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Join the movement with the Shhh t-shirt from Breaking T

Celebrate the most intriguing moment in Longhorns recruiting — landing a silent commitment. In the world of Texas Longhorns recruiting, the intrigue of landing a silent commitment is singularly exciting. When Director of Recruiting Bryan Carrington tweets out the shh emoji, Longhorns recruitniks know that another recruit has joined the current class. While it’s a relatively new tradition, every one of those tweets sends Texas fans into speculation mode, wondering about the identity of the newest pledge and when it will become public. As Carrington like to say, it’s a movement. Fans...

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Texas improving its national presence on recruiting trail to make up for in-state misses

The Horns haven’t dominated the state’s recruiting landscape as effectively as it did in the 2018 class, but Texas has added plenty of star power from outside of the state. Approximately five and a half months remain until National Signing Day — four months and some change for those eyeing the early signing period — and to this point, head coach Tom Herman’s 2019 recruiting class sits comfortably within the top 10 nationally. Despite the notable national ranking, though, the reality remains that the Texas Longhorns have been dealt their fair share of body blows this cycle,...

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How Bryan Carrington became one of college football’s elite recruiters

Get to know the man behind the movement. Shhh... Of everything there is to know about Bryan Carrington, two things stand out to get this all started. First of all, a simple tweet — one without any words or even any characters — can send waves of excitement through the Texas Longhorns fan base: — Bryan Carrington (@BCarringtonUT) August 4, 2018 It’s not just an emoji, though — it’s a movement, as the Longhorns Director of Recruiting says about his public announcement of a silent commitment on the recruiting trail. The other thing to know? This man is living his...

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4-star Texas WR target Dylan Wright commits to Texas A&M

The Horns have missed out on another key target at wide receiver. In an unexpected announcement, the Texas A&M Aggies picked up a commitment from West Mesquite wide receiver Dylan Wright on Monday. Wright was a key target for the Texas Longhorns at the X position: I wanna start off by saying rip cstruggs he was one of my biggest role models he gave me a drive just through his music. since he passed I feel tht I need to give him his honor so with further do I will be committing too..... pic.twitter.com/NuxlHwD4OE— Dman (@DeunteWright) August 7, 2018 As with a handful of other targets...

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4-star 2020 PG Caleb Love notches Texas offer

After signing Courtney Ramey last cycle, the Longhorns are now pursuing another elite Missouri point guard. Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns are in pursuit of another elite point guard prospect. On Monday, Texas put an offer on the table for four-star Saint Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College floor general Caleb Love, he announced on Twitter. Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Texas! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/1ydCZP8oaN— Caleb Love (@caleb2love) July 30, 2018 With Texas jumping into the mix, Love is now up to 18 offers, with invitations stemming from ...

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No. 6 RB Noah Cain will watch the Texas OL closely this year

The former Denton Guyer standout wants to play behind competent blockers. As the Texas Longhorns attempt to land to a commitment from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy running back Noah Cain, what’s the biggest key to his recruitment? In an interview with SB Nation last week, the 5’10.5, 209-pounder said it’s all about the big uglies when it comes to the Horns. “I told coach [Tom] Herman and [Stan] Drayton I want to see how the o-line develops,” Cain said. “Coach Drayton has a good track record of putting top backs into the league. But, at the same time, you got to have great...

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Longhorns get commitment from four-star OL Javonne Shepherd

The Longhorns added to their 2019 recruiting class on Sunday, securing a commitment from OL Javonne Shepherd from North Forest High School in Houston. Shepherd is a four-star recruit according to 247Sports' composite rankings. Shepherd had offers from Texas A&M, Alabama, Baylor and Oklahoma, among others. Texas now has 15 commits in its 2019 recruiting class. 247Sports rankings the class as No. 2 in the Big 12 and No. 9 in the country.

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Texas lands commitment from 4-star OT Javonne Shepherd

Herb Hand now has his bookends in the 2019 recruiting class. Herb Hand has hauled in his third major addition along the offensive line since arriving in Austin, as Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd brought his recruitment to a close on Sunday and announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. Respect My Decision... pic.twitter.com/thZBLtWkgX— J. Shepherd (@JavonneShepherd) July 29, 2018 Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and USC were also in the mix throughout the spring, but down the stretch, the four-star prospect’s recruitment largely appeared...

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Marcus Tillman Jr. becomes the 14th commitment for Texas

Marcus Tillman Jr., a three-star outside linebacker from Jones (Fla.), surprised the recruiting world on Saturday to become the 14th member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Tillman is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect who was favored to choose Florida. He’s the second outside linebacker committed to the Longhorns in the cycle, joining De’Gabriel Floyd, a four-star […]

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3-star Florida OLB Marcus Tillman Jr. commits to Texas

Marcus Tillman left the Forty Acres on Friday with an offer in hand, and he’ll head home to Florida as a Texas commit. After notching an offer from Texas on Friday evening following the Longhorns’ Under the Lights’ camp, Orlando (Fla.) Jones outside linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr. has announced his commitment to Tom Herman’s program. I have found my home deep down in THE HEART OF TEXAS #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/ysgG8SIQDh— MJ (@MarcusTillmanJr) July 28, 2018 Listed at 6’1, 220 pounds, Tillman is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 410 player and as the No....

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Top-ranked 2020 dual-threat QB Bryce Young commits to USC over Texas, others

The elite California native visited the Forty Acres twice this spring, but momentum surged in USC’s favor down the stretch. The nation’s top-ranked 2020 dual-threat quarterback is keeping his talents close to home. On Wednesday, five-star Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei announced that he’ll remain in the Golden State to play college football with his commitment to the USC Trojans. COMMITTED#FightOn ✌ pic.twitter.com/mrUWojw1cJ— Bryce Young (@_bryce_young) July 26, 2018 The Texas Longhorns were one Young’s final six options, along with Penn State, Washington, Alabama, and...

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Texas among schools still in contact with 3-star Baylor WR pledge Jaylen Ellis

Several programs are aiming to flip speedy Round Rock Cedar Ridge wide receiver Jaylen Ellis from Baylor, including the Longhorns. Round Rock Cedar Ridge wide receiver Jaylen Ellis has been committed to the Baylor Bears for more than a year, but the three-star prospect’s recruitment is far from over. A final decision won't be made until Ellis puts pen to paper on National Signing Day, and in the meantime, numerous prominent programs are aiming to assure the Austin-area pass catcher isn’t headed to Waco in 2019. “This is going to be something serious and I’m going to have to...