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 targets Whittington, Evans among top prospects in state title games

ARLINGTON — The UIL state football championships began Wednesday with the 6-man and smallest 11-man divisions. It continued with a triple-header on Thursday involving some of the smaller schools that don’t produce a ton of FBS talent. That changes on Friday as the bigger schools face off for a title. Read More

The Dotted Line: The dust settles on the early signing period with unanswered questions for Texas

Christmas arrived early for Texas when 20 of the Longhorns’ 21 commitments signed national letters of intent on Wednesday. Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd was the only pledge not to sign. Last year, 19 of the 21 players committed at the time … Read More

The Dotted Line: The early signing period primer for Texas recruiting

Texas will add another crop of players to the program on Wednesday when the early signing period begins. The three-day window started with the 2018 class. That group used the early period at a nearly 80 percent rate and the 2019 class should follow suit. Read More

The Dotted Line: What needs to happen for Texas to end up with a top-five class?

Texas’ 20-man class for 2019 currently rests at No. 7 in the country. The fireworks won’t stop until Wednesday — the first day of the early signing period — as the Longhorns expect plenty of movement between now and then. Tom Herman signed the third-best … Read More

The Dotted Line: We’ve updated our 2019 Fabulous 55, topped by Lake Travis’ Garrett Wilson

Lake Travis football coach Hank Carter first heard the name Garrett Wilson from his sister-in-law who coaches at Hudson Bend Middle School. He didn’t give it a ton of thought until a few months later when he witnessed a Hudson Bend sixth grader score a touchdown in … Read More