Recruiting

Meet the Longhorns: Texas snags commitment from four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin

Isaiah Hookfin, offensive tackle, Sugar Land Dulles FYI: 6-5/270; 4 stars; No. 3-ranked JUCO outside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: 43 Committed: Dec. 21 Hook'em pic.twitter.com/oIG7OdIZGI — Coach Jackson (@CoachJackDHS) December 21, 2018 Scouting report: His … Read More

The Dotted Line: The dust settles on the early signing period with unanswered questions for Texas

Christmas arrived early for Texas when 20 of the Longhorns’ 21 commitments signed national letters of intent on Wednesday. Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd was the only pledge not to sign. Last year, 19 of the 21 players committed at the time … Read More

Texas hopes Plano’s Tyler Owens, Melissa’s Kennedy Lewis begin a DFW recruiting trend

MELISSA — Tom Herman grew up in California and cut his teeth as a head coach in Houston, so it should come as no surprise that the first three classes that he’s orchestrated were heavy on H-Town and Cali talent. Texas signed as many Californians (four) as … Read More

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Five-star running back Trey Sanders is off to Alabama

Alabama inked its next workhorse running back Wednesday afternoon when five-star Trey Sanders picked the Crimson Tide over Georgia and Texas. The nation’s top running back said he wanted to win a Heisman Trophy and that Alabama was the best place for him to achieve his goals during his announcement … Read More

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Four-star running back Noah Cain spurns Texas, Georgia for Penn State

Four-star running back Noah Cain never cared about distance or conference affiliation. The IMG Academy (Fla.) product wanted the best fit and he thinks he found that in Penn State. Cain started his career at Denton Guyer before transferring to the football factory in Florida for his junior and senior … Read More

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Javonne Shepherd remains unsigned; top running backs announcing soon

Texas gained national letters of intent from 21 of its current 22 commitments in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The only player electing to wait until national signing day in February is four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd of North Forest. The Longhorns inked 19 of their 21 commitments during … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Texas expects instant impact from JUCO linebacker Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson, outside linebacker, Fullerton College (Calif.) FYI: 6-1/215; 3 stars; No. 3-ranked JUCO outside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Dec. 17 Welcome to the family Caleb Johnson. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/sh8wFYY82F — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: De’Gabriel Floyd wants to be the next best linebacker

De’Gabriel Floyd, inside linebacker, Westlake Village (Calif.) FYI: 6-2/245; 4 stars; No. 64-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: March 31 Scouting report: Texas found a unique talent when Tom Herman returned to his California roots to pull Floyd to the Lone Star State. Floyd would be considered … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Marcus Tillman Jr. expects early success at linebacker

Marcus Tillman Jr., outside linebacker, Jones (Fla.) FYI: 6-1/220; 3 stars; No. 22-ranked outside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: July 28 Welcome to the family Marcus Tillman Jr. 🤘#fUture19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/PQdI8Z5BO9 — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington signs with Texas

Marcus Washington, wide receiver, Trinity Catholic (Mo.) FYI: 6-2/191; 4 stars; No. 27-ranked wide receiver Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Oct. 26 Welcome to the family Marcus Washington. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/q1CvzSvVHw — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018 … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Jake Smith brings Player of Year honors to Texas

Jake Smith, wide receiver, Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.) FYI: 6-1/189; 4 stars; No. 81-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: June 3 Scouting report: Smith was awarded the Gatorade Player of the Year award after a stellar senior season. He became the first player in … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Tyler Johnson provides Texas with bookend offensive tackle

Tyler Johnson, offensive tackle, Conroe Oak Ridge FYI: 6-5/308; 4 stars; No. 37-ranked player in class Fabulous 55 ranking: 5 Committed: May 25 Scouting report: Johnson possesses an NFL frame and the athleticism to become a dominant force and an anchor at left tackle. He’s surprisingly quick for a player … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Myron Warren leaves Louisiana to become a Longhorn

Myron Warren, defensive end, Many (La.) FYI: 6-3/240; 3 stars; No. 44-ranked strong side defensive end Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Nov. 19 Welcome to the family Myron Warren. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/GXcJTRGo25 — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: JUCO defensive end Jacoby Jones should contribute immediately

Jacoby Jones, defensive end, Butler C.C. (Kans.) FYI: 6-4/250; 3 stars; No. 27-ranked JUCO prospect Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Nov. 11 Welcome to the family Jacoby Jones. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/b5yJ7IgJqC — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018 … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Texas dipped out of state for tight end Brayden Liebrock

Brayden Liebrock, offensive tackle, Chandler (Ariz.) FYI: 6-5/220; 4 stars; No. 5-ranked tight end Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: May 8 Scouting report: Liebrock helped Chandler High School to another Class 6A state title game and he might be the most complete and well-rounded tight end to sign with Texas … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Three-star wide receiver Kennedy Lewis is a tall, rangy prospect

Kennedy Lewis, wide receiver, Melissa FYI: 6-3/190; 3 stars; No. 84-ranked wide receiver Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Dec. 18 Welcome to the family Kennedy Lewis. 🤘#fUTure19 #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/qvQKishGcV — Texas Football (@TexasFootball) December 19, 2018 Scouting … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Defensive end T’Vondre Sweat wants to prove doubters wrong

T’Vondre Sweat, defensive end, Huntsville FYI: 6-3/249; 3 stars; No. 46-ranked strong side defensive end Fabulous 55 ranking: 23 Committed: Feb. 28 Scouting report: It’s rare to consider a Texas commit underrated. The Longhorn bump is well known in recruiting circles. Most of the commits at the elite-level schools get … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Defensive end Peter Mpagi grew into a Longhorn

Peter Mpagi, defensive end, Richmond George Ranch FYI: 6-4.5/224; 3 stars; No. 50-ranked weak side defensive end Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: June 16 Scouting report: Mpagi is a project with a high upside off the edge as a pass rusher. He’ll need time in the weight room before he’s … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Potential, range the keys for linebacker David Gbenda

David Gbenda, inside linebacker, Katy Cinco Ranch FYI: 6-0/218; 4 stars; No. 15-ranked inside linebacker Fabulous 55 ranking: 40 Committed: Sept. 30 Scouting report: Gbenda is a modern inside linebacker. He’s tough and hard-nosed like all middle linebackers need to be, but he can also run sideline-to-sideline and isn’t uncomfortable … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star safety Tyler Owens oozes with potential

Tyler Owens, safety, Plano East FYI: 6-2/202; 4 stars; No. 16-ranked safety Fabulous 55 ranking: 33 Committed: Sept. 24 Scouting report: Owens is a long, fast safety with range. He also packs a punch in run support and as an enforcer in the secondary. It’s his pure athleticism combined with … Read More