Texas Rumors & News

  • Texas loses commitment from No. 2 athlete in class of 2018

    Campus Sports "The Texas football program lost its top-ranked recruit from the Class of 2018. This weekend, Justin Watkins announced he would be decommitting from Tom Herman’s Longhorns and re-opening his commitment. Watkins is rated as the No. 2 athlete in his class. Watkins announced his decision with a..." June 26

  • LSU is trying hard to keep Texas from establishing itself in Louisiana

    CBS Sports "It would appear that LSU and in-state politicians have successfully kept Texas out of Louisiana for satellite camp participation -- for now, anyway. But there's collateral damage in LSU's motives, and it involves the recruits themselves. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated took a deep dive into..." June 14

  • Texas lands commitment from 4-star LB Ayodele Adeoye

    Sports Day "Texas recruiting is on a roll. Tom Herman and the new UT staff picked up another big commitment over the weekend. This time, four-star Missouri inside linebacker Ayodele Adeoye pulled the trigger. Adeoye announced his decision via Twitter. Adeoye committed to Texas over offers from..." June 05

  • Longhorns allow Reese Leitao to enroll after plea deal to drug charge

    ESPN "The University of Texas will allow incoming freshman tight end Reese Leitao to keep his scholarship and enroll in school after his felony drug charge was pleaded down to a misdemeanor. "Based on several discussions with people who know Reese well as a person both on and off the field, he's been..." May 31

  • Former Texas DT Jordan Elliott heading to Missouri

    College Football Talk "Former Texas defensive tackle Jordan Elliott will now be a Missouri Tiger, he announced on Friday. Elliott chose Missouri to follow Brick Haley, his defensive line coach in Austin that landed at Mizzou after Charlie Strong‘s firing. “They’re a program that’s on the come up, SEC ball is the..." May 27

  • Who Could Land Texas 4-Star Transfer Jordan Elliott

    The Spun "Jordan Elliott is leaving Texas. The talented defensive lineman announced on Snapchat today that he’s decided to transfer out of the Longhorns’ program. Elliott, a Houston native, was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school in 2016. He was ranked the No. 14 defensive..." May 18

  • Texas flips 4-star S Caden Sterns from LSU

    Bleacher Report "Prospect Caden Sterns is staying in Texas. Sterns, who is a 4-star recruit in the class of 2018, per Scout, flipped his commitment from the LSU Tigers to the Texas Longhorns on Sunday. He announced the news on his Twitter page. According to Scout, the 6'1" and 173-pound Sterns is the No. 52..." May 08

  • Texas continues Oklahoma raid, lands 4-star DE Ron Tatum

    Scout "Tom Herman has done it again. The first-year head coach has successfully picked up the commitment of yet another prospect in Oklahoma's back yard. Four-star Putnam City (Okla.) defensive end Ron Tatum announced his verbal commitment to Texas. His pledge came down to the Sooners and Longhorns,..." April 26

  • Four-star QB Cameron Rising flips commitment from Oklahoma to Texas

    Sports Day "Tom Herman is off to a hot start on the recruiting trail at Texas. Herman and the Longhorns came away with a key commitment this weekend as four-star California quarterback Cameron Rising flipped his verbal pledge from Oklahoma to Texas. Rising announced his decision via Twitter. Rising..." April 23

  • Texas president 'cannot comprehend' paying student-athletes

    CBS Sports "One of the major arguments against universities paying their student-athletes is that many athletic departments don't turn a profit. Ignoring for a moment the ways athletic departments can ensure this is the case, if there's one athletic department in the country that has never had a problem..." April 20

  • Texas nabs 4-star QB Casey Thompson from Oklahoma

    Hook'em "Texas’ 2018 recruiting class is now three members deep heading into the spring game. Four-star quarterback Casey Thompson announced Thursday in his high school gymnasium that he’ll sign with the Longhorns. Thompson, the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson and the younger brother..." April 14

  • Texas lands elite ATH Justin Watkins for 2018 class

    Hook'em "Tom Herman needed a win. He can’t officially mark one in the record books until the fall, but he notched a victory for the Longhorns when he flipped four-star athlete Justin Watkins. Watkins, a Florida native, entered junior day Saturday committed to Florida State. He voiced interest in Texas over..." February 26

  • Texas receiver Jake Oliver quitting football team

    Campus Insiders "A member of the Texas football program is set to quit the program in order to focus on his future, according to 247 Sports. This week, Longhorns wide receiver Jake Oliver announced he would be leaving the team to focus on life after football, despite finishing last season second on the team in..." February 08

  • Tom Herman has embarrassing quote about Texas, recruiting class

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Herman has taken over a Texas program that has been among the most disappointing in college football for the better part of the past seven years, and the struggles have clearly had an impact on the recruiting trail. As Geoff Ketchum of OrangeBloods.com noted Wednesday, the Longhorns failed..." February 01

  • Tim Beck to Run Offence at Texas

    Scout "The sources told HornsDigest.com Herman has long respected Beck - even considering him for the offensive coordinator position at Houston when Herman took over as head coach of the Cougars in 2015 before ultimately hiring Major Applewhite. The sources said Beck, 50, will run Herman's offense at..." January 03

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