Class of 2021

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

Travels across the state through three weeks of the high school football season have allowed me to watch five Texas targets in-person early in the season. The 2020 recruiting class is nearly wrapped up with 19 commitments. The focus is shifting toward the 2020 and … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 4 guide to watching Texas’ 2020, 2021 commitments

Four of Texas’ 2020 commits are off this week as Duncanville, Alvin Shadow Creek, Lufkin and Aldine MacArthur ready for their upcoming district schedules. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is out with an injury. The other pledges are in action, including recent commitment Ty Jordan of West … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star LJ Johnson impresses; closer look at 2021 running back options

CYPRESS — Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is nearly wrapped up. Head coach Tom Herman admitted as much Monday at his weekly press conference when he stated that the 2020 cycle wouldn’t be a full 25-man class. Herman’s reasoning was a lack of attrition. Another possible reason … Read More

The Dotted Line: Donovan Jackson provides update; a look at the 2021 offensive line cycle

HOUSTON — The state of Texas is full of beef in the 2021 class. And there are more than a handful of four-star talents, and a couple of five-star prospects, in the state for 2021. Texas landed the first punch when it gained a commitment … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six in-person scouting reports on Texas commits from 2019 season

Texas’ 2020 class consists of 18 members and ranks sixth in the nation. The 2021 class already has eight members. The recruiting machine at Texas is cooking following consecutive top-three classes in Tom Herman’s first two full cycles. The high school season is a few weeks in, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits enjoy Texas experience despite LSU loss

The eyes of the nation were on Austin Saturday night when the Longhorns battled LSU in a high-scoring 45-38 loss. ESPN’s “College GameDay” was in town. Austin’s own mascot, Matthew McConaughey, nearly took off Lee Corso’s literal head while removing his figurative one, and the … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders can play offense or defense

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Read More

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Texas adds 2021 four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders to recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to eight members on Saturday when four-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders pledged to the Longhorns while visiting for the LSU game. Sanders was among dozens of commits and potential targets on campus for Texas’ biggest home game in over a decade. Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten important recruits visiting Texas for the LSU game

The LSU game on Saturday night offers Texas the chance to make a statement on the football field and on the recruiting trail. Texas A&M and Oklahoma are first mentioned when discussing Texas’ recruiting rivals, but LSU is as much a threat … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 2 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The football season began in earnest last week with Texas high school football beginning and college football in its first week. Every Texas commit in the 2020 and 2021 classes are in action at some point this weekend, starting Thursday night. Here is a guide … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Hayden Conner, target Bryce Foster excited for junior seasons

KATY — The season began harshly for Katy Taylor and Texas offensive tackle commit Hayden Conner. The Mustangs lost 69-7 to Humble Atasocita, one of Houston’s best Class 6A teams. Conner is one of seven Texas commits in the 2021 class, and while the game … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 1 guide to watch Texas commits in action

The football season begins in earnest this week with Texas high school football beginning and college football in its first official week. Every Texas commit in the 2020 and 2021 classes are in action at some point this weekend, starting Thursday night. Read More

The Dotted Line: Kelee Ringo still considering Texas; Jonah Miller discusses Longhorns

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Saguaro High is the six-time defending Class 4A state champions in Arizona, knocking off Texas wide receiver Jake Smith and Notre Dame Prep the past two seasons. The road to number seven started last Friday night at home in a one-sided contest … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Brandon Campbell, Jordon Thomas ready for junior seasons

HOUSTON — A host of elite prospects from the Houston-area converged last Saturday night for the final Fast 7v7 tune-up before the start of actual football practices. The stars in attendance weren’t just incoming seniors. The 2021 class is headlining recruiting news with 2020 classes filling. Forty … Read More

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Four-star 2021 outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledges to Longhorns

Texas’ continued recruiting assault in the 2021 cycle continued Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 215-product of New Caney High School was the District 9-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 83 … Read More

Commitment 101: Derrick Harris Jr. is a disruptive outside linebacker

Texas’ continued recruiting assault in the 2021 cycle continued Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 215-product of New Caney High School was the District 9-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 83 … Read More

Commitment 101: Denton Ryan athlete Billy Bowman can play offense or defense

The litter of future Longhorns grew Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman picked Texas over 25 other offers. The 2021 prospect from Denton Ryan plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Class 5A program. Bowman is 5-10, 175-pounds and expects to start his college career on … Read More

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Longhorns snag two-way threat in 2021 athlete Billy Bowman

The litter of future Longhorns grew Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman picked Texas over 25 other offers. The 2021 prospect from Denton Ryan plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Class 5A program. Bowman is 5-10, 175-pounds and expects to start his college career on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Top 2020 targets Alfred Collins, Quentin Johnston discuss Texas camp

Texas hosted an invite-only camp Friday night attended by some of Longhorns’ top recruiting priorities of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 cycles. July proved successful for Tom Herman’s program, as it added high-profile names to the 2020 and 2021 classes. Texas holds 11 commitments for … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Next 25 ranks the state of Texas’ top prospects for 2021

The world of recruiting is concentrated on juniors more than ever before with the advent of the early signing period and the ability for prospects to take official visits before their senior season. The trend of early commitments is snowballing into the norm.  Ten of the … Read More