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Westlake linebacker Jake Ehlinger to join his older brother on Texas’ football roster

One day, might the Texas football team have an Ehlinger starting on both its offense and defense? Westlake High linebacker Jake Ehlinger announced on Saturday that he will join UT’s football team in 2019. Ehlinger will be a preferred walk-on at Texas. UT had extended a walk-on … Read More

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Texas freshman QB Casey Thompson tells coaches he will stay with the Longhorns

Texas freshman quarterback Casey Thompson has told coaches he plans on staying with the Longhorns instead of transferring, a team spokesman said Saturday. “It’s official,” Thompson tweeted just before 2 p.m. Saturday. “I thank you for patience…” https://twitter.com/LilThurm/status/1086713705512030208 I thank … Read More

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Fab 55 member Jalen Catalon picks Arkansas over Texas, TCU

Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon ended his recruitment Friday afternoon when he pledged to Arkansas over programs like Texas and TCU. The four-star prospect starred at quarterback and safety during his high school career, which ended prematurely after a knee injury in the first game of his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas is expected to host next batch of 2020 prospects this weekend

Recruiting never sleeps. It barely takes a nap. The 2019 class is not yet finalized but that won’t stop the Longhorns from hosting multiple targets from the 2020 class this weekend. Texas signed 22 prospects in the early period and appears relatively content to stand pat if … Read More

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Following a departure from Texas, Cameron Rising reveals his next destination

Former Texas quarterback Cameron Rising will transfer to Utah, the rising sophomore announced on Thursday. Rising will likely have to sit out next season due to the NCAA’s transfer rules. Since he used a redshirt at Texas this past fall, Rising will be available for three seasons starting in 2020.  Tyler … Read More

Revolving door: Who’s in, who’s out on the Texas quarterback depth chart?

Texas coach Tom Herman planned on five scholarship quarterbacks battling it out this spring. After a whirlwind Thursday, a roll call seems necessary. Incumbent starter Sam Ehlinger, who was named the most outstanding player in the Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, will return for his junior … Read More

Sam Saxton following his family, heart to Texas

Family trumps nearly everything and three-star quarterback Sam Saxton grew up knowing where his family’s loyalty lies in college football. The grandson of former Longhorns great James Saxton and the son of former UT player Jimmy Saxton, Sam carved his own niche as a quarterback in the … Read More

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Texas legacy Sam Saxton to walk-on at Texas, play quarterback

Family trumps nearly everything and three-star quarterback Sam Saxton grew up knowing where his family’s loyalty lies in college football. The grandson of former Texas great James Saxton and the son of former UT player Jimmy Saxton, Sam carved his own niche as a quarterback in the Austin area. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Donovan Jackson, Hayden Conner discuss Texas, Texas A&M

BARBERS HILL — The 2021 class is loaded with talented offensive line prospects, and Texas and Texas A&M are already jockeying for momentum with the top big men. Two of those heralded prospects — Katy Taylor’s Hayden Conner and Houston Bellaire Episcopal’s … Read More

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Texas confirms QB Shane Buechele has entered his name into NCAA transfer database

Update 9:30 a.m. Thursday: Texas confirmed Thursday morning that quarterback Shane Buechele’s name now appears in the NCAA transfer database after completing the paperwork. Texas backup quarterback Shane Buechele has informed coaches that he wants to put his name into the NCAA transfer database and … Read More

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 2)

This is the second half of the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer some 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 7. Nos. 1-10 of our 20 for 20 published this morning. 11. Where are the … Read More

The Dotted Line: 20 for 20 — a Texas recruiting primer 20 days away from signing day (Part 1)

This is the American-Statesman’s fourth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 6. Nos. 11-20 of our 20 for 20 will publish today at noon. 1. Will Texas sign a top 10 class? … Read More

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Sugar Bowl champions to be honored during Texas-OU men’s basketball game

Texas officials plan to honor the football team’s Sugar Bowl victory during a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader Saturday at the Erwin Center. The UT women’s team, ranked 11th, will host TCU at 1 p.m. Saturday. The men’s team faces 20th-ranked Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Two still with a chance to play in Super Bowl LIII

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

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Sam Houston State adds former Longhorn Toneil Carter to its backfield

Next fall, Toneil Carter will be wearing a different shade of orange. Carter announced on Tuesday that he will resume his football career at Sam Houston State. Carter spent the last two seasons at Texas, but he left the team in December. The Houston-raised running back will … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2020 cornerback Jaylon Jones talks recruiting, Caden Sterns

BARBERS HILL — Nearly 250 prospects herded into the indoor facility at Barbers Hill High School early Saturday morning. There were big names there, including 2020 four-star cornerback Jaylon Jones of Cibolo Steele. He measured in at 6-2 and headed back toward San Antonio with … Read More

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Ex-Texas receiver Davion Curtis to now catch footballs for former Longhorn coordinator

On Monday, former Texas receiver Davion Curtis said he will close out his collegiate career at McNeese State. Curtis spent two years with the Longhorns but left the program this past August. He instead played at Tyler Junior College this fall. Curtis caught 21 footballs for the Apaches, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson was one of two JUCO defenders to sign with Texas during the early signing period. The 6-1, 215-pound product of Fullerton College was the No. 3-ranked outside linebacker from the JUCO ranks and hopes to make an immediate impact by enrolling this week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ remaining wishlist for the 2019 recruiting class

The bulk of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class signed during the early period when 22 prospects inked national letters of intent. The Longhorns only possess a handful of scholarships available and the remaining weeks until national signing day can be spent focusing on the remaining targets and continuing … Read More

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Statistically speaking, where did Texas stand out during the 2018 football season?

By now, Texas fans are likely aware that the Longhorns ended the 2018 football season ranked ninth in the Associated Press’ poll. The ranking was UT’s highest since it lost to Alabama in 2009’s championship game. Texas was one of 25 Football Bowl Subdivision-level teams to win … Read More