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Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy will enter the transfer portal again

A source close to Bru McCoy confirmed the five-star wide receiver will enter the transfer portal for the second time in 2019. It can take 48 hours for a name to appear in the database. It is widely expected that McCoy is planning to return to USC, where he signed … Read More

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Texas sets kickoff times for four contests

The Longhorns start the season with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Louisiana Tech on the Longhorn Network, per a release by the university on Thursday morning. Three other game times were set with the road opener against Rice kicking off at 7 p.m. It was already known that Texas would … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where does Texas find running backs with Zach Evans off the board?

Texas must regroup at the running back position in the 2020 cycle after the Longhorns were left off the top five list of five-star Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans. The nation’s top prospect didn’t include a single in-state school among his finalists, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 140: Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson on June 10 Best of Centex banquet, Bru McCoy saga

In Episode 140 of the On Second Thought podcast, Houston Texans Pro Bowl QB Deshaun Watson talks about coming to Austin for the June 10 Best of Centex preps banquet and his journey from high school to the NFL. Also, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down what’s going … Read More

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Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger head to Los Angeles to thwart transfer talk from Bru McCoy

One day after it started its off-season workouts, Texas’ football team sent its head coach and quarterback to California in search of a wayward receiver. A Texas spokesperson confirmed to the American-Statesman that head coach Tom Herman and quarterback Sam Ehlinger were traveling to Los Angeles on Wednesday to meet … Read More

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Lake Travis QB and Texas pledge Hudson Card named to national watch list

Hudson Card, an incoming quarterback at Lake Travis High School and a University of Texas pledge, has been named to the 2019 watch list for the prestigious High School Quarterback of the Year Award issued by the National Quarterback Club, according to a press release issued Wednesday. Card joins Malik … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruiting spotlight intensifies for Texas at receiver if Bru McCoy transfers

The need for an influx of wide receiver talent in the 2020 class will increase if Bru McCoy enters the NCAA transfer portal for the second time this year. Texas signed four receivers in 2019 — five if current running back Jordan … Read More

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Texas misses cut for five-star running back Zach Evans

Texas’ pursuit of the nation’s top running back seemingly came to an end on Tuesday afternoon when Galena Park North Shore’s Zachary Evans released a list of his top five schools. The No. 1 player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 didn’t include a single in-state school. Instead, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Landon Hullaby, younger brother of Texas pledge, readies to build his own DFW legacy

DALLAS — The Longhorns hope a budding pipeline at Bishop Dunne Catholic School in south Dallas remains fruitful for years. It’s no secret that DFW remains a chore for Texas on the recruiting trail compared to its success in Houston and even out of state. The 2019 class … Read More

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The Bru McCoy saga continues with more transfer speculation

Bru McCoy was a five-star wide receiver from the 2019 class who signed with USC. He then enrolled at USC, and that was supposed to be the end of his recruitment. It wasn’t. The California native lasted a week on USC’s campus before transferring to Austin and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star linebacker, Texas target Brennon Scott discusses recruiting

DALLAS — The practice field at Bishop Dunne was littered with current and future college football stars last Wednesday when the defending TAPPS state champions hosted their annual spring game. It’s a reunion of sorts, as the seniors preparing for college, and other alumni in the area, come … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 139: Deshaun Watson coming to 2019 Centex preps event; MLB Network host Robert Flores

In Episode 139 of the On Second Thought podcast, Statesman high school writers Rick Cantu and Thomas Jones provide details on the upcoming All-Centex Preps banquet featuring Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The event is slated for 6:30 p.m. June 10 at the Palmer Events Center and will honor Central … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jaden Hullaby provides versatility, toughness

DALLAS — Bishop Dunne running back Jaden Hullaby was a sophomore when Florida became his first FBS offer to play football. It came as a surprise to the 6-2, 205-pound three-star prospect from south Dallas. Baylor, Indiana, and Iowa offers soon followed. It was the … Read More

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Texas president: Two-year contract extension shows ‘we’re committed to Tom Herman’

Texas President Gregory L. Fenves said coach Tom Herman’s two-year contract extension sends a message that the school is committed to him as the leader of UT football both now and going forward. The UT System Board of Regents approved Herman’s extension Thursday morning as part … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas tackle target Chad Lindberg drawing national attention to Clear Creek

LEAGUE CITY — LSU head coach Ed Orgeron pulled into the parking lot of Clear Creek High School and began circling the parking lot in search of the football facility. Instead of finding four-star offensive tackle prospect Chad Lindberg, Orgeron was questioned by a security … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Vernon Broughton narrows his focus, discusses his timeline

CYPRESS — Football remains new to four-star defensive lineman Vernon Broughton. The Houston Cypress Ranch product began seriously playing football at Spring Woods as a sophomore. An offer from Baylor in the spring of his junior season solidified his commitment to football over his childhood … Read More

The Dotted Line: Maturity, work ethic define Texas offensive line commit Logan Parr

SAN ANTONIO — Texas offensive line commitment Logan Parr grew up wanting to be a great football player. The four-star guard picked up his first FBS offer in the ninth grade when Toledo visited San Antonio O’Connor to watch spring football practice. More offers followed, … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman to receive two-year extension, pushing his deal to 2023

Texas coach Tom Herman is scheduled to receive a two-year contract extension after a successful 10-win season capped by a Sugar Bowl victory. The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on a new agreement for Herman at next week’s meeting. Herman’s new deal … Read More

‘A void in your life’: How Mack Brown rediscovered himself and his purpose

Nestled away on the third floor of an upscale Charlotte hotel, the cups runneth over — literally. Gin. Vodka. Whatever your preference, the lone guarantee is a hefty pour. Happy hour, indeed. As the drinks flow at this soiree, the guest of honor waits in a side room sipping a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will become Texas’ first defensive commit in the 2020 class?

All five of Texas’ commitments in the 2020 cycle are on the offensive side of the ball. That won’t remain true for much longer, as the Longhorns hone in on a handful of elite in-state defenders at a variety of positions. Two of those prospects … Read More