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Safety DeMarvion Overshown names Texas in top 15

Safety is a target position for the Longhorns in 2018 and Texas is in the running for Arp athlete DeMarvion Overshown. The four-star safety has spent time at linebacker and at defensive end in his career. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound prospect visited Texas’ junior day. Read More

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Mohamed Bamba is highest-rated recruit to come to Texas since Kevin Durant

Mohamed Bamba is coming to Austin, instantly becoming the most talented player Shaka Smart has landed in his head coaching career. He’s also tied for the highest-rated recruit to pick Texas since the advent of true recruiting rankings, according to 247 Sports. The talented 6-foot-11-inch, 216-pound center … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Brenham’s Marqez Bimage

RECENT HISTORY: LINEBACKERS Texas’ top ‘backers The Longhorns’ leading linebackers and freshmen linebackers the past four years: 2013: The top linebacker — Peter Jinkens, 49 tackles, 2 TFL; top freshman — Tim Cole, 10 tackles, 1 hurry 2014: The top linebacker — Jordan Hicks, 147 tackles, 3.5 … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Barton Clement names Texas, Texas A&M as his leaders

MISSOURI CITY — The football rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M still exists. Instead of the two teams meeting on a football field every Thanksgiving, the Longhorns and Aggies square off for elite prospects around the state. One of the top priorities for both teams in the 2018 class is … Read More

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Four-star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle includes Texas in top 12

Texas is in the running for one of the most electric prospects in the state after Bellaire Episcopal wide receiver Jaylen Waddle trimmed his list to 12 teams. The Longhorns are in the running along with Oregon, Florida State and Oklahoma among others. Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Brenham linebacker Marqez Bimage

CLASS OF 2017: MARQEZ BIMAGE Brenham, linebacker (6-2, 242) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Like fellow 2017ers Daniel Young and Samuel Cosmi, Bimage started out as a Houston pledge but flipped to Texas when Tom Herman was hired in late November. The Longhorns offered him about two weeks … Read More

Class of 2017: Marqez Bimage is the latest stop on the Brenham-to-Texas pipeline

BRENHAM — Every few years, the town of Brenham seemingly sends one of its Cubs on a 90-mile journey to Royal-Memorial Stadium. Five years ago, Brenham defensive tackle Malcom Brown and linebacker Timothy Cole traded their Blue Bell for burnt-orange jerseys. Luke Poehlmann and Ryan Roberson followed that path paved on … Read More

Texas defensive end pledge Ron Tatum III quietly built his reputation

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ron Tatum III is an imposing presence. The 6-5, 270-pound defensive end commands respect on every football field. The Putnam City product committed to Texas over Oklahoma last month and is the lone defensive lineman currently pledged to the Longhorns. Tatum is a big man … Read More

Four-star quarterback pledge Casey Thompson: ‘This class will be special’

Casey Thompson chose a family feel over his family’s legacy. He held an offer from Oklahoma, where his dad, Charles, and his brother Kendal both played, Thompson chose to cross the Red River when he committed to Texas on April 13 in his high school gym. Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Height won’t define four-star cornerback D’Shawn Jamison

D’Shawn Jamison is ready to continue the tradition of DB High. The four-star cornerback from Houston Lamar is the 16th-rated cornerback in his class and the No. 121st overall prospect in the entire nation, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s a member of the Fabulous 55 and … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Spring Westfield’s Daniel Young

RECENT HISTORY: RUNNING BACKS Texas’ top rushers The Longhorns’ leading rushers and freshmen rushers the past four years: 2013: The top running back — Malcolm Brown, 214-904-9; top freshman — Jalen Overstreet, 20-102-2 2014: The top running back — Malcolm Brown, 183-608-6; top freshman — Foreman, 15-73-0 2015: The top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Spring Westfield running back Daniel Young

CLASS OF 2017: DANIEL YOUNG Spring Westfield, RB (6-0, 210) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Young committed to Tom Herman and will play for Herman, but in between there was a commitment to Houston, a decommitment to Houston and then a flip to Texas. He originally pledged to the Cougars … Read More

Caden Sterns notes Texas’ ‘vision on how to use me’ as factor to commitment

Caden Sterns returned home Saturday night after an unofficial visit to Texas. The four-star safety from Cibolo Steele sat outside with him mom and talked. Then there was silence. And then Sterns spouted out words that would change the course of his future. “I told her, … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: No. 1-ranked Anthony Cook continues Lamar’s tradition as DB High

Anthony Cook is a wanted man. Each day during the spring evaluation period, a different school, and usually more than one, stops by the athletic office to talk to the Houston Lamar cornerback. Before Lamar’s 7-on-7 practice, it was Notre Dame. Ohio State had stopped by earlier in … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Lake Dallas’ Kobe Boyce

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: Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce

CLASS OF 2017: KOBE BOYCE Lake Dallas, CB (6-0, 164) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Boyce committed to Charlie Strong back in April 2016. Only four Big 12 schools offered him scholarships (Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor and Iowa State). STAR RATING: 3 RECRUIT RANKINGS: Overall, 563rd; Fab 55, not … Read More

Class of 2017: Changing positions, changing schools paid off for Kobe Boyce

CORINTH — Sometimes it takes a while to find your place on the football field. And the search can be quite painful. Kobe Boyce was an athletic kid who loved to play multiple sports. Baseball, basketball, even lacrosse. As a seventh grader, he went out for … Read More

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This tweet from an Oklahoma assistant coach has Texas fans riled up

There’s still five months until Texas and Oklahoma kick off on the field, but the rivalry is getting fierce on the recruiting trail. Over the past month, the Longhorns have picked up commitments from two four-star quarterbacks with strong Oklahoma ties and a four-star defensive end from north of the … Read More

Tom Herman, Texas flexing muscle on the 2018 recruiting trail

It’s hard to define a coach in year one. That’s true on the field as much as it is in recruiting. Tom Herman’s first recruiting class was a dud, at least for Texas’ standards. It was the lowest-ranked recruiting class Texas signed this century. Two four-star recruits – … Read More

Lake Travis’ Cameron Dicker talks kicking, big chances, and his Texas commitment

It was Week 2 of the 2016 season, and Lake Travis was seconds away from an 0-2 start. The Cavaliers, who had lost their opener to Converse Judson, found themselves down three on the road to Cibolo Steele. That’s when Cameron Dicker — Lake Travis’ kicker, who committed to Texas … Read More