Class of 2019

Texas builds more recruiting momentum with victory over Oklahoma

Texas’ win in the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma on Saturday created waves in recruiting that could last years. Prospects across the nation noticed the Longhorns trajectory after wins over USC and TCU. The victory in the Red River Showdown was different, however, just like it always is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Fifteen of Texas’ 2019 commits plus the only 2020 pledge are expected to play this weekend. Tyler Johnson and Tyler Owens are off, and Jordan Whittington remains sidelined after groin surgery this summer. All eight of the out-of-state commitments are in … Read More

The Dotted Line: A win over Oklahoma would give Texas hope recruiting DFW

The Red River Showdown represents a chance for Texas to beat its biggest rival, earn bragging rights, gain an inside track toward a Big 12 title berth, and seize recruiting momentum in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that Tom Herman and his staff has yet to build a stranglehold on like … Read More

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Texas targets Marcus Washington, Lewis Cine announce commitment dates

A pair of Texas targets announced their commitment dates. Four-star safety Lewis Cine of Cedar Hill Trinity Christian will pick a school on Oct. 10. The Longhorns are among his top schools with Georgia, Penn State and Florida. The Bulldogs are considered the leader for the member … Read More

The Dotted Line: Logan Parr among Texas’ top offensive line targets for 2020

SAN ANTONIO — Texas is still figuring out the final pieces for the offensive line class in 2019 despite commitments from a pair of four-star tackles in Tyler Johnson and Javonne Shepherd. They’re both members of the Fabulous 55 and considered … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns add in-state middle linebacker David Gbenda

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 on Sunday night with the commitment of four-star inside linebacker David Gbenda. The Katy Cinco Ranch product was offered on Sunday and committed to Tom Herman days later. Gbenda ranks No. 34 on the Fabulous 55. “I’m living … Read More

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Four-star linebacker David Gbenda commits to Texas over Texas A&M, TCU

The Longhorns wanted a third linebacker in the 2019 class and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando stayed in-state to land David Gbenda, a four-star inside linebacker from Katy Cinco Ranch. Gbenda picked up an offer from Texas in March and focused on in-state schools like Texas, TCU and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which Texas commits are the most impressive in person?

Texas’ 2019 class grew to 17 members on Monday afternoon when four-star safety Tyler Owens of Plano East pledged to the Longhorns. His commitment moved Texas’ class to the ninth spot in the nation. Tom Herman expects to sign at least 25 prospects and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 5 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Prep football takes center stage on Thursday and Friday for most of Texas’ 2019 commits, and 2020 quarterback pledge Hudson Card also will be in action against Austin High. The Longhorns have added two commitments in the last two weeks. First came four-star running … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Catalon names top four; Jake Smith earns All-American honors

The day that Texas earned a commitment from one four-star safety in Tyler Owens of Plano East, another four-star safety announced that the Longhorns were among his final four. Mansfield Legacy standout Jalen Catalon, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game … Read More

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Texas adds commitment No. 17 in form of four-star safety Tyler Owens

Texas added its 17th pledge of the 2019 class with safety Tyler Owens of Plano East High School on Sunday afternoon. The three-star picked the Longhorns over 14 other offers. He picked up an offer from Tom Herman after a strong performance at the Stars at Night … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds potential at safety in four-star Tyler Owens

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 17 members with the addition of three-star safety Tyler Owens. The Plano East product became the second safety in the class and the fourth member of the secondary, joining four-star safety Chris Adimora and cornerbacks … Read More

Recruits enjoy the new, improved Longhorns following win over TCU

The wins on the field are starting to catch the eye of recruits. The Longhorns knocked off TCU, 31-16, Saturday afternoon to move to 3-1 on the season. The loss to Maryland feels like a carryover from 2017. This is a new team. This is a different … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Jared Wiley, Peter Mpagi discuss recruiting momentum

Even the most solid of commits understand the concept of recruiting momentum. Neither Jared Wiley or Peter Mpagi wavered on their pledge to the Longhorns despite a slow start through two games. Still, both knew the importance of beating USC with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 4 guide to watching Texas commits in action

There is one more player to track after Derrian Brown committed to the Longhorns following his official visit to Austin to watch the Texas victory over USC. Texas’ 2019 class now contains 16 members, while the 2020 class still consists of dual-threat quarterback Hudson Card of Lake … Read More

The Dotted Line: USC visitor list provides hint for Texas’ recruiting wish list

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 16 members Sunday when four-star running back Derrian Brown pledged to the Longhorns following his official visit to Austin for the USC game. Tom Herman’s program picked up momentum on and off the field with the victory over the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas commit, offensive tackle Tyler Johnson

Texas gained a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Tyler Johnson on May 28. The Conroe Oak Ridge product is the No. 5-ranked player on the Fabulous 55 and the second-best offensive line product in the state. He’s a unique player with strength, length and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits react to Texas’ big home victory over USC

Recruiting is half perception and half reality. Momentum is an illusion on the football field, but it’s as real as the noise was at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night when Texas claimed its first signature win under Tom Herman with the thumping of USC. The weekend produced … Read More

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Texas gains commitment from four-star running back Derrian Brown

The Longhorns needed a running back in the 2019 class and Tom Herman’s program took a familiar path out of state to find its first piece at the position in the cycle. It was the only position Texas had yet to gain a commitment from in the cycle. Read More

Commitment 101: Running back Derrian Brown picks Texas over Auburn, Penn State

Texas’ commitment list for the 2019 class grew to 16 when Georgia native Derrian Brown pledged to Tom Herman and the Longhorns after an official visit weekend that included the USC game. Brown, a four-star running back from Buford High School just outside of Atlanta, is a … Read More