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Fab 55 member Landon Jackson picks LSU over Texas, Texas A&M

The combination of success on the field following a national championship and success in the NFL draft with 14 players selected was enough for LSU to beat out the top programs in the country for four-star defensive end Landon Jackson. The 6-6, 240-pound edge rusher was a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas remains atop Big 12 recruiting standings; Baylor makes a run

The Big 12 recruiting race is normally a two-team battle between Texas and Oklahoma. A quick start to the 2021 cycle back in the summer of 2019 put Texas out in front as the pace setter. Teams are beginning to catch up to Texas as Tom … Read More

The Dotted Line: Former players know why Mack Brown is recruiting well at North Carolina

Mack Brown earned the moniker Coach February while in charge of the Texas Longhorns football team because of his ability to close a deal. Brown arrived from North Carolina in time for the 1998 football season, and his biggest victory was off-the-field as he convinced Ricky Williams to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas on the recruiting trail amid COVID-19

The recruiting world halted for most of the past 30 days minus a few commitments sprinkled across the state and the country. The major targets are holding out for official visits, meaning the recruiting calendar is likely to be organically shifted from a frantic … Read More

The Dotted Line: Seven players from the 2017 Fab 55 prepared for NFL Draft

The 2017 edition of the Fabulous 55 holds a special place in this writer’s heart. It was my first crack at building the list, a task I still take incredibly seriously as a football fan who grew up in Cedar Park reading the newspaper … Read More

The Dotted Line: COVID-19 pandemic hits close to home for Texas enrollee Troy Omeire

Texas planned on having eight freshmen early enrollees on the spring football roster. Those plans have been shot, however, as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down campuses across the country and forced programs to cancel spring practices. Players returned home, including … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruiting experts weigh in on challenges faced with pandemic shutdown

COVID-19 turned the world upside down, even football recruiting. While sports stop, recruiting continues behind the scenes. I gathered opinions from four of the top recruiting experts in the area to answer five pressing questions about recruiting under travel restrictions. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ defensive recruiting wishlist hinges on defensive linemen

The world might be on pause for many of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our lifestyles. Sports are on the backburner, but recruiting never stops. The Longhorns are beginning to enter an important part of the recruiting calendar as more players begin to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive recruiting wishlist is headlined by Tommy Brockermeyer

The world might be on pause for many of us as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our lifestyles. Sports are on the backburner, but recruiting never stops. The Longhorns are beginning to enter an important part of the recruiting calendar as more players … Read More

The Dotted Line: Is Texas commit Billy Bowman Jr. a safety or wide receiver? His dad weighs in

Texas commit Billy Bowman Jr. hates to be tackled. That became apparent early in his football career when he’d choose to fall down in flag football rather than get his flag pulled. As he progressed into tackle football in elementary school, his dad, Billy … Read More

The Dotted Line: Competitiveness, toughness are innate in Texas commitment Jalen Milroe

Jalen Milroe was born with a competitive streak that’s as big as the smile that’s constantly on his face. The Texas quarterback commitment has always wanted to win, even when he was a young kid playing car games with his two siblings. Milroe would … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at the top five prospects on the 2021 Fabulous 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Fab 55’s top 10 opens with future Longhorns Jalen Milroe, Billy Bowman

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: Running backs LJ Johnson, Camar Wheaton ranked among Nos. 15-11 on Fab 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: Austin LBJ star Latrell McCutchin among prospects ranked Nos. 20-16 on Fab 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Jordon Thomas, Clayton Smith lead Fab 55 Nos. 25-21

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Derrick Harris Jr. headlines Fab 55 members Nos. 30-26

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits believe coronavirus pandemic will alter commitment timelines

The longer the COVID-19 crisis spreads across the country, interrupting daily life in America, the more likely it is that the 2021 recruiting cycle will be unlike any other in memory. Campuses across the country have closed, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Hayden Conner among prospects ranked Nos. 35-31 on our Fab 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: James Brockermeyer, Shemar Turner headline Nos. 40-36 on the 2021 Fab 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More