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Former Texas senior T Brandon Hodges will transfer as a graduate.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder sat out most of the spring due to academic difficulties, but he recovered in style to graduate and set up this opportunity. Hodges started nine games in 2016 but fell behind other players on the depth chart due to his springtime cramming. He's eligible to play immediately wherever he wins up.
Jun 20 - 2:31 PM

ESPN's Mitch Sherman writes that Texas senior DT Poona Ford could contend for All-Big 12 honors in 2017.

Sherman liked Ford's development during spring practice and views the Longhorns defensive line, as a whole, as the team's strongest unit. This past season, the 5-foot-11, 303-pounder registered 54 tackles (5.5 for loss) and a forced fumble. He received All-Big 12 honorable mention from coaches on the strength of that work.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 6 - 10:25 PM

ESPN's Billy Tucker referred to Texas four-star 2018 verbal ILB commit Ayodele Adeoye as "a true inside thumper with great physical traits."

"He's at his best filling downhill between the tackles and is difficult to turn out of the hole," Tucker writes. "For a player of his bulk, he flashes good burst and pursuit quickness and will effectively chase plays down off-tackle." The 6-foot-1, 231-pounder ranks as ESPN's No. 43 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Texas is now up to nine pledges from the ESPN 300 as they continue to build up a potential top-10 class.
Jun 6 - 9:58 PM

ESPN's Billy Tucker writes that Texas four-star 2018 S B.J. Foster is a "[g]reat fit and an early-impact type talent."

Tucker points out that part of Foster's prime fit with the Longhorns comes in the fact that he is versatile enough to work at free safety and strong safety. He could potentially also see time at nickel. "This is a rare back-end player with great coverage range, run support strength and football intelligence to line up the defense," writes the analyst. Tucker compares the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder to former LSU S Jamal Adams. "Lofty expectations," he notes, "but Foster has a similar skill set out of high school along with the reactive athleticism and aggressive nature that made Adams a star at LSU." Texas was unable to gain much traction in the 2017 cycle after initially hiring HC Tom Herman after the close of the past season, but the Longhorns are on a hot streak in the 2018 cycle and should challenge for a top-10 class when all is said and done.
Jun 6 - 7:46 PM

Four-star 2018 ILB Ayodele Adeoye committed to Texas.

Tom Herman is on a heater. He also received pledges from ESPN 300 running back Keaontay Ingram and big-hitting safety DeMarvion Overshown last week. Adeoye picked the Horns over Oklahoma, Missouri, LSU, Illinois, Florida and Texas A&M. The No. 43 prospect in the class of 2018, Adeoye is an "athletic and physical LB with versatility to play in space or in the box" and a "sure tackler who punishes runners," per ESPN. Texas is sure to have a top-10 2018 class once ESPN refreshes its rankings in the coming weeks.
Source: ESPN
Jun 5 - 1:31 PM

Texas HC Tom Herman told junior RB Chris Warren III, "You’re going to make a lot of money someday playing this position if you put your pads down and run through somebody."

Injuries might be the only thing standing in the way of Warren and big-time success. He missed the final eight games of the 2016 season rehabbing a PCL injury in his right knee and was sidelined by a hamstring injury midway through spring practice. Still, there is plenty of optimism on the team as to the 6-foot-2, 232-pounder's future as he continues to develop. Longhorns RB coach Stan Drayton said this offseason, "He’s got to become more elusive. He has to be quicker in tighter spaces. So he has a long way to go in that respect. But his body is capable of doing it."
Jun 4 - 12:49 PM

Texas granted sophomore LB Erick Fowler's transfer request.

Take note, Bill Snyder. This is how the transfer process is supposed to work, quietly and smoothly. Fowler announced that he'd transfer earlier this week and Texas quickly cleared the way for him to do so. The former top recruit appeared in nine games last year, posting only one tackle. Texas flipped him from LSU late in the 2016 recruiting process. Fowler will be heavily sought on the transfer market.
Jun 2 - 2:47 PM

ESPN's Billy Tucker called Texas four-star 2018 verbal S commit DeMarvion Overshown "a physically impressive prospect with all the tools and aggressiveness to develop into an impact college strong safety or eventual linebacker."

