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: Ranking Texas’ 13 commitments for the 2019 recruiting class

How do the out-of-state commits stack up? It’s tough to rank the members of Texas’ 2019 class because six of the current 13 commitments play football outside of the state. The Fabulous 55 allows us to rank the in-state prospects. Jordan Whittington, a wide … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas must address recruiting holes after dead period concludes

Holes to fill on the recruiting trail The recruiting dead period ends July 24, which means Texas coaches can begin to contact prospects again as football season peeks around the corner. The Longhorns remained alive on the recruiting trail since dead period began on June 25, gaining … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Temple quarterback, future Texas tight end Jared Wiley

Jared Wiley at home as Texas commit Texas wanted a pair of tight ends in the 2019 class after signing just Malcolm Epps at the position in 2018. The Longhorns identified Jared Wiley, a 6-6, 225-pound quarterback at Temple, as the perfect compliment to … Read More

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