The Dotted Line

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.



The Dotted Line: Texas wide receiver commit Quentin Johnston is ready to be a Longhorn

TEMPLE — Quentin Johnston prefers to make his noise on the football field. The four-star wide receiver from Temple is a quiet kid. He’s not a teenager glued to his cell phone. In fact, coaches struggled to reach him throughout the recruiting process. Not because … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Princely Umanmielen shows off versatility in win

LEANDER — Texas couldn’t score a victory over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown, but it did earn one back in August when Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen pledged to the Longhorns over a host of suitors, including the Sooners. The four-star is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas recruits react to the Red River Showdown loss to Oklahoma

It was Texas’ turn to host recruits during this year’s Red River Showdown against Oklahoma. The home team gets to invite and host prospects at the game, like it would for a normal home game. Dozens of commitments and targets were at the Cotton Bowl … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which programs are recruiting better than Texas in 2020?

Tom Herman and his Longhorns must prove capable of winning conference championships and competing in the College Football Playoffs before Texas gets back in the national discussion alongside Alabama and Clemson. One place Herman already has proven he can hang with those programs is on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commitments

It’s a busy week for the Texas commits in the 2020 and 2021 class as district races heat up throughout the state. Nineteen of Texas’ 20 pledges for 2020 are playing on Thursday or Friday. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth remains sidelined with an injury.  Ja’Quinden Jackson, … Read More