3:01 AM EDT, Fri June 22, 2018
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The future of Texas baseball looks bright

With only a handful of players selected in the MLB Draft and a talented incoming signing class, the Horns are well positioned to make another postseason run in 2019. No one expected the Texas Longhorns to make it to Omaha, especially not after a 9-9 start, but after a remarkable postseason run and favorable results from the 2018 MLB Draft, the future looks bright for head coach David Pearce and his program. “There’s nobody in this room and nobody in this country expected this team to be here,” Pearce said after Tuesday’s loss to Florida. “And they did a heck of a job from the...

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Top-ranked CB Derek Stingley commits to LSU over Texas, Florida

The Longhorns were a finalist, but LSU was the consensus favorite for quite some time. As expected, the nation’s top-ranked cornerback prospect is staying home. On Wednesday, five-star Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School product Derek Stingley brought his recruitment to a close and announced his commitment to the LSU, choosing the Tigers over Texas and Florida. I know I can’t please everyone.. In my heart I truly feel this is the right place for me. I’m all in! 100% committed! Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/CX7exqfMww— Derek Stingley Jr. (@JrStingley) June 20,...

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Four-star athlete Jaren Mangham includes Texas among finalists

Jaren Mangham, the No. 30-ranked athlete in the country, included the Longhorns among the nine finalists for his commitment. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound prospect from Cass Technical High School in Michigan can play running back or outside linebacker. Texas prefers him at outside linebacker. Next is the commitment

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4-star ATH Jaren Mangham names Texas in Top 9

The Detroit Cass Tech product cut his list for the final time before his commitment. The Texas Longhorns made the latest cut for four-star Detroit (Mi.) Cass Technical athlete Jaren Mangham after he announced his top nine schools on Monday afternoon. Next is the commitment #Blessed pic.twitter.com/MTiqtzFbyq— MANG MANG (@JarenMangham) June 18, 2018 Oregon, Colorado, Michigan State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, TCU and Kansas were among the others to make his top group. Florida, Minnesota, West Virginia, Missouri, Ole Miss, Florida State and Kentucky were named in Mangham’s...

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4-star Texas C target Branson Bragg announces commitment to Stanford

Getting into the prestigious university last week sealed the deal. The Texas Longhorns will have to continue their search for center Zach Shackelford’s replacement elsewhere. On Friday, Crandall product and key Longhorns center target Branson Bragg brought his recruitment to a close, announcing his commitment to the Stanford Cardinal over Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma, among others. Thank you God. #COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/k8MSDysUf0— Branson Bragg (@bransonbragg72) June 15, 2018 Bragg said that he was accepted into school in Palo Alto last week and that was all he needed to...

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A top Longhorns baseball signee will skip college

The big right-handed pitcher got $400,000 more than the estimated slot bonus. Texas Longhorns baseball signee Simeon Woods-Richardson is headed to play professional baseball after signing a deal with the New York Mets on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis. The 6’4, 210-pounder from Sugar Land Kempner was selected in the second round with the 48th overall pick and appeared likely to skip college given that his estimated slot bonus was nearly $1.5 million. Instead, Callis reported that Woods-Richardson secured $1.85 million from the Mets. Woods-Richardson was one of three...

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3-star Texas CB target Marcus Banks commits to LSU following OV

Texas was a power player in Marcus Banks’ recruitment at one point, but that momentum faded in recent months. Houston Dekaney cornerback Marcus Banks arrived in Baton Rouge (La.) for his official visit as a Texas A&M lean and left as an LSU commit. C O M M I T T E D #RIPDAD pic.twitter.com/966MCT3XJu— Marcus Banks ¹ (@MarcusBanks1k) June 10, 2018 Once considered a priority prospect for Texas, Banks’ recruitment is one that seemed to get away from the Longhorns throughout the past several weeks. Banks originally had a commitment date set for March 3, and entering the month, the...

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4-star WR Demarviyon Houston includes Texas in his Top 7

The Longhorns now compete with Alabama and Auburn, among others, for his services. Less than a week after receiving a commitment from star wide receiver Jake Smith, tbe Texas Longhorns received some more good news, as four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston announced that the Longhorns are in the mix of his final seven schools. thanking god for this talent everyday ....... #TheHollywoodWay ⚡️... TOP 7️⃣ . pic.twitter.com/COEKEYMdXr— h o l l y w o o d h o u s t o n (@demariyon5) June 8, 2018 The 6’0, 165-pound receiver missed half of his junior campaign with the...

