Class of 2021

The Dotted Line: Hayden Connor, Jordon Thomas discuss their Texas commitment status

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class remains at 11 members entering next week, which will begin with the expected announcements Monday of four-star defensive backs Ishmael Ibraheem and JD Coffey. Texas’ class ranks 17th in the country but first in the Big 12, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destination of the top-rated uncommitted Fab 55 members

Commitments keep pouring in across the country despite the no-visit rule imposed on coaches and players until July 31 due to the pandemic. Only eight of the top 20 players on the 2021 Fabulous 55 are uncommitted entering mid-June. Thirty-two of the 55 players … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of prospects trending towards Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class currently rests at 11 members, ranks 16th in the country and first in the Big 12, per 247Sports’ composite ratings. The class is headlined by five-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders and his Denton Ryan teammate, four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Black parents, coaches explain how white head coaches can help dialogue

Thousands of black college football players are preparing to return to campuses across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic and social unrest across the country. The Black Lives Matter movement entered most people’s lives through the protests of former NFL … Read More

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Longhorns add punter Isaac Pearson to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 11 members Friday morning when Isaac Pearson, a punter from ProKick Australia, pledged to the Longhorns. Pearson is the third consecutive punter from ProKick Australia to commit to Texas as a punter, following Michael Dickson and current punter Ryan Bujcevski. Texas’ recruiting … Read More

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Three-star tight end Landen King backs away from Texas pledge

The fickle nature of recruiting in an environment without visits and in-person contact was illustrated Friday afternoon when three-star tight end Landen King de-committed from the Longhorns less than a month since he pledged to Tom Herman’s program on May 22. The Longhorns’ 2021 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking, projecting Texas’ current 2021 defensive class

The Longhorns added five players to their 2021 recruiting class since the last week of April despite the prohibition of visits due to COVID-19. It started with three-star tight end Landen King on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking, projecting Texas’ six offensive commits in the 2021 recruiting cycle

The Longhorns added five players to their 2021 recruiting class since the last week of April despite the prohibition of visits due to COVID-19. It started with three-star tight end Landen King on April 26. Defenders … Read More

The Dotted Line: Flurry of commitments shake up Big 12 recruiting rankings

Multiple teams in the Big 12 added high-profile prospects to their respective 2021 recruiting classes over the past three weeks, changing up the overall rankings for the conference since our last look at the Big 12 recruiting rankings. Texas and Oklahoma normally battle it … Read More

Commitment 101: Three-star wide receiver Casey Cain is a high-upside playmaker

The Longhorns went out of state for the first time in the 2021 recruiting cycle Friday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Casey Cain, a native of New Orleans, picked Texas over a dozen other offers, including Houston, Vanderbilt and Virginia. The Warren Easton High product is a  6-2, … Read More

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Longhorns add three-star wide receiver Casey Cain from Louisiana

The Longhorns went out of state for the first time in the 2021 recruiting cycle Friday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Casey Cain, a native of New Orleans, picked Texas over a dozen other offers, including Houston, Vanderbilt and Virginia. The Warren Easton High product is a  6-2, … Read More

Commitment 101: Three-star running back Jonathon Brooks is first-step in Texas’ running back plan

Texas’ 10th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle came Friday when three-star running back Jonathon Brooks. The Halletsville product is the first running back taken by the Longhorns in this recruiting cycle. Texas wants two running backs in 2021 with four-stars … Read More

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Three-star running back Jonathon Brooks pledges to Texas

Texas’ 10th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle came Friday when three-star running back Jonathon Brooks. The Halletsville product is the first running back taken by the Longhorns in this recruiting cycle. Texas wants two running backs in 2021 with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive recruiting wishlist remains mostly unchanged

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class currently consists of nine commitments. It ranks 13th in the nation and first in the Big 12, according to 247Sports’ composite. Texas has added three commitments since our last wishlist published in April, including tight end Landen King. The other … Read More

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NCAA extends recruiting dead period until June 30

COVID-19 continues to challenge recruits in the 2021 recruiting class as the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon that the dead period would be extended until June 30. That means recruits can’t take visits to campuses until at least July, with the NCAA saying it will access the way forward in late … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ defensive recruiting wish list updated following latest commitments

The last recruiting wishlist for Texas published a month ago. Since then, the Longhorns have added a commitment from four-star defensive lineman Jordon Thomas and lost out on four-star defensive end Landon Jackson to LSU. It’s time to reset the … Read More

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Five-star running back Zach Evans enrolls at TCU

The ongoing recruiting saga of 2020 five-star running back Zachary Evans came to a quiet conclusion Monday afternoon when news trickled out that the former Galena Park North Shore star enrolled at TCU and plans to play for the Horned Frogs when the football … Read More

The Dotted Line: Will Texas’ 10th commitment arrive on Friday?

Texas’ 2021 class grew to nine members Sunday morning when three-star outside linebacker Morice Blackwell pledged to the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Georgia and a dozen other Power Five schools. Texas’ class now ranks 12th in the nation and first in the Big … Read More

Commitment 101: Outside linebacker Morice Blackwell is a tackling machine

Texas’ ninth commitment of the 2021 recruiting class came Sunday in the form of Morice Blackwell, a three-star outside linebacker from Arlington Martin High School. He is the second linebacker to pledge to Texas in the current cycle, joining four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris … Read More

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Longhorns add three-star linebacker Morice Blackwell to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ ninth commitment of the 2021 recruiting class came Sunday in the form of Morice Blackwell, a three-star outside linebacker from Arlington Martin High School. He is the second linebacker to pledge to Texas in the current cycle, joining four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris … Read More