Class of 2019

The Dotted Line: Teammates Javonne Shepherd, Demond Demas talk commitment status

HOUSTON — In-state recruiting hasn’t proven as fruitful for Texas in the 2019 class as it did in 2018, when the Longhorns signed the No. 3 class in the nation and set a record for number of signees from the Fabulous 55. Texas signed … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 3 guide to watching Texas commits in action

It’s week three for the in-state commits. All 15 pledges, including the out-of-state ones, are in action. Many are expected on campus Saturday for the USC game, including several from outside the state. Here is a schedule of the future Longhorns. The in-state commits Temple vs. Killeen Harker Heights  Where: … Read More

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Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson sidelined with ankle injury

A source close to Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson will miss Port Neches-Groves’ game against Tomball on Saturday after reaggravating an ankle sprain in the loss last Friday against Huntsville. It’s probable that Johnson, a four-star commit who pledged to the Longhorns last summer, will miss multiple … Read More

The Dotted Line: Brayden Liebrock ‘1,000-percent committed’; Aggies gain momentum in 2020

LAS VEGAS — Texas commit Brayden Liebrock is used to travel. He grew up as a select baseball player and his senior season at Chandler High in Arizona must feel like a travel team. Liebrock and his teammates, improved to 3-1 on Saturday with a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain cares about offensive line improvement, not Texas’ record

LAS VEGAS — Noah Cain isn’t worried about wins or losses. The four-star running back won’t pick a college based on distance. The Baton Rouge native moved to Denton in elementary school and then to IMG Academy in Florida after an all-state season at … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston

One of Texas’ most recent commitments is four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston. He and his Millwood (Okla.) High School teammates began the season last Thursday with a win over defending Oklahoma Class 4A champions Heritage Hall. Millwood is that state’s defending Class 2A champions and looks like … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 2 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The second week of high school football in Texas kicks off on Thursday. Texas’ entire 15-man 2019 recruiting class is in action, just like last week. Six out-of-state commitments are already multiple games into their seasons; Californians De’Gabriel Floyd and Chris Adimora are both 3-0, as is Jake Smith and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Jalen Catalon injured, not focused on recruiting

JENKS, Okla. — Jalen Catalon remains one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects. The Mansfield Legacy product is one of just two prospects ranked inside the top 20 of the Fabulous 55 yet to pick a school. Catalon was more worried about his senior … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Demariyon Houston overcomes obstacles thanks to football

OKLAHOMA CITY — Demariyon Houston remembers sitting in a car with his mom in downtown Oklahoma City. She was crying. He was eating. Houston, just a child at the time, thought she was crying because she was hungry. Only he was eating. As he grew older, he realized … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star slot receiver Jake Smith

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Texas commit Jake Smith is off to a fantastic start to his senior season. The four-star slot receiver from Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) has scored 11 of his team’s first 12 touchdowns, helping the team to a 2-0 record. Smith rushed … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 1 guide to watching Texas commitments in action

The pads start popping on high school fields across Texas on Thursday when the prep season officially kicks off inside the state. Six of Texas’ 15 out-of-state commitments were in action last week, as the season began early in states like California, Georgia and Florida. Texas and Oklahoma join the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas will pursue handful of prospects committed elsewhere

The Longhorns holds 15 commitments as the Texas high school football season starts Thursday. The class ranks 10th in the nation. Tom Herman’s program plans to sign a minimum of 25 prospects in the 2019 class, which means there are at least 10 spots available before national signing day. There … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas tight end pledge Brayden Liebrock

The tight end position is an important piece to Tom Herman’s offense. He’s spent his first three recruiting classes adding numbers to the position, signing three in his first two cycles and holding commitments from two players at the position for 2019. One of those pledges is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jordan Shipley 2.0? Texas commit Jake Smith is planning on it

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Texas commit Jake Smith didn’t head to Austin for the Orange-White game in April hoping to meet Jordan Shipley. Smith, a four-star slot receiver from Notre Dame Prep in Arizona, had never heard of the Shipley brothers and their exploits as Longhorns. Shipley, though, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three things we know about Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

Recruiting news tends to focus on predicting the future rather than illustrating the known. The Longhorns signed the third-ranked recruiting class in the country in 2018, which was Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. The success isn’t coming as easy on the 2019 recruiting trail thanks to Jimbo … Read More

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Fab 55 members Darwin Barlow, Tamauzia Brown commit to TCU

Newton High School teammates Tamauzia Brown and Darwin Barlow pledged to TCU on Thursday night. Brown, a four-star athlete, became the top-rated member of the 18-man 2019 class for Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs. Barlow is a three-star and becomes the second running back on the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six Texas commits set for action over next three days

Six of the 15 prospects committed to Texas in the 2019 class are playing games this weekend. The in-state commits, and Oklahoma-native Demariyon Houston, won’t start the season until the final weekend of August. Four of the commits in action this week began the season on Aug. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ wish list narrowing at some positions, remains open at others

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class is 15-members deep and ranks No. 9 in the nation. The Longhorns hope to sign a full 25-man class with an opportunity to sign a couple over that if scholarship room becomes available because eight 2018 signees enrolled early. Tom … Read More

The Dotted Line: A look at the recruiting classes, rankings across the Big 12

Texas won the 2018 recruiting battle within the Big 12, but currently trails Oklahoma in the conference rankings for 2019. Tom Herman’s program holds 15 commitments, including six members of the Fabulous 55. The Longhorns’ class ranks ninth in the nation. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas tight end commit Brayden Liebrock was born to play football

SAN BERNARDIDO, Calif. — It came as no shock to the Liebrock household when offers started piling up for four-star tight end Brayden Liebrock. His dad played college football. As did his older brother and uncle. It runs in the family. Football is spelt out in the … Read More