Class of 2019

The Dotted Line: The Week 11 guide to watch Texas commits

The final week of the regular season takes place in Texas while the Longhorns’ out-of-state commits start or continue a march toward a state title. Four-star linebacker commit De’Gabriel Floyd’s season ended in the first round of the playoffs last week in California. Each of the other 19 commitments in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Potential impact of Texas’ expected 2019 early enrollees

The trend of early enrollees continues in the 2019 class. It’s a fact of life now for high-profile prospects. Six of Texas’ 20 current commits are confirmed as early enrollees and that number should grow before the early signing period. Four-star offensive tackle Tyler … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list six weeks from the early signing period

Prospects in the 2019 recruiting class can sign a national letter of intent on Dec. 19, the start of the three-day early signing period. Nineteen of the 21 commits Texas held on that date in the 2018 class elected to sign early instead of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star safety Tyler Owens

PLANO — Texas safety commit Tyler Owens didn’t demand headlines as a junior or in the offseason. The 6-2, 200-pound four-star from Plano East wasn’t at the elite camps or 7-on-7 tournaments that grow stock in recruiting circles. Nor does he play at a high school known … Read More

The Dotted Line: Austin Bowie’s Elijah Higgins talks recruiting ahead of Texas official visit

Decision time approaches for Austin Bowie wide receiver Elijah Higgins. The 6-3, 214-pound four-star prospect is one official visit away from picking his school, and that last visit is to Texas. The star wide receiver and member of the 2019 Fabulous 55 is also … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 10 guide to watch Texas commits

Only two weeks remain in the Texas high school football season and most of the UT commits are in playoff races or fighting for seeds. Every commit in the 2019 and 2020 classes are in action this week minus three-star cornerback Marques Caldwell, who remains sidelined with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain, Elijah Higgins highlight an important recruiting weekend for Texas

Texas gets a chance to erase the Oklahoma State loss and remain in control of its own destiny with a home game against West Virginia on Saturday. The home contest also gives the Longhorns an opportunity to host important targets in the 2019 and … Read More

Bevo Beat

Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington picks Texas over Ohio State, Nebraska

Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington (Trinity Catholic, Mo.) became Texas’ 20th commitment of Texas’ 2019 class on Friday night. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound playmaker held 36 offers and picked the Longhorns over programs like Ohio State, Nebraska and Missouri. Washington is an outside receiver who participated at The … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington provides height, consistency

The raid on foreign talent continued Friday when the Longhorns landed a commitment from four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington from Trinity Catholic in the St. Louis area. He is the ninth out-of-state pledge in the 2019 cycle. Washington is also the fourth wide receiver to commit to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas offer Tunmise Adeleye impresses against a loaded Katy Taylor squad

KATY — Nine sophomores currently hold offers from Texas. Three of those were in action Thursday night when Katy Tompkins edged past Katy Taylor 27-24 at Legacy Stadium. The win clinched the first-ever playoff berth for Tompkins. One of Tompkins’ main cogs is 2021 defensive end Tumise … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 9 guide to watch Texas commits

Only cornerback commit Marques Caldwell won’t be in action this weekend as the three-star and member of the 2019 Fabulous 55 continues to recover from a torn labrum. The other 10 in-state commits are fighting for playoff spots with three regular season games remaining for teams across … Read More

The Dotted Line: What we know, what we don’t know about Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

Tom Herman gained a pledge from his 19th prospect in the 2019 class on Tuesday when four-star Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell picked the Longhorns over Ohio State, Oklahoma and TCU. His commitment bumped Texas’ recruiting class to No. 7 in the nation and that should creep … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds four-star potential in Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell

Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell became Texas’ 19th commitment in the 2019 class on Tuesday when he publicly pledged to the Longhorns over Oklahoma, Ohio State and TCU. The 6-foot-2, 182-pound four-star starts at quarterback for his high school and expressed a want to … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas gains commitment from four-star athlete Peyton Powell

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 19 members on Tuesday when four-star Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell pledged to the Longhorns over Oklahoma, Ohio State and TCU. The 6-foot-2, 182-pounder starts at quarterback for Permian and hopes to start his career at the position in college. Depending … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2019 recruiting targets that are trending toward Texas

With the early signing period two months away, the 2019 recruiting class is suddenly in crunch time. The bulk of commits and the top targets on the board hope to decide before December and plan to sign in December rather than waiting until national signing day in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining the recruiting classes around the Big 12

Tom Herman and his Longhorns bested Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley on the recruiting trail in the 2018 cycle and at The Cotton Bowl in the Red River Showdown in October. The two programs will battle for the crown of best recruiting class in the Big 12 for the 2019 class. Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 8 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The regular season is beginning to wind down and each game on the slate is an important district game. Four of Texas’ 2019 commits — David Gbenda, Javonne Shepherd, Jake Smith and Derrian Brown — are on an open week and defensive back Marques Caldwell is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Peyton Powell, Kennedy Lewis rave about Texas visit

Three-star wide receiver Kennedy Lewis took an official visit to Texas and watched the improved Longhorns outlast Baylor. The momentum around the program is impacting recruits around the state. The 6-3 prospect was committed to TCU until Tuesday night. “I will most likely open my recruitment back … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten personal evaluations of top 2020 Texas targets

The priority of the recruiting staff is the current class. That means that’s also my focus when I hit the road to watch as many commits and targets as possible. The best way to evaluate prospects and write their stories is to see as many as possible in person. I’ve … Read More

The Dotted Line: Malik Hornsby talks Texas; Marques Caldwell sidelined

The importance of quarterback depth was proven once again on Saturday when Shane Buechele was forced into action following a shoulder injury to Sam Ehlinger. Lack of depth at the position plagued Texas at the end of the Mack Brown era and through the entire tenure of … Read More