Class of 2020

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 defensive signing class

Texas signed 19 prospects in its 2020 recruiting class after adding a pair of letters of intent on national signing day, following 17 signings in the early period. Defensive lineman Alfred Collins was the only addition on signing day to the defensive class. Texas’ class ended … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 offensive signing class

Texas signed 19 prospects in its 2020 recruiting class after adding a pair of letters of intent on national signing day, following 17 signings in the early period. Four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon was the lone signing day addition to the offensive class. Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Alfred Collins provides Texas’ defensive line with five-star potential

Alfred Collins, defensive line, Bastrop Cedar Creek  FYI: 6-5/284; 4 stars; No. 2-ranked strong side defensive end  Fabulous 55 ranking: 20 Committed: Feb. 5 What he brings to Texas’ table: Collins was the top target remaining on Texas’ board following the early … Read More

Manor defensive end discusses decision to pick Florida over Texas, Baylor

MANOR — In front of a throng of family and friends, as well as ESPN cameras, Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen said goodbye to the state of Texas when he signed with Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The four-star was once committed to Texas and … Read More

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Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen picks Florida over Texas

The hiring of Chris Ash and a move to a four-man front wasn’t enough for Texas to earn back the commitment of Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star pledged to Texas back in the summer before backing off in October over concerns about the defensive … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Slot receiver Kelvontay Dixon known for production

Kelvontay Dixon, wide receiver, Carthage  FYI: 6-0/180; 4 stars; No. 15-ranked athlete  Fabulous 55 ranking: 52 Committed: Feb. 4 What he brings to Texas’ table: The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected … Read More

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Duncanville cornerback Ennis Rakestraw chooses Missouri over Texas, Alabama

Texas lost a late recruiting race for cornerback Ennis Rakestraw when he picked Missouri over the Longhorns and Alabama early Wednesday morning. The three-star from Duncanville became a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit following the early signing period. He picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star Kelvontay Dixon is a weapon in the slot

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. The … Read More

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Texas adds commitment from Kelvontay Dixon, brother of Keaontay Ingram

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday night when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. Read More

The Dotted Line: What should Texas fans expect on national signing day?

The 2020 recruiting cycle will come to a close on Wednesday when the remaining unsigned prospects sign national letters of intent. The early signing period that’s now held in December has neutered national signing day in February, which is now less of an event than it was when … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma remain atop Big 12 recruiting rankings

New song, same dance. That’s how recruiting feels in the Big 12, and the 2020 class hasn’t change that perception. The two kings of the conference, at least on the recruiting trail, are Oklahoma and Texas. There is no third challenger. Texas and Oklahoma are the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six members of the Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Six members of the Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted entering the final weekend before national signing day next Wednesday. Three of those players are priority targets for Texas. As is Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans, the top-rated player in the state: … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas heading into national signing day next week

Only this final weekend separates unsigned prospects in the 2020 recruiting class from national signing day next Wednesday. Texas signed 17 prospects during the early signing period in December; eight of those enrolled early and are already on campus. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list with national signing day approaching

With national signing day coming next week, Texas’ class ranks ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12 despite a low number of commitments. The Longhorns signed 17 prospects in the early signing period in December; eight of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Local defensive linemen Alfred Collins, Princely Umanmielen visit Texas

Local defensive linemen Alfred Collins and Princely Umanmielen are among the seven uncommitted prospects left on the updated  Fabulous 55. The duo was on campus Saturday, surrounded by dozens of top targets in the 2021 and 2022 cycles. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Part 2 of our fifth annual 20 for 20 signing day primer for Texas

This is the second half of the American-Statesman’s fifth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 5. What you need to know. We published … Read More

The Dotted Line: Part 1 of our fifth annual 20 for 20 signing day primer for Texas

This is the American-Statesman’s fifth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 5. What you need to know. Part 2 will publish on Wednesday: 1. Will Texas sign a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: The latest on the seven remaining uncommitted Fabulous 55 prospects

The impact of the early signing period in December is illustrated by the lack of uncommitted prospects remaining on the 2020 Fabulous 55. Only seven prospects remain without a school as national signing day inches is three weeks away. Most prospects elect to sign … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signee Prince Dorbah transformed on, off field following adoption

HIGHLAND PARK — Prince Dorbah exudes positivity for his future at Texas because the four-star defender has lived through a torrid past. The Texas signee was torn from his home in Cote d’Ivoire, an African nation divided by civil war, when … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 recruiting wish list with a month left until national signing day

Texas signed 17 players in the 2020 class during the early signing period in December. The class ranks 10th in the nation and second in the Big 12 with a month remaining before national signing day in February. The Longhorns hope to add a few more pieces before … Read More