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Texas freshman D'Shawn Jamison was listed at wide receiver in the team's media guide.

Jamison (5'10/174) signed on with the Longhorns as a four-star cornerback in HC Tom Herman's much-lauded recruiting hall of stud defensive backs for the most recent cycle. While it's not unusual to see athletes shift off their high school positions early in their collegiate careers, Jamison is unique here because he has almost no experience as a receiver. We wouldn't be surprised if he took a redshirt for the upcoming campaign simply due to his rawness at wideout.
Jul 17 - 12:31 PM

Texas received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 CB Marques Caldwell.

Caldwell (6'1/175) was additionally considering TCU and Ole Miss before ultimately settling on the Longhorns. He made his pledge just over a week after decommitting from Oregon. With his pledge in the books, Texas is now up to 12 pledges for the 2019 cycle.
Source: 247Sports
Jul 14 - 12:25 PM

ESPN's Phil Steele lists Texas as one of the teams that could surprise with a playoff run in 2018.

One of Steele's computer rankings believes that Texas could win 11 games, and if that happens -- and the Longhorns win the conference -- a playoff appearance is certainly possible. He also note that four-of-six losses were by five points or fewer; and we often see teams that have poor one-score luck rebound the next year. "Though Texas boasts two quarterbacks with starting experience [Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger], most of this year's toughest opponents, like USC, TCU, Oklahoma State and especially rival Oklahoma, are breaking in new signal-callers," Steele writes. "In a wide-open Big 12, Texas has not been this ready to contend for a championship since the Mack Brown days."
Source: ESPN
Jul 8 - 12:44 PM

Texas received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 WR Demariyon Houston.

Houston (6'0/165) picks the Longhorns over offers from schools like Alabama, Oklahoma State, Auburn and Notre Dame; among others. The 6-foot, 165-pound wideout will obviously need to put on weight, but reports indicate that Houston is a playmaker in the open field. He ranks 29th among wideouts in 247 Sports composite rankings for the 2019 class, and the Oklahoma City resident ranks second among prospects in the Sooner State.
Jul 8 - 11:59 AM

Uncommitted three-star 2019 CB Marques Caldwell is working with a top-three of Texas, TCU and Ole Miss.

Caldwell (6'1/175) hails from Alvin, Texas, and is considered a strong possibility to commit to the Longhorns. He backed off a previously held Oregon commitment near the end of June. Rivals ranks him as the No. 50 corner prospect in the 2019 class. Should he commit to Texas, he's going to have to fight his way for playing time, as the program has been stocking up on secondary pieces under HC Tom Herman.
Source: Rivals
Jul 7 - 12:29 PM

Texas senior edge rusher Breckyn Hager has been measured with a 38-inch vertical jump and can power-clean 360 pounds.

Hager has managed that superb vertical mark despite the fact that he measures 6-foot-3, 256 pounds. NFL.com's Chase Goodbread relays that only two players at this spring's scouting combine who turned in a leap of at least that high while also measuring in at 256 pounds. Those would be Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch and Tulane's Ade Aruna. While Hager posted just 22 tackles a year ago, nine of those went for loss, four for sacks. There's reason for that diminished production. The Longhorns just couldn't find the right spot to consistently play him at, at least until the team hit the stretch run, when he saw extensive work at defensive end in the "Lightning" package" while starting four games. He'll be looking to carry that momentum over for the coming campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 5 - 4:29 PM

Texas freshman S B.J. Foster and senior CB Kris Boyd were involved in a serious car accident on Wednesday, but escaped without injury.

Boyd posted pictures to Twitter depicting a vehicle which was severely crumpled in both front and back, with the senior corner writing that he and his teammate had been rear-ended. "Could've been gone but we are here," he wrote to social media. Boyd was a 12-game starter for the 2017 campaign while Foster was a four-star recruit in the most recent cycle. It looks like both young men are emerging from this accident shaken but thankfully without health concern.
Jul 5 - 11:45 AM

Texas received a verbal commitment from 2019 four-star S Chris Adimora.