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Four-Star Receiver Demarviyon Houston Includes Texas in his Top 7

The Longhorns now compete with Alabama and Auburn among others for his services. Less than a week after receiving a commitment from star wide receiver Jake Smith, tbe Texas Longhorns received some more good news as four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston announced that the Longhorns are in the mix of his final seven schools. thanking god for this talent everyday ....... #TheHollywoodWay ⚡️... TOP 7️⃣ . pic.twitter.com/COEKEYMdXr— h o l l y w o o d h o u s t o n (@demariyon5) June 8, 2018 The 6-foot, 165-pound receiver missed half of his junior campaign with the Millwood...

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Texas remains in face for four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter

Texas remained in the mix for four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter. The member of the Fabulous 55 included the Longhorns alongside Oklahoma, Alabama and Texas A&M among his final three schools. The Longhorns hold a commitment from one cornerback in the 2019 class in Kenyatta Watson II and want to sign at least two players at […]

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4-star Texas OT target Jack Buford announces commitment to Missouri

The Missouri native becomes the latest offensive tackle with a Texas offer to commit elsewhere. Saint Louis (Mo.) Lutheran North offensive tackle Jack Buford is staying home. A four-star prospect who holds a Longhorns offer, Buford announced his commitment to Missouri on Wednesday, siding with the Tigers over offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, and Michigan, among others. The Chosen ..... pic.twitter.com/KMLsa5j87H— Jack Buford (@jackjack2k19) June 6, 2018 The Missouri native added his Texas offer in December and was set to tour the Forty Acres for the...

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Texas signee Jack Neely tells MLB teams that he’ll play for the Longhorns

Good news for David Pierce and his staff. With the 2018 MLB Draft currently underway, Texas Longhorns head coach David Pierce and his staff are hoping that as many signees as possible opt to play college baseball over jumping to the professional level out of high school. On Tuesday, San Antonio Churchill right-handed pitcher Jack Neely announced on Twitter that he’ll fulfill his commitment to the Longhorns: Thank you to all the teams who have expressed interest me, but the 40 Acres are calling me and The University of Texas is my home. See you at the Disch. @TexasBaseball #HookEm...

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The Longhorn Republic celebrates big wins on the diamond and the recruiting trail

Texas dominated its NCAA regional, and gained a commitment from one of the top receivers in the country. This week, Kyle and Gerald are riding high after the Texas Longhorns put up some dominating performances at the Disch this week to claim their spot in the Super Regional (3:25). Next, we continue our summer preview series, taking a look at the recruiting class of 2019 (19:15), before closing the show out by honoring Big Bertha as they bang the drum (32:34). Kyle loves seeing all of the accolades falling to current and former Texas players, while Gerald looks a the Longhorns represented...

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Texas CB target Derek Stingley Jr. sets decision date

The standout Louisiana product plans on signing in December before enrolling early at the school of his choice. Can the Texas Longhorns add another elite out-of-state defensive back to the 2019 recruiting class? In June, head coach Tom Herman and his staff will find out the answer to that question, as Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. announced his commitment date on Monday: I will be making my commitment on June 20th at 1:30pm. My decision will be final. My recruitment will be shut down. I will sign my letter of intent to play in December. I will also be an...

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Texas adds commitment from four-star Arizona WR Jake Smith

Texas has landed another big-time out-of-state recruit.This time around, the Longhorns notched a commitment from four-star Notre Dame Prep (AZ) wide receiver Jake Smith.He announced his decision via Twitter.Smith committed to Texas over finalist USC. He also held offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas A&M and several other major programs.A versatile prospect, Smith caught 33 passes for 1,055 yards, rushed for 1,135 yards and scored 26 total touchdowns as a junior.At 6-foot-1, 189 pounds, Smith is ranked as the No. 17 wide receiver in the country and No....

