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INF Mitchell Daly commits to Texas

#40AcresFamily Recruiting in the 2020 class continues apace for Texas Longhorns baseball, as head coach David Pierce and his staff landed a Monday commitment from Madison (Ala.) Bob Jones middle infielder Mitchell Daly: #40AcresFamily pic.twitter.com/R6nHRXgMvv— David Pierce (@DP5hookem) December 11, 2018 Blessed to announce that I have committed to the University of Texas. All Glory to God! Hook’Em @TexasBaseball pic.twitter.com/nRFQ78HtZB— Mitchell Daly (@Mitchdaly24) December 11, 2018 The 6’0, 180-pounder is a right-handed hitter with some pop in his bat — through...

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Star SS/RHP Tanner Witt commits to Texas

The Longhorns landed a huge pledge on Friday. Head coach David Pierce and the Texas Longhorns baseball program landed a commitment from star Houston Episcopal shortstop/right-handed pitcher Tanner Witt on Friday: #40AcresFamily pic.twitter.com/5zZcBrLfNn— David Pierce (@DP5hookem) December 7, 2018 Hook’em pic.twitter.com/ehRPuGJ1Fr— Tanner Witt (@wittnesstwitty) December 7, 2018 The 6’5, 195-pounder is a potential two-way player for Texas — assuming that he makes it to campus, as he’s good enough to earn significant consideration from major league organizations...

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Mapping an ideal, yet realistic close to the Texas recruiting class

Whether the 2019 class finishes as good or great will depend on the final few weeks. Fewer than two full weeks remain until the early signing period gets underway on Wednesday, Dec. 19, and the Big 12-headlining class for the Texas Longhorns is likely far from a finished product. To date, the 2019 Texas class features 21 pledges, but head coach Tom Herman said last Thursday that the Horns have six or seven scholarships remaining — a number that’s now seemingly increased to seven or eight following the decommitment of Oklahoma City (Okla.) Millwood wide receiver Demariyon Houston. With...

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Texas visits key target Jalen Catalon and OT commit Javonne Shepherd

The Longhorns head coach visited the top remaining target at the defensive back position on Tuesday. As Early Signing Day looms in only 15 days, the Texas Longhorns were once again active on the recruiting trail on Tuesday, with head coach Tom Herman and safeties coach Craig Naivar visiting Mansfield Legacy safety Jalen Catalon: Appreciate the visit from @CoachTomHerman and @Coach_Naivar today! Much love — Jalen Catalon (@jcatalon27) December 5, 2018 The 5’9, 188-pounder has long been a top target for the Longhorns. Now, a little more than two months after Catalon named Texas...

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Texas visited JUCO OT Jay Williams on Monday

Keep on eye on Williams as a junior college prospect who could receive an offer from the Longhorns. Following a slow start to the pre-Early Signing Day evaluation period due to the Big 12 Championship Game, the Texas Longhorns stay is out on the road, with co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Herb Hand stopping by Grossmont College in California on Monday to visit offensive tackle Jay Williams: Had a great talk with Coach Hand from Texas! Thanks for stopping by. #HookEm @GrossmontFB pic.twitter.com/nTB43DQDBE— Jay Williams (@KingJay_07) December 3, 2018 The 6’6,...

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Top-ranked Texas RB target Trey Sanders sets commitment date

Can the Longhorns do enough to land the elite IMG Academy star with just weeks remaining before a commitment? A decision date is within sight for top-ranked Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy running back Trey Sanders. On Thursday, the five-star prospect took to Twitter to announce that he’ll be bringing his recruitment to a close on Dec. 19 on ESPN. I will be announcing my commitment on December 19 on ESPN... pic.twitter.com/4DhXBGMldk— Trey sanders (@6sixGod_) November 29, 2018 Texas remains one of the few teams still firmly in the mix, along with Florida, Florida State, and...

