospects expected to converge on Texas for camp on Friday

Young prospects become priority at camp Texas’ 2019 recruiting class is essentially halfway done with Texas holding 13 commitments as August approaches. Tom Herman’s program readies for the end of dead period with a camp to be held Friday on campus. The expectant visitors include some 2019 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of 2019 targets, one out-of-state commitment expected on campus Friday

Dead period ends Friday  Recruiting sparks back to life Friday with the end of dead period. Coaching staffs across the country can again contact recruits and host prospects on campus for unofficial or official visits. Texas is kicking off the new recruiting period with a camp consisting … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking Texas’ 13 commitments for the 2019 recruiting class

How do the out-of-state commits stack up? It’s tough to rank the members of Texas’ 2019 class because six of the current 13 commitments play football outside of the state. The Fabulous 55 allows us to rank the in-state prospects. Jordan Whittington, a wide … Read More

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The Dotted Line: A trio of players trending towards Texas in the 2019 class

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas must address recruiting holes after dead period concludes

Holes to fill on the recruiting trail The recruiting dead period ends July 24, which means Texas coaches can begin to contact prospects again as football season peeks around the corner. The Longhorns remained alive on the recruiting trail since dead period began on June 25, gaining … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Temple quarterback, future Texas tight end Jared Wiley

Jared Wiley at home as Texas commit Texas wanted a pair of tight ends in the 2019 class after signing just Malcolm Epps at the position in 2018. The Longhorns identified Jared Wiley, a 6-6, 225-pound quarterback at Temple, as the perfect compliment to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas high school coaches not bothered by Longhorns’ out-of-state pursuits

Former Texas coach Charlie Strong was famously criticized for his recruitment of out-of-state prospects. Strong signed five prospects from outside of the Texas borders in his first class, then infamously reeled in the “Florida 5” in the 2015 cycle. The high school coaches in Texas weren’t happy. “Charlie was a … Read More

The Dotted Line: National experts Bud Elliott, Barton Simmons talk Texas recruiting

Proof of concept time for Tom Herman, Texas The first full recruiting cycle for a new head coach usually equals success. Hope sells. Tom Herman’s first recruiting cycle at Texas was 2017, but he took the job only months before national signing day. The 2018 class was … Read More