Recruiting

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Texas adds commitment from 2020 safety Jerrin Thompson

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class gained its 14th member on Saturday when four-star safety Jerrin Thompson pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-0.5, 183-pound product of Lufkin High School picked up an offer from Tom Herman’s staff on July 23. Thompson committed within two weeks to become … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2021 offensive tackle Hayden Conner

Katy Taylor offensive tackle Hayden Conner shocked the recruiting world on July 23 when he committed to Texas. It wasn’t that the four-star wasn’t high on the Longhorns from the beginning. It was that he pulled the trigger so early in the recruiting process. His commitment was … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where will Texas find wide receivers in the 2020 class?

On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver remains Texas’ glaring weak spot for the 2020 class. Hudson Card and Ja’Quinden Jackson are high four-star prospects committed to compete at quarterback. Five-star running back Bijan Robinson’s commitment gives the … Read More

Commitment 101: Cornerback Ethan Pouncey is a four-star playmaker

Texas dipped into Florida to land four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey. The Winter Park native is a 6-1, 160-pound prospect ranking 10th in the nation at his position. Pouncey chose the Longhorns over 20 other offers, including Florida and Auburn. His older brother, Jordan, is a wide receiver … Read More

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Four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey picks Texas

Texas dipped into Florida to land four-star cornerback Ethan Pouncey. The Winter Park native is a 6-1, 160-pound prospecting ranking 10th in the nation at his position. Pouncey chose the Longhorns over 20 other offers, including Florida and Auburn. His older brother, Jordan, is a wide receiver … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining Texas’ options in the secondary for the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class now ranks 16th in the nation and consists of 12 commitments. It’s a dead period until the end of August, meaning no visits to campus and no late-night phone calls for college coaches. It’s a time for the 2019 season to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2020 defensive end Van Fillinger

Corner Canyon (Utah) defensive end Van Fillinger is one of just two out-of-state commitments for the Longhorns. The other is five-star running back Bijan Robinson. Texas signed 10 such prospects in 2019. Fillinger, the third-ranked player from Utah in the 2020 class, is a 6-3, 250-pound three-star … Read More

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Four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. chooses Auburn over Texas

The first bad news in over a month for Texas on the recruiting trail came Sunday afternoon when four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. picked Auburn over the Longhorns. Texas spent over two years recruiting Thompson, who is a Duncanville teammate of Texas quarterback commit … Read More

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Four-star 2021 outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledges to Longhorns

Texas’ continued recruiting assault in the 2021 cycle continued Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 215-product of New Caney High School was the District 9-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 83 … Read More

Commitment 101: Derrick Harris Jr. is a disruptive outside linebacker

Texas’ continued recruiting assault in the 2021 cycle continued Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 215-product of New Caney High School was the District 9-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 83 … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas lands big fish at running back with Bijan Robinson

Texas went out of state for a five-star running back when Bijan Robinson of Salpointe Catholic High School (Ariz.) pledged to the Longhorns on Friday afternoon. He’s the 12th commitment for Texas in the 2020 class, and the first running back. The 6-0, 200-pound prospect … Read More

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Five-star running back Bijan Robinson picks Texas

Texas went into the 2020 recruiting cycle needing to land an elite running back after whiffing at the position in 2019, though Jordan Whittington, who moved to running back in the spring after signing in the 2019 class, eased that loss. The 2020 cycle … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 prospects trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is expected to grow by the end of the weekend with top priorities expected to announce over the next few days. The current class ranks 20th in the nation and consists of 11 prospects. It’s not a class full of prospects, but the ones … Read More

Commitment 101: Denton Ryan athlete Billy Bowman can play offense or defense

The litter of future Longhorns grew Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman picked Texas over 25 other offers. The 2021 prospect from Denton Ryan plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Class 5A program. Bowman is 5-10, 175-pounds and expects to start his college career on … Read More

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Longhorns snag two-way threat in 2021 athlete Billy Bowman

The litter of future Longhorns grew Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman picked Texas over 25 other offers. The 2021 prospect from Denton Ryan plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Class 5A program. Bowman is 5-10, 175-pounds and expects to start his college career on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Top 2020 targets Alfred Collins, Quentin Johnston discuss Texas camp

Texas hosted an invite-only camp Friday night attended by some of Longhorns’ top recruiting priorities of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 cycles. July proved successful for Tom Herman’s program, as it added high-profile names to the 2020 and 2021 classes. Texas holds 11 commitments for … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Next 25 ranks the state of Texas’ top prospects for 2021

The world of recruiting is concentrated on juniors more than ever before with the advent of the early signing period and the ability for prospects to take official visits before their senior season. The trend of early commitments is snowballing into the norm.  Ten of the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is the top prospect from Texas in the 2021 class?

The 2021 class took center stage in late July for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail with the class growing to five members Friday night when three-star Everman athlete Juan Davis joined a core of offensive playmakers in quarterback Jalen Milroe, tight end Lake McRee, … Read More

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Texas target Chad Lindberg picks Georgia

Texas’ recent recruiting success was dampened Sunday night when four-star offensive tackle Chad Lindberg chose Georgia over the Longhorns and a host of offers from elite programs. The 6-6.5, 327-pound prospect from Clear Creek High School is the 14th-ranked offensive tackle in the class and No. 4 … Read More

Commitment 101: Juan Davis is a superior athlete, future weapon at tight end

The Longhorns are stocking offensive weapons for the future. The momentum built over the past 10 days continued Friday with the commitment of tight end Juan Davis of Everman High School. The 6-4, 217-pound three-star was a first-team all-district selection as a sophomore wide receiver, … Read More