Class of 2021

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on Texas’ 2020 commitments, 2021 targets

My job is simple: Drive around the state and watch football prospects who could potentially end up playing football for the Longhorns. My travels over the past three weeks included trips to Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as local stops to watch 2020 commitments Quentin Johnston and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 8 guide to watching Texas commits in the 2020, 2021 class

Three of Texas’ 20 commitments in the 2020 class are not in action this week as Kitan Crawford and his Tyler John Tyler teammates get a late open week, while Hudson Card and Jaylen Garth are out for the season with injuries. The other … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas recruits react to the Red River Showdown loss to Oklahoma

It was Texas’ turn to host recruits during this year’s Red River Showdown against Oklahoma. The home team gets to invite and host prospects at the game, like it would for a normal home game. Dozens of commitments and targets were at the Cotton Bowl … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commitments

It’s a busy week for the Texas commits in the 2020 and 2021 class as district races heat up throughout the state. Nineteen of Texas’ 20 pledges for 2020 are playing on Thursday or Friday. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth remains sidelined with an injury.  Ja’Quinden Jackson, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2021 quarterback Jalen Milroe

Texas found its quarterback in the 2021 class early when four-star Katy Tompkins dual-threat Jalen Milroe picked Texas this summer. He instantly become a force on the recruiting trail, helping Texas add multiple prospects in his area. Milroe led Tompkins to its first ever playoff appearance as a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Camar Wheaton considered the best junior running back in nation

WYLIE — The top-rated running back in the country resides in Texas for the second consecutive cycle. Galena Park North Shore five-star Zachary Evans is the top-rated player at the position in the 2020 class. The 2021 cycle is headlined by Garland … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas’ commitments for 2020, 2021 in action

It’s a slower week for Texas commitments due to open weeks throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Seven of Texas’ 20 commitments in the 2020 class are off this weekend. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is injured.  Quinten Johnston, wide receiver, Temple Temple at Belton, Friday, … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2021 defensive end, Texas target Tunmise Adeleye values relationships, scheme

KATY — The most talked about football prospect at Katy Tompkins is junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, a Texas commit for the 2021 cycle. The highest-rated prospect in the program, though, is fellow junior Tunmise Adeleye. The four-star defensive end is the No. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jalen Milroe’s leadership qualities attracting fellow prospects

KATY — Jalen Milroe is a winner. The junior quarterback from Katy Tompkins led the Falcons to their first playoff appearance in school history as a sophomore. Tompkins is 5-0 with a big showdown against Katy looming on Thursday, and the Texas commit is the … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on a handful of Texas commits

My trips around the state to watch high school football to watch Texas commitments and targets was fruitful last week with three future Longhorns squaring off in one game when Ty Jordan and West Mesquite battled with 2021 commits Ja’Tavion Sanders and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 5 guide to watching Texas’ football commitments

Two of Texas’ 2020 commits are off this week as Lufkin and Temple ready for their upcoming district schedules. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is out with an injury. The other Longhorns pledges are in action, including recent commitment Troy Omeire of Fort Bend … Read More

The Dotted Line: Junior commits Billy Bowman, Ja’Tavion Sanders impress in win

DENTON — Two of Texas’ eight 2021 commitments  play at Denton Ryan. The duo was in action against a 2020 commit and West Mesquite on Friday, blowing past Ty Jordan and his teammates 63-0. Juniors Billy Bowman and Ja’Tavion … Read More

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