The Dotted Line

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail.

Duncanville quarterback Ja'Quinden Jackson at The Opening regional in Dallas. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Guide to watching Texas commitments in the area round of the playoffs

Posted November 20th, 2019


The healthy Texas commitments went 4-5 in the first round of the playoffs. Hudson Card, Xavion Alford, Jaylen Garth and Dajon Harrison were injured and didn’t participate in the bi-district round. Each of the pledges still chasing a state title, in a playing capacity, are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Three of those play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington from Thursday through Saturday. 


2020 commitments

Texas commit Andrej Karic (68) starts at left tackle for Southlake Carroll. (Mike Craven)

Andrej Karic, offensive tackle, Southlake Carroll


Southlake Carroll vs. DeSoto, Friday, 4:30 p.m. (AT&T Stadium)

Prince Dorbah, outside linebacker, Highland Park

Highland Park vs. Magnolia, Thursday, 7 p.m. (AT&T Stadium)

Jake Majors, offensive line, Prosper

Prosper vs. Mesquite, Friday, 7 p.m. (Eagle Stadium)

Ja’Quinden Jackson, quarterback, Duncanville

Duncanville vs. Flower Mound, Saturday, 3 p.m. (AT&T Stadium)

Out of state commits

Two Texas pledges hail from out of state. Van Fillinger (Utah) and Bijan Robinson (Arizona) are part of state championship contenders. Fillinger is playing for a state title in Utah on Saturday, while Robinson hopes to reach a state title game in Arizona with a win this weekend. 

Van Fillinger, defensive end, Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon

Corner Canyon vs. American Fork, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. 

Bijan Robinson, running back, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic

Salpointe Catholic vs. Chandler, Saturday, 6 p.m. 

2021 pledges

Four of Texas’ seven commitments in the 2021 class are still alive in the area round of the state playoffs. Three are in action on Saturday. Injured tight end Lake McRee’s Lake Travis squad is also playing. Juan Davis and Derrick Harris Jr. were knocked out of the playoffs in the bi-district round. 

Hayden Conner, offensive tackle, Katy Taylor

Katy Taylor vs. Houston Memorial, Saturday, 1 p.m. (Legacy Stadium)

Jalen Milroe, quarterback, Katy Tompkins

Katy Tompkins vs. Houston Cypress Falls, Friday, 6:30 p.m. (Legacy Stadium)

Ja’Tavion Sanders, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Coronado, Saturday, 3 p.m. (Wildcat Stadium)

Billy Bowman, athlete, Denton Ryan

Denton Ryan vs. Coronado, Saturday, 3 p.m. (Wildcat Stadium)