Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Troy Omeire, Xavion Alford remain top targets for Texas in 2020 class

Texas signed arguably the country’s best wide receivers class in the 2019 cycle with prospects like five-star Bru McCoy and Gatorade national player of the year Jake Smith. It was a four-man group — five if Jordan Whittington moves back outside during … Read More

The Dotted Line: Offensive linemen dominate our Next 25 rankings for 2021

Offensive linemen highlight the 2021 cycle inside the state with six of the top seven spots on the Next 25 list. The top-ranked player in the group is five-star tackle Donovan Jackson of Houston Bellaire Episcopal. The 6-4, 308-pound star is a refined … Read More

The Dotted Line: Chad Lindberg, Donovan Jackson are must-get in-state talents for Texas

The biggest domino, literally, in the state for the 2020 cycle is offensive tackle Chad Lindberg. The four-star prospect from Houston Clear Creek is the top-rated offensive lineman in the state and the No. 7-ranked player on the Fabulous 55. He’s the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Pair of four-star defensive linemen talk Texas interest, camp circuit

Texas has yet to gain a commitment from a defensive prospect in the 2020 class despite a fast start for Tom Herman, offensive coordinator Tim Beck and offensive line coach Herb Hand. The Longhorns sit at four commitments with spring ball taking precedence over recruiting, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Teammates, Texas targets Zachary Evans, Damieon George say they’re a ‘package deal’

Five-star running back Zachary Evans prides himself on research. He knows he is the most coveted running back in the 2020 class and holds a list of items important to the Galena Park North Shore star when it comes to recruiting. One is a strong … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who’s the best offensive lineman in Texas for the 2021 class?

Texas has already identified its five targets along the offensive line in the 2020 class. Linemen Jaylen Garth, Logan Parr and Jake Majors are already committed, and the Longhorns are closing in on four-star tackles Chad Lindberg and Damien George. Landing all … Read More

The Dotted Line: An early look at the Big 12’s other 2020 recruiting classes

Texas’ recruiting class sits at four members after the loss of four-star athlete Mookie Cooper. The 2020 recruiting class ranks second in the Big 12, trailing only Oklahoma, which holds two more pledges than Texas. It’ll be another race to the top of the rankings … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of five-star defenders among out-of-state targets for Texas

Texas signed 12 prospects from outside of the Lone Star State in 2019. Add the late addition of JUCO offensive lineman Willie Tyler and grad transfer offensive lineman Parker Braun and the Longhorns are adding 14 new faces from outside of Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Options for Texas to replace four-star athlete Mookie Cooper

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of four members now that four-star athlete Mookie Cooper de-committed and is expected to wind up at Illinois. Cooper fit a role in the cycle for the Longhorns that is now open. He was a hybrid running back-wide receiver who … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas wants them, but Ja’Quinden Jackson, Brennon Scott in no hurry to pick a college

Duncanville’s Ja’Quinden Jackson keeps his recruitment close to his shoulder pads. The four-star dual-threat quarterback doesn’t talk much. He’s a football player. Plain and simple. Jackson — the No. 2-ranked player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 and one of the top-ranked … Read More

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Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper de-commits from Texas

Texas’ recruiting class fell to four members in the 2020 cycle on Friday morning when four-star athlete Mookie Cooper de-committed from the Longhorns. The 5-11 wide receiver was the highest-rated commit in the 2020 class when he pledged to Tom Herman’s program at junior day on Feb. Read More

The Dotted Line: National recruiting expert Barton Simmons discusses Texas’ momentum

It’s hard to deny tangible progress. Texas football coach Tom Herman took over a program reeling after losing to Kansas and missing out on a bowl game in 2016. He’s since signed consecutive top-three recruiting classes and is fresh off a Sugar Bowl victory over … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting reports on Texas targets, commits from The Opening regional

The Dallas-Fort Worth area played host to two elite camps on consecutive weekends. The first took place Feb. 24 when Under Armour hosted a regional at Arlington Martin. The Opening came through Frisco for the first of two in-state regional camps in March. Many of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of DFW-based defensive backs give Texas high marks

It was an impressive weekend for defensive back Jalen Kimber. The four-star cornerback from Mansfield Legacy visited Texas on Saturday, won the fastest man competition at The Opening regional on Sunday and picked up an offer from Oklahoma later that day. The highlight came when … Read More

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Texas adds bulk with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds potential depth with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge, Lake Travis star Hudson Card earns Elite 11 invitation

FRISCO — Hudson Card always was going to be a Longhorn. The four-star quarterback from Lake Travis committed to Texas last May and is one of five members of UT’s 2020 recruiting class. The 6-2 dual-threat quarterback earned an invitation to the Elite 11 event … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten in-state recruiting battles Texas needs to win in 2020

Texas is off to a fast start in the 2020 class. The Longhorns hold five commitments, with four hailing from the Lone Star State. Tom Herman’s program needs to win the state to land another top-three national class for the third consecutive year. Texas relied … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas narrows focus on potential defensive backs in 2020 class

Texas struck burnt-orange gold in the 2018 recruiting class when it signed the top three safeties and top two cornerbacks in the state, a group that included Caden Sterns, B.J. Foster and Anthony Cook. That group is already paying dividends and is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Top running backs discuss versatility, change at the position, and Texas

Gone are the days when running backs lined up in the backfield and were tasked with pounding the football 30 times a game. Modern schemes require a larger skill set than the big backs could provide. The hybrid-back was born. Think Darren Sproles or Alvin Kamara. Texas’ offense … Read More