Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas offensive tackle pledge Max Merril

Texas added a commitment on Sept. 25 from Houston Strake Jesuit offensive tackle Max Merril. The three-star is one of three offensive line pledges in the cycle, alongside Hayden Conner and Michael Myslinski. Merril is one of 17 … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Scouting the Austin area

In today’s Longhorn Confidential, Mike Craven and Danny Davis discuss Austin’s recruiting scene and whether Texas has a homefield advantage when it comes to wooing these prospects. Mike also chats with 2021 quarterback Charles Wright about his senior year at Austin High and future at Texas. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of out-of-state recruiting targets trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class consists of 17 members with the early signing period less than two months away. The 2021 cycle is proving difficult for the Longhorns for a number of reasons, including their on-field performance. Tom Herman’s program is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting offensive lineman Bryce Foster, trio of 2022 Texas targets

The season is about a month old for Class 5A and 6A programs in the state of Texas. That’s allowed recruiting writers to go on the road and watch nearly a dozen games so far. The latest round of in-person scouting reports are headlined … Read More

The Dotted Line: Charles Wright hopes to break Austin High playoff streak before Texas career

Texas commit Charles Wright is on a mission to lead Austin High to its first playoff win since 1957. The quarterback passed for 290 yards and five touchdowns in Friday night’s win over Akins, moving the Maroons to 3-0. The offense is … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Is Texas in trouble when it comes to recruiting?

In today’s Longhorn Confidential, Mike Craven and Danny Davis discuss the state of UT’s recruiting after the Longhorns lost out on a pledge from Albert Regis. Mike also has scouting reports for three future Longhorns. The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports … Read More

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

The past two weeks allowed me chances to watch four different Texas commits, including three from the 2021 class. Texas’ 2021 class consists of 17 pledges, while the 2022 cycle already has three highly-ranked players. Scouting reports from the games I attended in September can be found … Read More

The Dotted Line: Choosing football, not basketball, paying off for Texas commit Jaylon Guilbeau

LA PORTE  — Basketball was Texas commit Jaylon Guilbeau’s preferred sport until high school. But the cornerback from Port Arthur Memorial made the right choice, earning offers from power programs like Texas, Alabama and Georgia before picking the Longhorns over 15 others in September. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jordon Thomas ‘blessed’ to be back after injury

LA PORTE  — Injuries can be a blessing in disguise for a young football player. Port Arthur Memorial defensive end Jordon Thomas missed his junior season with a leg injury. The Texas pledge was back on the field last Thursday against La Porte as … Read More

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La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis spurns Texas for Texas A&M

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis chose a future at Texas A&M over the Longhorns and 16 other offers. The three-star prospect announced his decision on Saturday afternoon while the Aggies were playing Florida at Kyle Field. The 6-1, 300-pound Regis was a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: Albert Regis announces commitment date; Texas makes Caleb Burton’s final list

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis has scheduled his college announcement for noon Saturday. The three-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle is considering Texas, Arkansas, Houston and Texas A&M. He has received 17 offers. Regis is a 6-1, 300-pound … Read More

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Four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. backs away from Texas pledge

The Texas Longhorns suffered a loss last Saturday when TCU left town with a victory. Tom Herman’s program suffered another loss heading into the Oklahoma game on Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. decommitted from the Longhorns. The Denton Ryan product was the second-highest rated … Read More

The Dotted Line: Nine prospects from the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Nine players of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted with two months remaining until the early signing period after four-star safety Andrew Mukuba, No. 30 on the list, chose Clemson over Texas and LSU. The 2021 cycle is unlike any … Read More

The Dotted Line: Oklahoma, Texas remain dominant in recruiting despite slow starts on field

September proved slow for most of the Big 12 in recruiting with visits still not allowed due to the ongoing dead period. COVID-19 worries grounded athletes and coaches throughout the offseason and the dead period will continue to at least January of 2021. That means official visits are … Read More

The Dotted Line: Hayden Conner has never second-guessed his pledge to Texas

KATY — Hayden Conner is Texas’ longest standing commitment in the 2021 class. The Katy Taylor offensive tackle has watched UT switch offensive coordinators and lose pledges like Jalen Milroe, but the big man has never wavered since he committed … Read More

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Texas adds another top recruit to its Class of 2021 as Kyndall Hunter pledges to the Longhorns

For the second time in six months, a Cougar has decided to become a Longhorn. Texas received a verbal commitment on Sunday from Cypress Creek basketball player Kyndall Hunter. The 5-7 Hunter is rated by espnW HoopGurlz as the No. 24 prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. She is the … Read More

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Austin LBJ safety Andrew Mukuba chooses Clemson over Texas, LSU

Andrew Mukuba chose bright orange over burnt orange on Thursday night when the four-star safety prospect from Austin LBJ committed to Clemson over Texas and 33 other offers. Mukuba, a two-way star for the Jaguars, is a 6-0, 185-pound athlete … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting Texas commits on the road, including five-star Ja’Tavion Sanders

Providing in-person recruiting updates became nearly impossible in this latest offseason when COVID-19 restrictions canceled most camps and every on-campus event, including spring ball and official 7-on-7 events. Recruits couldn’t visit colleges or go to The Opening. That meant recruiting writers like me were regulated to receiving updates from our … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Why is Texas still going after 2021 recruits?

In today’s Longhorn Confidential, the American-Statesman’s Mike Craven and Danny Davis discuss Max Merril’s recent commitment and why Texas is still going after 2021 recruits given the NCAA’s decision about giving its athletes an extra year of eligibility. We also an interview with Denton Ryan’s Billy … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas recruit Billy Bowman Jr. helps Denton Ryan make statement in opener

ARLINGTON — Three Texas commits competed in the same game last Friday at AT&T Stadium. Denton Ryan bested Arlington Martin as UT pledges Ja’Tavion Sanders and Billy Bowman Jr. scored touchdowns in the win over Morice … Read More