Recruiting

The Dotted Line: A closer look at the nine new prospects on the 2020 Fabulous 55

The summer update of the 2020 Fabulous 55 was released Monday with nine new names among the state’s 55 best prospects in the current cycle. Among the nine new names include a pair of Oklahoma commits and two players pledged to out-of-state SEC programs. Here is a closer … Read More

Commitment 101: Quarterback/athlete Ja’Quinden Jackson, the state’s No. 2 prospect, picks Texas

Texas’ recruiting drought in the 2020 cycle ended Monday evening with the pledge of dual-threat quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson. The 6-2, 219-pound four-star is ranked as the fourth-best athlete in the nation and is the No. 2 player on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55. Read More

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Texas snags commitment from Duncanville quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson

Texas’ recruiting draught in the 2020 cycle ended with the pledge of dual-threat quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson. The 6-2, 219-pound four-star is ranked as the fourth-best athlete in the nation and the No. 2 player on the 2020 Fabulous 55. He plays quarterback … Read More

The Dotted Line: A summer update to the American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55

The top three players on the American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 remains unchanged with five-star running back Zachary Evans leading the class. The Galena Park North Shore star is also considered the top prospect in the country. Evans is followed by Duncanville athlete … Read More

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Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy will enter the transfer portal again

A source close to Bru McCoy confirmed the five-star wide receiver will enter the transfer portal for the second time in 2019. It can take 48 hours for a name to appear in the database. It is widely expected that McCoy is planning to return to USC, where he signed … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where does Texas find running backs with Zach Evans off the board?

Texas must regroup at the running back position in the 2020 cycle after the Longhorns were left off the top five list of five-star Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans. The nation’s top prospect didn’t include a single in-state school among his finalists, … Read More

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Lake Travis QB and Texas pledge Hudson Card named to national watch list

Hudson Card, an incoming quarterback at Lake Travis High School and a University of Texas pledge, has been named to the 2019 watch list for the prestigious High School Quarterback of the Year Award issued by the National Quarterback Club, according to a press release issued Wednesday. Card joins Malik … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruiting spotlight intensifies for Texas at receiver if Bru McCoy transfers

The need for an influx of wide receiver talent in the 2020 class will increase if Bru McCoy enters the NCAA transfer portal for the second time this year. Texas signed four receivers in 2019 — five if current running back Jordan … Read More

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Texas misses cut for five-star running back Zach Evans

Texas’ pursuit of the nation’s top running back seemingly came to an end on Tuesday afternoon when Galena Park North Shore’s Zachary Evans released a list of his top five schools. The No. 1 player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 didn’t include a single in-state school. Instead, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Landon Hullaby, younger brother of Texas pledge, readies to build his own DFW legacy

DALLAS — The Longhorns hope a budding pipeline at Bishop Dunne Catholic School in south Dallas remains fruitful for years. It’s no secret that DFW remains a chore for Texas on the recruiting trail compared to its success in Houston and even out of state. The 2019 class … Read More

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The Bru McCoy saga continues with more transfer speculation

Bru McCoy was a five-star wide receiver from the 2019 class who signed with USC. He then enrolled at USC, and that was supposed to be the end of his recruitment. It wasn’t. The California native lasted a week on USC’s campus before transferring to Austin and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star linebacker, Texas target Brennon Scott discusses recruiting

DALLAS — The practice field at Bishop Dunne was littered with current and future college football stars last Wednesday when the defending TAPPS state champions hosted their annual spring game. It’s a reunion of sorts, as the seniors preparing for college, and other alumni in the area, come … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jaden Hullaby provides versatility, toughness

DALLAS — Bishop Dunne running back Jaden Hullaby was a sophomore when Florida became his first FBS offer to play football. It came as a surprise to the 6-2, 205-pound three-star prospect from south Dallas. Baylor, Indiana, and Iowa offers soon followed. It was the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas tackle target Chad Lindberg drawing national attention to Clear Creek

LEAGUE CITY — LSU head coach Ed Orgeron pulled into the parking lot of Clear Creek High School and began circling the parking lot in search of the football facility. Instead of finding four-star offensive tackle prospect Chad Lindberg, Orgeron was questioned by a security … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Vernon Broughton narrows his focus, discusses his timeline

CYPRESS — Football remains new to four-star defensive lineman Vernon Broughton. The Houston Cypress Ranch product began seriously playing football at Spring Woods as a sophomore. An offer from Baylor in the spring of his junior season solidified his commitment to football over his childhood … Read More

The Dotted Line: Maturity, work ethic define Texas offensive line commit Logan Parr

SAN ANTONIO — Texas offensive line commitment Logan Parr grew up wanting to be a great football player. The four-star guard picked up his first FBS offer in the ninth grade when Toledo visited San Antonio O’Connor to watch spring football practice. More offers followed, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will become Texas’ first defensive commit in the 2020 class?

All five of Texas’ commitments in the 2020 cycle are on the offensive side of the ball. That won’t remain true for much longer, as the Longhorns hone in on a handful of elite in-state defenders at a variety of positions. Two of those prospects … Read More

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Mack Brown, North Carolina add talented Texas quarterback to recruiting class

Mack Brown enjoyed the most success as Texas’ head coach when his offense was led by an athletic quarterback from Houston. Now the head coach at North Carolina, Brown is hoping Fort Bend Marshall’s Malik Hornsby can replicate the college career of Vince Young. Hornsby, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ top recruiting targets begin narrowing their lists

The past six weeks were relatively uneventful for Texas on the recruiting trail. The last commitment for the 2020 class came in March. The class still consists of five members, all of which play on offense. Texas signed back-to-back top-three classes under Tom Herman and expect another strong … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Alfred Collins remains unchanged despite recruiting attention

BASTROP — Alfred Collins is the best football prospect to grace the young hallways of Bastrop Cedar Creek High School. The four-star defensive end is ranked No. 22 on the Fabulous 55. He’s considered the 11th-best player at his position in the … Read More