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An updated look at Big 12 recruiting rankings: A new No. 1 has emerged

The early signing period is drawing near, and that means recruiting battles are heating up across the country. The Big 12 is no different, as schools in the conference are making big pushes for priority targets.Here is an updated look at the Big 12 recruiting rankings for the 2019 class (based on the 247Sports Composite). The number of commits for each school is in parentheses.1. Texas (22) -- Texas is back on top. Tom Herman and the Longhorns finished with the No. 3 recruiting class in the country last cycle and re back in contention for a spot in the Top 5 nationally this cycle thanks to...

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Texas lands commitment from 3-star SDE Myron Warren

The Longhorns added some talent in the trenches on Monday with the addition of Louisiana product Myron Warren. After touring the Forty Acres over the weekend, Many (La.) strong-side defensive end Myron Warren brought his recruitment to a close on Monday and announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. COMMITTED ❗️ Hookem pic.twitter.com/StubqINsU3— Myron Warren ⁶ (@M_warren99) November 19, 2018 Warren now becomes the 21st addition to Texas’ 2019 class, which currently ranks No. 7 nationally and headlines the Big 12. Tyler Johnson — 4-star OT Jordan Whittington...

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Texas nabs commitment from former TCU DL pledge

Texas has added an important piece to its 2019 recruiting class.Ex-TCU defensive line commit Myron Warren gave the Longhorns a verbal pledge on Monday afternoon.He announced his decision via Twitter.Warren backed out of his commitment to TCU in October, just a day after notching an offer from Texas.The three-star Many (La.) product picked UT over offers from Arkansas, Arizona State, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas A&M and several other major programs.At 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, Warren is ranked as the No. 44 strong-side defensive end in the country and No. 24 overall...

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Tom Herman had high praise for star WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey: ‘He’s our best player’

The Longhorns star receiver eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in a win over Iowa State. It still seems as if it wasn’t too long ago that Lil’Jordan Humphrey was an incoming three-star recruit, hardly ranked within the top 400 in his class when signing with what was then Charlie Strong’s Texas program. Three short seasons later, the former Southlake Carroll star has since emerged as not only the headliner of the Longhorns 2016 class, which added signatures from 18 other more highly-rated recruits, but as the top talent in a revamped Texas offense, and that isn’t merely in the minds of a...

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Shaka Smart signs another elite local big and two more prospects on ideal trajectories

The 2019 signing class for the Longhorns could finally put Smart’s program over the top. On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns basketball program signed three prospects in a class that slots at No. 6 nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings in terms of average ranking, but perhaps possesses even more upside than the rankings indicate. “We’re very excited about our three signees and what they mean for the future of our program,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement released by the school. “All three come from very strong basketball backgrounds and possess a competitiveness...

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Star INF Brett Baty headlines 15-man Texas baseball signing class

David Pierce and his staff filled some major needs by adding the Gatorade Player of the Year and three left-handed pitchers. On Wednesday, the Texas Longhorns baseball program added 15 signees in the 2019 recruiting class for head coach David Pierce and his staff, including the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Lake Travis infielder Brett Baty. “Today marks another step in the right direction for the Texas baseball program,” Pierce said in a statement released by the school. “I am very proud of Sean Allen and Philip Miller’s efforts to recruit with integrity and patience in...

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UT’s quintet of soccer recruits includes a Canadian and two Texas teammates

As it looks ahead to the 2019 soccer season, Texas has expanded its recruiting radius. The Longhorns have announced the signing of five players. The two in-state players in UT’s 2019 recruiting class are Gabby Missimo and Sydney Nobles, who are currently teammates at Southlake Carroll High. The Longhorns also signed players from Canada, California and […]

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Local products and legacies among the notable signees for Texas’ baseball team

On Wednesday’s Signing Day, Texas added 15 names to the baseball team’s roster. This year’s signing class features only players who are still in high school, and only two of the incoming Longhorns are out-of-state recruits. The local signees are Rouse pitcher Jkoreyared Southard and Lake Travis infielder Brett Baty, the latter of which was the […]