Class of 2020

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: 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

Longhorns set to host handful of top targets for Baylor game

A home game against Baylor today at 2:30 p.m. gives the Longhorns a chance to become bowl eligible in front of dozens of visitors. Some of those players are in the 2019 class, while Texas also uses the day to host a numerous 2020 and 2021 prospects. Commitments like Marques … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commits in action

It’s a loaded week of action for Texas’ commits with 17 of the 18 commitments in the 2019 recruiting class playing games, as well as 2020 quarterback commit Hudson Card. Injuries have plagued Roschon Johnson and Jordan Whittington, … Read More

The Dotted Line: What would the perfect 2020 class look like for Texas?

The focus for Texas on the recruiting trail is putting the finishing touches on the 2019 class. That doesn’t mean the staff isn’t starting to do evaluations and build relationships with the 2020 class. The momentum built with a 5-1 record and a recent win over Oklahoma … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson thrives under pressure

PORT NECHES — Roschon Johnson grinned on the sideline Friday night when Vidor scored midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson, Port Neches-Groves’ four-star quarterback, wanted the football. Johnson — the first pledge for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class — thrives in pressure situations. It’s why he chose to play quarterback. Read More

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

Top 2020 recruits Zach Evans, Bryson Washington talk recruiting, Red River Showdown

HOUSTON – Two of the nation’s best prospects in the 2020 class played against each other Thursday night when five-star running back Zach Evans and Galena Park North Shore beat four-star safety Bryson Washington and C.E. King, 58-0. Evans wasn’t asked … 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

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

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: Five 2020 prospects trending toward Texas following big wins

It’s clear that recruiting sped up thanks to the new early signing period and the ability of juniors to take official visits. Nearly 90 percent of the players on the 2019 Fabulous 55 are already committed to a school. Over 75 percent of 2018 prospects signed in December … 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: 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: 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

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

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