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Cedar Creek defensive lineman Alfred Collins (99) competes against Akins at Burger Stadium on Sept 5, 2019. [JOHN GUTIERREZ/FOR STATESMAN]

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The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 recruiting wish list with a month left until national signing day

Posted January 6th, 2020

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Texas signed 17 players in the 2020 class during the early signing period in December. The class ranks 10th in the nation and second in the Big 12 with a month remaining before national signing day in February. The Longhorns hope to add a few more pieces before turning its full attention to the 2021 cycle. 

Here are four unsigned prospects that are holding a Texas offer:

 

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Manor defensive lineman Princely Umanmielen originally committed to Texas, then he de-committed, and now is still considering the Longhorns. (John Gutierrez/American-Statesman)

Alfred Collins, defensive tackle, Bastrop Cedar Creek

FYI: 6-5/275; 4 stars; No. 20 on the 2020 Fabulous 55

Top schools: Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M

Texas’ odds: 99%

Collins is one of two players in the top 20 of the Fabulous 55 still uncommitted and the other is five-star running back Zachary Evans, who is rumored to have signed with Georgia in December despite not announcing as planned during the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando. Collins participated in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday, which included four UT signees. He’s considered a near lock for Texas with the Longhorns expecting to move to a four-man front. He’d pair with fellow four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton.  

Kelvontay Dixon, wide receiver, Carthage

FYI: 6-0/180; 4 stars; No. 52 on the Fab 55

Top schools: Texas, Baylor, SMU

Texas’ odds: 95%

Dixon de-committed from Arkansas in November following the firing of head coach Chad Morris, who is now the offensive coordinator at Auburn. The four-star from East Texas recorded 84 catches for 1,288 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. He helped Carthage win a state championship as a senior. He’s the younger brother of Texas running Keaontay Ingram. It’s hard to imagine Dixon ending up anywhere other than Austin. The long run in the state playoffs prevented him from taking official visits. 

Princely Umanmielen, defensive end, Manor 

FYI: 6-4/249; 4 stars; No. 33 on the Fab 55

Top schools: Baylor, Auburn, Florida, Texas  

Texas’ odds: 25 percent 

Umanmielen is another local defensive lineman the Longhorns hope to sign. He was pledged to Texas until October. The versatile big man was openly critical of his potential role in the odd-man front deployed by former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. Umanmielen wants to play on the outside in a four-man front and new defensive coordinator Chris Ash could offer that opportunity. 

Isaiah Dunson, cornerback, Tucker (Ga.)

FYI: 6-2/180; 4 stars; No. 23-ranked cornerback

Top schools: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Ole Miss 

Texas’ odds: Unknown 

Dunson backed away from his commitment to Florida State in November. He has since picked up offers from Texas and Ole Miss. Not much is known about him on the Texas beat since he was offered on Dec. 10. The emphasis before the dead period to close out 2019 was on the early signing period. The Longhorns are in good shape if Texas can get the long, rangy defensive back on campus for an official visit.  Five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo picked Georgia over Texas over the weekend. 

2020 Fabulous 55 - Winter edition

The updated 2020 55 following the 2019 season.
RANK (PREV.)PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1. (1)Zachary EvansRBGalena Park North Shore (6A)Uncommitted
2. (3)Jaylon JonesDBCibolo Steele (6A)Texas A&M
3. (5)Drew SandersOLBDenton Ryan (5A)Alabama
4. (2)Demond DemasWRTomball (5A)Texas A&M
5. (4)Ja'Quinden JacksonQBDuncanville (6A)Texas
6. (20)Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWRRockwall (6A)Ohio State
7. (11)RJ MickensSSouthlake Carroll (6A)Clemson
8. (9)Jase McClellanRBAledo (5A)Alabama
9. (7)Vernon BroughtonDTCy Ridge (6A)Texas
10. (18)Jalen KimberCBMansfield Timberview (5A)Georgia
11. (10)Haynes KingQBLongview (5A)Texas A&M
12. (8)Hudson CardQBLake Travis (6A)Texas
13. (17)Nate AndersonOTFrisco Reedy (5A)Oklahoma
14. (45)Jalin ConyersTEGruver (2A)Oklahoma
15. (12)Quentin JohnstonWRTemple (6A)TCU
16. (52)Garrett HayesOTAthens (4A)TCU
17. (19)Prince DorbahOLBHighland Park (5A)Texas
18. (26)Seth McGowanRBMesquite Poteet (5A)Oklahoma
19. (15)Xavion AlfordSAlvin Shadow Creek (5A)Texas
20. (14)Alfred CollinsDTBastrop Cedar Creek (5A)Uncommitted
21. (35)Devon AchaneWRFort Bend Marshall (5A)Texas A&M
22. (40)Marvin MimsWRFrisco Lone Star (5A)Oklahoma
23. (23)EJ SmithRBDallas Jesuit (6A)Stanford
24. (34)Jerrin ThompsonSLufkin (6A)Texas
25. (6)Chad LindbergOTClear Creek (6A)Georgia
26. (13)Jaylen GarthOTPort Neches-Groves (5A)Texas
27. (25)Malik HornsbyQBFort Bend Marshall (5A)Arkansas
28. (32)Jahari RogersCBArlington (6A)Florida
29. (33)Collin SullivanWRRound Rock (6A)Purdue
30. (27)Logan ParrOGSan Antonio O'Connor (6A)Texas
31. (NR)Jahdae BarronCBPflugerville Connally (5A)Baylor
32. (41)Josh WhiteOLBCy Creek (6A)LSU
33. (22)Princely UmanmielenDEManor (5A)Florida
34. (30)Jake MajorsOCProsper (6A)Texas
35. (21)Alec BryantOLBAlvin Shadow Creek (5A)Virginia Tech
36. (NR)Andrej KaricOTSouthlake Carroll (6A)Texas
37. (NR)Loic FouonjiWRMidland Lee (6A)Texas Tech
38. (44)Kitan CrawfordCBJohn Tyler (6A)Texas
39. (47)Parker WashingtonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Penn State
40. (46)Kevontre BradfordRBLancaster (6A)LSU
41. (48)Akinola OgunbiyiOGFort Bend Kempner (6A)Texas A&M
42. (38)Bryson WashingtonSC.E. King (6A)Oklahoma
43. (31)Lorando JohnsonCBLancaster (6A)LSU
44. (49)Ryan WattsCBLittle Elm (5A)Ohio State
45. (51)Avery HelmCBFort Bend Marshall (5A)Florida
46. (50)Michael HendersonATHCarrollton Ranchview (4A)Oklahoma
47. (24)Chris Thompson Jr.SDuncanville (6A)Auburn
48. (16)Troy OmeireWRFort Bend Austin (6A)Texas
49. (55)Trent Pullen OGWaco Connally (4A)Oklahoma State
50. (36)Darius SnowSCarrollton Hebron (6A)Michigan State
51. (37)James SylvesterDENewton (2A)Baylor
52. (NR)Kelvontay DixonWRCarthage (4A)Texas
53. (53)Chandler MorrisQBHighland Park (5A)Auburn
54. (42)Brennan ScottOLBBishop Dunne (TAPPS)UNLV
55. (43)Ty'Kieast CrawfordOTCarthage (4A)Kilgore College (JUCO)

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