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  1. Story by Dina Colunga Three key recruits in the class of 2020 have announced their top schools and the Texas Longhorns are in the running to nab all but one in Prince Dorbah, Ryan Watts, and Myles Slusher. The Texas Longhorns are coming off their best season in years and it is impressing the class of 2020. After hauling in the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big 12 and the No. 3 class in the nation for 2019, the Longhorns are looking to keep their spot among the clouds with next year’s group of players. So far, coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns have four commits for 2020 in Hudso
  2. BY JAMESON MCCAUSLAND Texas quarterback signee Roschon Johnson enjoyed a decorated high school career at Port Neches-Grove, putting up video game numbers and proving himself to be one of the top quarterbacks in the state. Johnson enjoyed playing behind an offensive line that featured one of the best tackle prospects in the state for the 2020 class, Jaylen Garth. Garth quickly found himself on Texas’ radar, and Herb Hand wasted no time in prioritizing him, earning a commitment from another important piece to the offensive line puzzle. Garth is currently ranked as the 37th best offens
  3. BY DANIEL SEAHORN Early on in the last recruiting cycle, we discussed the probability of Texas landing a monster offensive line class that consisted of some of the top prospects in the state of Texas. You all probably remember the picture of guys like Branson Bragg, Kenyon Green, Tyler Johnson, and Javonne Shepherd all together with Coach Herb Hand when they made their way to Austin early in the cycle. As you know by now, that dream haul didn’t quite come together, as Green pledged to Texas A&M, Bragg continued to the Stanford curse, and we are still dealing with the Shepherd saga he
  4. After the slow start that Texas had to the 2019 class, Tom Herman knew it was imperative to get a jump on a key number of prospects in 2020. With that, Elite Day was born. Texas did an excellent job of getting a number of key 2020 prospects into Austin before its annual Junior Day in February. Herman and Co. did a great job with a number of recruits and put themselves in a great position moving forward. Here are some various visitors and our confidence levels: Chad Lindberg - OL, Clear Creek (High) Texas has really separated themselves as of now for Lindberg's services. He loves Aust
  5. Dodge City C.C. linebacker Lakia Henry tells me he will be taking an official visit to Texas on February 1. Texas was the front runner in the recruitment for a while, then Henry committed to Tennessee. Henry backed out of his verbal pledge to the Volunteers in early January, and Texas resumed contact with the 4-star prospect. Henry will see Ole Miss this weekend before traveling to Austin the next. If Henry qualifies academically, I feel very good about Texas’ chances. The news was first reported by Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods.
  6. BY JAMESON MCCAUSLAND Winning recruiting battles in the trenches is what turns good programs into elite ones. This cycle, Texas has looked for big bodies that can play outside, and found a hidden gem in Isaiah Hookfin. Hookfin made a significant leap from his junior to senior season, and Texas jumped into the race for his services at exactly the right time. Hookfin started blowing up earlier this year, receiving offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, and others. After a visit to Austin for the West Virginia game, Hookfin received an offer from the Longhorns. Ultimately, he decided no
  7. With the impending departures of current Texas linebackers Anthony Wheeler and Gary Johnson, Todd Orlando and Tom Herman needed to land several immediate impact players at the linebacker position for the 2019 recruiting cycle. The Longhorns landed one earlier this year with commitment of DeGabriel Floyd and added another one today when Fullerton College LB Caleb Johnson pledged to Texas. Johnson is widely considered one of the best junior college linebackers in the country and is ranked as the 3rd best outside linebacker prospect in the 2019 junior college class, according to the 247Sport
  8. The four-star wideout out of Oklahoma officially backed out of his verbal pledge minutes ago via Twitter. This isn’t that surprising and has been a possibility for a while now. Oklahoma is the team to watch here.
