Recruiting

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Collegiate Commissioners Association approves early signing period for football

An early-signing period for football was approved Monday when the Collegiate Commissioners Association, a group comprised of league commissioners, agreed to a three-day signing period starting Dec. 20 of each year. The NCAA panel gave its approval of the new 72-hour signing period for prep athletes last month. Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns players, recruits, coaches react to latest commitment Caden Sterns

Judging by reaction across social media, Tom Herman’s latest catch on the recruiting trail may have been his biggest yet. Caden Sterns, a four-star safety from Cibolo Steele, flipped his commitment from LSU to Texas on Sunday evening. Landing the No. 4-ranked prospect in the Fabulous 55 and … Read More

Commitment 101: Caden Sterns, safety

Tom Herman is unafraid to recruit committed prospects. If it wasn’t clear when he flipped former Houston recruits in the 2017 cycle or 2018 four-star quarterback Cameron Rising weeks ago, but it was proved Sunday when Texas flipped four-star safety Caden Sterns of Cibolo … Read More

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Texas flips four-star safety Caden Sterns

Tom Herman made another statement on the recruiting trail Sunday night when four-star safety Caden Sterns flipped his commitment from LSU to the Longhorns. Sterns is ranked No. 4 on the Fabulous 55 and is the No. 39 ranked national prospect in the nation, per 247Sports … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Tyler John Tyler’s Damion Miller

RECENT HISTORY: WIDE RECEIVERS Texas’ top wideouts The Longhorns’ top-performing wide receivers and freshmen WRs the past four years: 2013: The top receiver — Mike Davis (51 catches, 727 yards, 8 TDs); top freshman — None 2014: The top receiver — John Harris (68 catches, 1,051 yards, 7 TDs); top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Tyler John Tyler receiver Damion Miller

CLASS OF 2017: DAMION MILLER Tyler John Tyler, WR (6-0,189) HOW DID HE GET HERE? It took a year-and-a-half to get here; Miller was the very first pledge for Texas’ 2017 class. He committed way back in June 2015, the summer after Charlie Strong’s first season. Read More

Class of 2017: There was a wait, but Damion Miller is ready to join Texas

TYLER — Damion Miller wants to become either an engineer or an architect. Something about the numbers intrigues him. “I like math a lot,” the Texas signee said. Grab a pencil, and let’s check some of his. Miller had 922 receiving yards on … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Keondre Coburn is a familiar face for the Texas coaching staff

SPRING — Texas’ search for a defensive tackle in the 2018 class includes a familiar face. Spring Westfield’s Keondre Coburn is the Longhorns’ top target at defensive tackle and one of just three in-state players with a UT offer at the position. Texas assistant coach Corby Meekins, now … Read More

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Lake Travis kicker, Cameron Dicker, becomes Texas’ seventh commit

Texas’ 2018 recruiting class grew to seven members on Thursday afternoon when Lake Travis kicker Cameron Dicker committed to the Longhorns, one week after receiving an offer from Tom Herman. Dicker is a two-star prospect and ranked as the No. 2 kicker in the 2018 class, per 247Sports’ … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Joseph Ossai turned an unfamiliar sport into a college future

CONROE — The first-time Joseph Ossai watched football, he mistook the sport for rugby. He was 10 years old, newly arrived in this country from Nigeria, and was at his uncle’s, watching a Pittsburgh Steelers game on television. It left a lasting impression. Seven years later, Ossai is … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — San Antonio Reagan’s Derek Kerstetter

RECENT HISTORY: GUARDS Texas’ top guards The Longhorns’ top-performing guards and freshmen guards over the past four years: 2013: The top guard — Mason Walters, an OL stalwart at UT; top freshman — Curtis Riser, though he played in only four games. 2014: The top guard — Kent Perkins, who was moved from … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: San Antonio Reagan offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter

CLASS OF 2017: DEREK KERSTETTER San Antonio Reagan, OL (6-5, 299) HOW DID HE GET HERE? One of only two offensive linemen that signed with Texas in 2017, Kerstetter originally was committed to Oklahoma State. He pledged to the Cowboys in June 2016. But Tom Herman and offensive … Read More

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Tom Herman: ‘You can flush (my rings) down the toilet’

When it comes to recruiting, Tom Herman is seemingly pulling out all the stops during his first few months as the head coach at Texas. Over-the-top locker room upgrades and daily (sometimes hourly) social media blasts ensure that Herman has recruits’ attention, but a lot still comes down to what … Read More

Class of 2017: Versatile big man Derek Kerstetter is ready for life at Texas

SAN ANTONIO — A few years ago, Lyndon Hamilton discovered just how big Derek Kerstetter was. Then the defensive coordinator at San Antonio Reagan, Hamilton asked a few players to help move him into a new home. Kerstetter, who was a sophomore lineman for the Rattlers at the time, was … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Manvel receiver Jalen Preston was destined for football success

MANVEL — Not all diamonds are found in the rough. Jalen Preston’s talents were apparent to everyone from an early age, and entering his senior season at Manvel, the four-star wide receiver ranks as the No. 5 player on the Fabulous 55 and holds offers from … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Four-star safety Leon O’Neal is making his wrongs right

CYPRESS — Leon O’Neal has gone from knucklehead to knocking heads. He’s still causing trouble, only now the four-star safety from Houston Cypress Springs is terrorizing defenses across the Houston area. And colleges have taken notice. O’Neal, a 6-1, 195-pound strong safety, holds 31 offers. He’s the … Read More

A look at each class of 2019 offer extended by the Longhorns

Tom Herman’s 2018 recruiting class is building momentum and now sits at six members heading into May. With the coaching staff on the recruiting trail evaluating talent, the 2019 class also becomes important. Below, we examine each offer extended in the 2019 class. The number in parenthesis next … Read More

Hello, Tanner McKee? Texas, Tom Herman appear to be seeking a third quarterback

Tom Herman is still hunting quarterbacks. Despite the recent commitments from four-star prospects Casey Thompson and Cameron Rising, the Longhorns expect to host Tanner McKee, a four-star prospect from California, the first weekend of May. The visit was first reported by InsideTexas. McKee, from Corona (Calif.) Centennial, holds a UT … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Winter Park, Fla.’s Jordan Pouncey

RECENT HISTORY: WIDE RECEIVERS Texas’ top wideouts The Longhorns’ top-performing wide receivers and freshmen WRs the past four years: 2013: The top receiver — Mike Davis (51 catches, 727 yards, 8 TDs); top freshman — None 2014: The top receiver — John Harris (68 catches, 1,051 yards, 7 TDs); top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Winter Park, Fla. wide receiver Jordan Pouncey

CLASS OF 2017: JORDAN POUNCEY Winter Park, Fla. WR (6-1, 187) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Pouncey originally committed to Notre Dame last summer, but de-committed when his receivers coach left the Fighting Irish to become Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator in the offseason. That opened things up … Read More