Class of 2020

The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas’ nine offensive commitments in the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of 17 prospects and ranks sixth in the nation. It’s the top-ranked class in the Big 12. That wasn’t true in July as the Longhorns struggled to gain commitments while rivals like Oklahoma and Texas A&M sprinted … Read More

The Dotted Line: Love of football, Austin made Texas the right choice for Utah’s Fillinger

DRAPER, Utah — Corner Canyon defensive end Van Fillinger bugged his mom the entire summer before the third grade, begging to play football. The family had moved to Utah from Arizona a year before and his mom, Janel, missed the sign-ups the previous … Read More

Commitment 101: Wide receiver Quentin Johnston oozes athleticism

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and … Read More

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Texas lands elite wide receiver Quentin Johnston from Temple

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and in … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star safety Xavion Alford provides versatility

The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: In Big 12 recruiting, there’s Texas and Oklahoma and then everybody else

The recruiting landscape within the Big 12 changed over the summer as Texas began surging to the top of the rankings. The Longhorns added 10 commitments since the start of June and their national class ranking jumped from the 30s to No. 6, per 247Sports’ composite ratings. Read More

Commitment 101: Princely Umanmielen provides perfect fit for Texas’ defensive line

Texas stayed local to land four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star from Manor High School surprised the recruiting community by pledging to the Longhorns on Monday afternoon. The 6-4, 249-pound defender picked Texas over programs like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He’s now the 15th commitment in … Read More

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Manor defensive lineman Princely Umanmielen commits to Texas

Texas stayed local to land four-star defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star from Manor High School surprised the recruiting community by pledging to the Longhorns on Monday afternoon. The 6-4, 249-pound defender picked Texas over programs like Texas A&M and Oklahoma. He’s now the 15th commitment in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Xavion Alford, Joshua Eaton discuss their approaching decisions

HOUSTON — It’s almost odd for a star in the 2020 class to still be uncommitted. Forty players on the Fabulous 55 are already pledged to a school. The trend is continued residue from the advent of the early signing period and the ability of … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star safety Jerrin Thompson becomes Texas’ 14th 2020 pledge

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class gained its 14th member on Sunday when four-star safety Jerrin Thompson pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-0.5, 183-pound product of Lufkin High School picked up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff on July 23. He’s the first safety committed to the … Read More

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Texas adds commitment from 2020 safety Jerrin Thompson

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class gained its 14th member on Saturday when four-star safety Jerrin Thompson pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-0.5, 183-pound product of Lufkin High School picked up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff on July 23. Thompson committed within two weeks to become … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where will Texas find wide receivers in the 2020 class?

On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver remains Texas’ glaring weak spot for the 2020 class. Hudson Card and Ja’Quinden Jackson are high four-star prospects committed to compete at quarterback. Five-star running back Bijan Robinson’s commitment gives the … Read More

Commitment 101: Cornerback Ethan Pouncey is a four-star playmaker

Texas dipped into Florida to land four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey. The Winter Park native is a 6-1, 160-pound prospect ranking 10th in the nation at his position. Pouncey chose the Longhorns over 20 other offers, including Florida and Auburn. His older brother, Jordan, is a wide receiver … Read More

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Four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey picks Texas

Texas dipped into Florida to land four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey. The Winter Park native is a 6-1, 160-pound prospecting ranking 10th in the nation at his position. Pouncey chose the Longhorns over 20 other offers, including Florida and Auburn. His older brother, Jordan, is a wide receiver … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining Texas’ options in the secondary for the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class now ranks 16th in the nation and consists of 12 commitments. It’s a dead period until the end of August, meaning no visits to campus and no late-night phone calls for college coaches. It’s a time for the 2019 season to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2020 defensive end Van Fillinger

Corner Canyon (Utah) defensive end Van Fillinger is one of just two out-of-state commitments for the Longhorns. The other is five-star running back Bijan Robinson. Texas signed 10 such prospects in 2019. Fillinger, the third-ranked player from Utah in the 2020 class, is a 6-3, 250-pound three-star … Read More

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Four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. chooses Auburn over Texas

The first bad news in over a month for Texas on the recruiting trail came Sunday afternoon when four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. picked Auburn over the Longhorns. Texas spent over two years recruiting Thompson, who is a Duncanville teammate of Texas quarterback commit … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas lands big fish at running back with Bijan Robinson

Texas went out of state for a five-star running back when Bijan Robinson of Salpointe Catholic High School (Ariz.) pledged to the Longhorns on Friday afternoon. He’s the 12th commitment for Texas in the 2020 class, and the first running back. The 6-0, 200-pound prospect … Read More

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Five-star running back Bijan Robinson picks Texas

Texas went into the 2020 recruiting cycle needing to land an elite running back after whiffing at the position in 2019, though Jordan Whittington, who moved to running back in the spring after signing in the 2019 class, eased that loss. The 2020 cycle … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 prospects trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is expected to grow by the end of the weekend with top priorities expected to announce over the next few days. The current class ranks 20th in the nation and consists of 11 prospects. It’s not a class full of prospects, but the ones … Read More