Class of 2021

The Dotted Line: Who is the top football prospect in Texas for the 2021 class?

The final chapter of the 2020 recruiting class will be written on national signing day next Wednesday. Focus will then quickly switch to 2021. The state of Texas is loaded with football talent for the 2021 class, headlined by multiple offensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ move to four-man front helps with Landon Jackson, Marcus Burris

A renewed interest in Texas’ defensive scheme under new coordinator Chris Ash was on display Saturday when the Longhorns hosted dozens of top targets from the 2021 class. Numerous defensive linemen have passed on UT because of the odd-man front that was deployed by … Read More

The Dotted Line: Linebackers Derrick Harris Jr., Terrence Cooks form bond on Texas visit

Programs count on commitments to help with recruiting. New Caney outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. did his part last Saturday at Texas’ junior day. The four-star was among six commitments from the 2021 class on campus. He spent his time … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Hayden Connner, Jalen Milroe hope to land Bryce Foster

If recruiting is truly about relationships, Texas hopes four-star guard Bryce Foster follows his closest football friends to Austin. The Katy Taylor product grew up playing youth football with 2021 UT commits Jalen Milroe and Hayden … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jalen Milroe on meeting new assistants, Vince Young

Katy Tompkins’ Jalen Milroe is the face of Texas’ 2021 class. The four-star dual-threat quarterback pledged to the Longhorns last July and immediately became an extra recruiter for Tom Herman’s staff. He joined numerous 2021 commitments and targets on campus … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruiting updates on 2021 Texas targets Savion Byrd, JoJo Earle

ORLANDO — Four-star offensive tackle Savion Byrd is among Texas’ top targets in the 2021 cycle. The Duncanville product is a high-upside athlete who spent the New Year’s holiday in Orlando participating in the Under Armour Future 50 Camp. It was a return to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Junior defensive linemen Jackson, Adeleye talk Texas, four-man fronts

ORLANDO — Defensive end prospects never knocked down Texas’ door to play in the odd-man front deployed by former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. The three-man front can be effective defensively, but end isn’t an attractive position in the scheme because it tasks the position with double-teams to allow … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2021 athlete Billy Bowman Jr. remains ‘100 percent’ committed to Texas

ORLANDO — Under Armour hosts a week of prep events for the elite prospects around the country. It culminates Thursday night with an all-star game featuring the best prospects in the 2020 class on ESPN2. Four future Longhorns are playing, including Lake Travis quarterback … Read More

Texas hopes its 2020 class signals the start of great recruiting successes in DFW

DALLAS — For the first time since Tom Herman took over late in the 2017 recruiting cycle, Texas signed more players from the Dallas-Fort Worth area than Huoston on Wednesday. The Longhorns signed five DFW prospects and three from Houston. The early signing period ends Friday; … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four future Longhorns are one win away from state title rings

Four future Longhorns are one win away from claiming a state championship, though the two 2020 commitments still alive are dealing with injuries. All 10 11-man championships will be held from Wednesday through Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Duncanville … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five future Longhorns are one win away from state title games

Two remain. The last two 2020 Texas commitments left in the state playoffs are quarterbacks Ja’Quinden Jackson of Duncanville and Hudson Card of Lake Travis, who returned last week from injury to lead the Cavaliers past Converse Judson. Card and his teammates … Read More

The Dotted Line: Seven future Longhorns remain in Texas high school football playoffs

Four of the 17 Texas commitments in the 2020 class are still alive in the Texas high school playoffs. That’s assuming Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card is back and healthy for the Class 6A Division I Region IV championship game against Converse Judson on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Eight Texas commitments remain in the Texas high school playoffs

Texas’ 2020 commits remaining in the state playoffs went 4-0 in the area round. All four are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Defensive end Van Fillinger helped Draper Corner Canyon win a Class 6A state championship in Utah. Five-star running back … Read More

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

It’s playoff time in Texas and that has provided me with a chance to watch a handful of Texas commitments and targets in must-win games across the state. Texas’ 2020 class stands at 18 commitments, ranking eighth in the nation and first in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Baylor’s Rhule playing it slow on the recruiting trail, but betting on himself

Matt Rhule is bucking a trend of early recruiting. Baylor is standing pat during the season and betting on the current results paying off come December. It’s a bold play in modern recruiting. Most programs are trying to fill up early. Baylor holds only … Read More

The Dotted Line: Defender Derrick Harris Jr. stands firm on his commitment to Texas

NEW CANEY — The 2019 season unexpectedly ended last Friday night for New Caney’s Derrick Harris Jr. The four-star outside linebacker pledged to the Longhorns back in August to focus on high school football. New Caney went undefeated in the regular season and won … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Milroe ‘super solid’ on Texas; Adeleye to decide in January

SUGAR LAND — Jalen Milroe is a winner. Need proof? The Texas commit was a freshman when Katy Tompkins finished the 2017 season with an 0-7 record. A new program in a hotbed of talented teams needs a star. Read More

The Dotted Line: Plenty of Texas commits reach bi-district round of state playoffs

Ten of Texas’ 16 in-state commitments for the 2020 class are ready for the bi-district round of the state playoffs, which kick off for some teams on Thursday. Pledges Hudson Card, Jaylen Garth and Xavion Alford would be playing if … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas loses commitment of 2021 wide receiver Quay Davis

The string of de-commitments for the Texas football team trickled down to the 2021 class Monday night when four-star wide receiver Quaydarius Davis announced on Twitter that he was opening his recruitment. The Dallas Skyline product was the first member of the 2021 class … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 11 guide to watching Texas’ football commitments

Texas’ 2020 class now consists of 18 players following the Tuesday night commitment of Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison. He’s among 13 pledges in the class in action on the last weekend of the regular season in Texas. Commitments quarterback Hudson Card, safety … Read More