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 high school coaches not bothered by Longhorns’ out-of-state pursuits

Former Texas coach Charlie Strong was famously criticized for his recruitment of out-of-state prospects. Strong signed five prospects from outside of the Texas borders in his first class, then infamously reeled in the “Florida 5” in the 2015 cycle. The high school coaches in Texas weren’t happy. “Charlie was a … Read More

The Dotted Line: National experts Bud Elliott, Barton Simmons talk Texas recruiting

Proof of concept time for Tom Herman, Texas The first full recruiting cycle for a new head coach usually equals success. Hope sells. Tom Herman’s first recruiting cycle at Texas was 2017, but he took the job only months before national signing day. The 2018 class was … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list highlights top targets at each position

The wish list for Texas recruiting Texas gained commitment Nos. 12 and 13 this past weekend in the form of Alvin cornerback Marques Caldwell, a member of the Fabulous 55, and Millwood (Okla.) four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston. That means Tom Herman and the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Catalon talks two-sport possibilities at Texas

Jalen Catalon is a true two-sport star There aren’t many athletes who still participate in two college sports except for track. The demands placed on them are too high, the time requirements too long. By the time football season ends, basketball is already in conference play. Baseball … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star safety Chris Adimora

Chris Adimora continues Cali pipeline  Texas didn’t need to wait until the Fourth of July to watch fireworks. The Longhorns started the month with a commitment from four-star safety Chris Adimora, a product of Mayfair, Calif. He’s the second Californian to pledge to Tom … Read More