Texas Longhorns: football recruiting

Signing day is here

February, 5, 2014
Signing day is here, and RecruitingNation will have you covered with commitment news to what it means to your favorite team.

Can't get near a TV? Check out our signing day special on WatchESPN from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET And we'll have three online shows on ESPN3 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Here's a full list of announcements.

Here's how the class rankings stack up heading into the day. Check back regularly, as these will be updated each hour.

Where will the nation's top uncommitted players go? Go the the Hot Board Insider for our experts' predictions.

And if you're stuck in the office but want to follow along, join our signing day chat, which will run from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET. We'll have our team of experts checking in throughout the day you keep you updated breaking news.

2015 ESPN 300 release chat

July, 16, 2013
If you’re looking for the elite football prospects in the Class of 2015, there’s no need to wait until next year, RecruitingNation has you covered.

We unveiled the ESPN 300 player rankings for the rising junior class earlier today, marking the first time we have compiled a top-300 list for underclassmen. There’s still much for fans to digest with the release, so we’ve recruited our scouts and reporters for a Tuesday chat (beginning at 2 p.m. ET) to shed some light on the list and to make sure fans are familiar with this talented cast of stars.

In addition to participating here, you can follow along on Facebook or tweet us your questions using #ESPNJr300.

The state of Texas is absolutely loaded when it comes to 2014 defensive backs. And Edward Paris might be the best of the best.

The Mansfield Timberview safety already hold well more than a dozen offers and has established himself as one of the nation’s top sophomores.

“I’m getting offers almost every other day,” Paris said Wednesday night. “Today was Notre Dame and Washington. I’m starting to lose count. It’s a blessing.”

ESPN 150 DTs still undecided

April, 26, 2012

Among the ESPN 150-ranked defensive tackles still uncommitted is Dallas Kimball prospect Justin Manning. Here's what the experts say about Manning's recruiting thus far:

For a while, it was believed that Oklahoma was, without question, the leader in the Manning sweepstakes (his brother is former OU standout DeMarcus Granger). As more schools show interest, and with the Sooners only recently offering, the race for Manning now seems to be wide open. Texas A&M was his first offer, and LSU arguably is his most intriguing offer. Texas would also love to steal away the younger brother of the former Sooner. Manning has gone on record to say he won't make a decision until the end of his senior season.

Read the full story here.

Is Gaines still an option for Texas? 

April, 12, 2012
Texas wanted two tight ends for its 2013 recruiting class. Will Jeremiah Gaines be one of them?

The Red Oak tight end isn’t so sure. Other than getting a letter in the mail a few weeks ago, he hasn’t heard from Texas coaches since attending their second junior day on Feb. 25.

“I know for sure coach [Bruce] Chambers told me they’re graduating off a small class, which I understand,” he said. “But I haven’t talked to him since the junior day, so I don’t really know what’s up.”

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Chat reminder: 2 p.m. CT

March, 27, 2012
It's Tuesday so we're answering your questions.

Join Carter Strickland at 2 p.m. CT to chat about spring football, the results from the Dallas NFTC and Elite 11 events and what lies ahead with Texas hoops now that Myck Kabongo will return.

Submit your questions here.

Remember to tune in at 2 p.m. CT.
DALLAS -- Defensive end Mario Edwards (Denton, Texas/Ryan), rated the top prospect in the Class of 2012 by ESPNU, will take an official visit to Texas next weekend, according to his father.

Mario Edwards Sr. said that his son would visit the Longhorns when they played host to Oklahoma State in Austin on Oct. 15. Both Edwardses will be in attendance for Texas’ game against Oklahoma on Saturday.

Edwards, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive behemoth, has been committed to his father’s former school, Florida State, since March 15. But he has shown steady interest in both Texas and Oklahoma over the last few months.

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Saturday's Red River Rivalry game will have several big-time prospects in attendance for both teams.

Here are the Texas commits and targets who will attend the game and those who will not:

2012 Texas commitments expected to attend Red River Rivalry

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Texas fighting for recruits?

September, 23, 2011
The notion that Texas is opposed to TCU joining the Big 12 because it would mean another in-state school fighting for recruits is slightly ridiculous.

Sure, TCU has become a decent program. In fact, it has won the Rose Bowl more recently than Texas. But still, if the schools are going after the same player, 99 percent of the time that player is going to choose Texas.

The only time Texas might lose a guy to TCU is if that player has a tie to the Horned Frogs, such as a dad who played there, etc.

And in that case Texas would have lost him anyway.

Earlier this week, Texas coach Mack Brown said he did not believe conference realignments would in any way, shape or form change the recruiting landscape for Texas.

"We are a school that a lot of the kids want to come to regardless of what conference we are in," he said.

It is also a school kids are going to want to come to regardless of who is in its conference.


Texas Longhorns Show Out On Pro Day
The Texas Longhorns produced several eligible NFL Draft athletes who participated in Pro Day Tuesday afternoon in Austin, Texas.