Recruiting

Commitment 101: Texas commit Gunnar Helm provides size, upside at tight end

Three-star tight end Gunnar Helm became Texas’ 15th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle on Monday afternoon when the Englewood, Colorado native picked the Longhorns over 27 other offers, including Auburn, Georgia, Iowa and Wisconsin. Helm is a 6-5, 225-pounder out of Cherry Creek … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas hopes to add a handful of 2021 prospects

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class ranks 12th in the nation and first in the Big 12. Head coach Tom Herman hopes the Longhorns can sign another top-10 class and lead the Big 12 for the fourth cycle in a row. Texas holds 14 commitments, including … Read More

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Arizona grad transfer Tony Fields II includes Texas in his final three

Arizona grad transfer linebacker Tony Fields II is down to a final three of West Virginia, Texas and Minnesota. Fields started every game at linebacker for Arizona over the past three seasons after enrolling in 2017 from Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas. The 6-1, 220-pound linebacker … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 signees prepared to make instant impacts for Texas

Hopes continue to grow for some semblance of a college football season, whether it be a complete 12-game schedule, conference-only slates or a hybrid of the two with the Longhorns allowed to play one out-of-conference game against an SEC opponent, which would be the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma rise to top of the Big 12 recruiting rankings

The 2021 Big 12 recruiting rankings are beginning to take a familiar shape as Oklahoma begins pushing its way towards the top spot. Texas and Oklahoma dominate the Big 12 recruiting landscape on a yearly basis with the Longhorns taking the crown the last … Read More

The Dotted Line: Football in spring would force top recruits to choose — enroll early or play last prep season

There is no guarantee that high school football will take place in the fall as COVID-19 continues to postpone the opening of schools across the nation. California announced on Monday that school-sanctioned sports are canceled throughout the fall, though high school athletes can compete … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the top uncommitted prospects on the Fab 55

Five of the top 20 players on the Fabulous 55 are still uncommitted. There were six until Friday, when five-star offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer chose Alabama. Three of the state’s top four players are committed to out-of-state programs. Of the 16 highest-rated players … Read More

Where does Texas turn at offensive line with Tommy, James Brockermeyer off recruiting board?

Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the … Read More

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Longhorn legacies Tommy and James Brockermeyer pick Alabama over Texas

Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which Big 12 freshmen could make impacts in 2020?

The top-ranked recruits in a class aren’t always the quickest to make impacts. It all depends on rosters and situations. If this football season does take place, here’s a list of a true freshman from every Big 12 school capable of earning significant playing … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five players from Texas’ 2019 class are prepared for breakout seasons

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class ranked third in the nation and first in the Big 12. Those rankings include departed five-star athlete Bru McCoy and retired linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd, but it was still an excellent class signed by Tom Herman and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 defensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 offensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

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Texas adds four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas raids California for four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Herb Hand face challenges signing offensive line talent

The plan for Texas was to sign the best offensive line class in the country for the 2021 cycle, and the ingredients were in the cupboard. The amount of in-state offensive line talent at the Longhorns’ disposal was boiling over the rim, beginning with the state’s top two … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where does Texas turn to fill the defensive back position in the 2021 recruiting class?

Texas has offered scholarships to 28 defensive backs, and two of them are committed as the Longhorns head into July. Both pledges came on June 15 when four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem and four-star safety JD Coffey picked the Longhorns over dozens of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Is it Terrence Cooks or bust for Texas recruiting 2021 linebackers?

Recruiting linebackers has become a tricky proposition as the high school game has evolved toward spread offenses, which in turn required defensive coordinators to play their best athletes as edge rushers or safeties. Texas has struggled to recruit linebackers over the past decade because the state is failing … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four potential additions for Texas along the defensive line in the 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class was headlined by promising defensive tackles Vernon Broughton, Alfred Collins and Sawyer Goram-Welch. The Longhorns hope to repeat the trick again in 2021, except this time the focus is on edge rushers. Texas is potentially two steps there … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas clearly wants another tight end in 2021 recruiting class

Charlie Strong de-emphasized the tight end position when the former Texas coach opted for an Air Raid offense. Tom Herman immediately went about changing the landscape of the tight ends room with his recent recruiting classes, beginning with signing Lake Travis’ Cade Brewer in 2017, then … Read More