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Meet the Longhorns: Vernon Broughton’s ceiling at Texas is as big as his ever-growing frame

Vernon Broughton, defensive tackle, Houston Cypress Ridge FYI: 4-stars; 6-5/286; No. 11-ranked DT Fabulous 55 ranking: 9th Committed: July 17 What he brings to Texas’ table: Broughton is a former defensive end who’s growing into an athletic defensive tackle. He’ll be moved around in Texas’ odd man front if new defensive … Read More

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Meet the Longhorns: Shadow Creek’s Xavion Alford wants to make a quick impact at Texas

Xavion Alford, safety, Alvin Shadow Creek FYI: 4-stars; 6-0/182; No. 9-ranked S Fabulous 55 ranking: 19th Committed: Aug. 16 What he brings to Texas’ table: Alford is the most versatile defensive back in the state. He can play cornerback, safety or nickel back. He was a first-team all-district selection in … Read More

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Meet the Longhorns: O’Connor’s Logan Parr could use a year to transition inside from tackle to guard

Logan Parr, guard, San Antonio O’Connor FYI: 4-stars; 6-3/280; No. 10-ranked G Fabulous 55 ranking: 30th Committed: Oct. 28, 2018 What he brings to Texas’ table: Parr has played tackle in high school, but he knows his future is at guard or center because of his lack of length. His time … Read More

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Meet the Longhorns: Port Neches-Groves’ Jaylen Garth could use some time to develop at Texas

Jaylen Garth, offensive tackle, Port Neches-Groves FYI: 4-stars; 6-5/285; No. 18-ranked OT Fabulous 55 ranking: 26th Committed: Feb. 17 What he brings to Texas’ table: Garth is still relatively new to football. He didn’t truly start playing organized sports until his freshman year in high school. But he quickly went from … Read More

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Meet the Longhorns: Kitan Crawford oozes potential at several spots in Texas’ secondary

Kitan Crawford, cornerback, Tyler John Tyler FYI: 4-stars; 5-11/200; No. 11-ranked CB Fabulous 55 ranking: 38th Committed: June 21 What he brings to Texas’ table: Crawford is fast. Like, real fast. He’ll be the favorite to win the 100-meter dash in the Class 6A state track meet. The Longhorns crave athleticism … Read More

The Dotted Line: A guide to Texas’ expectations during the early signing period

A new crop of Longhorns will sign early Wednesday morning. Texas holds 16 commitments entering the early signing period, and each of them indicated that signing early is more likely than waiting until February. Eight of the 16 pledges are expected to enroll early, … Read More

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TCU flips four-star wide receiver Quentin Johnston from the Longhorns

Texas suffered a blow on the recruiting trail Monday night when four-star wide receiver Quentin Johnston flipped to TCU two days before the early signing period. This followed news earlier in the night that USC will retain offensive coordinator Graham Harrell. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining the Big 12 recruiting classes as early signing period approaches

Football prospects across the country can begin signing national letters of intent on Wednesday during a three-day window of early signing. The rest of the 2020 prospects will wait until national signing day in early February. Expect most of the committed prospects across the country to … Read More

Commitment 101: Longview defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch provides size, upside

The Longhorns added its 17th commitment of the 2020 class on Sunday when three-star defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch pledged to Texas on an official visit to Austin. The Longview product plans to sign with Texas on Dec. 18 and enroll in January, giving Texas’ … Read More

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Texas adds commitment from Longview defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch

The Longhorns added its 17th commitment of the 2020 class on Sunday when three-star defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch pledged to Texas on an official visit to Austin. The Longview product plans to sign with Texas on Dec. 18 and enroll in January, giving Texas’ … Read More

Texas A&M among the six schools ranked ahead of Texas in national recruiting rankings

Texas’ 2020 class ranks seventh in the nation and first in the Big 12 entering the final days before the 72-hour early signing period begins on Dec. 18. Prospects electing not to sign during the early period must wait until the first Wednesday in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Questions face Texas heading into final weekend before early signing period

Texas holds 16 commitments heading into the final weekend before the early 72-hour signing period begins on Dec. 18. The class is heavy on offensive talent, which is probably good for the Longhorns considering the firing of defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. Only five of … Read More

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Three-star athlete Ty Jordan spurns Texas for Utah

Utah didn’t wait for the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 31 to strike a blow against the Longhorns. Utah drew first blood in the upcoming feud by flipping three-star athlete Ty Jordan. The West Mesquite product picked Tom Herman’s program back on Sept. Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas’ recruiting class ranked sixth as Tom Herman eyes early signing day

SAN ANTONIO — Hiring two new coordinators takes a backseat with the early signing period less than a week away. Texas coach Tom Herman made it clear Thursday that he’s focused on the search for new coordinators but also on “the first priority, which is recruiting.” … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five future Longhorns are one win away from state title games

Two remain. The last two 2020 Texas commitments left in the state playoffs are quarterbacks Ja’Quinden Jackson of Duncanville and Hudson Card of Lake Travis, who returned last week from injury to lead the Cavaliers past Converse Judson. Card and his teammates … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas leads with 13 commitments on winter update of 2020 Fabulous 55

The 2020 Fabulous 55 receives its winter update with the early signing period looming. Seniors can sign national letters of intent from Dec. 18-20 or wait until national signing day in February. The past two years indicate most of the list will sign in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Ja’Quinden Jackson, to fans — ‘you got a dog coming’

MCKINNEY — Texas is on the verge of signing one of the state’s best winners. Duncanville quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson tortures defenses when he’s allowed in the game. He and his teammates are so dominant that the south Dallas powerhouse only needed him to play … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas is still in play for five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo

TEMPE, Ariz. — With a tremendous high school career ended in heartbreaking fashion, tears justifiably rolled down the cheeks of five-star Saguaro cornerback Kelee Ringo on Saturday. He won’t have long to stew on his high school days, however. Ringo … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will be this year’s top senior football player in Texas?

The approaching early signing period and the winding down of the high school season in Texas translates to an upcoming update to the 2020 Fabulous 55. Our last update was done before the season. Don’t expect a ton of major changes or an influx … Read More

The Dotted Line: Seven future Longhorns remain in Texas high school football playoffs

Four of the 17 Texas commitments in the 2020 class are still alive in the Texas high school playoffs. That’s assuming Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card is back and healthy for the Class 6A Division I Region IV championship game against Converse Judson on … Read More