Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 defensive signing class

Texas signed 19 prospects in its 2020 recruiting class after adding a pair of letters of intent on national signing day, following 17 signings in the early period. Defensive lineman Alfred Collins was the only addition on signing day to the defensive class. Texas’ class ended … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 offensive signing class

Texas signed 19 prospects in its 2020 recruiting class after adding a pair of letters of intent on national signing day, following 17 signings in the early period. Four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon was the lone signing day addition to the offensive class. Read More

The Dotted Line: Buckeyes-bound offensive lineman Jackson headlines the 2021 Fabulous 55

The 2021 Fabulous 55 is headlined by big men. The next recruiting cycle is loaded with talented offensive and defensive linemen. The top five spots of the American-Statesman’s initial list of the state’s top recruits are occupied by players who project … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Tom Herman is bringing in talent by the truckload, but will it lead to a Big 12 title?

Except for Zach Evans, signing day is over. God only knows where the eccentric Galena Park North Shore running back winds up playing college football unless he goes directly to the XFL next season. But for everyone else, recruiting for 2020 is pretty much done. And Texas was a big … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Alfred Collins provides Texas’ defensive line with five-star potential

Alfred Collins, defensive line, Bastrop Cedar Creek  FYI: 6-5/284; 4 stars; No. 2-ranked strong side defensive end  Fabulous 55 ranking: 20 Committed: Feb. 5 What he brings to Texas’ table: Collins was the top target remaining on Texas’ board following the early … Read More

Manor defensive end discusses decision to pick Florida over Texas, Baylor

MANOR — In front of a throng of family and friends, as well as ESPN cameras, Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen said goodbye to the state of Texas when he signed with Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The four-star was once committed to Texas and … Read More

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Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen picks Florida over Texas

The hiring of Chris Ash and a move to a four-man front wasn’t enough for Texas to earn back the commitment of Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star pledged to Texas back in the summer before backing off in October over concerns about the defensive … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Slot receiver Kelvontay Dixon known for production

Kelvontay Dixon, wide receiver, Carthage  FYI: 6-0/180; 4 stars; No. 15-ranked athlete  Fabulous 55 ranking: 52 Committed: Feb. 4 What he brings to Texas’ table: The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected … Read More

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Duncanville cornerback Ennis Rakestraw chooses Missouri over Texas, Alabama

Texas lost a late recruiting race for cornerback Ennis Rakestraw when he picked Missouri over the Longhorns and Alabama early Wednesday morning. The three-star from Duncanville became a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit following the early signing period. He picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star Kelvontay Dixon is a weapon in the slot

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. The … Read More

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Texas adds commitment from Kelvontay Dixon, brother of Keaontay Ingram

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday night when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. Read More

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State’s top recruit Zachary Evans won’t choose a school on national signing day

The top uncommitted prospect in Texas won’t sign a national letter of intent on national signing day. During an interview with Fan Run Radio Sunday, Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans confirmed reports that he wouldn’t be choosing a school on Wednesday. Read More

The Dotted Line: What should Texas fans expect on national signing day?

The 2020 recruiting cycle will come to a close on Wednesday when the remaining unsigned prospects sign national letters of intent. The early signing period that’s now held in December has neutered national signing day in February, which is now less of an event than it was when … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma remain atop Big 12 recruiting rankings

New song, same dance. That’s how recruiting feels in the Big 12, and the 2020 class hasn’t change that perception. The two kings of the conference, at least on the recruiting trail, are Oklahoma and Texas. There is no third challenger. Texas and Oklahoma are the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six members of the Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Six members of the Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted entering the final weekend before national signing day next Wednesday. Three of those players are priority targets for Texas. As is Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans, the top-rated player in the state: … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Vandegrift’s Greg Brown III eyes a one-and-done college stay, but where?

LEANDER — Cliff Ellis got his first glimpse of Greg Brown III on the court when Brown was a tall, spindly 13-year-old. He looked a little out of place, playing point guard of all positions for his Four Points Middle School team. The personable Vandegrift head basketball coach, in his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas heading into national signing day next week

Only this final weekend separates unsigned prospects in the 2020 recruiting class from national signing day next Wednesday. Texas signed 17 prospects during the early signing period in December; eight of those enrolled early and are already on campus. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Ja’Tavion Sanders, Juan Davis meet new assistant coaches

Two future Longhorns were in town last weekend to take in a Texas basketball game and meet the new assistant coaches hired by Tom Herman. Denton Ryan’s Ja’Tavion Sanders and Everman’s Juan Davis made the trip from the Dallas-Fort Worth … Read More

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

The final chapter of the 2020 recruiting class will be written on national signing day next Wednesday. Focus will then quickly switch to 2021. The state of Texas is loaded with football talent for the 2021 class, headlined by multiple offensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list with national signing day approaching

With national signing day coming next week, Texas’ class ranks ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12 despite a low number of commitments. The Longhorns signed 17 prospects in the early signing period in December; eight of … Read More