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The next stage of Everett Withers’ rebuild at Texas State

As spring football begins across the state, we’re examining the big questions for each program as they begin their set of 15 offseason practices. Next up: Texas State.  1. What is the offensive line’s ceiling? Last year’s offensive line featured exactly one upperclassman in the entire 10-man depth chart. Versatile Aaron Brewer should be an All-Sun Belt caliber talent as…

Ranking the top 40 running backs in the 2019 class (Subscribers Only)

Katy's Deondrick Glass is atop this year's initial list.

Deondrick Glass has 3,602 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns in his last two seasons, landing him atop the initial list of the 40 best running backs in Texas for the 2019 recruiting class. The list is powered by Next Level Athlete and brought to you by Sportify Insurance. “Isaiah Spiller could very well end up being our No. 1,” NLA’s…

Ranking the best QBs in the 2019 class

Wednesday, the 2018 recruiting season officially hit the finish line, but now it’s time for a focus on 2019. Naturally, we’re starting with the best quarterbacks in the class, led by Texas commit Roschon Johnson of Port Noches-Groves. In 13 games last year, he rushed for 1,627 yards and 29 scores and threw for 2,918 yards with 35 touchdowns and…

National Signing Day: A quick glance at all 12 Texas FBS recruiting classes

How did all the schools' classes look after the dust settled this afternoon?

For reference on the best in-state players in this year’s class: Top 500 2018 recruits in Texas TEXAS LONGHORNS Composite 247 team recruiting ranking: No. 3 (No. 1 in Big 12) Average 247 recruiting ranking (2014-17): 14.75 Top recruit: Caden Sterns, S, Cibolo Steele Top Texas recruit: Caden Sterns, S, Cibolo Steele Notable: Seven of the Longhorns’ signees are ranked…

Takeaways and notes from signing day in Texas

It was a different National Signing Day than in years past, but there's still plenty to assess.

The drama. The iconic hat reveals. Tired fax machine jokes. The eleventh-hour changes of heart. The Derek Jeter cameos. The puppies. The parents, angry over their child’s choice, refusing to sign the letter of intent. It’s all a little muted this year, and the NCAA rulebook is to blame. National Signing Day is still today, the first Wednesday in February,…

Life as the most wanted men in Texas

What are the final days like for the top uncommitted recruits leading up to National Signing Day?

Yoakum’s Joshua Moore committed to Texas on Sunday, just a few days before National Signing Day. Leon O’Neal Jr. was one of the select few until Monday afternoon. Last December, 76 of the top 100 players in Texas officially ended their recruitment, taking advantage of college football’s first-ever early signing period. They locked in their college destination six weeks before…

RECRUITING: The top 500 players in Texas for 2018

As signing day approaches, a look at the best the state has to offer, thanks to Next Level Athlete.

Most of the top players in Texas have already found homes, but heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday, here’s our final list of the 500 best player in Texas, powered by Next Level Athlete. “Most noticeable are all the Texas commits at the top of the board. That’s kind of new. When you see it like that, it obviously…

David Ubben’s notes and nuggets from the Senior Bowl

Dave Campbell's Texas Football college insider David Ubben reports on how Texas products fared at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

MOBILE, Ala. — Phil Savage wants to help draft stocks, not hurt them. The Senior Bowl’s executive director says when he’s putting together invitations to the annual game, he looks for guys who can come to Mobile and improve their stock, regardless of the caliber of program they played in before beginning the pre-draft process. Thus far, the Texans who showed…