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The Dotted Line: Scouting reports on Texas targets, commits from The Opening regional

The Dallas-Fort Worth area played host to two elite camps on consecutive weekends. The first took place Feb. 24 when Under Armour hosted a regional at Arlington Martin. The Opening came through Frisco for the first of two in-state regional camps in March. Many of … Read More

NFL combine: Kyler Murray won the weekend in Indy; will he also be the draft’s first pick?

Want to know who’s trending now that the NFL scouting combine has finished in Indianapolis? Kyler Murray. He stepped on the scale, weighed 207 pounds and was a shade over 5-foot-10. He talked to some teams, but didn’t throw a ball, run a 40-yard dash or try to jump to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of DFW-based defensive backs give Texas high marks

It was an impressive weekend for defensive back Jalen Kimber. The four-star cornerback from Mansfield Legacy visited Texas on Saturday, won the fastest man competition at The Opening regional on Sunday and picked up an offer from Oklahoma later that day. The highlight came when … Read More

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How did the Longhorns fare at the NFL Combine?

With the NFL’s annual draft set to kickoff on April 25, five former Longhorns recently journeyed to Indianapolis for a job interview. Texas sent five of its former players to the 2019 NFL Combine, which concluded its workouts on Monday. Defensive backs Kris Boyd and Davante Davis, … Read More

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Texas adds bulk with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds potential depth with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge, Lake Travis star Hudson Card earns Elite 11 invitation

FRISCO — Hudson Card always was going to be a Longhorn. The four-star quarterback from Lake Travis committed to Texas last May and is one of five members of UT’s 2020 recruiting class. The 6-2 dual-threat quarterback earned an invitation to the Elite 11 event … Read More

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Longhorns land grad transfer G Parker Braun, a likely instant starter from Georgia Tech

Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand scoured the graduate transfer market last season and found Calvin Anderson, a plug-and-play tackle from Rice. Hand has done it again this offseason. Georgia Tech offensive lineman Parker Braun committed to UT on Sunday, according to Orangebloods. Braun, a first-team … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten in-state recruiting battles Texas needs to win in 2020

Texas is off to a fast start in the 2020 class. The Longhorns hold five commitments, with four hailing from the Lone Star State. Tom Herman’s program needs to win the state to land another top-three national class for the third consecutive year. Texas relied … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas narrows focus on potential defensive backs in 2020 class

Texas struck burnt-orange gold in the 2018 recruiting class when it signed the top three safeties and top two cornerbacks in the state, a group that included Caden Sterns, B.J. Foster and Anthony Cook. That group is already paying dividends and is … Read More

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Texas S Brandon Jones to miss spring drills after ankle surgery

Texas safety Brandon Jones will not participate in spring drills after having ankle surgery, the school announced. Jones is expected to be ready for preseason practice in August. Jones considered leaving UT for the NFL draft but will return for his senior season and be a … Read More

NFL scouting combine: For Kyler Murray, other Big 12 prospects, it’s all about the measurables

The most talked about plot line of this year’s NFL scouting combine has nothing to do with a clocking in the 40-yard dash or how many times a prospect can push up a 225-pound bar bell. Rather, it’s about a scale and a tape measure. Specifically, it’s about how much … Read More

The Dotted Line: Top running backs discuss versatility, change at the position, and Texas

Gone are the days when running backs lined up in the backfield and were tasked with pounding the football 30 times a game. Modern schemes require a larger skill set than the big backs could provide. The hybrid-back was born. Think Darren Sproles or Alvin Kamara. Texas’ offense … Read More

The Dotted Line: Prince Dorbah, Chris Thompson Jr. talk Texas interest

Texas’ five commitments in the 2020 class play offense. Two defensive prospects trending toward the Longhorns are four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. and four-star defensive end Prince Dorbah. Both participated at the Under Armour camp in Dallas last weekend and indicated that … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jake Majors talks about his Texas commitment; Brockermeyer in limelight

The offensive line is the talk of Texas’ early 2020 recruiting class with three of its five commitments playing up front. Four-star  lineman Jake Majors was the second of the three to pledge when the 6-3, 290-pound prospect chose the Longhorns over Stanford, USC and … Read More

Texas reverses course, stops giving football assistants guaranteed multi-year deals

One of Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte’s goals is to streamline UT’s balance sheet and clean up what he believes are perceived mistakes by his predecessors. In that vein, Texas is no longer actively giving out guaranteed multi-year contracts. It’s not a … Read More

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Vince Young still a Texas employee after 2nd arrest for driving while intoxicated

Texas legend Vince Young is still a part-time employee at the university despite his second arrest for driving while intoxicated. Young’s name is still listed in the UT staff directory and his job title has not changed from Neighborhood Longhorns development officer and a football camp … Read More

Sources: Texas AD Chris Del Conte to receive $200,000 annual pay raise

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte will receive a $200,000 pay raise for his performance over the past year for energizing his department, two sources told the American-Statesman. Del Conte’s contractual status and pay bump is part of the UT System Board of Regents agenda that … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas eyes five-star running back Zach Evans

Zachary Evans, Galena Park North Shore’s five-star running back, is the undisputed top prospect in the state for the 2020 recruiting class and the top player in the country, per the 247Sports composite ratings. The 6-foot, 213-pound star is the No. 1-ranked … Read More

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Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette to play in 2021 season

Confirming an earlier report by FBS Schedules, school officials said Thursday Texas will open the 2021 season against Louisiana-Lafayette. Texas was already scheduled to play Rice and Arkansas that season. The school was searching for a third opponent to fill out its 12-game schedule.  … Read More