Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Jared Wiley, Peter Mpagi discuss recruiting momentum

Even the most solid of commits understand the concept of recruiting momentum. Neither Jared Wiley or Peter Mpagi wavered on their pledge to the Longhorns despite a slow start through two games. Still, both knew the importance of beating USC with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 4 guide to watching Texas commits in action

There is one more player to track after Derrian Brown committed to the Longhorns following his official visit to Austin to watch the Texas victory over USC. Texas’ 2019 class now contains 16 members, while the 2020 class still consists of dual-threat quarterback Hudson Card of Lake … Read More

The Dotted Line: USC visitor list provides hint for Texas’ recruiting wish list

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 16 members Sunday when four-star running back Derrian Brown pledged to the Longhorns following his official visit to Austin for the USC game. Tom Herman’s program picked up momentum on and off the field with the victory over the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas commit, offensive tackle Tyler Johnson

Texas gained a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Tyler Johnson on May 28. The Conroe Oak Ridge product is the No. 5-ranked player on the Fabulous 55 and the second-best offensive line product in the state. He’s a unique player with strength, length and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits react to Texas’ big home victory over USC

Recruiting is half perception and half reality. Momentum is an illusion on the football field, but it’s as real as the noise was at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night when Texas claimed its first signature win under Tom Herman with the thumping of USC. The weekend produced … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas gains commitment from four-star running back Derrian Brown

The Longhorns needed a running back in the 2019 class and Tom Herman’s program took a familiar path out of state to find its first piece at the position in the cycle. It was the only position Texas had yet to gain a commitment from in the cycle. Read More

Commitment 101: Running back Derrian Brown picks Texas over Auburn, Penn State

Texas’ commitment list for the 2019 class grew to 16 when Georgia native Derrian Brown pledged to Tom Herman and the Longhorns after an official visit weekend that included the USC game. Brown, a four-star running back from Buford High School just outside of Atlanta, is a … Read More

A closer look at 6 top recruits Texas is hosting for USC game

Home games offer programs a chance to earn wins on the field and in recruiting. Texas hopes to do just that this weekend when it hosts USC on the field and dozens of top recruits. The group of visitors will include current 2019 commits like Brayden Liebrock … Read More

The Dotted Line: Teammates Javonne Shepherd, Demond Demas talk commitment status

HOUSTON — In-state recruiting hasn’t proven as fruitful for Texas in the 2019 class as it did in 2018, when the Longhorns signed the No. 3 class in the nation and set a record for number of signees from the Fabulous 55. Texas signed … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 3 guide to watching Texas commits in action

It’s week three for the in-state commits. All 15 pledges, including the out-of-state ones, are in action. Many are expected on campus Saturday for the USC game, including several from outside the state. Here is a schedule of the future Longhorns. The in-state commits Temple vs. Killeen Harker Heights  Where: … Read More

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Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson sidelined with ankle injury

A source close to Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson will miss Port Neches-Groves’ game against Tomball on Saturday after reaggravating an ankle sprain in the loss last Friday against Huntsville. It’s probable that Johnson, a four-star commit who pledged to the Longhorns last summer, will miss multiple … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trey Sanders talks Texas; trio of out-of-state targets on officials

LAS VEGAS — Noah Cain isn’t the only IMG Academy (Fla.) running back who has an offer from Texas. His teammate, Trey Sanders, is the nation’s top-rated running back. The 6-foot, 214-pound prospect splits time in the IMG backfield with Cain, and has … Read More

The Dotted Line: Brayden Liebrock ‘1,000-percent committed’; Aggies gain momentum in 2020

LAS VEGAS — Texas commit Brayden Liebrock is used to travel. He grew up as a select baseball player and his senior season at Chandler High in Arizona must feel like a travel team. Liebrock and his teammates, improved to 3-1 on Saturday with a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain cares about offensive line improvement, not Texas’ record

LAS VEGAS — Noah Cain isn’t worried about wins or losses. The four-star running back won’t pick a college based on distance. The Baton Rouge native moved to Denton in elementary school and then to IMG Academy in Florida after an all-state season at … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston

One of Texas’ most recent commitments is four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston. He and his Millwood (Okla.) High School teammates began the season last Thursday with a win over defending Oklahoma Class 4A champions Heritage Hall. Millwood is that state’s defending Class 2A champions and looks like … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 2 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The second week of high school football in Texas kicks off on Thursday. Texas’ entire 15-man 2019 recruiting class is in action, just like last week. Six out-of-state commitments are already multiple games into their seasons; Californians De’Gabriel Floyd and Chris Adimora are both 3-0, as is Jake Smith and … Read More

The Dotted Line: A look back at the impact made by Texas’ lowest-ranked recruits this decade

One of Texas’ captains is right guard Elijah Rodriguez, a former three-star recruit who was the lowest-ranked recruit in the Longhorns’ 2014 signing class. The star system and recruiting services are flawed. It’s an educated guess, more than a road map. Rodriguez is in rarefied air. He’s the first player … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Jalen Catalon injured, not focused on recruiting

JENKS, Okla. — Jalen Catalon remains one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects. The Mansfield Legacy product is one of just two prospects ranked inside the top 20 of the Fabulous 55 yet to pick a school. Catalon was more worried about his senior … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Demariyon Houston overcomes obstacles thanks to football

OKLAHOMA CITY — Demariyon Houston remembers sitting in a car with his mom in downtown Oklahoma City. She was crying. He was eating. Houston, just a child at the time, thought she was crying because she was hungry. Only he was eating. As he grew older, he realized … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star slot receiver Jake Smith

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Texas commit Jake Smith is off to a fantastic start to his senior season. The four-star slot receiver from Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) has scored 11 of his team’s first 12 touchdowns, helping the team to a 2-0 record. Smith rushed … Read More