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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

Commitment 101: Texas adds JUCO product Caleb Johnson to 2019 recruiting class

Texas’ recruiting class added another member Monday afternoon when Caleb Johnson of Fullerton College (Calif.) chose the Longhorns over Oregon and Arkansas. The three-star outside linebacker is the fourth player at the position to pledge to Texas. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound is the third-ranked JUCO outside linebacker in the 2019 cycle. Read More

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JUCO outside linebacker Caleb Johnson commits to Texas for 2019

Texas added another piece to the linebacker position on Monday when three-star JUCO product Caleb Johnson picked the Longhorns over Colorado and Oregon. The one-time Iowa State commit took his official visit to Texas in October and favored Tom Herman’s program since that trip. Read More

Still bitter about the loss to Oklahoma, Texas gets a chance for redemption vs. Georgia

There are some moments that are undeniable turning points. Take the 2017 Texas Bowl, for example. Texas’ 33-16 win over Missouri set the stage for the Longhorns’ 2018 surge to the Big 12 championship game. That 39-27 loss to Oklahoma on Dec. 1 may prove to … Read More

With NFL decisions looming, UT’s Johnson and Humphrey prepare for NCAA’s top defensive back

If Collin Johnson has a checklist for the postseason, it looks like the Sugar Bowl will meet most of the junior wide receiver’s requirements. Playing in New Orleans on New Year’s Day? Check. Facing a top-five team in Georgia? That’ll work. Going up against Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker, this year’s … 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

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Reserve defensive lineman Michael Williams parts ways with Texas before making his Longhorn debut

Texas’ upcoming appearance in the New Orleans-hosted Sugar Bowl will no longer be a homecoming for Michael Williams. Williams, a freshman defensive lineman, has left the Longhorns. 247Sports reported on Williams’ transfer this past weekend, and Texas later confirmed the news with multiple media outlets. Williams has since been removed from … 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

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Texas RB Toneil Carter leaves team, will transfer

Texas running back Toneil Carter has left the team and intends to transfer, the school confirmed Friday. Orangebloods was the first to report about Carter’s intentions. Carter played in nine games as a freshman in 2017 and rushed for 252 yards. He did not have a … Read More

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Texas’ 2019 recruiting class loses an athlete as Peyton Powell reevaluates his options

With less than a week to go before the start of the early signing period, Texas has lost a member of its 2019 recruiting class. On Thursday, Odessa Permian athlete Peyton Powell announced that he was decommitting from Texas.  Powell thanked the UT coaches for the scholarship offer but re-opened … Read More

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Temple tabs ex-UT defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to coach its football team

Former Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz will be the next coach at Temple, the school announced on Thursday. This is the first head-coaching job for Diaz, who has spent the past three seasons as Miami’s defensive coordinator. The vacancy at Temple was created earlier this month when Geoff Collins departed … Read More

The Dotted Line: Questions remain for Texas heading into the early signing period

The clock is ticking toward next week’s early signing period and questions still surround Texas’ 2019 recruiting class, which ranks sixth nationally and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns, who have 20 commitments, hope to add a few more key pieces and climb in the rankings. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list, one week until the early signing period

Prospects from the 2019 class can sign national letters of intent a week from today during a three-day window that starts the morning of Dec. 19. Texas currently holds 21 commitments in a class that’s ranked No. 6 nationally and first in the Big … Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Defensive backs highlight Week 14

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the … Read More

Texas commit Jake Smith picks up a national player of the year award

Arizona high school senior Jake Smith, A Texas commitment who is expected to sign with the Longhorns on Wednesday, was named Gatorade’s national football player of the year on Tuesday afternoon. Smith, a 6-1 athlete and four-star prospect,  finished his high school career at Scottsdale (Ariz.) … Read More

The Dotted Line: Important recruiting dates on the horizon for Texas fans

Eight days separate us from the start of the early signing period. Members of the 2019 class can sign national letters of intent during a three-day window starting on Dec. 19. The prospects who elect to wait can sign on national signing day in … Read More

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Source: James Madison officials considering Texas WR coach Drew Mehringer for head role

Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer is being considered for the head coaching position at James Madison University, a source familiar with the process said. The school had “a number of candidates” express interest after Mike Houston left the school to become the head coach at East … Read More

The Dotted Line: Pair of future Longhorns Whittington, Card advance to state semifinals

Two future Longhorns are still alive in the Texas state playoffs. Four-star wide receiver Jordan Whittington is the lone 2019 commitment left. He and  Cuero trounced Geronimo Navarro 48-23 on Saturday night in San Antonio to advance to the Class 4A Division II semifinals. Four-star junior … Read More

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Are the odds in Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s favor ahead of the 2019 Heisman Trophy discussion?

When asked two weeks ago about Sam Ehlinger, Texas defensive tackle Chris Nelson stated that “his name should be brought up in that (Heisman conversation).” Alas, Ehlinger was not a factor in the voting for this year’s Heisman Trophy. None of the top-10 finishers on the Heisman Trophy’s ballot were … Read More

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Murray or Tua? How our four Heisman Trophy voters cast their ballots — and why

The American-Statesman has four Heisman voters. Here’s how they voted this year: Kirk Bohls: Murray wins it because Tua lost it Voter since: 1979 My ballot: 1. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma; 2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama; 3. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State I tend to discount the argument that Tua Tagovailoa deserved the … Read More