Tom Herman, Texas host mini-camp with more than 250 attendees

Over 250 high school football players converged on Austin Sunday night to participate in Texas’ first mini-camp of the summer. The Longhorns will host four of these camps throughout the early part of the summer, as well as take part in multiple satellite camps around the state and country. Rain … Read More

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Texas target Amari Gainer chooses Florida State

Texas missed out on outside linebacker Amari Gainer when the four-star prospect announced Friday afternoon via Twitter he was staying home and committing to Florida State. The 6-foot-2.5, 204-pound Gainer included Texas in his final four along with Florida State, Alabama and Miami. Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Humble Atascocita lineman Samuel Cosmi

CLASS OF 2017: SAMUEL COSMI Humble Atascocita, offensive lineman (6-6, 279) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Like fellow Texas signees Marqez Bimage and Daniel Young, Cosmi originally committed to Tom Herman’s Houston Cougars last June. But he became a Longhorn in quick fashion — Texas offered … Read More

Class of 2017: Samuel Cosmi’s journey from Houston to Texas fulfills a dream

HUMBLE — In her home, Rodica Cosmi keeps what can best be described as a dream board. On the board, she has kept reminders of her dreams for her three children and husband. Her dreams for Samuel Cosmi, her only son, range from the customary (become a great man) to the … Read More

Family and football have driven Texas commitment Reese Moore to Austin

SEMINOLE — Reese Moore extends from the West Texas soil like the oil rigs that litter Seminole and its surrounding areas. Oil, football and family swirl together in the wind to create a unique upbringing for Moore and his teammates. The closest movie theater is in New … Read More

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Al’Vonte Woodard lists Texas in top 5

Texas made the cut for four-star wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard. The Houston Lamar product lists Texas, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Ohio State as his final five. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound receiver is the No. 13 in the Fabulous 55. He’s the … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Nacogdoches’ Josh Thompson

RECENT HISTORY: CORNERBACKS Texas’ top CBs The Longhorns’ top-performing cornerbacks and freshmen CBs over the past four years: 2013: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 58 tackles, 4 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups; top freshman — Bryson Echols, 11 tackles 2014: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 73 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Nacogdoches cornerback Josh Thompson

CLASS OF 2017: JOSH THOMPSON Nacogdoches, cornerback (5-11, 192) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Late May of 2016 brought a stream of offers — in one four-day span he was offered by Houston, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas State, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State. He committed to TCU in … Read More

Class of 2017: Josh Thompson is eating broccoli, biding time, waiting to join Texas

NACOGDOCHES — Eating right can be a real drag, especially in a college town where there’s a fast food joint on every block. Josh Thompson has it easy now. Wait until he gets to Texas and there’s a heapin’ helping of everything. Just what every growing … Read More

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Florida 4-star linebacker Amari Gainer to decide Friday, lists Texas in final four

It is established Tom Herman doesn’t mind roaming outside of Texas to find talent. The 2018 class consists of eight members and half of those prospects play prep football in a different state. One of them – Justin Watkins – resides in … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Trent Gordon went from late bloomer to Penn State pledge

MANVEL — Consider Trent Gordon a late bloomer. Most of the elite athletes in the state point toward elementary school and Pop Warner football as the time they realized sports was a route toward success. Not Gordon. The No. 51-ranked player on the … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman is weighing the final decision on tight end Reese Leitao

Texas signee Reese Leitao pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession on Tuesday and will receive a four-year deferred sentence as part of his agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors. If Leitao stays out of trouble for four years, his attorney said, his record will be wiped clean … Read More

Texas pledge Byron Hobbs brings energy, enthusiasm to outside linebacker position

FORT WORTH — Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando utilizes defenders’ speed, versatility and aggression to stop offenses. He needs players with a motor and a mean streak. And athleticism doesn’t hurt, either. He found those traits in Fort Worth Eastern Hills’ Byron Hobbs, the 6-4, 210-pound … Read More

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Texas makes Fab 55 member Max Wright’s top 11

Katy Taylor star defensive end Max Wright, the No. 3 player on the Statesman’s Fabulous 55 list, cut his wishlist down to 11 schools on Monday, and Texas is on it. IT'S TIME⛔️⛔️thank you to everyone who's supported me,Here's … Read More

Spring update: Predicting where the top 10 2018 players in the Fabulous 55 sign

With spring evaluation period ending at the end of May, the recruiting picture around the state is starting to focus. Here are early predictions of where the state’s top 10 players from this year’s Fabulous 55 end up come national signing day. The only committed player … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Temple’s Ta’Quon Graham

RECENT HISTORY: DEFENSIVE ENDS Texas’ top ends The Longhorns’ top-performing defensive ends and freshmen DEs over the past four years: 2013: The top end — Jackson Jeffcoat, 86 tackles, 22 TFL, 13 sacks, 19 hurries; top freshman — Bryce Cottrell, 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 hurry 2014: The top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Temple defensive end Ta’Quon Graham

CLASS OF 2017: TA’QUON GRAHAM Temple defensive end, (6-3, 266) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Graham committed to Texas last September — the day after the Longhorns’ season-opening win over Notre Dame — and he signed with Texas on Feb. 1. But in between there was plenty of recruiting drama. Read More

Class of 2017: Temple’s Ta’Quon Graham looks to cash in on Texas’ defense

TEMPLE — If you’re ever short on cash at Royal-Memorial Stadium, maybe Ta’Quon Graham can help you out. Graham, the Temple defensive end who signed with Texas in February, played his high school games with money in his socks. It’s a superstition that traces back to … Read More

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Post Bamba: Texas wins Big 12 recruiting rankings for second straight year

For the second year in a row, Texas men’s basketball and coach Shaka Smart will enter the Big 12 with the league’s best recruiting class and unlike last season, will have the league’s top freshman recruit. Texas’ five-man recruiting class features three 247 Sports top-50 players … Read More

Mo-mentum: Texas edges out Kentucky in battle for 5-star recruit Mohamed Bamba

One particular moment at the NBA scouting combine last week was as insignificant as it was memorable. Behind a row of NBA executives that included Magic Johnson, Texas coach Shaka Smart and assistant Jai Lucas stood all alone. Literally five feet away, Kentucky’s John Calipari was … Read More