Class of 2021

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Morice Blackwell provides versatility, production for Arlington Martin

ARLINGTON — The versatility possessed by Arlington Martin defender Morice Blackwell would make a Swiss Army Knife blush.  The four-star Texas commit is considered an outside linebacker. But he also plays inside linebacker and safety for Martin. He starts on every special … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas offensive tackle pledge Max Merril

Texas added a commitment on Sept. 25 from Houston Strake Jesuit offensive tackle Max Merril. The three-star is one of three offensive line pledges in the cycle, alongside Hayden Conner and Michael Myslinski. Merril is one of 17 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of out-of-state recruiting targets trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class consists of 17 members with the early signing period less than two months away. The 2021 cycle is proving difficult for the Longhorns for a number of reasons, including their on-field performance. Tom Herman’s program is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting offensive lineman Bryce Foster, trio of 2022 Texas targets

The season is about a month old for Class 5A and 6A programs in the state of Texas. That’s allowed recruiting writers to go on the road and watch nearly a dozen games so far. The latest round of in-person scouting reports are headlined … Read More

The Dotted Line: Charles Wright hopes to break Austin High playoff streak before Texas career

Texas commit Charles Wright is on a mission to lead Austin High to its first playoff win since 1957. The quarterback passed for 290 yards and five touchdowns in Friday night’s win over Akins, moving the Maroons to 3-0. The offense is … Read More

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

The past two weeks allowed me chances to watch four different Texas commits, including three from the 2021 class. Texas’ 2021 class consists of 17 pledges, while the 2022 cycle already has three highly-ranked players. Scouting reports from the games I attended in September can be found … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jordon Thomas ‘blessed’ to be back after injury

LA PORTE  — Injuries can be a blessing in disguise for a young football player. Port Arthur Memorial defensive end Jordon Thomas missed his junior season with a leg injury. The Texas pledge was back on the field last Thursday against La Porte as … Read More

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La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis spurns Texas for Texas A&M

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis chose a future at Texas A&M over the Longhorns and 16 other offers. The three-star prospect announced his decision on Saturday afternoon while the Aggies were playing Florida at Kyle Field. The 6-1, 300-pound Regis was a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: Albert Regis announces commitment date; Texas makes Caleb Burton’s final list

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis has scheduled his college announcement for noon Saturday. The three-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle is considering Texas, Arkansas, Houston and Texas A&M. He has received 17 offers. Regis is a 6-1, 300-pound … Read More

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Four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. backs away from Texas pledge

The Texas Longhorns suffered a loss last Saturday when TCU left town with a victory. Tom Herman’s program suffered another loss heading into the Oklahoma game on Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. decommitted from the Longhorns. The Denton Ryan product was the second-highest rated … Read More

The Dotted Line: Nine prospects from the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Nine players of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted with two months remaining until the early signing period after four-star safety Andrew Mukuba, No. 30 on the list, chose Clemson over Texas and LSU. The 2021 cycle is unlike any … Read More

The Dotted Line: Oklahoma, Texas remain dominant in recruiting despite slow starts on field

September proved slow for most of the Big 12 in recruiting with visits still not allowed due to the ongoing dead period. COVID-19 worries grounded athletes and coaches throughout the offseason and the dead period will continue to at least January of 2021. That means official visits are … Read More

The Dotted Line: Hayden Conner has never second-guessed his pledge to Texas

KATY — Hayden Conner is Texas’ longest standing commitment in the 2021 class. The Katy Taylor offensive tackle has watched UT switch offensive coordinators and lose pledges like Jalen Milroe, but the big man has never wavered since he committed … Read More

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Austin LBJ safety Andrew Mukuba chooses Clemson over Texas, LSU

Andrew Mukuba chose bright orange over burnt orange on Thursday night when the four-star safety prospect from Austin LBJ committed to Clemson over Texas and 33 other offers. Mukuba, a two-way star for the Jaguars, is a 6-0, 185-pound athlete … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas commits on the road, including five-star Ja’Tavion Sanders

Providing in-person recruiting updates became nearly impossible in this latest offseason when COVID-19 restrictions canceled most camps and every on-campus event, including spring ball and official 7-on-7 events. Recruits couldn’t visit colleges or go to The Opening. That meant recruiting writers like me were regulated to receiving updates from our … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas recruit Billy Bowman Jr. helps Denton Ryan make statement in opener

ARLINGTON — Three Texas commits competed in the same game last Friday at AT&T Stadium. Denton Ryan bested Arlington Martin as UT pledges Ja’Tavion Sanders and Billy Bowman Jr. scored touchdowns in the win over Morice … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Ja’Tavion Sanders scores on both offense, defense in 2020 debut

ARLINGTON — Denton Ryan lost last year’s Class 5A Division I state championship game to Alvin Shadow Creek in heartbreaking fashion. It’s become a normal feeling for Ryan, a Class 5A powerhouse that simply hasn’t taken that final step to capture a state crown. Two-way star … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is left on Texas’ 2021 recruiting board following the latest commitment?

Texas added its 18th member of the 2021 recruiting class on Friday when three-star offensive tackle Max Merril pledged to the Longhorns over 38 other offers. The 6-4, 273-pound product of Houston Strake Jesuit was the third lineman … Read More

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Offensive tackle Max Merril becomes Texas’ 18th commitment in the 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 18 members Friday afternoon when three-star offensive tackle Max Merril picked the Longhorns over 39 other offers. The Strake Jesuit product becomes the third offensive lineman to join Texas’ 2021 recruiting class, joining four-star … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas hopes Max Merril becomes next three-star starter

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 18 members Friday afternoon when three-star offensive tackle Max Merril picked the Longhorns over 39 other offers. The Strake Jesuit product becomes the third offensive lineman to join Texas’ 2021 recruiting class, joining four-star … Read More