Category Archives: Football Recruiting

2019 UIL State Championships preview

AT&T Stadium, (

There are plenty of prospects set to compete this weekend for UIL State Championships at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. There’s Division I talent at all levels playing Thursday through Saturday, from 2A to 6A. Many have interest in the Longhorns and are top targets for Tom Herman and the rest of the Texas staff.

Herman breaks down the early signees

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

With 21 players signing Wednesday, Texas head coach Tom Herman has most of his 2019 class locked up. There remains a need for players on the offensive line and for an additional running back, but those details were quickly glossed over by the Longhorn head coach in order to sing the praises of those who did decide to join the program.

Inside the Gameplan: My 5 favorite defensive signees

DeGabriel Floyd. (Justin Wells/IT)

Everywhere around the country, defensive coordinators are having to make tough decisions about what to look for in personnel, particularly at linebacker. The results of those decisions look increasingly different than they did 5-10 years ago and the ongoing trend towards smaller, faster, and more coverage-savvy defenders is only going to intensify in the coming years now that the strongest programs in the country are embracing the spread passing attack.

Inside Texas’ NSD1 tracker

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Welcome to the first National Signing Day. Texas expects to sign much of its #fUTure19 class today. We’ll track scheduled announcements of unsigned prospects, scheduled signings of Texas commits, and the LOIs as they roll into Moncrief here.

Texas lands 3-star WR Lewis

Kennedy Lewis at UT's summer camp in June. (courtesy of Lewis)

AUSTIN — When looking to complete its wide receiver class, Texas looked at options in-state and targeted Melissa’s Kennedy Lewis. Today, the Longhorns earned the former TCU pledge’s commitment to join the #fUTure19 class on the eve of National Signing Day.

Texas grabs JUCO LB from Cali

Caleb Johnson. (Will Johniken/IT)

AUSTIN — With Texas’ two starting inside linebackers set to graduate, Tom Herman saw the need to find a prospect ready to compete upon arrival in Austin. He found one from the JUCO ranks in Fullerton College’s Caleb Johnson.

The Inside Scoop – 12/17/18

Caleb Johnson. (courtesy of Fullerton College)

Can you feel it? NSD is almost here. The anxiousness is nauseating and intoxicating in the same breath. If you’re a coach at a college football program, multiply that by 10. The actual prospect will often experience a level of stress, but a lot of that can be by their own actions and decisions. Notes/quotes from Texas targets and commits, what Eric and Justin think they think, and Jordan Whittington, in his own words inside the Scoop.

Inside the Humidor – Saturday edition (12/15/18)

Bru McCoy at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

After yesterday’s fun-filled Humidor stacked with official visitor weekend and some surprises for this Texas recruiting Class of 2019, we bring the latest from the team, injury report, and more recruiting as we inch closer to National Signing Day next Wednesday. It’s the Humidor – Saturday Edition.