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JUCO linebacker Lakia Henry signs with Ole Miss over Texas, Arkansas

Texas’ late push for top-ranked JUCO inside linebacker Lakia Henry fell short Wednesday when the Dodge City C.C. (Kans.) product signed with Mississippi. The 6-foot, 225-pound four-star prospect took an official visit to Texas on the final weekend before national signing day, but the Longhorns … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 55-41

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 55. Loic Fouonji, WR, Midland Lee (6A), … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will top the initial 2020 Fabulous 55? (We’ll find out Thursday)

It’s time to focus on a new batch of targets. The 2019 class is virtually already old news as of national signing day. Texas currently holds the No. 3-ranked class in the nation and is only awaiting Wednesday’s decision by four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Five-star Bru McCoy adds explosiveness in 2019 or 2020

Bru McCoy, athlete, Mater Dei (Calif.) FYI: 6-2/205; 5 stars; No. 1-ranked athlete Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A Committed: Jan. 25 Scouting report: McCoy truly is a rare talent with the potential to be a game-changer for the Longhorns. Read More

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Reports: Ex-Texas star Vince Young arrested for a DWI

Vince Young, the quarterback who led Texas to the 2005 national championship, was reportedly arrested for driving while intoxicated earlier this week. This is Young’s second arrest for drunken driving in just over three years. According to TMZ Sports, Young was arrested on Monday morning in Fort … Read More

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Texas set to send five representatives to the NFL’s annual scouting combine

A quintet of Longhorns will head to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, the school announced on Tuesday. Defensive lineman Charles Omenihu, linebacker Gary Johnson, receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey and cornerbacks Kris Boyd and Davante Davis have all been invited to the NFL’s pre-draft showcase. Boyd, Davis, Johnson and Omenihu were all … Read More

With 2019 recruiting class already signed, little for Texas to do on national signing day

National signing day is normally trumpeted all over the college landscape as a can’t-miss day of unbridled optimism. For college football coaches, it’s Christmas in February. For athletes, that long, grueling recruiting process that most come to loathe finally ends. Parents are just relieved that … Read More

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2019 NFL mock draft: 6 Longhorns to be chosen

Now that the NFL season has a bow on it, the focus of the league becomes free agency, off-season trades and the 2019 NFL draft, held April 25-27. The league will first host the NFL combine that starts on Feb. 26. On Monday, Bleacher Report released a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Handing out awards for Texas’ 2019 recruiting class

The 2019 class officially ends on Wednesday when a lackluster national signing day comes and goes with little fanfare or potential fireworks thanks to the early signing period in December. Texas signed 22 prospects in December and hasn’t added a single commitment since (unless the transfer of … Read More

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30 years of the American-Statesman’s Fab 55: The 30 No. 1s

In 1989, Dallas Carter linebacker Jessie Armstead topped the American-Statesman’s initial Fabulous 55. Football recruiting has changed a lot in 30 years. RELATED: The Fabulous 55 is celebrating 30 years, and oh how recruiting has changed since 1989 Suzanne Halliburton takes a look back at all 30 No. Read More

The Dotted Line: Few Texas storylines remain heading into national signing day

College football fans used to enter national signing day drunk on excitement. It was a day equivalent to the NFL draft, offering hope and the next batch of players to cheer. The early signing period has lessened that signing day fervor to a slight buzz. Read More

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Four-star cornerback Jaylon Jones pledges to Texas A&M

Texas A&M landed one of the big fish in the 2020 class when Cibolo Steele cornerback Jaylon Jones pledged to the Aggies during a visit in college station. The 6-foot-3 four-star prospect was a priority for numerous programs across the nation, including Texas. He attends … Read More

The Fabulous 55 is celebrating 30 years, and oh how recruiting has changed since 1989

Jessie Armstead represented everything that’s still so gloriously ostentatious about recruiting in the state of Texas. Three decades ago, he was the best player starring for possibly the best high school football team in the country. The linebacker from Dallas Carter High School called a press conference the first Wednesday … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas expects Javonne Shepherd, Lakia Henry on campus this weekend

The 2019 class wraps up next Wednesday when national signing day arrives and passes without the buzz it has produced in years past. The early signing period in December coupled with the growing amount of early enrollees and transfer portal stories have transitioned the conversation away from the … Read More

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Texas running back signee Derrian Brown hospitalized

Buford High School (Ga.) released a statement regarding four-star running back Derrian Brown, who signed with the Longhorns in December. Buford is reporting that Brown underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain on Thursday. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound prospect picked Texas over 29 other offers … Read More

The Dotted Line: How important is four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd to Texas?

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 24 members when five-star athlete Bru McCoy transferred from USC to Texas. The Longhorns signed 22 pledges in the early signing period and then McCoy in January. Tom Herman hopes the only remaining unsigned member of the class — … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at the rest of the Big 12’s 2019 recruiting classes

Texas added five-star athlete Bru McCoy last week and jumped Oklahoma as the top-rated class in the Big 12 for the 2019 cycle. The Longhorns hold the third-ranked class in the country, while the Sooners hold the fifth-ranked group. It was another lackluster year of recruiting for … Read More

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Researchers: Former Texas great Tommy Nobis diagnosed with most severe form of CTE

BOSTON — Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis seemed to transition easily into his post-playing career, landing a job as the manager of the team’s training camp hotel and rising through the franchise’s front office to vice president. For three more decades, the man who came to be known as “Mr. Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 prospects that are trending toward Texas

A figurative bow was placed on Texas’ 2019 class when five-star athlete Bru McCoy officially transferred from USC to Texas. It was the last major piece of the cycle outside of keeping four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd committed through national signing day … Read More

Texas athletics smashes its own record by generating $219.4 million in 2017-18

The University of Texas athletic department smashed its own record during the 2017-18 academic year by generating $219.4 million in revenues, easily topping the $214.8 million from the previous year. But the Longhorns continue to spend money at a torrid pace, too. The athletic department spent … Read More