Recruiting

Commitment 101: Texas adds JUCO product Caleb Johnson to 2019 recruiting class

Texas’ recruiting class added another member Monday afternoon when Caleb Johnson of Fullerton College (Calif.) chose the Longhorns over Oregon and Arkansas. The three-star outside linebacker is the fourth player at the position to pledge to Texas. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound is the third-ranked JUCO outside linebacker in the 2019 cycle. Read More

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JUCO outside linebacker JUCO product Caleb Johnson commits to Texas

Texas added another piece to the linebacker position on Monday when three-star JUCO product Caleb Johnson picked the Longhorns over Colorado and Oregon. The one-time Iowa State commit took his official visit to Texas in October and favored Tom Herman’s program since that trip. Read More

The Dotted Line: What needs to happen for Texas to end up with a top-five class?

Texas’ 20-man class for 2019 currently rests at No. 7 in the country. The fireworks won’t stop until Wednesday — the first day of the early signing period — as the Longhorns expect plenty of movement between now and then. Tom Herman signed the third-best … Read More

The Dotted Line: We’ve updated our 2019 Fabulous 55, topped by Lake Travis’ Garrett Wilson

Lake Travis football coach Hank Carter first heard the name Garrett Wilson from his sister-in-law who coaches at Hudson Bend Middle School. He didn’t give it a ton of thought until a few months later when he witnessed a Hudson Bend sixth grader score a touchdown in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Questions remain for Texas heading into the early signing period

The clock is ticking toward next week’s early signing period and questions still surround Texas’ 2019 recruiting class, which ranks sixth nationally and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns, who have 20 commitments, hope to add a few more key pieces and climb in the rankings. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list, one week until the early signing period

Prospects from the 2019 class can sign national letters of intent a week from today during a three-day window that starts the morning of Dec. 19. Texas currently holds 21 commitments in a class that’s ranked No. 6 nationally and first in the Big … Read More

Texas commit Jake Smith picks up a national player of the year award

Arizona high school senior Jake Smith, A Texas commitment who is expected to sign with the Longhorns on Wednesday, was named Gatorade’s national football player of the year on Tuesday afternoon. Smith, a 6-1 athlete and four-star prospect,  finished his high school career at Scottsdale (Ariz.) … Read More

The Dotted Line: Important recruiting dates on the horizon for Texas fans

Eight days separate us from the start of the early signing period. Members of the 2019 class can sign national letters of intent during a three-day window starting on Dec. 19. The prospects who elect to wait can sign on national signing day in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Pair of future Longhorns Whittington, Card advance to state semifinals

Two future Longhorns are still alive in the Texas state playoffs. Four-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington is the lone 2019 commitment left. He and  Cuero trounced Geronimo Navarro 48-23 on Saturday night in San Antonio to advance to the Class 4A Division II semifinals. Four-star junior … Read More

The Dotted Line: Important recruiting weekend awaits Texas as early signing period approaches

With less than two weeks remaining until the early signing period begins on Dec. 19, every day is important. Most of Texas’ 21 Texas commits plan to sign  during the three-day window, as was the case last December. This weekend provides another opportunity for the Longhorns to … Read More

The Dotted Line: A trio of future Longhorns remain in the Texas high school playoffs

Texas holds 21 commitments in the 2019 class and two for 2020. Only three of those players remain in the Texas high school state playoffs. Out-of-state pledges Marcus Washington and Brayden Liebrock capped off their prep careers with state championships in Missouri and Arizona, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Jordan Whittington awarded All-American status

CUERO — Jordan Whittington was beaten on a route. It was the final game of the 2015 regular season and the future four-star product needed to make a play. The receiver had passed him and the ball was in the air. That’s when the glimpses of the … Read More

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Four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston de-commits from Texas

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class dropped to 21 members on Monday night when four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston de-committed from the Longhorns. The speedy four-star wide receiver from Millwood (Okla.) was one of four wide receivers pledged to Texas. The 6-foot playmaker committed to the Longhorns on July … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas tight end commit Brayden Liebrock claims state title

TEMPE , Ariz. — Brayden Liebrock has gotten used to ending a season with a smile on his face and a trophy in his hand. The Texas tight end commit plays for Arizona’s best high school team and last Saturday helped Chandler win its third consecutive state … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jake Smith closes prep career, readies for Texas

TEMPE , Ariz. – After a failed fourth-down attempt in the final quarter of the Class 5A Arizona state championship game, Jake Smith retreated to the sidelines and squatted amongst his teammates. The do-it-all Texas commit’s high school career was coming to an end … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four prospects fight for the No. 1 spot on the Fabulous 55

Four prospects can make the case for being the top player in Texas for the 2019 recruiting class. That designation was placed on current Longhorn B.J. Foster in 2018, followed by Caden Sterns. Texas won’t sign multiple players in the top five this cycle. Read More

The Dotted Line: Three Texas commits set to play in title games; four in-state pledges still alive

Three in-state 2019 commits remain in the playoffs, while three out-of-state pledges compete for state titles on Saturday. Four-star junior quarterback Hudson Card and Lake Travis are also still alive. Here is where to watch each of the prospects this weekend. The in-state commits  Cuero vs. Corpus Christi West Oso … Read More

The Dotted Line: Even as Texas, others prepare for December, mixed feelings remain on early signing period

Gone are the days of three-hat Monte in February. That’s so 2016. The new rage begins in December when prospects can sign national letters of intent during a three-day period from Dec. 19-21. In December 2017, there were 21 prospects committed to Texas when the first early … Read More

The Dotted Line: What’s left for Texas to accomplish in the 2019 recruiting class?

Crunch time arrived for the 2019 class when contact period began Monday. The Longhorns won’t be on the road this week; instead, the coaching staff is preparing the team for a Big 12 showdown with Oklahoma. Texas’ class consists of 22 members and ranks … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit De’Gabriel Floyd provides scouting report on five-star target Bru McCoy

Texas isn’t done fishing outside of Texas waters for talent in the 2019 class. The biggest fish remain unhooked. The Longhorns picked up two commitments last week and both were out-of-state defensive ends. Exactly half of Texas’ 22 commitments play prep football outside of the Lone Star … Read More