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The Dotted Line: Seven members of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

With six weeks to go until the early signing period, only seven of the 55 prospects of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted. The recruiting cycle was interrupted in March when the NCAA shut down visits by players to colleges and college coaches to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas makes cut for Donovan Green; Malick Sylla wants to play early

DICKINSON — Donovan Green is the only tight end in the 2022 recruiting cycle who currently holds an offer from Texas. The 6-4, 220-pound Dickinson standout recently included the Longhorns among his top six schools along with Texas A&M, USC, Oklahoma, Florida and Ole … Read More

The Dotted Line: Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik was waiting on Texas offer

Texas’ recruiting for a quarterback in the 2022 class was supposed to be over in August when five-star prospect Quinn Ewers committed. That all changed last week when Ewers decommitted, leading to Texas extending an offer to Westlake gunslinger Cade Klubnik. “I … Read More

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Texas loses pledge from 2022 four-star wide receiver Phaizon Wilson

And then there was one.  Texas’ 2022 class took another blow Thursday night when four-star wide receiver Phaizon Wilson backed away from his pledge to the Longhorns. The 6-4, 210-pound prospect from Lancaster High School became Texas’ first commitment in the 2022 … Read More

Texas’ loss of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers reflects a larger problem for Tom Herman

Recruiting is the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae: On their own, they aren’t much more than crunchy sugar pieces, but on ice cream, they’re the final piece of a delicious puzzle. Recruiting is a luxury. Texas needs to win on the field before fans … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where are Texas’ decommitments from the 2021 class heading?

Five prospects from Texas’ 2021 recruiting class decommitted from the Longhorns at some point during the process — and Texas lost 2022 five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers late Wednesday night. The 2021 class currently consists of 17 members and ranks 17th … Read More

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Texas loses commitment of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers

The Longhorns suffered a five-star loss Wednesday night when 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers backed away from his pledge. Ewers is the top-rated quarterback in the junior class, ranking second nationally on the 247Sports composite rankings. He was one of three Texas pledges in the 2022 cycle. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive line recruiting must improve in 2022 after its 2021 failures

Recruiting the offensive line in the 2021 cycle was an abject failure for the Longhorns and offensive line coach Herb Hand. Texas entered the cycle with high hopes because of a loaded crop of in-state prospects at tackle, guard and center, including a pair … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Morice Blackwell provides versatility, production for Arlington Martin

ARLINGTON — The versatility possessed by Arlington Martin defender Morice Blackwell would make a Swiss Army Knife blush.  The four-star Texas commit is considered an outside linebacker. But he also plays inside linebacker and safety for Martin. He starts on every special … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers ‘100%’ committed to Texas

SOUTHLAKE — Quinn Ewers is regarded as one of the best high school quarterbacks that has come from the state of Texas in recent memory. The five-star Southlake Carroll product entered his junior season as the top-rated quarterback in the entire 2022 class. He’ll … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas offensive tackle pledge Max Merril

Texas added a commitment on Sept. 25 from Houston Strake Jesuit offensive tackle Max Merril. The three-star is one of three offensive line pledges in the cycle, alongside Hayden Conner and Michael Myslinski. Merril is one of 17 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of out-of-state recruiting targets trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class consists of 17 members with the early signing period less than two months away. The 2021 cycle is proving difficult for the Longhorns for a number of reasons, including their on-field performance. Tom Herman’s program is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting offensive lineman Bryce Foster, trio of 2022 Texas targets

The season is about a month old for Class 5A and 6A programs in the state of Texas. That’s allowed recruiting writers to go on the road and watch nearly a dozen games so far. The latest round of in-person scouting reports are headlined … Read More

The Dotted Line: Charles Wright hopes to break Austin High playoff streak before Texas career

Texas commit Charles Wright is on a mission to lead Austin High to its first playoff win since 1957. The quarterback passed for 290 yards and five touchdowns in Friday night’s win over Akins, moving the Maroons to 3-0. The offense is … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on four Texas football commits

The past two weeks allowed me chances to watch four different Texas commits, including three from the 2021 class. Texas’ 2021 class consists of 17 pledges, while the 2022 cycle already has three highly-ranked players. Scouting reports from the games I attended in September can be found … Read More

The Dotted Line: Choosing football, not basketball, paying off for Texas commit Jaylon Guilbeau

LA PORTE  — Basketball was Texas commit Jaylon Guilbeau’s preferred sport until high school. But the cornerback from Port Arthur Memorial made the right choice, earning offers from power programs like Texas, Alabama and Georgia before picking the Longhorns over 15 others in September. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jordon Thomas ‘blessed’ to be back after injury

LA PORTE  — Injuries can be a blessing in disguise for a young football player. Port Arthur Memorial defensive end Jordon Thomas missed his junior season with a leg injury. The Texas pledge was back on the field last Thursday against La Porte as … Read More

The Dotted Line: Albert Regis announces commitment date; Texas makes Caleb Burton’s final list

La Porte defensive tackle Albert Regis has scheduled his college announcement for noon Saturday. The three-star prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle is considering Texas, Arkansas, Houston and Texas A&M. He has received 17 offers. Regis is a 6-1, 300-pound … Read More

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Four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. backs away from Texas pledge

The Texas Longhorns suffered a loss last Saturday when TCU left town with a victory. Tom Herman’s program suffered another loss heading into the Oklahoma game on Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. decommitted from the Longhorns. The Denton Ryan product was the second-highest rated … Read More

The Dotted Line: Nine prospects from the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Nine players of the 2021 Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted with two months remaining until the early signing period after four-star safety Andrew Mukuba, No. 30 on the list, chose Clemson over Texas and LSU. The 2021 cycle is unlike any … Read More