Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2020 offensive lineman Jake Majors

Texas’ 2020 class grew to three members last Thursday when three-star offensive lineman Jake Majors of Prosper pledged to the Longhorns. It was somewhat lost in the shuffle due to the news that 2019 five-star athlete Bru McCoy transferred to Texas from USC. Still, … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds the No. 1 athlete in the nation in Bru McCoy

Texas set the recruiting landscape abuzz Friday afternoon when it was confirmed that five-star athlete Bru McCoy transferred to the Longhorns and plans to enroll this week. The No. 1-rated athlete in the nation signed with USC and even attended classes before entering the transfer … Read More

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Five-star athlete Bru McCoy to enroll at Texas

The recruiting world will forever remember the Bru McCoy saga. The five-star prospect from Mater Dei High School in California is the No. 1-rated athlete in the nation, specializing as a wide receiver and an outside linebacker at one of the nation’s premier prep academies. Read More

Revisiting our 2014 Fabulous 55: If we had to do it all over again …

If we knew then what we know now, the top 10 prospects on our 2014 Fabulous 55 list of the state’s top recruits would have looked like this: 1. Myles Garrett, defensive end: The Texas A&M defensive end from Arlington Martin was the top player taken in the 2017 NFL … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Bru McCoy situation is the first casualty of the early signing period

The advent of the early signing period was beneficial for both players and schools. It allowed prospects to move past the recruiting pressure. It allowed programs to lock in recruits to national letters of intent and avoid babysitting pledges throughout January. But … Read More

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Texas adds 2020 offensive lineman Jake Majors to strong early class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class grew to three members on Thursday night when three-star offensive tackle Jake Majors pledged to the Longhorns. The Prosper High School product joins fellow offensive lineman Logan Parr and four-star quarterback Hudson Card in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Three-star offensive tackle Jake Majors picks Texas over Stanford, Oklahoma

Three-star offensive tackle Jake Majors of Prosper High School became the third member of Texas’ 2020 recruiting class on Thursday night, joining fellow offensive linemen Logan Parr and four-star Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card. Majors was among an elite group … Read More

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Five-star athlete Bru McCoy is back on the market, in transfer portal

Five-star 2019 athlete Bru McCoy signed with USC, started classes and is now in the transfer portal. The Mater Dei (Calif.) product chose the Trojans over Texas at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 5. He started classes last week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Jake Majors’ looming decision provides recruiting insight for Texas

Texas hopes to add its third member to the 2020 recruiting class later today when three-star offensive tackle Jake Majors announces his college destination. The 6-4, 285-pound product from  Prosper holds 15 offers and was a second-team all-district selection as a junior. Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2018 defensive class

Texas returned to the national discussion in 2018 as Tom Herman led his program to 10 wins and a Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. The momentum started on the recruiting trail with the 2018 class, the first full cycle for Herman and his staff in Austin. The Longhorns inked the … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2018 offensive class

Texas returned to the national discussion in 2018 as Tom Herman led his program to 10 wins and a Sugar Bowl victory over Georgia. The momentum started on the recruiting trail with the 2018 class, the first full cycle for Herman and his staff in Austin. The Longhorns inked the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Logan Parr, Chad Lindberg discuss bond, potential future at Texas

Texas played host to more than a dozen of its top 2020 targets over the weekend. The group included five-star running back Zach Evans, five-star wide receiver Demond Demas and a handful of the state’s best offensive linemen, like current commit … Read More

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Fab 55 member Jalen Catalon picks Arkansas over Texas, TCU

Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon ended his recruitment Friday afternoon when he pledged to Arkansas over programs like Texas and TCU. The four-star prospect starred at quarterback and safety during his high school career, which ended prematurely after a knee injury in the first game of his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas is expected to host next batch of 2020 prospects this weekend

Recruiting never sleeps. It barely takes a nap. The 2019 class is not yet finalized but that won’t stop the Longhorns from hosting multiple targets from the 2020 class this weekend. Texas signed 22 prospects in the early period and appears relatively content to stand pat if … Read More

Sam Saxton following his family, heart to Texas

Family trumps nearly everything and three-star quarterback Sam Saxton grew up knowing where his family’s loyalty lies in college football. The grandson of former Longhorns great James Saxton and the son of former UT player Jimmy Saxton, Sam carved his own niche as a quarterback in the … Read More

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Texas legacy Sam Saxton to walk-on at Texas, play quarterback

Family trumps nearly everything and three-star quarterback Sam Saxton grew up knowing where his family’s loyalty lies in college football. The grandson of former Texas great James Saxton and the son of former UT player Jimmy Saxton, Sam carved his own niche as a quarterback in the Austin area. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Donovan Jackson, Hayden Conner discuss Texas, Texas A&M

BARBERS HILL — The 2021 class is loaded with talented offensive line prospects, and Texas and Texas A&M are already jockeying for momentum with the top big men. Two of those heralded prospects — Katy Taylor’s Hayden Conner and Houston Bellaire Episcopal’s … Read More

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 2)

This is the second half of the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer some 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 7. Nos. 1-10 of our 20 for 20 published this morning. 11. Where are the … Read More

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 1)

This is the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 6. Nos. 11-20 of our 20 for 20 will publish today at noon. 1. Will Texas sign a top 10 class? … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2020 cornerback Jaylon Jones talks recruiting, Caden Sterns

BARBERS HILL — Nearly 250 prospects herded into the indoor facility at Barbers Hill High School early Saturday morning. There were big names there, including 2020 four-star cornerback Jaylon Jones of Cibolo Steele. He measured in at 6-2 and headed back toward San Antonio with … Read More