Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list narrows as Longhorns continue to win

The Longhorns are ranked inside the top 10 of the AP Poll for the first time in eight years and recruits around the country are taking notice of what’s cooking in Austin under Tom Herman. It started with a win over USC when Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson thrives under pressure

PORT NECHES — Roschon Johnson grinned on the sideline Friday night when Vidor scored midway through the fourth quarter. Johnson, Port Neches-Groves’ four-star quarterback, wanted the football. Johnson — the first pledge for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class — thrives in pressure situations. It’s why he chose to play quarterback. Read More

Texas builds more recruiting momentum with victory over Oklahoma

Texas’ win in the Cotton Bowl over Oklahoma on Saturday created waves in recruiting that could last years. Prospects across the nation noticed the Longhorns trajectory after wins over USC and TCU. The victory in the Red River Showdown was different, however, just like it always is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma battled for top recruits in 2018. Who can claim victory?

The Red River Showdown extends far beyond the Cotton Bowl and into the schools that produce the top high school talent across the nation. Texas and Oklahoma are rivals in the truest form. They play for bragging rights each October and battle for the top high school players in the … Read More

Top 2020 recruits Zach Evans, Bryson Washington talk recruiting, Red River Showdown

HOUSTON – Two of the nation’s best prospects in the 2020 class played against each other Thursday night when five-star running back Zach Evans and Galena Park North Shore beat four-star safety Bryson Washington and C.E. King, 58-0. Evans wasn’t asked … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Fifteen of Texas’ 2019 commits plus the only 2020 pledge are expected to play this weekend. Tyler Johnson and Tyler Owens are off, and Jordan Whittington remains sidelined after groin surgery this summer. All eight of the out-of-state commitments are in … Read More

The Dotted Line: A win over Oklahoma would give Texas hope recruiting DFW

The Red River Showdown represents a chance for Texas to beat its biggest rival, earn bragging rights, gain an inside track toward a Big 12 title berth, and seize recruiting momentum in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that Tom Herman and his staff has yet to build a stranglehold on like … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas targets Marcus Washington, Lewis Cine announce commitment dates

A pair of Texas targets announced their commitment dates. Four-star safety Lewis Cine of Cedar Hill Trinity Christian will pick a school on Oct. 10. The Longhorns are among his top schools with Georgia, Penn State and Florida. The Bulldogs are considered the leader for the member … Read More

The Dotted Line: Logan Parr among Texas’ top offensive line targets for 2020

SAN ANTONIO — Texas is still figuring out the final pieces for the offensive line class in 2019 despite commitments from a pair of four-star tackles in Tyler Johnson and Javonne Shepherd. They’re both members of the Fabulous 55 and considered … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit T’Vondre Sweat records four sacks in win

COLLEGE STATION — A Dotted Line from last week focused on ranking the nine 2019 Texas commitments that we’ve seen in live action as seniors. Last Friday, I traveled to A&M Consolidated to watch Huntsville defensive end and future Longhorn T’Vondre Sweat, play his … Read More

Commitment 101: Longhorns add in-state middle linebacker David Gbenda

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 on Sunday night with the commitment of four-star inside linebacker David Gbenda. The Katy Cinco Ranch product was offered on Sunday and committed to Tom Herman days later. Gbenda ranks No. 34 on the Fabulous 55. “I’m living … Read More

Bevo Beat

Four-star linebacker David Gbenda commits to Texas over Texas A&M, TCU

The Longhorns wanted a third linebacker in the 2019 class and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando stayed in-state to land David Gbenda, a four-star inside linebacker from Katy Cinco Ranch. Gbenda picked up an offer from Texas in March and focused on in-state schools like Texas, TCU and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which Texas commits are the most impressive in person?

Texas’ 2019 class grew to 17 members on Monday afternoon when four-star safety Tyler Owens of Plano East pledged to the Longhorns. His commitment moved Texas’ class to the ninth spot in the nation. Tom Herman expects to sign at least 25 prospects and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 5 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Prep football takes center stage on Thursday and Friday for most of Texas’ 2019 commits, and 2020 quarterback pledge Hudson Card also will be in action against Austin High. The Longhorns have added two commitments in the last two weeks. First came four-star running … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at Texas’ nine offers given out for 2021

The fax machines haven’t even fired up yet for the 2019 recruiting class and offers are already going out to the top sophomores around the state. Eight of the nine Class of 2021 prospects holding a Texas offer hail from the Lone Star State. Defensive end Tyreak … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Catalon names top four; Jake Smith earns All-American honors

The day that Texas earned a commitment from one four-star safety in Tyler Owens of Plano East, another four-star safety announced that the Longhorns were among his final four. Mansfield Legacy standout Jalen Catalon, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first game … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas adds commitment No. 17 in form of four-star safety Tyler Owens

Texas added its 17th pledge of the 2019 class with safety Tyler Owens of Plano East High School on Sunday afternoon. The three-star picked the Longhorns over 14 other offers. He picked up an offer from Tom Herman after a strong performance at the Stars at Night … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds potential at safety in four-star Tyler Owens

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 17 members with the addition of three-star safety Tyler Owens. The Plano East product became the second safety in the class and the fourth member of the secondary, joining four-star safety Chris Adimora and cornerbacks … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 prospects trending toward Texas following big wins

It’s clear that recruiting sped up thanks to the new early signing period and the ability of juniors to take official visits. Nearly 90 percent of the players on the 2019 Fabulous 55 are already committed to a school. Over 75 percent of 2018 prospects signed in December … Read More

Recruits enjoy the new, improved Longhorns following win over TCU

The wins on the field are starting to catch the eye of recruits. The Longhorns knocked off TCU, 31-16, Saturday afternoon to move to 3-1 on the season. The loss to Maryland feels like a carryover from 2017. This is a new team. This is a different … Read More