Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Logan Parr, Chad Lindberg discuss bond, potential future at Texas

Texas played host to more than a dozen of its top 2020 targets over the weekend. The group included five-star running back Zach Evans, five-star wide receiver Demond Demas and a handful of the state’s best offensive linemen, like current commit … Read More

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Fab 55 member Jalen Catalon picks Arkansas over Texas, TCU

Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon ended his recruitment Friday afternoon when he pledged to Arkansas over programs like Texas and TCU. The four-star prospect starred at quarterback and safety during his high school career, which ended prematurely after a knee injury in the first game of his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas is expected to host next batch of 2020 prospects this weekend

Recruiting never sleeps. It barely takes a nap. The 2019 class is not yet finalized but that won’t stop the Longhorns from hosting multiple targets from the 2020 class this weekend. Texas signed 22 prospects in the early period and appears relatively content to stand pat if … Read More

Sam Saxton following his family, heart to Texas

Family trumps nearly everything and three-star quarterback Sam Saxton grew up knowing where his family’s loyalty lies in college football. The grandson of former Longhorns great James Saxton and the son of former UT player Jimmy Saxton, Sam carved his own niche as a quarterback in the … Read More

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Texas legacy Sam Saxton to walk-on at Texas, play quarterback

Family trumps nearly everything and three-star quarterback Sam Saxton grew up knowing where his family’s loyalty lies in college football. The grandson of former Texas great James Saxton and the son of former UT player Jimmy Saxton, Sam carved his own niche as a quarterback in the Austin area. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Donovan Jackson, Hayden Conner discuss Texas, Texas A&M

BARBERS HILL — The 2021 class is loaded with talented offensive line prospects, and Texas and Texas A&M are already jockeying for momentum with the top big men. Two of those heralded prospects — Katy Taylor’s Hayden Conner and Houston Bellaire Episcopal’s … Read More

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 2)

This is the second half of the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer some 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 7. Nos. 1-10 of our 20 for 20 published this morning. 11. Where are the … Read More

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 1)

This is the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 6. Nos. 11-20 of our 20 for 20 will publish today at noon. 1. Will Texas sign a top 10 class? … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2020 cornerback Jaylon Jones talks recruiting, Caden Sterns

BARBERS HILL — Nearly 250 prospects herded into the indoor facility at Barbers Hill High School early Saturday morning. There were big names there, including 2020 four-star cornerback Jaylon Jones of Cibolo Steele. He measured in at 6-2 and headed back toward San Antonio with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson was one of two JUCO defenders to sign with Texas during the early signing period. The 6-1, 215-pound product of Fullerton College was the No. 3-ranked outside linebacker from the JUCO ranks and hopes to make an immediate impact by enrolling this week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ remaining wishlist for the 2019 recruiting class

The bulk of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class signed during the early period when 22 prospects inked national letters of intent. The Longhorns only possess a handful of scholarships available and the remaining weeks until national signing day can be spent focusing on the remaining targets and continuing … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas holds high expectations for its nine early enrollees

Texas signed 22 players on Dec. 19. Nine of those prospects are set to enroll early, giving each a head start on their individual quest for early playing time. The three highest-ranked recruits in the class, as well as two defenders from the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting board, needs on defense for 2020

Texas inked the bulk of its 2019 class on Dec. 19 when 21 prospects signed with the Longhorns. Texas will begin to shift most of its focus toward the 2020 and 2021 classes over the next month leading into national signing day with only … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting board, needs on offense for 2020

Texas secured 21 signatures during the early signing period on Dec. 19. That means only a handful of spots remain open. It also means the staff can start to shift even more focus toward the 2020 class. The 2020 cycle should be an arms race for Texas, … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2019 stars offer recruiting advice to next batch of prospects

SAN ANTONIO — No two recruiting paths are the same. It’s an individual journey for a teenager that includes multitudes of variables from socio-economic ones to something as simple as location. The ride tends to start in a player’s sophomore year as recruiting letters and questionnaires trickle … Read More

Texas signee Tyler Owens proved he belongs among elite talents

SAN ANTONIO – Buzz is fickle. Texas signed 21 prospects during the early signing period in December. Four-star safety Tyler Owens didn’t receive the same headlines as his West teammates De’Gabriel Floyd and Jordan Whittington heading into the All-American Bowl at … Read More

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Five-star athlete Bru McCoy chooses USC over Texas

SAN ANTONIO – Texas’ pursuit of five-star athlete Bru McCoy fell short Saturday when the Mater Dei (Calif.) product chose to stay home and attend USC. The Longhorns placed McCoy high on the priority list early in the cycle, even hosting him for Texas’ win over USC. Read More

The Dotted Line: The next batch of Texas targets react to Sugar Bowl win

Texas’ win in the Sugar Bowl should jump-start the efforts on the recruiting trail this offseason if the thoughts of the Longhorns’ 2020 and 2021 targets are any indication. The Longhorns, and Sam Ehlinger after the game, announced they were back with the emphatic and physical victory … Read More

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Texas signee Marcus Washington scores two touchdowns in all-star game

Five Texas signees participated in the Under Armour All-America Game on Thursday in Orlando. All five of the players signed national letters of intent with the Longhorns. Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington caught two touchdowns, including the game-winner for Team Ballaholics. Read More

The Dotted Line: Three Texas signees represent the Longhorns at All-American Game practices

SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Whittington stays busy. The four-star wide receiver from Cuero signed his national letter of intent with Texas on Dec. 19 and then broke Eric Dickerson’s record for rushing yards in a state title game two days later in the Class 4A Division I … Read More