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The Dotted Line: Texas faces a pair of recruiting questions as Horns round out their class

Questions remain for Texas in recruiting before the Longhorns can completely turn the page on the weirdest recruiting cycle in memory. The 2021 cycle will be remembered for COVID-19 restrictions, which so far have kept players from taking official visits and college coaches from making in-person evaluations on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the Fabulous 55’s top uncommitted prospects

The 2021 class is settling into commitments at a record clip. Only six of the top 30 players on our Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted with Class 5A and Class 6A teams still awaiting their first games. These prospects haven’t been allowed to take official … Read More

The Dotted Line: Our annual Big 12 of the Big 12, the conference’s best dozen players

Twenty-one Big 12 players were selected in the 2020 NFL draft, the fewest of any Power Five conference. But highly regarded prospects from the major programs within the league, led by a pair of offensive linemen, hope to change that next spring. Here is our initial Big 12 of the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Running back LJ Johnson includes Texas in top four; Landon Hullaby update

Texas wants a second running back for the 2021 recruiting class. The leading candidate is four-star Houston Cypress-Fairbanks product LJ Johnson, who recently listed the Longhorns among his top four schools alongside Texas A&M, LSU and Oklahoma. The 5-10, 204-pound playmaker holds 40 offers. Read More

The Dotted Line: Oklahoma overtakes Texas for lead in Big 12 recruiting race

After a busy August, Oklahoma jumped Texas into first place in the Big 12 recruiting rankings for the class of 2021. The Longhorns claimed the previous four Big 12 recruiting titles. Baylor remains in third place in what will be … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jonathon Brooks starts season; JD Coffey readies for action

Hallettsville running back Jonathon Brooks was the lone Texas commit to start his season in August when his squad took on Shiner on Friday night. His team lost, but the three-star put up an impressive performance to start the year, rushing for 142 yards … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Quinn Ewers, five-star corner Denver Harris headline The Next 25

The 2022 recruiting cycle is loaded with talent in the state of Texas. Five-star prospects Quinn Ewers and Denver Harris headline our updated Next 25, a ranking of the state’s best 25 prospects for 2022. The 2021 class is ranked in the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is the top prospect in Texas for the 2022 recruiting cycle?

An updated version of The Next 25, our annual rankings of the best 25 prospects for the class of 2022, will be released Thursday. Don’t expect many changes to the top of the list as a handful of juniors-to-be separated themselves from their peers … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is left for Texas on its 2021 offensive recruiting board?

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew back to 17 members Saturday when three-star quarterback Charles Wright of Austin High flipped from Iowa State. His commitment replaces four-star Jalen Milroe , who recently flipped from Texas to Alabama. Texas’ class ranks 15th … Read More

The Dotted Line: ‘Texas football is all I know’ — new pledge Charles Wright discusses his life-long love of UT

Austin High quarterback Charles Wright took the first step toward fulfilling a life-long dream of playing football for Texas over the weekend when the three-star flipped his commitment from Iowa State. He became the 17th pledge in Texas’ 2021 recruiting class that ranks 14th … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds local quarterback Charles Wright to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 17 members Saturday night when three-star quarterback Charles Wright of Austin High pledged to the Longhorns. He becomes Texas’ lone 2021 quarterback commitment of the cycle, replacing four-star Jalen Milroe who recently flipped to … Read More

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Four-star quarterback Jalen Milroe flips from Texas to Alabama

Four-star quarterback Jalen Milroe backed away from his pledge to the Longhorns on Monday night and committed to Alabama. The Katy Tompkins star picked Texas back in July of 2019 and was the longest running commitment of the 2021 cycle. The news follows the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Quinn Ewers set to become only fourth five-star quarterback for Texas since 2000

Texas caused a massive national recruiting ripple on Friday when five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers picked the Longhorns over 40 other schools, including national powers Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma. The 6-3, 195-pound Southlake Carroll prospect is the top-ranked recruit in the country for … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers to 2022 recruiting class

Texas landed the biggest fish in the 2022 cycle on Friday afternoon when five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers of Southlake Carroll picked Texas over nearly every other major program in the country. Ewers is the first Texas quarterback to be ranked … Read More

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Five-star quarterback, nation’s top 2022 prospect Quinn Ewers chooses Texas

Texas landed the biggest fish in the 2022 cycle on Friday afternoon when five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers of Southlake Carroll picked Texas over nearly every other major program in the country. Ewers is the first Texas quarterback to be ranked … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 17 members last weekend when three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis pledged to the Longhorns. The 5-11, 185-pound speedster from Pompano Beach, Fla. is the second wide receiver to join Texas’ 2021 recruiting class, pairing with Casey Cain. Texas’ class ranks … Read More

The Dotted Line: Will football recruiting be impacted by this week’s conference decisions? No one knows

The Big Ten and Pac-12 announced a postponement of the football season until at least the spring on Tuesday afternoon as COVID-19 continues to force disruption. We can argue until we’re blue in the face about whether the decision was correct, or even necessary, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas shortens its defensive wish list for the 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class is headlined by defensive stars. Eight of the Longhorns’ nine highest-ranked pledges project to the defensive side of the ball, including two-way athletes Ja’Tavion Sanders and Billy Bowman Jr. The offense added two players over the last week with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Updating Texas’ offensive wish list for the 2021 recruiting cycle

Texas added two three-star offensive commitments over the past week to the 2021 recruiting class with center Michael Myslinski and wide receiver Jaden Alexis. The Longhorns’ class now consists of 17 members, ranking 13th in the nation and first in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas goes out of state to land three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class added three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis on Saturday. The product of Monarch Prep in Pompano Beach (Fla.) is the 17th member of Texas’ class and the second wide receiver, joining Casey Cain. They are two of … Read More