Recruiting

Texas’ out-of-state targets impress at The Opening Final

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Longhorns will always lean heavily on the state of Texas in recruiting. One of the keys to evolving the Texas program is to find a balance between loyalty to the state while identifying and landing out-of-state targets at need positions that the … Read More

Defensive backs lead the charge of Texans during The Opening Final

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The Opening ended Monday night and the championship game of the 7-on-7 tournament possessed a Texas flair. Nine of the 14 Texans in attendance reached the final game of the week with Mach Speed, which included Texas commitments B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns, … Read More

A down year for in-state linemen means Texas is searching across state lines

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Texas needs to search out-of-state for prospects along the offensive and defensive line. It’s a down year on both fronts in the state. The Longhorns are in pursuit of Texans like Rafiti Ghirmai on the offensive line and Keondre … Read More

Cornerback Jalen Green leads Texas standouts in 7-on-7 start at The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The state of Texas is well represented at The Opening, with 14 of the 166 total players in attendance coming from the Lone Star State. The Longhorns are in hot pursuit of several of them and already hold commitments from two of them, … Read More

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Four-star defensive end Joseph Ossai lists Texas, Texas A&M in top 3

Four-star defensive end Joseph Ossai included Texas in his top three, along with Texas A&M and Notre Dame. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound prospect from Conroe Oak Ridge is the No. 10 ranked weak-side defensive end in the country and the No. 214 overall prospect in the nation, … Read More

Elite in-state defensive backs discuss Texas at The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Eight of the 14 Texans participating at The Opening Finals play defensive back. Two of the four safeties in attendance– B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns – are committed to Texas. Foster, a five-star product from Angleton, returned to live … Read More

Four-star tight end Luke Ford plans to visit Texas

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Tight end is a coveted position in Tom Herman’s offense, and it’s a position the Texas staff made a priority in 2017 by signing two players late in the cycle. The Longhorns have yet to land a commitment from a tight end for 2018, … Read More

Five-star quarterback Tanner McKee discusses his interest in Texas at The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The state of Texas didn’t produce an Elite 11 quarterback for this 2018 cycle. There are 14 Texans in Oregon for The Opening Finals, but not one plays quarterback. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Longhorns aren’t paying attention to any of the … Read More

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Four-star RB Harold Joiner includes Texas in top 6 schools

Harold Joiner’s top six is out, and Texas is in. The four-star running back from SEC country narrowed his list on Friday before heading to The Opening. The Longhorns are included along with Alabama, Auburn, USC, Michigan State and UCLA. Top 6!!🔥🔥@Keith247Sports @TrainerfromHell … Read More

Jerry Rice, Texas targets at wide receiver highlight day one of The Opening

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The initial day of The Opening Finals is tedious. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends are the only position groups at practice and the day is spent working on fundamentals and route concepts. It’s not always exciting. And then you notice the legendary … Read More

Four-star wide receiver Rondale Moore is ‘100-percent’ committed to Texas

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The newest Texas commitment participated Thursday in the first day of The Opening Final event hosted by Nike. Rondale Moore, a four-star slot receiver out of Trinity High School in Kentucky, pledged to the Longhorns on June 25, a week after visiting the … Read More

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Reports: Texas recruit Mohamed Bamba’s relationship with Greer Love ‘cleared’ by NCAA

Claims by Mohamed Bamba’s older brother on social media “exposing” the prized Texas men’s basketball recruit for accepting illegal benefits from a financial adviser appear to be baseless. According to a report from NBC Sports college basketball reporter Rob Dauster, the relationship between Bamba and his long-time mentor Greer Love — … Read More

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Texas adds McCallum pitcher Mason Bryant to its 2018 recruiting class

Texas has discovered a promising baseball prospect in its backyard. Late last week, UT received a commitment from right-handed pitcher Mason Bryant, a 6-5 senior-to-be at McCallum High School. That’s the same area school that produced former Longhorns standouts Kyle and Kevin Lusson. Bryant has been on McCallum’s varsity roster … Read More

Four-star safety Caden Sterns is ready for The Opening, then Texas

BEAVERTON, Ore. — No program in the country possesses better safety commitments for the 2018 class than Texas. The trio of B.J. Foster, Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown are one of the major reasons the Longhorns’ class is … Read More

The Opening Final preview: 14 Texans set to compete in Oregon

The Opening has become the premier offseason event in prep football; there are 166 of the top prospects in the country expected to compete at this year’s event in Beaverton, Ore., just outside of Portland. Many of those are, or were, in Texas’ radar at some point in the recruiting … Read More

Texas still searching for 2018 options along the defensive line

Five of Texas’ 11 commitments for the 2018 class play defense. Byron Hobbs and Ayodele Adeoye are linebackers while B.J. Foster, Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown highlight the safety position. Read More

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Wide receiver Justin Watkins de-commits from Texas

East Ridge (Fla.) slot wide receiver Justin Watkins de-committed from Texas Sunday night. The four-star slot receiver announced his decision to open his recruitment hours after the Longhorns secured a commitment from four-star slot receiver Rondale Moore. Texas now holds 11 commitments … Read More

Commitment 101: Rondale Moore, wide receiver

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 12 members Sunday when four-star wide receiver Rondale Moore committed to the Longhorns. The 5-foot-8.5 slot receiver from Trinity High School in Kentucky joins Florida’s Justin Watkins as the two wide receiver commits in the class. Moore … Read More

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Four-star wide receiver Rondale Moore chooses Texas

Wide receiver Rondale Moore , a four-star prospect and the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Kentucky, became Texas’ 12th commitment for the 2018 class on Sunday when he announced his decision to play for the Longhorns. He’s the second receiver that has committed to … Read More

A trio of top-level in-state cornerbacks remain atop Texas’ recruiting board

Five of Texas’ 11 commitments for the 2018 class play defense. Byron Hobbs and Ayodele Adeoye are linebackers while B.J. Foster, Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown highlight the safety position. Read More