  9. A quality Power 5 program can never have enough big men up front — and the Texas Longhorns know this. With this need in mind, Texas turned its focus towards former TCU commit Myron Warren. After committing to TCU in May of this year, Warren began to warrant the attention of several SEC schools such as Tennessee and Missouri. He also got Texas' attention, and the Longhorns have been in constant contact with Warren over the past few months. Then, Texas offered Warren. When we spoke to Warren, it was obvious that the interest was mutual from his end. "Texas is a school that loves to win," Wa
  10. With spots in the 2019 recruiting class getting limited, coaches are beginning to focus on kick-starting their 2020 recruiting class and setting the foundation. For Texas, they opened the 2020 cycle by landing Lake Travis dual threat quarterback Hudson Card, but since then, the focus has remained on the 2019 cycle as they try to maximize their class and make a run at another top five finish. Many have wondered how Texas would hit its quota for offensive linemen this cycle, but I’ve been more curious about how the next couple of cycles would play out at the position with the state’s crop i
  11. Texas and particularly Stan Drayton have been putting in a lot of work to get their foot in the door in the St. Louis area, and their efforts may finally be paying dividends. The Longhorns managed to land linebacker Ayodele Adeoye during the last recruiting cycle, and went a little further out and landed defensive end Daniel Carson as well. Drayton also dropped off a stack of offers at local powerhouse Trinity Catholic — the home of new Longhorn commit Marcus Washington. Washington was one of four players at Trinity Catholic to be extended an offer from Texas last year along Mookie Cooper
  12. In most states, the end of Week 8 marks the halfway point of the high school football season, including the playoffs. With half of the season in the rearview, here is how the Longhorns' 2019 commits have fared: Chris Adimora, Safety Adimora, a July commit to the Horns, has seen an uptick in offensive production for Mayfield High in Lakeview, California. In seven games this season, Adimora has 18 receptions for 525 yards and 7 touchdowns. In 2018, he has nearly doubled his receiving touchdown numbers from last season (four in 2017, seven in 2018). On the defensive side of the ball, Ad
  13. *Disclaimer - We did not evaluate Peyton Powell as a QB, but he will get a chance to play the position at Texas. We evaluated Powell primarily as a WR, but he could also very well end up as a DB at Texas. With the potential departure of at least one of Collin Johnson and Lil'Jordan Humphrey, the Longhorns need help at wide receiver. The biggest need is outside, especially a deep threat with Devin Duvernay lacking in the production column and only retaining one year of eligibility. Enter Odessa Permian ATH Peyton Powell. Although Powell plays quarterback for Odessa Permian, he likely
  14. Texas has secured a huge commitment on one of its biggest recruiting weekends in decades. After securing a big win against USC, the Longhorns weekend got even better with the commitment of 4-star running back Derrian Brown. Although Texas was high on top backs such as Noah Cain and Trey Sanders early on, Brown entered the picture and it was impossible for Texas to pass. Brown is a high-level back that has the potential to leave his mark in Austin. A duo of Keaontay Ingram and Derrian Brown in the backfield is not something Texas fans will be displeased to see. Player Information
  15. Intel from The Opening De’Gabriel Floyd With Chris Adimora’s commitment Sunday afternoon, Texas now has multiple pledges from California in the 2019 class. Adimora joined LB De’Gabriel Floyd, who committed to the Longhorns in March. While meeting with the media on Sunday, Floyd made it clear that he will continue to be in the ear of several Texas targets who reside in California, including Mater Dei 5-star ATH Bru McCoy. “I know a lot about his situation and what’s going on, what he’s thinking,” Floyd said about McCoy. “I’m telling him the same thing I’m telling everyone else. (Br
  16. Despite a very successful 2018 class, the one thing bothering many Texas fans was the Longhorns inability to pull in several targets that were offered later in the recruiting cycle. Prospects like Craig Williams and DeShaun White received Texas offers later than they would have liked, and in the end it hurt Texas’ chances of landing both. Fast forward to now, and it appears Tom Herman and co. is making sure they are not caught in a similar situation. The plan is for Texas to only take 2 or 3 cornerbacks, so the coaching staff needed to make sure they established their ta
  17. With only T'Vondre Sweat on the board for the 2019 DL class thus far, Texas added more beef up front with the commitment of DE Peter Mpagi. Although Mpagi won't stand out in terms of stars or his overall composite score, he is a prospect that will have a high ceiling in college. Mpagi will fit in on Todd Orlando's defense nicely after taking some time to learn from several experienced upperclassmen. His addition will only help fill the inevitable holes that will be left by the departures of Charles Omenihu and Breckyn Hager. After a stellar junior season, Mpagi started to gain the attenti
