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Updates from Tom Herman’s press conference to open spring practice

The Longhorns shared some injury updates, an addition to the coaching staff, and his thoughts on where the program stands heading into his third spring. AUSTIN, Texas — After the Texas Longhorns started spring practice in shorts on Monday, head coach Tom Herman met with the media for the first time since National Signing Day in February. Senior wide receiver John Burt wasn’t at practice on Monday and won’t return to the team until preseason camp begins in August. Because Burt is a standout hurdler, the coaches want him to focus on his track season, as he’s running well right now...

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Texas offers 4-star Missouri WR Jordan Johnson

Texas is after another out-of-state pass-catcher after losing an early commitment from Mookie Cooper. One of the nation’s more talented wideouts has garnered an offer from the Texas Longhorns. On Sunday evening, Saint Louis (Mo.) DeSmet wide receiver Jordan Johnson took to Twitter to reveal his latest offer. Blessed to receive another opportunity to play college football at the University of Texas‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/N13UOWjP4Y— Jordan Johnson (@jjohnsonj1) March 11, 2019 Johnson is regarded as the top prospect in the state of Missouri, according to 247sports composite...

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Texas loses commitment from four-star athlete

Texas has taken a hit on the recruiting trail.Four-star St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic athlete Mookie Cooper backed out his verbal pledge to the Longhorns on Friday morning, according to a report from 247Sports.Cooper committed to Texas less than a month a go while on campus at junior day. His decision comes on the heels of a weekend visit to Illinois.A versatile prospect, Cooper was recruited as a slot receiver that would also see time in the backfield.At 5-foot-11, 178 pounds, Cooper is ranked as the No. 12 wide receiver and No. 66 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports...

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4-star ATH Mookie Cooper decommits from Texas

Less than a month after committing to Texas, the dynamic Saint Louis wide out has reopened his recruitment. Just weeks after making a verbal commitment to the Texas Longhorns while on his junior day visit to the Forty Acres, four-star WR from Saint Louis Trinity Catholic (MO) Mookie Cooper has decided to reopen his recruitment. Orangebloods’ Jason Suchomel was the first to report the news, which Burnt Orange Nation has since confirmed with Cooper. “Making sure I’m making the right decision and not too early,” Cooper told BON. “This is a once in a lifetime experience. I don’t...

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Texas adds late commitment from 2019 JUCO OL Willie Tyler

Texas is getting some help in the trenches.The Longhorns notched a late commitment from 2019 junior college offensive lineman Willie Tyler on Monday afternoon.He announced his decision via Twitter.Tyler committed to Texas over offers from West Virginia, SMU and Louisiana Tech. Tyler made an official visit to Texas last month and sided with the Longhorns just a few days after receiving an offer.Tyler will have three years of eligibility remaining. He is set to graduate in May and will be immediately eligible.At 6-foot-7, 330 pounds, Tyler is not ranked at this time.Texas finished with the No....

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Bevo Bites: Recruiting roundup from Fast 7v7 Classic Tournament

The Longhorns are in a good position with several in-state targets. Over the weekend, the Fast7v7 Classic took place in Houston, providing an opportunity for premier prospects and up-and-comers from across the state to showcase their talent. BON was on hand for the Saturday portion of the event and was able to catch up with numerous Texas targets and potential prospects. 2020 -- Dwight McGlothern -- 4-star CB -- Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill: McGlothern’s recruitment will be a tricky call to make until signing day. At the moment he doesn’t necessarily have a leader, but loves what many...

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Bevo Bites: Recruiting roundup on top Texas targets from Fast 7v7 Classic Tournament

The Longhorns are in a good position with numerous targets, including Dwight McGlothern, JJ Hester, Xavion Alford, and Joshua Eaton. Over the weekend, the Fast7v7 Classic took place in Houston, providing an opportunity for premier prospects and up-and-comers from across the state to showcase their talent. BON was on hand for the Saturday portion of the event and was able to catch up with numerous Texas targets and potential prospects. 2020 -- Dwight McGlothern -- 4-star CB -- Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill: McGlothern’s recruitment will be a tricky call to make until signing day. At the...

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Texas puts high value on track times when evaluating skill position players

If recruits don’t run track, Tom Herman wants to know why. Height. Weight. Track times. On the morning of National Signing Day, head coach Tom Herman and his Texas Longhorns staff were evaluating skill position players as the Horns fully turned the program’s collective attention to the 2020 and 2021 classes. After asking for the height and weight of prospects, Herman asked for their track times. “And if the answer is, coach, he doesn’t run track, then I’m going to ask, why not,” Herman said. “You know, there’s a lot of reasons that are perfectly acceptable to us, but it is...

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3-star Texas ATH target Michael Henderson commits to Oklahoma

The Longhorns hosted the Carrollton Ranchview standout multiple times since last summer. Another Texas Longhorns target is taking his talents out of state and across the Red River. On Sunday, Carrollton Ranchview athlete Michael Henderson, who’s had a Texas offer in hand since late last July, announced his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners, which has long been his projected landing place. The story is already written, I’m just sticking to the script... #Committed pic.twitter.com/i4MfY7wp23— mh (@nolimitmikey7) February 24, 2019 Henderson’s commitment comes on the heels of...

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No. 1 prospect Zachary Evans is one of the most important Texas targets in recent memory

The Galena Park North Shore star is nothing short of a generational talent, so the Longhorns are taking the necessary steps to ultimately win the sweepstakes for his services. Despite inking yet another No. 3-ranked recruiting haul to cap the 2019 cycle, most would agree the Texas Longhorns missed on the highest-rated targets at the running back position. While Texas did sign four-star Buford star Derrian Brown, a pair of National Signing Day disappointments largely overshadowed that early addition, as Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy running backs Noah Cain and Trey Sanders each spurned...

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After redshirt freshman season, Texas LB Ayodele Adeoye is still a blank slate

A knee injury suffered during preseason camp limited the Missouri product in 2018. A year ago, Ayodele Adeoye was the promising early enrollee linebacker whose Early Signing Day decision to stick with the Texas Longhorns was a huge coup for defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. A year later, No. 3 inside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd is already on campus and the buzz around Adeoye has receded into the background. Such is recruiting, where the newest shiny object receives most of the attention. With the departure of Mac linebacker Anthony Wheeler, who started 29 of the 50 games in which he...