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5-star Texas OT target Kenyon Green commits to Texas A&M

The top-ranked prospect in Texas pledge to Texas A&M on Saturday. The top-ranked prospect in Texas is now an Aggie. On Saturday, following an unofficial visit to College Station, five-star Atascocita offensive tackle and Texas Longhorns target Kenyon Green brought his recruitment to a close with a commitment to Texas A&M. I’M HOME #Gigemgang19 pic.twitter.com/RMcGHtFF8x— BIG KEN ™ (@K_Green_01) June 2, 2018 Just days ago, Green named Texas in his final five, along with Alabama, LSU, and Oklahoma. Despite the ‘Horns surviving his most recent cut, though, Texas A&M was...

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Key 5-star OT target Tyler Johnson announces commitment to Texas

The Oak Ridge product will significantly bolster the Longhorns’ offensive line. Another key piece of the Texas Longhorns 2019 class is now in place. The latest addition comes in the form of elite Conroe Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson, who announced his commitment to Texas on Friday afternoon. Committed to THE University of Texas‼️ #fUTure19 #HookEm pic.twitter.com/5EBJnHJEjn— Tyler Johnson (@TylerJohnson_74) May 26, 2018 Rated as a five-star prospect, Johnson has long been a must-have for the ‘Horns this cycle, given his tremendous upside and instant-impact...

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Texas lands pledge from 3-star TE Jared Wiley

Jared Wiley joins Brayden Liebrock as the Longhorns two tight end takes this cycle. For the second time in as many days, the Texas Longhorns 2019 class added a member, with the latest coming in the form of three-star Temple tight end Jared Wiley, who announced his commitment to Tom Herman’s program on Saturday. C O M M I T T E D pic.twitter.com/mhe6gpkGfe— J12 (@Jaredwiley23) May 26, 2018 Wiley also named Houston and Missouri has finalists on May 10, but even then, the tea leaves pointed entirely towards Texas, where he’s visited multiple times this offseason. With Wiley’s...

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Texas lands 5-star tackle Tyler Johnson over USC, Florida State, others

Texas football has landed its second commitment of Friday, as 5-star tackle Tyler Johnson announced that he will be playing for the Longhorns. Committed to THE University of Texas‼️

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Texas picks up third commitment of weekend in TE Jared Wiley

Texas is on a roll on the recruiting trail.The Longhorns picked up their third commit of the weekend in three-star Temple tight end Jared Wiley.He announced his decision via Twitter.Wiley committed to Texas over offers from Houston, Missouri, SMU and Texas State.Wiley recorded 25 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns as a junior at Temple last season.Texas now has eight commits in its 2019 class.

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Jared Wiley becomes second tight end to pick Texas in 2019 class

Texas gained its second commitment from a tight end in the 2019 class Saturday when Jared Wiley picked the Longhorns over Houston and Missouri. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Temple High School native is the No. 44-ranked tight end in the country, per 247Sports Composite. Tom Herman’s program gained a pledge from four-star tight end Brayden Liebrock […]

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Texas lands commitment from five-star OL Tyler Johnson

Texas is continuing to build momentum on the recruiting trail.The Longhorns picked up their second commit of the day in five-star offensive lineman Tyler Johnson.Johnson announced his decision via Twitter.Johnson committed to Texas over offers from Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, TCU, Texas A&M and others.At 6-foot-5, 308 pounds, Johnson is ranked as the No. 7 offensive tackle in the country and No. 5 overall prospect in the state, per 247Sports Composite.Texas now has seven commits in its 2019 class.

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Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card becomes Texas’ first 2020 commitment

Football is currently built around the quarterback position. Hitting at quarterback on the recruiting trail usually results in success. Missing results in mediocrity. Fans need to look no further than Austin. The Longhorns helped rule the college football landscape with the string of Major Applewhite, Chris Sims, Colt McCoy and Vince Young. Texas then fell […]

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Four-star 2020 QB Hudson Card commits to Texas

Texas might finally have its answer at quarterback.The Longhorns picked up a commitment from four-star 2020 Austin Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card on Friday evening.Card announced his decision via Twitter.Card committed to Texas over offers from Alabama, Baylor, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M and others.An intriguing athlete, Card played mostly wide receiver as a sophomore, recording 69 receptions for 1,137 yards and 13 touchdowns. However, he did see some time under center as he passed for 604 yards and six touchdowns.At 6-foot-2, 167 pounds, Card is...