Recruiting

The Dotted Line: Ranking updates on Texas’ 2021 commits include a new five-star

Another early recruiting update changed the rankings of Texas’ 2021 class that currently consists of six in-state prospects. Five of those players are ranked on the initial Fabulous 55. The 247Sports composite rankings recently updated to award one of the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking the recruiting importance of each defensive position for Texas

Texas’ 2021 class sits at six members, currently ranking seventh in the country and first in the Big 12. Five of those six prospects are on our initial Fabulous 55. Two of the six commitments project to the defensive side of the ball. To consider the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking the recruiting importance of each offensive position for Texas

Texas’ 2021 class sits at six members, currently ranking seventh in the country and first in the Big 12. Five of those six prospects are on our initial Fabulous 55. Five of the six commitments also project to the offensive side of the ball. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting defensive wishlist for the 2021 cycle

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class rests at six commitments, ranking seventh in the nation and first in the Big 12 as the spring evaluation period creeps toward college coaches and high school prospects. The Longhorns held eight commitments at one time, but decommitments from wide receiver … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting offensive wish list for the 2021 cycle

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class rests at six commitments, ranking seventh in the nation and first in the Big 12 as the spring evaluation period creeps toward college coaches and high school prospects. The Longhorns held eight commitments at one time, but decommitments from wide … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas wants dynamic talent at the wide receiver, tight end positions

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas begins its search for the next generation of defensive backs

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

The Dotted Line: Landing some of state’s top 2021 offensive linemen a recruiting imperative for Texas

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas needs a strong linebacker class for a successful 2021 cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas can cherry-pick running backs in the 2021 recruiting cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Will the four-man front increase Texas’ recruiting chances with defensive ends?

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Milroe only half the quarterback equation for Texas in the 2021 cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five … Read More

Bevo Beat

Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee backs off Texas pledge

Texas’ 2021 class dropped to six members Tuesday night when Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee decommitted from the Longhorns. The 6-4, 217-pound junior missed the 2019 season with a knee injury. The three-star originally picked Texas back in July before the beginning of his junior … Read More

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

Bevo Beat

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