Adimora picks the Longhorns over offers from schools like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska and Oregon. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound safety ranks 14th among safeties in the 247 Sports composite rankings, and 28th among players from the state of California. Reports indicate that Adimora is a fluid athlete who could be asked to move to corner because of his length, but he can make plays in the run as a safety. With the commit, Texas now has the 16th ranked class in 247 Sports rankings.
Jul 2 - 12:45 PM

ESPN's Jake Trotter lists Texas senior LB Breckyn Hager as the most underrated player on the Longhorns roster.

Hager might be best known for making an insensitive comment where he suggested the Longhorns needed to attempt to injure former Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes in 2016. On the football field, however, the 6-foot-3, 256-pound defender has been consistently solid as a pass-rusher for the past two seasons. He's lined up at several positions for Texas, but he'll have a singular position -- for the most part -- for the Longhorns in 2018. ". Now locked in as a starter at defensive end, Hager is positioned to potentially cap his career with a standout senior season," writes Trotter.
Source: ESPN
Jul 1 - 12:56 PM

Texas redshirt senior LB Edwin Freeman will transfer as a graduate.

Freeman (6'1/220) saw the field in 11 games during the past campaign, recording a modest six tackles and a sack in that space. It was a significant statistical step down from his output in 2016, when he posted 49 tackles (9.0 for loss), three sacks and a pair of interceptions. Having been mostly minimized heading into the offseason, a triceps injury which prevented him from participating in spring practice did him no favors. Freeman'll try to reboot his career elsewhere, now, after initially signing on as a highly-regarded four-star recruit in Mack Brown's 2014 class.
Jun 30 - 1:55 PM

Texas' athletic department led all NCAA programs in making $214.8 million in revenue in 2017.

Texas A&M netted the next highest amount, bringing in $212 million. USA Today's Steve Berkowitz passes along the remarkable note that when combined, the $426.8 million brought in by the Longhorns and Aggies is nearly the equivalent of what the Big Sky conference revenue last year.
Source: USA Today
Jun 29 - 2:01 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill sees Texas four-star 2019 verbal WR commit Jake Smith as being a mirror image of former SMU WR Trey Quinn.

"Just two savvy, smart players who know how to get open and have better speed for which they get credit," Luginbill writes. The analyst speaks repeatedly to Smith's reliability, referring to him as "reliable and noting that "[y]ou know exactly what you are going to get with him." Smith (6'1/189) slides into the ESPN 300 at No. 82 overall. We already know that HC Tom Herman can bring in defensive stars -- we're fascinated to see whether he can settle the offense. Commitments like Smith's are certainly helpful on that front.
Jun 9 - 1:29 PM

FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt predicts that Texas will win the Big 12.

Klatt released his conference winner picks to Twitter on Thursday. Two of his five squads -- Alabama and Clemson in the SEC and ACC, respectively -- are right on brand for the national consensus. His pick of Stanford for the Pac-12 is likewise understandable enough, though we'd probably give Washington a slight edge on that one. Then things get interesting. Klatt was unable to pick a winner for the Big Ten, listing Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin as his favorites, there. Penn State and Michigan are the obvious odd men out on that front. The analyst also likes Texas to win the Big 12. That's the easiest one to push back on, though we'll admit to being intrigued -- smitten? -- by the defense HC Tom Herman is forging in Austin.
Jun 9 - 1:16 PM

Texas hired former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst and TCU associate athletic director for marketing and licensing Drew Martin to serve as executive senior associate athletics director for internal affairs and external affairs, respectively.

Martin has been working at TCU since 2012. That was actually the same year that Eichorst was brought on to serve as athletic director in Lincoln, though he was let go in September of 2017 due in part to the football program's adrift nature.
Jun 7 - 4:01 PM

Texas received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 WR Jake Smith.

Smith was believed to be down to Texas and USC for his services, and he makes the pledge to the Longhorns. He ranks as the second-best player in the state of Arizona in the 2019 class, and 17th among wide receivers according to 247 Sports composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 189-pound receiver can make tacklers miss in the open field according to scouting reports, but also has sure hands and could be a very effective slot receiver. Texas now has the 12th best class according to 247 Sports rankings, and second in the Big 12 behind only Oklahoma.
Jun 4 - 11:05 AM


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