  18. When California LB De’Gabriel Floyd committed to Texas in March, he made it clear he would be a huge recruiting presence for the Longhorns on the west coast, specifically in California. When Floyd committed, it appeared to be the first step in Texas re-establishing themselves in one of the most talent-rich areas in the country. The next step was taken today, when Mayfair (CA) S Chris Adimora verbally committed to Texas. Adimora joins Kenyatta Watson as the only two defensive backs committed in the 2019 class. The California native took an unofficial to Texas for the Orange-White spring ga
  19. With Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson off the board to Ohio State, the Texas staff was forced switch gears a bit with who they were prioritizing at the position. Jordan Whittington has already reserved his spot in the class and assumed the position as a class leader, but he was overdue for some company at wide out. Particularly some company that could be featured in the slot. That’s where Jake Smith comes into the equation. Smith made multiple trips to Austin this spring as he made visits to several of the nation’s top programs. Despite making trips to some of the nation’s elite,
  20. It is no secret Texas needs quality tight ends to help the Tom Herman offense be successful. After signing Cade Brewer and Reese Leitao in 2017, the Longhorns took one player at the position in the 2018 class, Malcolm Epps out of Spring Dekaney. 2019 set up to be another year where the Longhorns wanted to take multiple commitments at the position. Tom Herman and Co. went out of state for one, securing a commitment from Chandler (AZ) tight end Brayden Liebrock in early May. The second slot was filled today with the commitment of Temple (TX) tight end Jared Wiley. Wiley was extended an offe
  21. Texas has officially broke the seal on the 2020 recruiting class and they did it by staying local and tapping into the talented Lake Travis pipeline. Texas took a bad beat earlier this spring when Garrett Wilson announced he was picking the Buckeyes over the Longhorns, but that didn’t temper the staff’s enthusiasm in recruiting QB/WR Hudson Card. Card did a little bit of everything for Lake Travis offensively in 2017, but spent most of the season at wide receiver where he put together an impressive sophomore year that lead to 20 plus offers from some the best programs in the nation.
  22. By Daniel Seahorn If you couldn’t tell by now, Texas running back coach Stan Drayton values versatility in his meeting room. Being able to tote the rock is one thing, but when you can be an asset as a pass blocker in blitz pickup and or as a receiver out of the backfield or split out wide then you really set yourself apart from the pack in evaluations. Running backs Daniel Young and Toneil Carter have certainly shown in flashes that they possess these traits and incoming freshman back Keaontay Ingram has shown on tape consistently that he can be that kind of b
  23. 2019 (All Official Visits) OT Tyler Johnson The five star offensive tackle from Conroe headlines the big recruiting weekend for the Longhorns and with Texas already sitting in a good position with Johnson, we don’t expect that to change following the weekend. Johnson previously took an official to Oklahoma last month, and while they are in the mix Texas holds a comfortable lead on the Sooners and the rest of the field. We think Johnson can see himself in Burnt Orange when things are all said and done, but I wouldn’t expect a commitment to drop just yet as he continues to take his tim
  24. Texas reeled in their first defensive back commit of the 2019 class with the verbal pledge of 4-star Kenyatta Watson. The Georgia product is ranked as the 11th best safety in the country (187th overall), according to the 247composite rankings. After signing an historic defensive back class in 2018, Texas had the opportunity to be selective on whom to take in the 2019 class. Watson was offered back in November while he was committed to Florida State. The commitment did not last though, as Watson de-committed from the Seminoles in January, and proceeded to visit Austin in late February. In
  25. Texas has made a huge splash in the recruiting world today, securing a commitment from elite California LB De’Gabriel Floyd. Floyd becomes the first linebacker commit in the Longhorns 2019 class and ranks as 40th best player in the country (3rd ranked LB), according to the 247composite rankings. The addition of Floyd fills a huge need at the linebacker position, a position Tom Herman and Todd Orlando knew they needed to address in the recruiting cycle. On January 28th, Floyd was extended an offer. In Mid-February, he attended junior day and said afterwards that he was blown away and said

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