Class of 2021

The Dotted Line: Charles Wright ready to solidify legacy at Austin High with playoff win

Iowa State dealt the Longhorns a blow last Friday by coming into Austin and beating Texas. It was payback for Charles Wright, a three-star quarterback from Austin High who flipped his commitment from the Cyclones to Texas on Aug. 22. Wright … Read More

The Dotted Line: Del Valle wide receiver Caleb Burton is the latest Texan heading off to Ohio State

The ongoing trend of top prospects from Texas deciding to play football at Ohio State must be concerning in-state programs. Del Valle wide receiver Caleb Burton joined the group on Monday when the five-star junior picked the Buckeyes over 38 other offers, including Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas extends five new offers on the 2021, 2022 recruiting trails

The early signing period is inching closer for the 2021 recruiting class. Texas’ class consists of 19 members. It ranks 18th in the nation and second in the Big 12. Recruits can sign national letters of intent from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18. Players … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jonathon Brooks prefers the underrated tag

BRENHAM  — Hallettsville running back Jonathon Brooks doesn’t mind being overlooked. That comes with the territory when you play Class 3A football in south Texas. Brooks, a three-star Texas commit, wasn’t awarded a fourth star in recent … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2021 defensive recruiting classes of Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas’ main rivals on the recruiting trail remain Oklahoma and Texas A&M. The three schools battle for in-state recruits every year, including the current 2021 cycle. Tom Herman has signed a higher-rated class than OU and A&M every year since … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns add three-star defensive tackle Byron Murphy II to 2021 recruiting class

Texas scored a recruiting win over rival Baylor on Wednesday afternoon when three-star Byron Murphy II flipped his commitment from Baylor to Texas. Murphy, a product of DeSoto High School in south Dallas, is a 6-1, 290-pound prospect who was a first-team all-district and … Read More

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Texas flips three-star defensive tackle Byron Murphy II from Baylor

Texas scored a recruiting win over rival Baylor on Wednesday afternoon when three-star Byron Murphy II flipped his commitment from Baylor to Texas. Murphy, a product of DeSoto High School in south Dallas, is a 6-1, 290-pound prospect who was a first-team all-district and an Associated … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2021 offensive recruiting classes of Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas’ main rivals on the recruiting trail remain Oklahoma and Texas A&M. The three schools battle for in-state recruits every year, including the current 2021 cycle. Tom Herman has signed a higher-rated class than OU and A&M since his first … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which Texas recruiting targets in the 2021 cycle remain uncommitted?

The Longhorns added a commitment Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Terrence Cooks became Texas’ 18th pledge of the 2021 recruiting cycle. The class ranks 17th in the nation and second in the Big 12. Tom Herman’s program can inch toward a top-10 class by … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star linebacker Terrence Cooks fills Texas recruiting need

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 18 members on Saturday afternoon when outside linebacker Terrence Cooks chose the Longhorns over Baylor, Georgia and LSU. The three-star from Alvin Shadow Creek is the first prospect to commit to Texas since September. Texas defensive coordinator Chris … Read More

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Four-star outside linebacker Terrence Cooks pledges to Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 18 members on Saturday afternoon when outside linebacker Terrence Cooks chose the Longhorns over Baylor, Georgia and LSU. The four-star from Alvin Shadow Creek is the first prospect to commit to Texas since September.  Cooks held … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Jonathon Brooks, JD Coffey set to begin the playoffs

As if 2020 wasn’t confusing enough, the state playoffs begin Friday night for teams in Class 4A and below. Class 5A and 6A schools are still in their regular season. Texas’ 2021 recruiting class consists of 17 members. Eleven of those players are from … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Terrence Cooks approaching decision; 2022 linebacker offers

The Longhorns haven’t added a commitment to the 2021 recruiting class since three-star offensive tackle Max Merril pledged on Sept. 25. Texas hopes that changes Saturday when outside linebacker Terrence Cooks is scheduled to announce his college decision. Cooks, a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Big 12 recruiting rankings signal gloomy future

There isn’t a single Big 12 team in contention to reach the College Football Playoffs and national recruiting rankings signal a direct impact to the conference’s ability to add top talent to future rosters. Oklahoma and Texas still pace the conference, but neither team currently ranks inside the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three recruiting questions facing Texas with early signing period approaching

Texas is on a three-game winning streak heading into an open date. Tom Herman’s program weathered two conference defeats early to keep its Big 12 title hopes alive with Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State remaining. But, can those wins help … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three current 2021 commitments that Texas can’t afford to lose

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class sits at 17 members. It ranks 17th in the country, which would be the lowest-ranked class the Longhorns have signed in a year without a coaching change in more than two decades. Texas isn’t in great shape to add elite-level … Read More

The Dotted Line: Seven members of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

With six weeks to go until the early signing period, only seven of the 55 prospects of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted. The recruiting cycle was interrupted in March when the NCAA shut down visits by players to colleges and college coaches to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik was waiting on Texas offer

Texas’ recruiting for a quarterback in the 2022 class was supposed to be over in August when five-star prospect Quinn Ewers committed. That all changed last week when Ewers decommitted, leading to Texas extending an offer to Westlake gunslinger Cade Klubnik. “I … Read More

Texas’ loss of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers reflects a larger problem for Tom Herman

Recruiting is the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae: On their own, they aren’t much more than crunchy sugar pieces, but on ice cream, they’re the final piece of a delicious puzzle. Recruiting is a luxury. Texas needs to win on the field before fans … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where are Texas’ decommitments from the 2021 class heading?

Five prospects from Texas’ 2021 recruiting class decommitted from the Longhorns at some point during the process — and Texas lost 2022 five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers late Wednesday night. The 2021 class currently consists of 17 members and ranks 17th … Read More