Recruiting

Will Eric Cuffee’s commitment kickstart the Longhorns stretch run?

Some of the most ardent Texas fans believe coach Charlie Strong is about to start an incredible closing sprint and finish with a top-10 recruiting class. If that is indeed what’s about to happen, then recruits need to start making some final decisions. On Thursday, cornerback Eric Cuffee, a four-star … Read More

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Three-star cornerback Obi Eboh decommits from Texas

After canceling official visits to Texas each of the past two weekends, it was only a matter of time before Southlake Carroll cornerback Obi Eboh decommitted from Texas. Eboh did so on Saturday, making the announcement via Twitter where he said his decision was “anything but easy.” Eboh, a three-star prospect, … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Texas’ path to a Top 3 recruiting class (no, really)

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s January 22nd — 22 down, 344 to go. And 12 till national signing day. YESTERDAY: The Spurs won their 12th straight (Suns). NBA All-Star Game starters were announced — LeBron, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry for the East, Kobe, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry … Read More

A top three recruiting class for Texas? One pledge says it’ll happen

The 2016 recruit who has been committed to Texas for the longest time is making a prediction. Actually, it’s a promise. According to Manvel receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps, the Longhorns are about to secure a top-three recruiting class. He tweeted as much on Wednesday, and … Read More

Zach Shackelford picks Texas, packs bags for move-in

Pressed to make a fast decision, Belton offensive lineman Zach Shackelford made the one most expected he would. A longtime commitment to Kansas State, Shackelford visited Texas this weekend and apparently saw enough positives to flip his commitment to UT, where he’ll begin taking classes this week to open the spring semester. Shackelford, a … Read More

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Belton OL Zach Shackelford commits to Texas

Three-star Belton offensive lineman Zach Shackelford announced on Sunday he has changed his commitment from Kansas State to Texas. Shackelford, who took an official visit to Texas this weekend, broke the news via Twitter. He had to make a quick decision so that he could enroll at one of the two schools when classes … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: A fabulous breakdown of our Fabulous 55

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s Jan. 17 — 17 down, 348 to go. And 43 till Leap Day. YESTERDAY: Neither the AFC (Patriots 27, Chiefs 20) nor the NFC (Cardinals 26, Packers 20 in overtime) divisional playoffs disappointed. Gronk and Brady were the big story in the AFC, and Larry … Read More

20 for 20: Everything you need to know about Texas recruiting (unabridged)

On Monday, we began our second annual 20 for 20 project, where we ask the 20 most important questions facing the Longhorns 20 days out of national signing day. Here is the complete list: 1. WILL TEXAS SIGN A TOP 10 CLASS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW? Short … Read More

20 for 20: A Texas recruiting primer, 20 days from national signing day (Part 4)

This is our second annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer aimed for 20 days out of national signing day. Here are Nos. 16-20. (Nos. 1-5 were on Monday; 6-10 were on Tuesday; 11-15 were on Wednesday) 16. HAS TEXAS HAD ANY DECOMMITMENTS? Yes, … Read More

20 for 20: A Texas recruiting primer, 20 days from national signing day (Part 3)

This is our second annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer aimed for 20 days out of national signing day. Here are Nos. 11-15. (Nos. 1-5 were on Monday; 6-10 were on Tuesday.) 11. WHERE ARE THE STATE’S TOP PLAYERS HEADED? It’s an SEC kind of … Read More

20 for 20: A Texas recruiting primer, 20 days from national signing day (Part 2)

This is our second annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer aimed for 20 days out of national signing day. Here are Nos. 6-10. (Nos. 1-5 were on Monday.) 6. WHO ARE TEXAS’ TOP PLEDGES? Jean Delance, OT: He’ll have to prove it in fall camp, … Read More

20 for 20: A Texas recruiting primer, 20 days from national signing day (Part 1)

This is our second annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer 20 days out of national signing day. Here are Nos. 1-5. 1. WILL TEXAS SIGN A TOP 10 CLASS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW? Short answer: Unlikely. The Longhorns, their class currently ranked 34th nationally, … Read More

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Texas recruiting trail: A closer look at the trenches

Offensive lineman Jean Delance’s recent commitment to Texas has pumped new life into a suddenly improved 2016 recruiting class. Delance, a North Mesquite product, joins a long list of four-star offensive linemen to join Texas in the last five years. So who were the best offensive line recruits Texas has … Read More

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VOTE: The Longhorns Stories of the Year for 2015

On Saturday, we will publish our top 10 Longhorns Stories of the Year. This week, we’re asking for you to chime with your opinion. Vote in the poll below. Steve Patterson, Shaka Smart and Jordan Spieth fill the storylines we present. If you feel we’ve missed an option, let us know … Read More

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2017 commit Sam Ehlinger named state’s 6A offensive player of the year

The Associated Press announced this morning its Class 6A all-state high school football team.  Texas commit and Westlake High quarterback Sam Ehlinger was tabbed as the team’s Offensive Player of the Year. Westlake junior QB Sam Ehlinger is the Texas APSE's Class 6A Offensive … Read More

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Mack Brown says Texas should’ve recruited Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield, the Oklahoma quarterback who starred for Lake Travis High School, has become one of the most important players in college football this season. He finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting and he’s been second-team All-American on most lists to Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. How’d he ever get … Read More

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Texas recruiting trail: Longhorns welcome recruits to campus

There are 55 days until National Signing Day on Feb. 3. The season is over for the Longhorns, but recruiting hasn’t stopped. In fact, five top recruits are scheduled to visit the 40 Acres on Dec. 11-12. Where should they eat? What should they do? They can figure … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas ‘never took off’ after big Oklahoma win

Texas is assured of a losing record for the second consecutive year, but it still knows it was good enough to beat Oklahoma. That’s Big 12 champion, headed-to-the-playoffs Oklahoma. How, we don’t exactly know. At this point, not even the Longhorns are sure how they did it even though it … Read More

At 4-7, Texas coach Charlie Strong can look ahead to 2016

Now that Texas has guaranteed a second straight losing season, what happens against No. 7 Baylor in next week’s season finale is largely irrelevant. There’s no substantive difference between a 4-8 record and 5-7 in the history books. Texas coach Charlie Strong can now begin thinking about 2016, a make-or-break … Read More

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Texas recruiting trail: 2016 commits enter next round

There are 76 days until players join Charlie Strong’s next recruiting class on national signing day, and Texas recruits have entered the postseason nationwide. Newcomers: Andrew Fitzgerald, defensive end, Flower Mound Marcus (Texas) Andrew Fitzgerald, a three-star recruit from Flower Mound Marcus, committed to Texas earlier this month. Read More