"A highly explosive athlete who possesses excellent range and closing speed in run support," Tucker writes. "He thrives on tempo-changing collisions and is one of the more aggressive hitters in this class." The analyst compares the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Overshown to Alec Ogletree, noting that "[t]hese prospects featured similar size and skill-sets coming out of high school -- a rare blend of size, speed and explosive power for high school safeties."
Jun 1 - 9:02 PM

Texas sophomore LB Erick Fowler will transfer.

Fowler was committed to LSU late in the 2016 cycle, but he was one of several high-profile recruits to be flipped by then-HC Charlie Strong on National Signing Day. Academic issues prevented him from enrolling until midway through August and he went on to record a singular tackle in nine games in 2016. While no reason has been given for Fowler's transfer decision, he struggled to find his place in practice this spring and was on the outside looking in when it came to the two-deep. Should he transfer to another FBS outfit, he will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA regulations.
Jun 1 - 8:33 PM

Texas received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 S DeMarvion Overshown.

Overshown checks into the ESPN 300 at a lofty No. 66. He settled on the Longhorns over a bevy of other big-time offers, with Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma and LSU among those who swung and missed on the pledge. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder offers "[e]lite skills and size for the position," according to the Worldwide Leader's scouting breakdown. The outlet refers to him as "violent in run-support." Texas currently houses the No. 11 2018 recruiting class on ESPN.
Jun 1 - 4:55 PM

In a radio interview with Serius XM, former Texas HC Mack Brown did not rule out the possibility of coaching in the future.

Brown has been out of coaching since 2013, when he parted ways with Texas. He seems to have settled into a nice niche with ESPN, but told Serius XM, "There is no doubt that if the right situation came up, I would coach again. I have some good years left." He will turn 66 in August. For his career, Brown's coaching record is 244-122-1. His Texas teams posted a 30-21 record over his final four seasons at the helm of the ship. They won more than eight games just once in that space.
Jun 1 - 4:13 PM

Texas junior WR John Burt finish third at the Big 12 Championships with a 13.90s 110-meter hurdle time.

Burt is a star on Texas track squad, but he's yet to make his expected star turn on the football field. We were extremely high on him heading into last season, but Burt caught only 18 passes for 201 yards for the Longhorns.
Source: NFL.com
May 31 - 3:15 PM

Texas has decided to keep freshman TE Reese Leitao on scholarship and allow him to join the football team.

Leitao skirted serious trouble here after he was charged with felony drug possession with intent to distribute within 2,000 feet of a school (he was found with 20 Xanax pills and nearly $1,300 in cash). Last week, that charge was dropped to a misdemeanor after Leitao and his attorneys reached an agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors. Leitao, in exchange, plead guilty to a misdemeanor that came with no jail time and a four-year probationary period. The four-star prospect could play early in Tom Herman's first offense. Leitao was the nation's No. 19 tight end this past cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.
May 31 - 2:10 PM

Texas freshman TE Reese Leitao's felony drug charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

In February, Leitao was arrested on felony drug possession charges after getting caught on school grounds selling Xanax. Texas HC Tom Herman hasn't yet made a decision on the tight end's status. "We're aware of the recent proceedings regarding Reese Leitao and are gathering facts," Herman said. "After the latest information is thoroughly reviewed by me and our staff and the Athletics Department, we will make a decision regarding Reese's status with our program." Leitao was the nation's No. 19 tight end this past cycle, per the 247Sports Composite.
May 23 - 3:50 PM

ESPN's Jake Trotter believes QB Sam Ehlinger is the primary backup at worst, and might even challenge for the starting lineup.

Shane Buechele started as a freshman and played at a very high level considering he was thrown into the fire. His skill set fits Texas' offensive style, in terms of extremely spread out receivers with quick passes near the line of scrimmage or immediate vertical shots in one on one situations. Still, some who follow the team seem to be very interested in Ehlinger.
Source: ESPN
May 22 - 11:08 AM


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