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Where does Texas turn at offensive line with Tommy, James Brockermeyer off recruiting board?

Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the … Read More

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Longhorn legacies Tommy and James Brockermeyer pick Alabama over Texas

Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which Big 12 freshmen could make impacts in 2020?

The top-ranked recruits in a class aren’t always the quickest to make impacts. It all depends on rosters and situations. If this football season does take place, here’s a list of a true freshman from every Big 12 school capable of earning significant playing … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five players from Texas’ 2019 class are prepared for breakout seasons

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class ranked third in the nation and first in the Big 12. Those rankings include departed five-star athlete Bru McCoy and retired linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd, but it was still an excellent class signed by Tom Herman and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 defensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 offensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

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Texas adds four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas raids California for four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Herb Hand face challenges signing offensive line talent

The plan for Texas was to sign the best offensive line class in the country for the 2021 cycle, and the ingredients were in the cupboard. The amount of in-state offensive line talent at the Longhorns’ disposal was boiling over the rim, beginning with the state’s top two … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where does Texas turn to fill the defensive back position in the 2021 recruiting class?

Texas has offered scholarships to 28 defensive backs, and two of them are committed as the Longhorns head into July. Both pledges came on June 15 when four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem and four-star safety JD Coffey picked the Longhorns over dozens of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Is it Terrence Cooks or bust for Texas recruiting 2021 linebackers?

Recruiting linebackers has become a tricky proposition as the high school game has evolved toward spread offenses, which in turn required defensive coordinators to play their best athletes as edge rushers or safeties. Texas has struggled to recruit linebackers over the past decade because the state is failing … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four potential additions for Texas along the defensive line in the 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class was headlined by promising defensive tackles Vernon Broughton, Alfred Collins and Sawyer Goram-Welch. The Longhorns hope to repeat the trick again in 2021, except this time the focus is on edge rushers. Texas is potentially two steps there … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas clearly wants another tight end in 2021 recruiting class

Charlie Strong de-emphasized the tight end position when the former Texas coach opted for an Air Raid offense. Tom Herman immediately went about changing the landscape of the tight ends room with his recent recruiting classes, beginning with signing Lake Travis’ Cade Brewer in 2017, then … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas continues its search for wide receivers in the 2021 recruiting class

Texas has extended more offers to wide receivers — 23 — than any other position so far in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Nine of those receivers remain uncommitted. Texas’ class has only one true wide receiver in Casey Cain, though … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where does Texas turn for a second running back in the 2021 class?

After signing Bijan Robinson — a five-star recruit who was the country’s top-ranked running back prospect in 2020 and discovering that 2019 quarterback signee Roschon Johnson was instead a future NFL prospect at running back, Texas can afford to be picky recruiting running backs for the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Each of Texas’ five quarterback offers in 2021 class are committed to a school

The Longhorns were efficient with quarterback offers in the 2021 class, landing four-star Jalen Milroe of Katy Tompkins back in the summer of 2019. Milroe is the longest standing pledge, and it Texas only took five offers at the position to land its man. Read More

The Dotted Line: Five prospects Texas hopes to close on in summer, fall

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class now consists of 13 members following the Monday commitments of four-star defensive backs JD Coffey and Ishmael Ibraheem. The Longhorns’ current recruiting class ranks ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. Ten of the 13 pledges hail … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas in the 2021 recruiting cycle

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class moved into the ninth spot in the nation and extended its recruiting lead over Baylor and Oklahoma by adding four-star defensive backs JD Coffey and Ishmael Ibraheem on Monday. The Longhorns hold 13 commitments with July approaching despite ongoing travel … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas extends recruiting lead in Big 12; West Virginia, Oklahoma State move up

Three Big 12 teams made positive impacts to their recruiting classes over the past month with the Texas Longhorns making major headway Monday when four-star defensive backs JD Coffey and Ishmael Ibraheem chose Tom Herman’s program. Both are members of the 2021 Fabulous 55. Read More

Commitment 101: JD Coffey continues Texas’ tradition of landing elite safeties under Tom Herman

Texas started its reloading process at the safety position by securing the commitment of JD Coffey, a four-star from Kennedale High School. He’s the seventh-ranked safety in the 2021 recruiting class, per 247Sports Composite, and he checks in at No. Read More