Class of 2020

The Dotted Line: Texas target Alfred Collins remains unchanged despite recruiting attention

BASTROP — Alfred Collins is the best football prospect to grace the young hallways of Bastrop Cedar Creek High School. The four-star defensive end is ranked No. 22 on the Fabulous 55. He’s considered the 11th-best player at his position in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas squarely in mix for uncommitted members of the Fabulous 55

Earlier in the week, we took a closer look at the predicted destinations of the 10 best uncommitted prospects in Texas. The Longhorns’ recruiting momentum slowed to a crawl in April, but that doesn’t mean Tom Herman’s crew won’t sign another nationally recognized class with the likes of Zachary Evans, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star Kitan Crawford earned his coach’s respect, jersey number

TYLER — There are two sacred numbers at John Tyler High School. There’s No. 1 because head coach Ricklan Holmes believes that number is only for clear-cut leaders who are the best player on the team. And there’s No. 24 — the number that Holmes himself wore during his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the Fabulous 55’s top uncommitted players

Exactly half of the top 20 on the 2020 Fabulous 55 are already committed. It’s the new way in recruiting with juniors able to take official visits and the early signing period in December. Decisions are made sooner. Texas holds five pledges as its momentum … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Jake Majors, Prince Dorbah provide spring recruiting updates

The final whistle of the Orange-White game last month signaled the beginning of a full-court press by the Texas coaching staff in recruiting. The Longhorns hosted six official recruits and a number of unofficial visitors last weekend. The focus was on big men, with Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas high school coaches believe in straight line recruiting

The power brokers in Texas high school football have always been the head coach. To recruit a player, a college went through the head coach to gather information and offer a scholarship. The growing industry of recruiting services and 7-on-7 national teams is slowing eroding that power. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six official visitors expected at Texas this weekend

An important weekend awaits the Longhorns football team with six official visitors and a number of unofficial visitors expected on campus. Three of Texas’ five commits are taking their official visits, as well as the top target at offensive tackle and defensive tackle. The Longhorns’ last commitment was … Read More

The Dotted Line: Aledo stars and Texas targets Jase McClellan, JoJo Earle talk recruiting, growth

ALEDO — Running back Jase McClellan is a forgotten star in a 2020 recruiting class that includes fellow five-star running back Zachary Evans of Galena Park North Shore. Maybe it’s because McClellan committed early to Oklahoma. Maybe it’s because he arrived on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Jahari Rogers understands a position change is in his future

ARLINGTON — Four-star cornerback Jahari Rogers wasn’t a hot recruit heading into his junior season. It was the spring of his sophomore year when he moved from wide receiver to quarterback to cover for the expectant starter who was still playing baseball. Rogers secured the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Quentin Johnston prefers low-key approach to recruiting

TEMPLE — Four-star wide receiver Quentin Johnston is as hard to catch off the football field as he is when he’s racing past defenders on the gridiron, the track or on the basketball court. Johnston is more concerned with improvement than attention. The 6-4, 192-pound … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Jaylen Garth transformed from David to Goliath

HOUSTON — Four-star offensive tackle Jaylen Garth entered Port Neches-Groves High School as a freshman who couldn’t do a single pushup or bench 95 pounds. Now, the 6-5, 280-pound Texas commit is going through spring practices as a junior and leader of his program. It’s … Read More

The Dotted Line: Bryson Washington discusses his final choice between Texas, Oklahoma

HOUSTON — Bryson Washington wasn’t keen on the move to safety the spring of his freshman season when head coach Derek Fitzhenry took over the job at C.E. King. Washington was a life-long offensive weapon who fancied himself a contender to win the starting job at … Read More

The Dotted Line: Teammates Zach Evans, Damieon George discuss recruiting, Texas

HOUSTON — Galena Park North Shore teammates Zachary Evans and Damieon George reaffirmed their intentions to commit to the same football program as spring practice began for the defending Class 6A Division I state champions. Evans and George starred for the Mustangs in a thrilling … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at the 2020 recruiting classes for Texas, rest of Big 12

It’s still early in the 2020 recruiting cycle, but the process has sped up in recent years with the advent of the early signing period and the ability of juniors to take official visits in the spring. Oklahoma is over 25 percent done with its … Read More

The Dotted Line: So far, Texas, Texas A&M are losing recruiting battle to out-of-state programs in 2020

If a recruiting cycle is a 12-round boxing match against the elite programs in the country, out-of-state programs are up on the scorecards as May approaches. The 2020 Fabulous 55 already contains 22 commits with only seven pledged to in-state programs. Four are committed to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Princely Umanmielen, Tahj Brooks embrace recruiting pressures

The uptick in Austin football talent is undeniable. The 2019 class was highlighted by wide receivers Garrett Wilson, Jaylen Ellis and Elijah Higgins. The 2020 cycle contains elite prospects like Manor’s Tahj Brooks and Princely Umanmielen. It’s a privilege … Read More

The Dotted Line: What’s Texas’ recruiting plan at the linebacker position in 2020?

Recruiting is cyclical. Sometimes Houston possesses more talent than Dallas-Fort Worth. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Sometimes a class is loaded at one position and void of elite talent at another. That’s the case in 2019 with linebackers. Texas needs to sign a solid class at the … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at four recent Texas offers

Spring practice ended for the Longhorns with the Orange-White game on Saturday night — just in time for spring practices to begin for big high schools across the state. It’s a chance for the Texas coaching staff to scour the state for new prospects, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits, top targets react to Orange-White Game

The Orange-White Game is as more showcase than actual game. A spring game is a chance to fill the void of football offseason for fans anticipating a big year for the Longhorns. It also offered the coaching staff the opportunity to host dozens of … Read More

Texas set to host important recruits in the 2020, 2021 class during Orange-White Game

The spring game constitutes a recruiting opportunity for programs across the country. There might not be a more important event in recruiting outside of junior days and official visits. It’s a chance for the Texas coaches to showcase the current state of the program to fans and the next generation … Read More