Recruiting

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NCAA extends recruiting dead period until June 30

COVID-19 continues to challenge recruits in the 2021 recruiting class as the NCAA announced Wednesday afternoon that the dead period would be extended until June 30. That means recruits can’t take visits to campuses until at least July, with the NCAA saying it will access the way forward in late … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ defensive recruiting wish list updated following latest commitments

The last recruiting wishlist for Texas published a month ago. Since then, the Longhorns have added a commitment from four-star defensive lineman Jordon Thomas and lost out on four-star defensive end Landon Jackson to LSU. It’s time to reset the … Read More

The Dotted Line: With Zach Evans finally signed, a closer look at the top prospect to sign with each Big 12 squad in 2020

The 2020 recruiting cycle officially closed for the top targets in the class on Monday morning when news broke that five-star running back Zachary Evans enrolled at TCU. The Galena Park North Shore product was the last member of the … Read More

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Five-star running back Zach Evans enrolls at TCU

The ongoing recruiting saga of 2020 five-star running back Zachary Evans came to a quiet conclusion Monday afternoon when news trickled out that the former Galena Park North Shore star enrolled at TCU and plans to play for the Horned Frogs when the football … Read More

The Dotted Line: Will Texas’ 10th commitment arrive on Friday?

Texas’ 2021 class grew to nine members Sunday morning when three-star outside linebacker Morice Blackwell pledged to the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Georgia and a dozen other Power Five schools. Texas’ class now ranks 12th in the nation and first in the Big … Read More

Commitment 101: Outside linebacker Morice Blackwell is a tackling machine

Texas’ ninth commitment of the 2021 recruiting class came Sunday in the form of Morice Blackwell, a three-star outside linebacker from Arlington Martin High School. He is the second linebacker to pledge to Texas in the current cycle, joining four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris … Read More

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Longhorns add three-star linebacker Morice Blackwell to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ ninth commitment of the 2021 recruiting class came Sunday in the form of Morice Blackwell, a three-star outside linebacker from Arlington Martin High School. He is the second linebacker to pledge to Texas in the current cycle, joining four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star defensive end Jordon Thomas spurns Texas A&M for Texas

Texas’ recruiting class is now at eight members with the Saturday commitment of four-star defensive end Jordon Thomas. The 6-3, 240-pounder from Port Arthur Memorial picked Texas over Texas A&M. He missed his junior season with a lower leg injury after earning second-team … Read More

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Four-star defensive lineman Jordon Thomas joins Texas’ 2021 class

Texas’ recruiting class is now at eight members with the Saturday commitment of four-star defensive end Jordon Thomas. The 6-3, 240-pounder from Port Arthur Memorial picked Texas over Texas A&M. He missed his junior season with a lower leg injury after earning second-team all-district … Read More

Commitment 101: Jahdae Barron was an unexpected gift for the Texas Longhorns

Turns out Texas wasn’t done adding to its 2020 recruiting class despite national signing day being nearly three months in the rear-view mirror. The Longhorns signed 19 players and a class that wound up ranking ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. That … Read More

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Texas adds Pflugerville Connally cornerback to 2020 recruiting class

Turns out Texas wasn’t done adding to its 2020 recruiting class despite national signing day being nearly three months in the rear-view mirror. The Longhorns signed 19 players and a class that wound up ranking ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12.  … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who are the Austin area’s five best 2021 recruiting prospects in Texas?

The Austin area may never produce talent like the hotbeds of Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, but that hasn’t kept it from growing its reputation as a football factory, especially at quarterback. Austin is responsible for NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees, Nick Foles and Baker Mayfield.  … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2021 recruiting prospects trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class added its first new member since last September on Sunday night when three-star Humble Atascocita tight end Landen King chose the Longhorns over 28 other offers, including Texas A&M. King’s pledge pushed Texas’ class ranking up to 14th in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five current Longhorns who could be drafted in 2021’s first or second round

Tom Herman’s ability, or inability, to produce NFL talent shouldn’t be a discussion until after the 2021 class is signed. The players comprising this year’s draft were full of prospects from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 signing … Read More

Commitment 101: Tight end Landen King provides athleticism, versatility to future Texas offense

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to seven members on Sunday night when three-star Humble Atascocita tight end Landen King gave his pledge to the Longhorns. The … Read More

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Texas adds three-star tight end Landen King to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to seven members on Sunday night when three-star Humble Atascocita tight end Landen King gave his pledge to the Longhorns. The … Read More

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Fab 55 member Landon Jackson picks LSU over Texas, Texas A&M

The combination of success on the field following a national championship and success in the NFL draft with 14 players selected was enough for LSU to beat out the top programs in the country for four-star defensive end Landon Jackson. The 6-6, 240-pound edge rusher was a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas remains atop Big 12 recruiting standings; Baylor makes a run

The Big 12 recruiting race is normally a two-team battle between Texas and Oklahoma. A quick start to the 2021 cycle back in the summer of 2019 put Texas out in front as the pace setter. Teams are beginning to catch up to Texas as Tom … Read More

The Dotted Line: Former players know why Mack Brown is recruiting well at North Carolina

Mack Brown earned the moniker Coach February while in charge of the Texas Longhorns football team because of his ability to close a deal. Brown arrived from North Carolina in time for the 1998 football season, and his biggest victory was off-the-field as he convinced Ricky Williams to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas on the recruiting trail amid COVID-19

The recruiting world halted for most of the past 30 days minus a few commitments sprinkled across the state and the country. The major targets are holding out for official visits, meaning the recruiting calendar is likely to be organically shifted from a frantic … Read More