Class of 2020

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting board, needs on offense for 2020

Texas secured 21 signatures during the early signing period on Dec. 19. That means only a handful of spots remain open. It also means the staff can start to shift even more focus toward the 2020 class. The 2020 cycle should be an arms race for Texas, … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2019 stars offer recruiting advice to next batch of prospects

SAN ANTONIO — No two recruiting paths are the same. It’s an individual journey for a teenager that includes multitudes of variables from socio-economic ones to something as simple as location. The ride tends to start in a player’s sophomore year as recruiting letters and questionnaires trickle … Read More

The Dotted Line: The next batch of Texas targets react to Sugar Bowl win

Texas’ win in the Sugar Bowl should jump-start the efforts on the recruiting trail this offseason if the thoughts of the Longhorns’ 2020 and 2021 targets are any indication. The Longhorns, and Sam Ehlinger after the game, announced they were back with the emphatic and physical victory … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Whittington, Evans among top prospects in state title games

ARLINGTON — The UIL state football championships began Wednesday with the 6-man and smallest 11-man divisions. It continued with a triple-header on Thursday involving some of the smaller schools that don’t produce a ton of FBS talent. That changes on Friday as the bigger schools face off for a title. Read More

Texas hopes Plano’s Tyler Owens, Melissa’s Kennedy Lewis begin a DFW recruiting trend

MELISSA — Tom Herman grew up in California and cut his teeth as a head coach in Houston, so it should come as no surprise that the first three classes that he’s orchestrated were heavy on H-Town and Cali talent. Texas signed as many Californians (four) as … Read More

The Dotted Line: Pair of future Longhorns Whittington, Card advance to state semifinals

Two future Longhorns are still alive in the Texas state playoffs. Four-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington is the lone 2019 commitment left. He and  Cuero trounced Geronimo Navarro 48-23 on Saturday night in San Antonio to advance to the Class 4A Division II semifinals. Four-star junior … Read More

The Dotted Line: Important recruiting weekend awaits Texas as early signing period approaches

With less than two weeks remaining until the early signing period begins on Dec. 19, every day is important. Most of Texas’ 21 Texas commits plan to sign  during the three-day window, as was the case last December. This weekend provides another opportunity for the Longhorns to … Read More

The Dotted Line: A trio of future Longhorns remain in the Texas high school playoffs

Texas holds 21 commitments in the 2019 class and two for 2020. Only three of those players remain in the Texas high school state playoffs. Out-of-state pledges Marcus Washington and Brayden Liebrock capped off their prep careers with state championships in Missouri and Arizona, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three Texas commits set to play in title games; four in-state pledges still alive

Three in-state 2019 commits remain in the playoffs, while three out-of-state pledges compete for state titles on Saturday. Four-star junior quarterback Hudson Card and Lake Travis are also still alive. Here is where to watch each of the prospects this weekend. The in-state commits  Cuero vs. Corpus Christi West Oso … Read More

The Dotted Line: Even as Texas, others prepare for December, mixed feelings remain on early signing period

Gone are the days of three-hat Monte in February. That’s so 2016. The new rage begins in December when prospects can sign national letters of intent during a three-day period from Dec. 19-21. In December 2017, there were 21 prospects committed to Texas when the first early … Read More

The Dotted Line: Offensive tackle targets Andrew Coker, Isaiah Hookfin clash in playoffs

SUGAR LAND — Two of the state’s top senior offensive linemen squared off in the playoffs Friday night when Katy Taylor bested Fort Bend Dulles, 28-13. Taylor’s Andrew Coker, a TCU commit, is a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55 and holds an offer from … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five in-person scouting reports on 2020 Texas targets

Texas is nearly 80 percent done with its 2019 recruiting class with five weeks until the three-day early signing period starting on Dec. 19. The class ranks seventh in the nation and holds 20 commitments. The focus of the recruiting efforts won’t completely shift to the top … Read More

The Dotted Line: Playoffs start for in-state commits; continue for out-of-state pledges

Seven of the 11 in-state commitments of the 2019 cycle made the playoffs, while both 2020 pledges reached the playoffs with relative ease. The out-of-state commits started playoffs in previous weeks. A handful of future Longhorns possess a real shot at a title run. It’s win or go home for … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Jacoby Jones de-commits from Oklahoma, more recruiting notes

Texas’ search for more defensive linemen could lead to an acquisition in the JUCO market now that defensive end Jacoby Jones of Butler C.C. (Mo.) de-committed from Oklahoma on Monday. The 6-4, 250-pound three-star was offered by Texas back in May and is expected to visit Austin … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain hangs out with Herb Hand; Chris Thompson a top 2020 target

Four-star running back Noah Cain spent his official visit with offensive line coach Herb Hand. The IMG Academy (Fla.) product knows what running back coach Stan Drayton brings to the table. Cain wanted a status check on his potential front line and he left Austin impressed. “The … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 11 guide to watch Texas commits

The final week of the regular season takes place in Texas while the Longhorns’ out-of-state commits start or continue a march toward a state title. Four-star linebacker commit De’Gabriel Floyd’s season ended in the first round of the playoffs last week in California. Each of the other 19 commitments in … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 10 guide to watch Texas commits

Only two weeks remain in the Texas high school football season and most of the UT commits are in playoff races or fighting for seeds. Every commit in the 2019 and 2020 classes are in action this week minus three-star cornerback Marques Caldwell, who remains sidelined with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas 2020 offensive line commit Logan Parr

Texas’ 2020 class grew to two members on Sunday night when 2020 four-star Logan Parr pledged to the Longhorns over two dozen other offers. The 6-3, 270-pounder is from San Antonio O’Connor. He plays offensive tackle in high school, but he likely transitions inside in college. He … Read More

The Dotted Line: Reuben Fatheree II, Alec Bryant battle on field, talk recruiting

ALVIN — The top-rated Texan in the 2019 class is Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson. The No. 1 prospect in the 2020 class is Houston North Shore running back Zachary Evans. The leader for best player in the 2021 class is five-star Richmond … Read More

Commitment 101: Junior offensive guard Logan Parr provides physicality, technique

It’s clear by now that coach Tom Herman wants Texas to bully the Big 12 into submission. He wants to go big and powerful while the rest of the conference focuses on high-tempo offenses to outscore opponents. The way to sustain Texas’ success is to load up at offensive line … Read More