Recruiting

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 10-1

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 10. RJ Mickens, S, Southlake Carroll (6A), … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 20-11

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 20. Branard Wright, DT, Dallas Carter (4A), 6-3/294, Undecided … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 30-21

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 30. Marvin Mims, WR, Frisco Lone Star … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 40-31

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 40. Devon Achane, WR, Fort Bend Marshall … Read More

Four-star offensive tackle Shepherd signs with Texas over Texas A&M, Alabama

HOUSTON  — An exclamation point was added to the end of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon when Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent with Texas and made his decision public at Delmar Stadium in front of friends, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd is all upside

Javonne Shepherd, offensive tackle, North Forest FYI: 6-6/346; 4 stars; No. 30-ranked offensive tackle Fabulous 55 ranking: 32 Committed: July 29 Scouting report: Potential is the buzz word for Shepherd. He’s a freakish athlete for a man well over 300 pounds. He can run around like a tight end, as … Read More

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Texas closes 2019 class with offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd

HOUSTON — Texas’ 2019 recruiting cycle officially ended Wednesday afternoon when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent at Delmar Stadium in Houston. The 6-foot-6 product of North Forest High School was the only member of Texas’ 24-man recruiting class to not sign in … Read More

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JUCO linebacker Lakia Henry signs with Ole Miss over Texas, Arkansas

Texas’ late push for top-ranked JUCO inside linebacker Lakia Henry fell short Wednesday when the Dodge City C.C. (Kans.) product signed with Mississippi. The 6-foot, 225-pound four-star prospect took an official visit to Texas on the final weekend before national signing day, but the Longhorns … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 55-41

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 55. Loic Fouonji, WR, Midland Lee (6A), … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will top the initial 2020 Fabulous 55? (We’ll find out Thursday)

It’s time to focus on a new batch of targets. The 2019 class is virtually already old news as of national signing day. Texas currently holds the No. 3-ranked class in the nation and is only awaiting Wednesday’s decision by four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Five-star Bru McCoy adds explosiveness in 2019 or 2020

Bru McCoy, athlete, Mater Dei (Calif.) FYI: 6-2/205; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked athlete Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Jan. 25 Scouting report: McCoy truly is a rare talent with the potential to be a game-changer for the Longhorns. Read More

The Dotted Line: Handing out awards for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

The 2019 class officially ends on Wednesday when a lackluster national signing day comes and goes with little fanfare or potential fireworks thanks to the early signing period in December. Texas signed 22 prospects in December and hasn’t added a single commitment since (unless the transfer of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Few Texas storylines remain heading into national signing day

College football fans used to enter national signing day drunk on excitement. It was a day equivalent to the NFL draft, offering hope and the next batch of players to cheer. The early signing period has lessened that signing day fervor to a slight buzz. Read More

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Four-star cornerback Jaylon Jones pledges to Texas A&M

Texas A&M landed one of the big fish in the 2020 class when Cibolo Steele cornerback Jaylon Jones pledged to the Aggies during a visit in college station. The 6-foot-3 four-star prospect was a priority for numerous programs across the nation, including Texas. He attends … Read More

The Fabulous 55 is celebrating 30 years, and oh how recruiting has changed since 1989

Jessie Armstead represented everything that’s still so gloriously ostentatious about recruiting in the state of Texas. Three decades ago, he was the best player starring for possibly the best high school football team in the country. The linebacker from Dallas Carter High School called a press conference the first Wednesday … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas expects Javonne Shepherd, Lakia Henry on campus this weekend

The 2019 class wraps up next Wednesday when national signing day arrives and passes without the buzz it has produced in years past. The early signing period in December coupled with the growing amount of early enrollees and transfer portal stories have transitioned the conversation away from the … Read More

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Texas running back signee Derrian Brown hospitalized

Buford High School (Ga.) released a statement regarding four-star running back Derrian Brown, who signed with the Longhorns in December. Buford is reporting that Brown underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain on Thursday. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound prospect picked Texas over 29 other offers … Read More

The Dotted Line: How important is four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd to Texas?

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 24 members when five-star athlete Bru McCoy transferred from USC to Texas. The Longhorns signed 22 pledges in the early signing period and then McCoy in January. Tom Herman hopes the only remaining unsigned member of the class — … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at the rest of the Big 12’s 2019 recruiting classes

Texas added five-star athlete Bru McCoy last week and jumped Oklahoma as the top-rated class in the Big 12 for the 2019 cycle. The Longhorns hold the third-ranked class in the country, while the Sooners hold the fifth-ranked group. It was another lackluster year of recruiting for … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 prospects that are trending toward Texas

A figurative bow was placed on Texas’ 2019 class when five-star athlete Bru McCoy officially transferred from USC to Texas. It was the last major piece of the cycle outside of keeping four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd committed through national signing day … Read More