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.
New rule changes strategy in use of true freshman This will be the first season coaches can utilize a new NCAA rule allowing players to compete in four games without losing a redshirt. That means more young players will get a shot to impress during in-game action. Read More
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
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
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
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
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