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: Comparing Texas’ 2021 defensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 offensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Herb Hand face challenges signing offensive line talent

The plan for Texas was to sign the best offensive line class in the country for the 2021 cycle, and the ingredients were in the cupboard. The amount of in-state offensive line talent at the Longhorns’ disposal was boiling over the rim, beginning with the state’s top two … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where does Texas turn to fill the defensive back position in the 2021 recruiting class?

Texas has offered scholarships to 28 defensive backs, and two of them are committed as the Longhorns head into July. Both pledges came on June 15 when four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem and four-star safety JD Coffey picked the Longhorns over dozens of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Is it Terrence Cooks or bust for Texas recruiting 2021 linebackers?

Recruiting linebackers has become a tricky proposition as the high school game has evolved toward spread offenses, which in turn required defensive coordinators to play their best athletes as edge rushers or safeties. Texas has struggled to recruit linebackers over the past decade because the state is failing … Read More