Recruiting

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: Guide to watching Texas commitments in the area round of the playoffs

The healthy Texas commitments went 4-5 in the first round of the playoffs. Hudson Card, Xavion Alford, Jaylen Garth and Dajon Harrison were injured and didn’t participate in the bi-district round. Each of the pledges still chasing a state title, … 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: Commitment Q&A with Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson

Lufkin and four-star safety commit Jerrin Thompson were upset in overtime in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. His full attention now shifts to his future career at Texas. Thompson plans to sign in December and enroll next summer. Texas’ 2020 class consists of 18 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three keys for Texas to close out the 2020 recruiting class

It’s crunch time for the 2020 recruiting class with five weeks until the early signing period. The past two years have taught us that most of the prospects will choose to sign in December rather than wait until national signing day in February. Texas’ … 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

The Dotted Line: Five of the state’s top Fabulous 55 prospects remain uncommitted

The introduction of the early signing period sped up the recruiting process. Fewer recruits enter their senior seasons uncommitted. Only 11 members of the 2020 Fabulous 55 remain so entering the first week of the high school playoffs. Let’s take a closer … Read More

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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: Texas commit Dajon Harrison ready to contribute early

HUTTO — Dajon Harrison caught six passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Hutto’s win over Rouse to close the regular season. The 5-10, 170-pound athlete pledged to the Longhorns last week and attended Texas’ win over Kansas State. Read More

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

Over the past few months, I’ve seen nearly every Texas commitment in the 2020 class as well as a handful of 2021 pledges and younger targets. In October, I took trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas to watch future Longhorns play in real game action. Here’s … 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

The Dotted Line: Three questions still facing Texas in the 2020 recruiting cycle

Texas added a recruit to the 2020 class for the first time since September when three-star athlete Dajon Harrison pledged  on Tuesday night. Texas’ class consists of 18 members again and remains ranked sixth in the nation and first in the Big 12. It’s a … Read More

Commitment 101: Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison could help at slot or cornerback

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 members on Tuesday when Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged to the Longhorns Tuesday. The one-time TCU commit excels at wide receiver for the local Hippos. Harrison caught 49 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns, adding 88 yards and … Read More

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2020 Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison commits to Texas

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 members on Tuesday when Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged to the Longhorns Tuesday. The one-time TCU commit excels at wide receiver for the local Hippos. Harrison caught 49 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns, adding 88 yards and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Horns commit Jerrin Thompson brings East Texas attitude to the football field

LUFKIN — Four-star safety Jerrin Thompson gets lost in conversations about the 2020 recruiting class despite ranking among the top 200 prospects in the country. The future Longhorn helped Lufkin clinch its second straight district championship last Friday with a win over Conroe Caney Creek. Read More

The Dotted Line: What does Texas do at cornerback for the 2020 class?

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class has lost three members over the past few weeks, including cornerbacks Ethan Pouncey and Joshua Eaton, who decommitted as the Longhorns sit at 5-3 heading into Saturday’s game against Kansas State. The Longhorns need to recover some of the momentum that Tom … Read More

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Texas loses commitment from four-star DB Ethan Pouncey

The Longhorns lost another defensive commitment from the 2020 class when four-star Ethan Pouncey announced his de-commitment. Pouncey is a four-star cornerback from Winter Park (Fla.) who pledged to the Longhorns before the start of the season. His brother Jordan is a wide receiver on Texas’ team … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 10 guide to watch Texas commits from the 2020, 2021 cycles

Texas’ 2020 class now consists of 17 members after the decommitments of Princely Umanmielen, Joshua Eaton and Ethan Pouncey. The state playoffs are just three weeks away. The only UT pledges not playing this weekend are quarterback Hudson Card, safety … Read More

The Dotted Line: A look back at Texas’ top-rated recruits from each class this decade

The headliner of each recruiting class helps determine its national perception. A quick look at the top-rated player from each of Texas’ classes this decade show an inconsistent pattern seen throughout recruiting and in the NFL draft. Scouting is an inexact science for recruiting sites … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Xavion Alford, target Taye McWilliams offer recruiting updates

ROSENBERG — Four-star safety Xavion Alford is ready to become a Longhorn. The product of Alvin Shadow Creek pledged to Texas back in a hectic August of recruiting successes. The 6-0, 182-pound prospect is the ninth-ranked safety in the nation and No. 15 on the … Read More