Class of 2020

The Dotted Line: Who will be this year’s top senior football player in Texas?

The approaching early signing period and the winding down of the high school season in Texas translates to an upcoming update to the 2020 Fabulous 55. Our last update was done before the season. Don’t expect a ton of major changes or an influx … Read More

The Dotted Line: Seven future Longhorns remain in Texas high school football playoffs

Four of the 17 Texas commitments in the 2020 class are still alive in the Texas high school playoffs. That’s assuming Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card is back and healthy for the Class 6A Division I Region IV championship game against Converse Judson on … Read More

The Dotted Line: What to expect from Texas’ seven potential early enrollees?

Seven of the 17 current Texas commits are expected to enroll early and participate in spring football, which includes offseason workouts and spring practices. It’s a definite advantage for incoming freshmen, and it helps programs build depth with the growing presence of the transfer … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 recruiting wish list as early signing day approaches

Texas head coach Tom Herman decided to overhaul his coaching staff less than three weeks away from the early signing period, which starts on Dec. 18. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando was fired, as was wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer. Other members of the staff … Read More

The Dotted Line: Offensive line commit Majors insists the 2020 class is ‘solid’ to Texas

WACO — Help is on the way. Texas closed out its regular season at 7-5, a disappointing year for everyone involved. Still, the young commitments across the state continue to back Tom Herman and his vision in Austin. The latest to assert … Read More

Bevo Beat

Defensive lineman Van Fillinger de-commits from Texas

The losses for Texas on Sunday didn’t just include assistant coaches. Texas lost the commitment of three-star defensive lineman Van Fillinger. The big man from Corner Canyon High School in Utah announced the re-opening of his commitment on Twitter. Texas’ 2020 class is now down to … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas’ recruits react to Todd Orlando, Drew Mehringer firings

News broke Sunday that Texas was moving on from defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. That news impacts recruiting as much as it does the current football team. The early signing period is less than three weeks away, but early indications are that the Longhorns should hold onto … Read More

The Dotted Line: Eight Texas commitments remain in the Texas high school playoffs

Texas’ 2020 commits remaining in the state playoffs went 4-0 in the area round. All four are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Defensive end Van Fillinger helped Draper Corner Canyon win a Class 6A state championship in Utah. Five-star running back … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on Texas commitments, targets

It’s playoff time in Texas and that has provided me with a chance to watch a handful of Texas commitments and targets in must-win games across the state. Texas’ 2020 class stands at 18 commitments, ranking eighth in the nation and first in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Highland Park pass rusher Prince Dorbah is all-in on Texas

ARLINGTON — One defensive commitment that Texas fans don’t need to sweat down the stretch to the early signing period in December is Highland Park’s Prince Dorbah. The state’s premier pass rusher emphatically affirmed his pledge to the Longhorns as he and his teammates … Read More

The Dotted Line: Bijan Robinson discusses future at Texas as prep career closes

CHANDLER, Ariz. — As one door closes, another one opens. Five-star running back Bijan Robinson played his final game for Salpointe Catholic High School on Friday night, a 24-16 loss in the semifinals of Arizona’s highest division. Door closed. But … Read More

The Dotted Line: Baylor’s Rhule playing it slow on the recruiting trail, but betting on himself

Matt Rhule is bucking a trend of early recruiting. Baylor is standing pat during the season and betting on the current results paying off come December. It’s a bold play in modern recruiting. Most programs are trying to fill up early. Baylor holds only … Read More

The Dotted Line: Guide to watching Texas commitments in the area round of the playoffs

The healthy Texas commitments went 4-5 in the first round of the playoffs. Hudson Card, Xavion Alford, Jaylen Garth and Dajon Harrison were injured and didn’t participate in the bi-district round. Each of the pledges still chasing a state title, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson

Lufkin and four-star safety commit Jerrin Thompson were upset in overtime in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. His full attention now shifts to his future career at Texas. Thompson plans to sign in December and enroll next summer. Texas’ 2020 class consists of 18 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three keys for Texas to close out the 2020 recruiting class

It’s crunch time for the 2020 recruiting class with five weeks until the early signing period. The past two years have taught us that most of the prospects will choose to sign in December rather than wait until national signing day in February. Texas’ … Read More

The Dotted Line: Plenty of Texas commits reach bi-district round of state playoffs

Ten of Texas’ 16 in-state commitments for the 2020 class are ready for the bi-district round of the state playoffs, which kick off for some teams on Thursday. Pledges Hudson Card, Jaylen Garth and Xavion Alford would be playing if … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five of the state’s top Fabulous 55 prospects remain uncommitted

The introduction of the early signing period sped up the recruiting process. Fewer recruits enter their senior seasons uncommitted. Only 11 members of the 2020 Fabulous 55 remain so entering the first week of the high school playoffs. Let’s take a closer … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Dajon Harrison ready to contribute early

HUTTO — Dajon Harrison caught six passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Hutto’s win over Rouse to close the regular season. The 5-10, 170-pound athlete pledged to the Longhorns last week and attended Texas’ win over Kansas State. Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on four Texas commitments

Over the past few months, I’ve seen nearly every Texas commitment in the 2020 class as well as a handful of 2021 pledges and younger targets. In October, I took trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas to watch future Longhorns play in real game action. Here’s … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 11 guide to watching Texas’ football commitments

Texas’ 2020 class now consists of 18 players following the Tuesday night commitment of Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison. He’s among 13 pledges in the class in action on the last weekend of the regular season in Texas. Commitments quarterback Hudson Card, safety … Read More