Category Archives: Football

DeMariyon Houston picks Hook’Em

Demariyon Houston (courtesy OK Preps)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok — The wide receiver class of 2019 is coming together.

Texas head coach Tom Herman, OC Tim Beck, and outside WRs coach Drew Mehringer went north of the Red River for the latest commit of the 2019 cycle when Oklahoma City Millwood’s 4-star Demariyon Houston verbally pledged to the Longhorns.

Caldwell commits to Texas

Marques Caldwell (Will Gallagher/IT)

ALVIN, TX — 2019 Alvin CB Marques Caldwell wanted to stay closer to home. So when he de-committed from Oregon, he knew where he was headed.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound cornerback committed to Texas today. Caldwell held offers from Ole Miss, Colorado, Oregon, TCU, and Missouri among others, but ultimately the UT invitation was the most important.

Overcoming negative pitches through individual and team success

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

When it comes to recruiting, winning trumps all. Generally speaking, it’s more important than academic and networking appeal. It transcends ‘family atmosphere’. It precedes the importance of relationships and is more enduring. It is a panacea for what ails a program.

With surface level axioms out of the way, let’s dive a little deeper.

Inside the Gameplan: The Gauntlet

Collin Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Much like a year ago, the Texas schedule is set up for a tough middle stretch with a softer landing on the back half that should allow a strong finish. The season’s ceiling will be set by games four through six, which we are previewing today. The Longhorns host TCU, travel to Kansas State, and then take on Oklahoma in Dallas.

Adimora commits to Texas

Chris Adimora (Via Adimora/Twitter)

AUSTIN — Texas’ out of state recruiting campaign in the 2019 class continues, once again in California.

2019 Lakewood (CA) Mayfair 4-star safety Chris Adimora committed to Texas today. Adimora had competing offers from UCLA, Nebraska, Oregon, USC, and Michigan, among others.