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Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch (23) and quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) stand next to Texas head coach, Tom Herman, before the team exits the tunnel for the Orange-White spring game held at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April, 13, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [Rodolfo Gonzalez for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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The Dotted Line: A closer look at four recent Texas offers

Posted April 16th, 2019

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Spring practice ended for the Longhorns with the Orange-White game on Saturday night — just in time for spring practices to begin for big high schools across the state. It’s a chance for the Texas coaching staff to scour the state for new prospects, and another chance to continue building relationships with the current targets in the 2020 and 2021 classes. Texas stands at five commitments in the 2020 class, all playing offense.

The Longhorns have extended 98 offers in the 2020 class and 34 in the 2021 cycle. Four prospects, two in each class, picked up recent offers. Here are the scouting reports on the new names.

Jalin Conyers, tight end, Gruver

FYI: 6-4/220; 4 stars; No. 6-ranked tight end

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Top offers: Texas A&M, Georgia, LSU

Conyers announced his new offer from Texas on Sunday, a day after visiting Austin for the Orange-White game. He’s just the fourth tight end in the 2020 class to receive a UT offer, and the first from inside the state. The Longhorns signed two tight ends in 2019 and only need one this cycle. Conyers is a long, athletic tight end who was first-team all-district as a wide receiver and defensive back as a junior. He played quarterback at Stinnett West Texas as a sophomore.

Competition for Conyers is fierce. He caught 61 passes for 1,225 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2018. He picked up offers from Ohio State and USC earlier in the month and already holds a handful of offers from SEC powers. A full-court press for Conyers puts the Longhorns in a prime position heading into the summer.

Jalen Logan-Redding, defensive end, Columbia (Mo. ) Rock Bridge

FYI: 6-4/235; 3 stars; No. 11-ranked player in Missouri

Top offers: Notre Dame, Nebraska, Missouri

Texas feels good about interior defensive line prospects like Vernon Broughton and Princely Umanmielen. The Longhorns are identifying potential defensive ends and B-backers, and that’s where Logan-Redding fits in. He’s built like a Joseph Ossai or Byron Vaughns. He’s a long, athletic edge player who can get after the passer and possesses enough athleticism to learn to play in space. He recorded 62 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss and eight sacks in 2018.

James Brockermeyer, center, Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal (2021)

FYI: 6-3/243; not ranked

Top offers: Oklahoma, Michigan, LSU

Brockermeyer is a familiar last name to Texas fans. James’ father, Blake, was a star for Texas and played in the NFL. His brother, Luke, is currently on the team as a linebacker. His twin brother, Tommy, is a five-star offensive tackle who recently was ranked as the No. 1 offensive lineman in the 2021 class by 247Sports. James doesn’t possess the same frame as Tommy, but he’s adding weight to become a viable option at center in the 2021 cycle.

Jonah Miller, offensive tackle, Tuscon (Ariz.) Salpointe Catholic (2021)

FYI: 6-6/285; not ranked

Top offers: Nebraska, Arizona, Arizona State

Texas found gold in 2019 when it poached Jake Smith and Brayden Liebrock from Arizona. The Longhorns hope Arizona becomes a state that produces a player or two in each cycle. The top targets in the 2020 class from Arizona are five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo and five-star running back Bijan Robinson. Robinson is teammates with Miller, and both were on campus for Texas’ spring game. Miller left with an offer. The 2021 class is loaded with in-state talent like Tommy Brockermeyer and the Houston foursome of Donovan Jackson, Hayden Connor, Bryce Foster and Reuben Fatheree II. Miller is a big-bodied player with solid footwork.

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